A new book to be released this month, The Clinician’s Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine (240 pp softcover; $72, Quintessence Publishing), is a how-to guide and gateway to a successful dental sleep medicine practice.

Written by Ken Berley, DDS, JD, and Steve Carstensen, DDS, it delineates the dentist’s role in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders and gives practical advice for how to incorporate dental sleep medicine into an existing dental practice, as well as how to work with sleep physicians to best support patient care.

Topics covered include:

  • step-by-step instructions for examination, appliance selection, and follow-up care complications of OAT
  • legal issues
  • medical insurance and Medicare considerations