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HST America HST America is dedicated to helping dentists implement a sleep program through our innovative 'zero dollar sleep protocol' and concierge home sleep testing services.
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Learn more at HSTAmerica.com HST America specializes in diagnostic sleep testing and continuing education for dentists.

Have you seen our awesome appointment cards?  Appointment cards are used at the time of home sleep test referral, as a t...
10/18/2018
New appointment cards, delivered! - HST America

Have you seen our awesome appointment cards? Appointment cards are used at the time of home sleep test referral, as a take-home reminder for the patient. Let us know if you need some!

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Appointment Cards Hot off the press: we have new appointment cards for use in your practice. Appointment cards are used at the time of home sleep test referral, as a take-home reminder for the patient. Front Side Smooth and velvety coating. Outlines basic information about home sleep testing and HST...

We handle all administration necessary to onboard the patient. As part of the home sleep test process we:-Verify patient...
10/12/2018
HST America

We handle all administration necessary to onboard the patient. As part of the home sleep test process we:

-Verify patient insurance coverage within 24 hours of referral
-Deliver and educate patient on device use
-Retrieve and upload data for scoring by board-certified sleep physician
-Deliver the results to you within 7-10 business days*

*Turnaround times are dependent on immediate patient availability.

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Securing a timely sleep test is one of the biggest concerns facing dental sleep practices today. Many companies provide no transparency, take weeks to produce a…

Controversies in screening for sleep apnea?  This blog by Barry Krakow, an MD is interesting!  "We found a lot of gaps i...
10/11/2018
Controversies Surrounding Screening for Sleep Apnea - HST America

Controversies in screening for sleep apnea? This blog by Barry Krakow, an MD is interesting!

"We found a lot of gaps in the evidence about OSA. Some of the gaps prevented us from analyzing whether asymptomatic OSA patients or potential OSA patients who do not recognize their symptoms would benefit from preventive screening to determine their need for sleep evaluation and testing."

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If you are a professional in the sleep industry, you likely heard about a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association at the beginning of this year entitled, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Screening, a US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.” Thes...

*Attention home sleep test patients*  Curious what to expect during your two-night sleep test?  Read below to learn more...
10/10/2018
SleepMed ARES Home Sleep Test Information for Patients

*Attention home sleep test patients* Curious what to expect during your two-night sleep test? Read below to learn more and get excited about future treatment for sleep apnea! It's a lifesaver.

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The SleepMed ARES is a wireless testing device, worn on the forehead for one or two nights of sleep in the comfort of your own home. Results in 5-7 days.

As a convenience to our referring dentists, the latest version of commonly requested documents can be found on this page...
10/08/2018
Dental sleep program, all the documents you need to get started

As a convenience to our referring dentists, the latest version of commonly requested documents can be found on this page below, including:

-HST prescription
-Pre-appointment questionnaire
-Patient chart notes
-Concierge home sleep testing

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Start your dental sleep program with no upfront cost. For your convenience, home sleep test referral documents can be found on this page.

Hampton Roads, Houston, Cleveland... sleep disorders have no boundaries, really.  People are more likely to develop slee...
10/03/2018
Sleepless in Hampton Roads: the long term health risks associated with lack of sleep

Hampton Roads, Houston, Cleveland... sleep disorders have no boundaries, really. People are more likely to develop sleep disorders (or experience sleep deprivation) if they do shift work, such as nurses or night shift workers. Truck drivers and train operators are also associated with higher accidents at work due to sleep deprivation and/or sleep disorders.

A sleep test can help determine a sleep disorder, and there are many treatments available.

Need a home sleep test? We can help!

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Studies from the Center for Disease Control, CDC, show on average, adults in Hampton Roads get between four and five hours of sleep.

Make sure to read part 2 of our blog series, A Deep Dive into Oral Appliance Therapy.  This is an interview between a sl...
09/28/2018
A deep dive into oral appliance therapy - part 2 - HST America

Make sure to read part 2 of our blog series, A Deep Dive into Oral Appliance Therapy. This is an interview between a sleep doctor (Dr. Barry Krakow) and a dentist (Dr. James Metz) on oral appliance therapy. Will they agree on protocols?

Enjoy!

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Key topics This post continues on from Part 1, which you can view here. [02:30] Discussion on the Wilckodontic procedure [13:00] How far do you think the osteogenic orthodontics field can go? [18:30] Discussion on nocturia [20:00] What kinds of symptom changes help you judge the quantitative or qual...

Did you take notice of this blog on Tiger Woods and warning signs of sleep apnea?https://hstamerica.com/dentists/tiger-w...
09/27/2018
Tiger Woods: warning signs of sleep apnea - HST America

Did you take notice of this blog on Tiger Woods and warning signs of sleep apnea?

https://hstamerica.com/dentists/tiger-woods-warning-signs-of-sleep-apnea

In general it is considered bad form to diagnose celebrities with medical conditions, though there is no scarcity of pundits willing to engage in speculation. I avoid this muck for the most part, but occasionally an opportunity arises to use what we know about a “case” to educate people on possi...

