March 3, 2018

045 An Airway discussion with Oral Surgeon Russell Kirk and former sleep tech Mike Cowan

Another fun episode from Voices of Dentistry 2018! We got to sit down with Russell Kirk, the man behind the “Business of Dentistry” Podcast. We also had my good buddy Mike Cowan who is the founder and CEO of Awaken 2 Sleep! We had a great discussion on getting into treating airway issues. Mike is a sleep technician so is just full of knowledge and statistics that we don’t hear on the dental side. Dr. Kirk gave us a lot of insight on where he struggled when he first started doing oral appliances and how important it is for us as doctors to be aware of these issues when sedating our patients.  

If you’re a new dentist or new associate and your trying to figure out where to put your time and money as far as CE I would really encourage you to looking into airway courses. It’s amazing how much it can impact your practice. When you think about 1/5 people having OSA you realize it’s all over your practices. It may not be the flashiest, but it can save lives and can be profitable as well! Something to think about! 


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