AZ Sleep & Snore Center: Fixing Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep apnea is a problem for a lot of people. New treatments for sleep apnea are now available from the AZ Sleep & Snore Center in Scottsdale.

Dr. Roger Briggs, a veteran dentist with 43 years of experience, has spent much of the last ten years or so of his practice focusing on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In partnership with Dr. Leonard M. Moss, a board certified sleep medicine physician, Dr. Briggs has started the AZ Sleep & Snore Center to provide a full range of sleep disorder treatment.

The Sleep & Snore Center now offers a unique procedure called NightLase® to treat sleep apnea. This new treatment involves shining a light on the back of the throat to stimulate collagen growth. This non-surgical procedure is a blessing for patients who are unable to use oral appliances or CPAP to treat sleep apnea.

The Snore & Sleep Center is also unique in that it offers patients the skilled services of both a dentist and a medical doctor who are skilled practitioners in the treatment of sleep disorders. Together, they can devise the best treatment for their patients.

Learn more at Sleep & Snore Center’s website.

Dr. Roger Briggs has been practicing dentistry at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard in North Scottsdale for 43 years. For the last 10 years, he has focused his continuing education in the area of sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Leonard Moss Has Been Practicing as a board certified sleep physician for over 15 years. Dr. Moss has an extensive background in sleep-related disorders including, snoring, apnea, and insomnia. The Dentist News Network is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Donald Trump Takes Lead In Swing State Polls

Lots of new polls were released today revealing a tightening landscape between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and some notable swing states are in question as well.

For the general election, Quinnipiac found Clinton ahead by 5 points while an LA Times poll has the opposite, Trump leading by 5 points. The Economist’s poll is closer with Clinton ahead of Trump by 2 points but for the Reuters poll the candidates are tied at 39 percent.

CNN polled the major swing states of Florida and Ohio and found in Florida Donald Trump on top by 3 points with 47 percent, then Hillary Clinton with 44 percent, followed by Gary Johnson with 6 and Jill Stein with 1. In Ohio, CNN found Trump ahead by 5 points with 46 percent, Clinton with 41 percent, Johnson at 8 and Stein at 2.

Bloomberg also polled Ohio and found similar results with Trump on top by 5 percent.

Among other states polled Clinton is up by 26 points in Massachusetts and up 3 in Maine while Trump is on top of South Carolina by 15 points, another Maine poll found him ahead by 10 points, and in Kansas he leads by 12 points.

How To Choose An Orthodontist? Dr. Matthew Freedman In Naples, Florida Explains

Many parents will face the prospect of choosing an orthodontist for their children. Getting the right dentist is especially important for a process that will go on over a period of time. In this report, Dr. Matthew Freedman, an experienced orthodontist in Naples, Florida, explains what parents should think about and look for when making the big decision.

The obvious first consideration is proximity. Parents need to think about where they live, where they work, and what their schedules are like, including their children’s school schedules. Monthly visits to the dentist will require that everything fits together.

Dr. Matthew Freedman

Dr. Freedman suggests that parents find an orthodontist who can deal directly with their dental insurance company. “That will be an important piece of the puzzle” for families with insurance. Dr. Freedman says that his office handles the insurance for his patients, submitting the claim and dealing with insurers to get claims paid. Patients then pay only the amount not covered by insurance and are spared a lot of hassle.

Parents should try to find an office they like, one that is pleasant to visit and that makes them and their children feel good. Monthly visits to the orthodontist should be a good experience. Parents should look for a dental office they will want to come back to.

Dr. Freedman points out that there are things parents should avoid. First off, watch out for “anything that sounds out of the ordinary.” Most parents know how their children’s teeth look (and it’s easy to take a look). Parents usually have a sense of how bad their children’s teeth are and how much work might be involved. Parents should be wary of strange dental appliances or a treatment plan that doesn’t make sense. Parents need to get an idea of how much it will probably cost them before they commit to working with an orthodontist.

Another thing parents should be aware of is that some practices will have several orthodontists. It is important that a child sees the same dentist every time. Otherwise, there may be no consistent course of treatment.

