Zombie Nation: 40M have undiagnosed sleep apnea. What gives? | with Dr. Erin Elliott

June 10, 2024
It's estimated that there are roughly 40 million undiagnosed OSA patients are walking around the US alone. WHY? Join us for this week's Dentistry Unmasked with Dr. Erin Elliot.
David R. Rice, DDS, Chief Editor of DentistryIQ and Founder of igniteDDS

It's estimated that there are roughly 40 million undiagnosed OSA patients are walking around the US alone. Add to that the 5+ million who've been diagnosed but have not received treatment. WHY? Join us for this week's Dentistry Unmasked with Dr. Erin Elliot. We talk how to identify our patients who need help, how to help them say yes and get treatment and how to real talk the endless medication myths most believe are doing them any good at all. For more info on Dr. Erin Elliott, check out: ErinElliotDDS on FG and IG or ErinElliotDDS.com

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It's estimated that there are roughly 40 million undiagnosed OSA patients are walking around the US alone. Add to that the 5-plus million who've been diagnosed but have not received treatment. WHY? Join us for this week's Dentistry Unmasked with Dr. Erin Elliot. We talk how to identify our patients who need help, how to help them say yes and get treatment and how to real talk the endless medication myths most believe are doing them any good at all. For more info on Dr. Erin Elliott, check out ErinElliotDDS on FG and IG or ErinElliotDDS.com. ------------------------------ The Dental Economics Network brings you the best content from Dental Economics, RDH, DentistryIQ, and Perio-Implant Advisory. Subscribe to get new videos each week. Dental Economics: dentaleconomics.com RDH magazine: rdhmag.com DentistryIQ: dentistryiq.com Perio-Implant Advisory: perioimplantadvisory.com About the hosts Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editor-in-chief of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks. Contact him at [email protected].
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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD | Chief Editor

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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David R. Rice, DDS | Chief Editor of DentistryIQ and Founder of igniteDDS

As seen on The Doctors, David R. Rice, DDS, chief editor of DentistryIQ and founder of igniteDDS, the nation’s largest new dentist and student community, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He leads a team-centered, restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 28 years of practice in the books, he’s trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.

Updated February 7, 2024

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Erin Elliott, DDS, DASBA

Erin Elliott, DDS, DASBA, is a native of Southern California. She left for Western New York to play collegiate soccer at Houghton College, where she graduated summa cum laude. After graduating from Creighton University School of Dental Medicine in the top five of her class, she began her general dentistry career in North Idaho. Dr. Elliott has a special interest in dental sleep medicine, which comprises a large part of her practice. She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this lifesaving service to their patients. She is an active member of the Idaho State Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. In addition to speaking to study clubs and at dental meetings, Dr. Elliott teaches a two-day sleep apnea course at 3D Dentists in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Tarun Agarwal, DDS, as well as privately coaches practices about sleep medicine. You may contact Dr. Elliott at [email protected].

Read Dr. Elliott's DE Editorial Advisory Board profile here.