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TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego Newsletter “Health Connection” – January 2018

Welcome 2018!

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego wish you the best for this year and we would like to WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE TEAM!

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Dr. Olmos Wants You to Know! – “WHAT IS SNORING?”

DR. STEVEN OLMOS & JORGE CRUISE FACEBOOK LIVE

DR. STEVEN OLMOS & JORGE CRUISE FACEBOOK LIVE

November 6, 2017

International educator, researcher and founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International Dr. Steven Olmos went live with a celebrity fitness trainer and New York Times bestselling author Jorge Cruise to discuss how to STOP your pain through better understanding of airway and health management.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Hosted by Patrick McKeown and Myofunctional Research Co. this past August 23, 2017

Dr. Steven Olmos Radio Interview: Clinicians Corner on AM970 – August 25, 2017

Dr. Steven Olmos Radio Interview: Frankie Boyer Show – July 27, 2017

Dr. Steven Olmos Radio Interview: Forever Young Radio – July 19, 2017

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego Open House July 13, 2017

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego Open House July 13, 2017

On July 13th, 2017 Dr. Steven R. Olmos, Dr. Douglas B. Smith, Dr. Farshid Ariz and the team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego opened the doors of our facilities to the medical and dental community of San Diego.

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A case study featuring a young patient is presented as an example of the airwaycentered philosophy that essentially is defined as a mandibular relationship that produces the optimal orthopedic function of the temporomandibular (TM) joints and prevents or reduces airway collapse (oropharyn- geal) in the unconscious state (sleep).

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The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego highlights comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea; sleep physicians and dentists should be aware of concurrent effects to optimize patients’ treatment.

The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego highlights comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea; sleep physicians and dentists should be aware of concurrent effects to optimize patients’ treatment.

Reviewing the high comorbidity of craniofacial pain (chronic face pain, temporomandibular disorders, and primary headaches) with obstructive sleep breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); Dr. Steven Olmos, special-ises in Dental Sleep Medicine at The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego, through his study recommends that, physicians treating OSA and dentists treating chronic pain be aware of the concurrent chronic pain that affects quality of sleep, so that proper reciprocal referrals can be made to optimize patient’s treatment.

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It is important to understand that the lack of oxygen needed for good sleep does not simply make you tired. There are a wide range of health conditions resulting from the cumulative effect of poor oxygenation and loss of sleep.

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San Diego Health Connection Newsletter

San Diego Health Connection Newsletter

It is important to understand that the lack of oxygen needed for good sleep does not simply make you tired. There are a wide range of health conditions resulting from the cumulative effect of poor oxygenation and loss of sleep.

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San Diego Health Connection Newsletter

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Sleep disorders in children are conditions that prevent them from getting the oxygen needed while they sleep, creating a form of suffocation. Obstructive sleep apnea in children is being increasingly recognized as a cause of attention and behavior problems as well as learning and developmental problems.

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San Diego Health Connection Newsletter

We are here to help your patients! TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Our director, Dr. Steven Olmos, is certified in both Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial pain. We are dedicated exclusively to non-surgical treatments for Sleep Apnea and Craniofacial Pain.

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This is a very real condition caused by disturbances in the action of the jaw. Research has shown that many factors may lead to this disorder – it can occur by itself or be a part of a more complex problem. We believe that there is usually more than one factor responsible. Causes may include macro traumas: automobile accident, sports injury, accidental falls etc. or micro traumas of clenching and grinding of the teeth (bruxism), which causes the muscles that stabilize the joint to become fatigued from overwork resulting in head, face, jaw and muscle pain. Often the jaw problems, head and facial pain, headaches, migraines and musculoskeletal pain are symptoms of a greater problem affecting the body, much like a fever is secondary to the common flu.

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TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego bridges the gap between pain and sleep with diagnostics and treatment for adults and children. Our doctors are trained in the comorbid conditions of craniofacial pain and sleep related breathing disorders. TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is the only American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Accredited Facility in San Diego.

