Snoring Isn’t Sexy LLC, an online source of information on dentistry’s responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea, launched an open discussion forum for both the public and physicians.

“Unfortunately, many physicians and patients are unaware that dentists play a role in the management of sleep apnea. Developing this forum will give all of us at Snoring Isn’t Sexy the opportunity to engage the public directly in a conversation about how we, as dentists, can help those who snore and have sleep apnea,” said founder Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, in an announcement. “We feel this is a natural progression from a static Web site into one that is interactive.”

Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy operate under the idea that management of sleep-related breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.