When talking to sleep apnea patients, discussing ways to relieve symptoms work best in increasing case acceptance.https:...
09/26/2018
Selling symptom relief to increase case acceptance - HST America

When talking to sleep apnea patients, discussing ways to relieve symptoms work best in increasing case acceptance.

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Many factors contribute to a case acceptance. A sleep apnea patient will ask about costs and whether medical insurance will pay for sleep apnea testing and treatment. Commonly, patients inquire about comfort and convenience. Will the oral appliance be easy to wear, care for, and maintain? Preparing....

'Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience an increased risk for gout beyond the first year following the initial...
09/21/2018
High risk for gout persists after first year of obstructive sleep apnea

'Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience an increased risk for gout beyond the first year following the initial apnea diagnosis, with individuals with normal BMI at greater risk than those who are underweight or obese, according to findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.'

https://www.healio.com/rheumatology/gout/news/online/%7B30b9ecae-df50-470b-9bcc-f8af54857df8%7D/high-risk-for-gout-persists-after-first-year-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience an increased risk for gout beyond the first year following the initial apnea diagnosis, with individuals with normal BMI at greater risk than those who are underweight or obese, according to findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.“A....

This is BIG.  A new study, led by the lecturer Isaac Almendros, PhD, from the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, U...
09/20/2018
In Young Mice, Hypoxia During Sleep Speeds Tumor Growth - Sleep Review

This is BIG. A new study, led by the lecturer Isaac Almendros, PhD, from the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona Clinic Campus and Institut d’investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, represents a step forward in our understanding of potential effects of obstructive sleep apnea in cancer.

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Researchers are interested in the potential relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its immediate consequence, intermittent hypoxia, with the appearance of tumors.

A popular one from the HST America Sleep Blog.  This one talks about the top three reasons why a dentist should get into...
09/18/2018
Top reasons to get into sleep apnea treatment - HST America

A popular one from the HST America Sleep Blog. This one talks about the top three reasons why a dentist should get into sleep apnea treatment and services.

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As a presenter at the HST America seminar series, Success in Sleep, I have the honor of sharing how to implement a sleep apnea treatment protocol into dental practices. Many dentists that come to learn with us have a personal reason that lead them into this area of interest. It may be a personal str...

Dentists have many things to consider when deciding to enter the field of dental sleep medicine. Much of the technical a...
09/17/2018
What to consider when starting in dental sleep medicine - HST America

Dentists have many things to consider when deciding to enter the field of dental sleep medicine. Much of the technical and policy side of entry into the field is outlined by organizations such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and The Metz Center.

Below is Dr. Krakow's (an MD and sleep doctor) thoughts on what dentists should consider when beginning treatments and services in dental sleep medicine.

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There is much to consider when deciding to enter the field of dental sleep medicine and offering oral appliance therapy to sleep apnea patients.

Just as nasal breathing is critically important to any OSA/UARS patient who attempts PAP therapy, care should be taken t...
09/12/2018
Don't forget the nose! - HST America

Just as nasal breathing is critically important to any OSA/UARS patient who attempts PAP therapy, care should be taken to monitor nasal health in patients using oral appliance therapy (OAT). Below is a post written by Dr. Barry Krakow, a Sleep Doctor out of New Mexico. He discusses the efforts needed to promote smooth nasal airflow and addresses nasal congestion issues and treatments.

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Just as nasal breathing is critically important to any OSA/UARS patient who attempts PAP therapy, care should be taken to monitor nasal health in patients using oral appliance therapy (OAT). Every effort must be made to promote smooth nasal airflow and any nasal congestion issues must be aggressivel...

We want your home sleep test to run as smoothly as possible, when completed correctly the test should be a quick and pai...
09/06/2018
Home Sleep Test - Ten Easy Mistakes That Can Delay or Invalidate Your Results

We want your home sleep test to run as smoothly as possible, when completed correctly the test should be a quick and painless experience. (And literal pain is never experienced!) We polled our staff for the top issues they encounter when administering a home sleep test and here’s what they said.

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Referred for a home sleep test? Avoid these ten easy mistakes to receive fast, accurate results on the first try.

"Our data clearly suggest that sleep apnea may have a negative impact on lipid levels, which may in part explain the ass...
08/24/2018
Sleep Apnea Linked to Dangerous Lipid Levels

"Our data clearly suggest that sleep apnea may have a negative impact on lipid levels, which may in part explain the association between sleep apnea and increased risk for cardiovascular disease," - Ludger Grote, MD, PhD, of Gothenburg University in Sweden.

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Independent predictor of higher LDL, total cholesterol

Let’s continue-on with our favorite acronym in sleep, S.E.T.U.P.. At this point we’ve been through the S,E,T, and most r...
08/20/2018
S.E.T.U.P. for success in sleep - Case Presentation - HST America

Let’s continue-on with our favorite acronym in sleep, S.E.T.U.P.. At this point we’ve been through the S,E,T, and most recently the U for understanding. Today we will focus on the P for presenting the case to your patient, or as we are labeling it, case presentation.

https://hstamerica.com/dentists/success-in-sleep-case-presentation

Let’s continue-on with our favorite acronym in sleep, S.E.T.U.P.. At this point we’ve been through the S,E,T, and most recently the U for understanding. Today we will focus on the P for presenting the case to your patient, or as we are labeling it, case presentation. The patient has had a sleep ...