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Plymouth practice links with one of the world’s top dentists

Plymouth practice links with one of the world’s top dentists

A Plymouth dental practice has linked up with one of the world’s top dentists in a move that could help people deal with a range of non-tooth-related problems.

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Specialist Pain Clinic Launched in Totnes by International Specialist

Specialist Pain Clinic Launched in Totnes by International Specialist

World-renowed chronic pain expert Dr. Steven Olmos visited Totnes to help launch a new clinic.

Based at the Riverview Dental Practice the independent treatment facility will specialse in chronic head, face and neck pain together with sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.

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Can facial pain be linked to daytime sleepiness

Can facial pain be linked to daytime sleepiness

According to a 2011 Gallup poll, almost half of U.S. adults experience some kind of chronic pain. The Journal of the America Dental Association ran a series of articles this year demonstrating that one in six patients who visited a dentist reported craniofacial pain (affecting the mouth and face), especially pain in the temporomandibular joints and muscles (the jaw and temples). This type of pain was reported as frequently as tooth or gum pain, and it’s estimated the craniofacial pain affects over 20 percent of the U.S. population. This series included data showing that one in six children (school and pre-school age) have chronic facial pain and TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction).

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Sleep breathing disorders in children, particularly pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), often goes undiagnosed. OSA can occur in children at all ages, including infants. However, children may instead be treated for ADHD, since hyperactivity can actually be a symptom of OSA. Untreated OSA can lead to more severe health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

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Dr. Olmos lecturing at the AACP 2016

National Sleep Awareness Week March 6-13, 2016

San Diego, CA – March 6-13, 2016

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre joins National Sleep Foundation in their focus to bring the importance of sleep awareness and education to the American public. NIH (National Institutes for Health) has identified that sleep related breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring affect 50 to 70 million Americans. Obstructive sleep apnea has no age boundaries; it affects both adults and children.

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing with Steven Olmos : Howard Speaks Podcast #137

Doctor Newsletter – December 2015

All of us at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego want to wish you Happy Holidays!

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know of some exciting and important announcements.

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Olmos has opened our newest Centre in Dubai, UAE alongside the London Sleep Centre. This is a very exciting collaboration with one of the top sleep physicians in London and they have already had several top dignitaries from the region come to be treated.

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Research & Articles

Improving quality of life and faces nonsurgically

Dr. Steven R. Olmos explores how TMJ and airway issues can cause chronic health conditions

Orthodontic Practice US (Volume 8 Number 3) | March 2017

A case study featuring a young patient is presented as an example of the airwaycentered philosophy that essentially is defined as a mandibular relationship that produces the optimal orthopedic function of the temporomandibular (TM) joints and prevents or reduces airway collapse (oropharyngeal) in the unconscious state (sleep).

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Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

This article defines “Airway Centered Dentistry”, explains the mechanism of chronic face/jaw pain and dysfunction, reviews the technique and triage systems that have been successful in the standardized approach currently utilized in 45 TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centres in seven countries.

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Chasing Pain

Diagnosing and Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia in General Dentistry

As dentists, we know quite a bit about tooth and gum pain, but when it comes to chronic facial pain and neuropathic pain, our dental school education leaves us unprepared. The objective of this article is to explain the differences between men and women with chronic orofacial pain and the relationship to proper functional breathing.

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Headache and jaw locking comorbidity with daytime sleepiness

Orthodontic Practice US American Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 29, No.3 | June, 2016

Purpose: To investigate the relationship between craniofacial pain symptoms (painful conditions present in the cranium and face, including jaw joint-related pathology and primary headache conditions) and daytime sleepiness, determined by the Epworth sleepiness scales (ESS), to correlate the comorbidity as well as potential predictive factors.

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Pediatric severe apnea/obesity/TMD/headache — Class III

Orthodontic Practice US (Volume 7 Number 3) | May 2016

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obesity, TMD, and headache in the pediatric population. It is possible to resolve OSA in children whereas we most often only manage it in the adult population. This demonstrates the need to identify the clinical signs and screen for sleep-breathing disorder symptoms in children and adolescents.

