Sleep Study—What the Dentist Needs to Know

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The intent of this article is to familiarize dental professionals with the polysomnogram (PSG). The evaluation of patients presenting with sleep disorders is complex, requiring an investigative approach that synthesizes…

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Appendix

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Organizations of Interest in Sleep Medicine for the Dentist These are organizations that have a strong interest in sleep medicine and particularly as it relates to dental practice. All of…

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Basic Biology of Sleep

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Sleep can be defined as a complex reversible state characterized by behavioral quiescence, diminished responsiveness to external stimuli, and a stereotypical species-specific posture. Both components of sleep, non–rapid eye movement…

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Sleep Medicine in Dentistry

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This issue of the Dental Clinics of North America is designed to enlighten the reader about the current status of various topics in sleep medicine that are of interest to…

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The History of Sleep Medicine

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Sleep medicine as it is known today actually started as research and scientific study, not as clinical medicine. When one considers that sleep medicine today is in its infancy, it…

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