Our favorite acronym in sleep!  S.E.T.U.P..  This blog focuses on the T, for testing.https://hstamerica.com/dentists/suc...
08/16/2018
S.E.T.U.P. for success in sleep - The home sleep test - HST America

Our favorite acronym in sleep! S.E.T.U.P.. This blog focuses on the T, for testing.

https://hstamerica.com/dentists/success-in-sleep-hst

My favorite acronym for training dental practices in the best methods for improving their dental sleep medicine programs is S.E.T.U.P. This stands for Screen, Educate, Test, Understand, and Present. The S and E in S.E.T.U.P. is all about screening patients and educating staff on the best ways to ini...

Interested in what we cover during our full-day CEU sleep seminar?  Success in Sleep overviewOne day, eight hours of edu...
08/09/2018
Success in Sleep - HST America

Interested in what we cover during our full-day CEU sleep seminar?

Success in Sleep overview

One day, eight hours of education guaranteed to kick off your dental sleep program. We cover:

Initial sleep screening
Introduction to sleep disorders
How to evaluate and identify OSA risk
Effective ways to communicate your findings
Diagnostic sleep testing
Working with sleep physicians
Understanding sleep test results
Case presentation and treatment options
Clinical treatment
Bite registrations and impressions
Appliance selection and titrations
After treatment follow-up
Medical billing
Medical insurance basics
Benefits and challenges of Medicare
Billing solutions and options

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How many hours do you need – 6, 7, 8? You likely know the minimum number, and you know if you don’t reach it tonight then tomorrow is not going to be fun. Brain fog. Irritability. You probably have trouble concentrating and time moves slowly.

Whether it is PAP therapy or OAT, treatment is the main goal.  Another reason why we teach our dentists to screen for OS...
08/06/2018
Veterinarian doesn’t let sleep apnea, AFib slow him down

Whether it is PAP therapy or OAT, treatment is the main goal. Another reason why we teach our dentists to screen for OSA in all patients, and as early as possible.

#sleepapnea #hst

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JACKSON — Dr. Mark Titus just wants to keep busy. The Jackson native, who completed his undergraduate degree at Morningside College followed by his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1973, tried to retire in February 2014. “My mother, Gayle Titus, is going.....

We've been talking about this all week here at HST America.  An interesting read connecting science to sleep deprivation...
08/03/2018
A New Study Linked Poor Sleep & Depression So Sufferers Could Get Better Treatment

We've been talking about this all week here at HST America. An interesting read connecting science to sleep deprivation and depression.

https://www.bustle.com/p/sleep-deprivation-depression-have-been-connected-by-science-this-could-mean-better-sleep-for-sufferers-9987977

Remember the last time you had a rotten night's sleep, and it made you feel tetchy, irritable, and down? The link between sleep deprivation and depression is nothing new, but a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals a new scientific link…

08/01/2018

Dr. Marty Lipsey shares his protocol for getting at-risk patients tested for sleep apnea in the dental space.

#dentists #tests #protocol #sleepapnea #healthliteracy #hst

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“OSA is one of the few reversible causes of fatigue,” author Robert L. Owens, MD, of the University of California, San D...
07/30/2018
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Largely Untreated in HIV Patients

“OSA is one of the few reversible causes of fatigue,” author Robert L. Owens, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, told Contagion®. “Diagnosis and treatment of OSA in patients with HIV are not common, yet doing so could improve these patients’ quality of life.”

The article continues to mention that as many as 70% of men with HIV have OSA.

#sleepapnea #sleepdisorders #HIV #HST

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-largely-untreated-in-hiv-patients

OSA is largely untreated in HIV patients, and this lack of treatment likely contributes to further comorbidity complications associated with the virus.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sneaky one.  Check out some unusual connections regarding OSA and other comorbidities.  #si...
07/24/2018
Some unusual suspects of sleep apnea - HST America

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sneaky one. Check out some unusual connections regarding OSA and other comorbidities.

#signs #dentists #sleepapnea #sleepdisorders #dentaleducation #obstructivesleepapnea

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Unusual OSA connections   As a dental sleep program specialist, I have been lecturing on the topic of implementing a sleep apnea protocol to dentists for nearly ten years. As dental professionals, we’ve all been [hopefully] schooled on some of the most common signs of sleep apnea to look for in o...

Ordering a home sleep test with HST America is transparent, easy and free for the dentist.  We are the only national tes...
07/23/2018
How to refer patients for diagnostic home sleep testing - HST America

Ordering a home sleep test with HST America is transparent, easy and free for the dentist. We are the only national testing company where the devices are hand-delivered by an RTT, with an in-home demo of what to expect. Needless to say, our program offers quick turnarounds, and high levels of compliance.

https://hstamerica.com/dentists/how-to-refer-patients

Refer patients in five simple steps! HST America specializes in diagnostic home sleep testing services for dentists. We have been working with sleep apnea patients for the last decade and are the only national testing program where units are hand-delivered and demonstrated. Referring patients is a q...

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