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  • Quintessence Publishing USA
Steve Carstensen / Ken Berley

The Clinician's Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine

Expected publication: October 2024
2nd Edition 2024
Softcover; 17.2 x 24.1 cm, 300 pages, 100 illus
Language: English
Categories: Functional Therapy, General Dentistry

Stock No.: B1964
ISBN 978-1-64724-196-4

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Millions of Americans suffer from OSA, and at least one patient in five has mild OSA. Whereas patient compliance with CPAP therapy is unacceptably low (between 25% and 50%), dentists can provide a viable alternative therapy—oral appliance therapy (OAT)—that results in much better compliance. This book clearly delineates the dentist’s role in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders, with practical advice for incorporating dental sleep medicine into an existing dental practice, including step-by-step instructions for examination, appliance selection, and follow-up care as well as how to work with sleep physicians. Complications of OAT, legal issues, and medical insurance and Medicare considerations are also covered. This updated edition includes contributions from experts in physical therapy, myofunctional therapy, and rhinomanometry, as well as advice on proper breathing by breathwork training expert Patrick McKeown.


  • Clinical Guide for the Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • An Overview of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
  • Dental Sleep Medicine Protocols and Practice
  • Integrating Dental Sleep Medicine into Your Practice
  • Treatment Decisions and Appliance Selection
  • Delivery of a Custom MAD
  • Complications of Oral Appliance Therapy
  • Evaluating Therapy and Ongoing Care
  • The New Reality
  • Legal Issues Related to the Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Medical Insurance and Medicare
  • Pediatric Airway Problems
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • A Multidimensional Approach to Addressing Breathing and Sleep Disorders
  • Collaborating With Physical Therapists
  • Rhinomanometry



Steve Carstensen DDS

United States of America

Steve Carstensen, DDS, started treating sleep problems in 1998 and maintains a private practice in Bellevue, Washington. He has completed a Mini-Residency in Sleep at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures internationally, directs sleep education at the Pankey Institute, and is a guest lecturer at Spear Education, University of the Pacific, and Louisiana State University Dental Schools. Since 2014, he has been editor-in-chief of Dental Sleep Practice Medicine.


Ken Berley DDS, JD

United States of America

Ken Berley, DDS, JD, is a dentist and lawyer who has focused his dental practice on the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and temporomandibular disorders. He is also the president of a consulting firm offering in-office training on dental sleep medicine (DSM) and consent forms and documents to assist DSM practice. Dr Berley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and regularly lectures in the areas of risk management and the development of a successful DSM practice. He has been published in Sleep Review magazine and other journals associated with sleep-disordered breathing, and he provides consulting services for various insurance companies and actively defends and advises dentists wo are facing legal charges.

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