Parents will want to inquire how an orthodontist deals with children, particularly as regards calming them. Dr. Freedman’s office uses an approach of telling children what the doctor will do, then showing them how it will work, then doing the treatment. Avoiding surprises will make children calmer and more confident about their treatment. Dr. Freedman also recommends using a computer simulation to show a child how the teeth will move around during treatment.

Dr. Freedman notes that orthodontic practice doesn’t involve pain and needles in the office. So a calm, confident doctor will make the children feel better. Patience is a good thing in an orthodontist.

Dr. Freedman’s key suggestion: “Follow your gut.” Parents need to be guided by their good instincts and pick a doctor and an office that make them feel comfortable. If the fee sounds wrong, you may want to look for alternatives.

Matthew Freedman, D.M.D. is an orthodontist practicing with Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics of Naples, Florida. He attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Freedman started practices in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Ft. Myers. Currently the dental director for the Main Street Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics group, he still practices full time in Naples, where his son attends the Community School of Naples. Dentist News Network is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

New York structured settlement expert Jennifer D'Andrea-Terreri discusses settlement planning

New York structured settlement expert Jennifer D'Andrea-Terreri joined Speaking of Settlements to discuss her structured settlement planning practice, based in Western NY, but covering the entire NY State area, including NYC and the surrounding area. This conversation, part one of a three part series on settlement planning, structured settlements, special needs and planning for clients looks at her special emphasis on working with addiction litigation, military families, special needs planning and other matters of interest to trial lawyers.

New York structured settlement expert Jennifer D'Andrea

This series looks at not only her professional work as a settlement planner, but also her expanded role as a certified mediator. Her holistic view of the process of dispute resolution, settlement planning and caring for the needs of injury victims is an excellent illustration of how the professionals, in what was once a profession that was focused exclusively on structured settlements, has expanded to provide comprehensive planning services for trial lawyers and injury victims. The Settlement Channel will be doing a series of profiles, interviews and news segments this fall looking at the changing nature of the structured settlement profession as the next generation of professionals begin to expand the scope of services and the profession responds to the changing needs of trial lawyers and injury victims. 

Jennifer's, who is the newest member of the Structured Settlement Expert Directory,  is located in Lockport, NY and you can learn more about her by going to her profile on the structured settlement expert directory and looking under the NY listing. 

Hillary Clinton's Emails: What Was In The FBI Document Release?

In accordance with the Freedom of Information act, the FBI has released their report on the year long investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, as reported by CNN. The release includes details on the on the steps that investigators took to make their decision not to press charges and a summary of her July interview with the FBI.

During her meeting with the FBI, the former Secretary of State claimed nearly 40 times to not recall or remember elements of the process for dealing with classified information. It is further revealed that she allegedly trusted aides and those emailing her to understand what was suitable to send when it came to classified materials so she had no reason to think the emails in her personal server to be inappropriate. It has been revealed some of these classified emails were regarding the drone program and future drone strikes to which Clinton allegedly felt the information classification depended on the context. Although there is no proof of a successful hack on her server there were document attempts.

In one instance regarding classified materials, Clinton asked an aide to remove the official header and classification markings before sending it to her over a nonsecure method. She claims she was directing the aid to create talking points.

One of the biggest reveals in the report was a moment in March of last year, weeks after the New York Times first reported Clinton’s private email use, a person whose name has been redacted deleted the Clinton archive mailbox. This person was ordered previously to have emails deleted after 60 days on Clinton’s server, but the setting was never in place and the individual realized the inaction that March. Clinton told the FBI she was not aware of the mass deletion.

The report also details Clinton using multiple black berry phones, upgrading to newer models then resorting back to older ones due to familiarity. Aids are quoted in the report to destroying old devices, some instances with a hammer. Clinton’s use of a personal blackberry within her office was also reported although her office was within a Sensitive compartmented Information Facility where mobile devices are prohibited.

Although the many reveals in the report seem to fuel critics of Hillary Clinton, specifically Republicans, her campaign says they are pleased by the release, admitting the mistake of her use of the email account and believing the report shows why there was no basis to move forward with charges.