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3D orthopedic development for pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Orthodontic Practice US (Volume 7 Number 2) | March 31, 2016

This article seeks to evaluate the 3D volumetric changes that are necessary to treat pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Adult static therapies are not indicated for children. Children require dynamic therapies to encourage and correct skeletal development to improve sleep-breathing disorders. Formulas for arch width expansion are currently based on dental space and skeletal calculations and are not applicable nor are they validated in the treatment of pediatric OSA. Treating children with OSA requires a new formula of skeletal development for both maxilla and mandible based on correction of the immediate medical problem evaluated by overnight sleep testing called polysomnography (PSG) (attended) or home sleep testing (HST) (unattended).

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Optimal Dental Therapy for OSA

September 2015 | Dentalcetoday.com

Optimal is a very different than acceptable, especially if you are the patient. This case study will highlight the need for a structural assessment of the 4 points of the airway prior to treatment utilizing CBCT (i-CAT). In additional, this case report will demonstrate how successful resolution of sever apnea with an oral appliance on a patient for whom continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) had little effect on excessive fatigue until the nasal airway was addressed.

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CBCT in the evaluation of airway — minimizing orthodontic relapse

Orthodontic Practice US | April 1, 2015

Dr. Steven Olmos Discusses the Four Points of Breathing Obstruction

For those of us who treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or those who have tried but run into problems that make you want to throw up your hands, think about the four points of breathing obstruction. Each patient has a different set of obstructions, so decisions on how to choose between the hundreds of appliances to treat breathing disorders are based upon multiple points of obstruction. The best treatment may be combination therapy (hybrid): oral appliance therapy, nasal positive pressure, and nasal surgery. The optimal result is one in which the four points of obstruction are best managed. Triage of options is dependent on a good clinical exam of the tongue and its posture and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy: An Update for 2015

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine | 2015

Introduction Since the previous parameter and review paper publication on oral appliances (OAs) in 2006, the relevant scientific literature has grown considerably, particularly in relation to clinical outcomes. The purpose of this new guideline is to replace the previous and update recommendations for the use of OAs in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring.

Methods The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) commissioned a seven-member task force. A systematic review of the literature was performed and a modified Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) process was used to assess the quality of evidence. The task force developed recommendations and assigned strengths based on the quality of the evidence counterbalanced by an assessment of the relative benefit of the treatment versus the potential harms. The AASM and AADSM Board of Directors approved the final guideline recommendations.

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Dentistry’s New Direction – “The Starting Point”

Oral Health | March 2014

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

I am so excited to be a dentist in the year 2014. I started out way back in 1977 as a freshman at the University of Southern California dental school wanting to help people by relieving their pain and preventing them from having it. As my practice evolved from giving relief from dental, bony and soft tissue infections, inflammation and injuries to the relief of Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders, I am impressed. I am impressed and proud that we have a profession that is so expansive in its’ ability to help people that we can limit our services to addressing medical conditions as a Dentist.

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Oral Health – Future of Dentistry (Part 3)

Oral Health | 2011

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

We need to evaluate our sys­tem of treatment. A patient presents with worn denti­tion or complaints of muscle soreness. The dentist produces a nightguard without further in­ vestigation. The result is that the treatment helps the symptom of muscle soreness, makes it worse or has no effect. The dentist is unclear what to do.

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Use of a sibilant phoneme registration protocol to prevent upper airway collapse in patients with TMD

Gurdev Dave Singh & Steven Olmos

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Patients with temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) require correction of mandibular position, but the ideal position for the mandible remains controversial. Miralles et al. [1] found the amount of freeway space (FS) required depended on the protocol used to measure it. For example, a significantly higher clinical FS value was found using a phonetic method than after swallowing or with the mandible in a relaxed postural position. A sibilant is the hissing or whistling sound heard in the formation of certain letters in speech, such as the letter “s.” A phoneme is the smallest unit of speech that defines one sound from another.

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