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Healthy Sleep Revolution

Dr. Meghna Dassani

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Healthy Sleep Revolution

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Dr. Meghna Dassani

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Snoring? Tired all day? Trouble focusing? So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes Healthy Sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.

Latest Episodes

Doing Good While Doing Good with Dr. Bruce Baird

In this episode, join Dr. Meghna Dassani and Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy as they discuss the importance of Sleep Apnea treatment and why all dentists should incorporate it into their practices. Episode Highlights Understanding how dental issues may relate to Sleep Apnea. Men to women ratio of Sleep Apnea. Linking children’s behavioral issues to sleep problems. Effects of getting treatment for Sleep Apnea. Why dentists should incorporate Sleep Apnea into their practice. Tips for parents to help children with sleep problems. Tips for doctors to improve their practice. Quotes "Doing good while doing good." “90% of people who snore may have Sleep Apnea.” “In medicine across the country, they’re so used to giving pills and forget to treat the real underlying cause of the problem.” “Knowing is scary. But if you don’t know, you can’t fix it.” “Many of the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea could reflect on your spouse.” “Every dentist should be able to identify sleep problems.” Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com Learn more about Dr. Bruce Baird www.productivedentist.com

32 MIN3 d ago
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Doing Good While Doing Good with Dr. Bruce Baird

Overall Health Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation has long been considered as the underlying cause of many health issues. So are many people taking it for granted? For today's episode, join Dr. Dassani as she dives deep into the many negative effects of Sleep Deprivation and learn as she shares ways on how to improve your overall wellbeing through restful and quality sleep. Episode Highlights: - Long-term effects of Sleep Deprivation. - Signs and symptoms of Sleep Deprivation. - Overall health consequences of Sleep Deprivation. Quotes: "Sleep Deprivation is caused by a consistent lack of sleep or reduced quality of sleep." "Sleep Deprivation may put your loved ones at risk." "Our bodies need sleep just as much as it needs air and water to function at its best." "Not having enough sleep leads to a lowered quality of life." Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com

18 MIN2 w ago
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Overall Health Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra

We're so excited to be back for another episode here on The Healthy Sleep Revolution! Join us today as we discuss the importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra of CT Orofacial Myology, a certified OMT based in Cheshire, Connecticut. Episode Highlights: - Myofunctional therapy for kids and adults. - Understanding Buteyko Breathing. - Brain development and behavioral effects of nasal breathing for kids. - What to expect when undergoing OMT. Quotes: "It doesn't matter the quantity, but the quality of sleep is more important" "Snoring is never normal" "Myofunctional Therapy isn't just about exercises, patients need to be compliant and aware of their oral posture at all times to get results." "Sleep is one of the four pillars of wellness" Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com Learn more about Brittny Sciarra www.ctorofacialmyology.com

39 MIN3 w ago
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The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra

Great Workouts... Great Sleep?

Today’s episode of the ‘Healthy Sleep Revolution’ marks the fourth installment of Dr. Dassani’s sleep hygiene series, as she answers the question, ‘Can a good workout actually help us get great sleep?’. Episode Highlights: What is the sleep-exercise connection? When is the best time to exercise to help ensure quality and duration of sleep? How does exercise help us sleep better? How much exercise do we need for better sleep? Quotes: “The biggest tip I can give you is to get moving.” “As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise…can dramatically improve the quality of sleep…especially when this is done on a regular basis.” “We know that physical activity actually can improve the quality of sleep as well as the duration of sleep that we get.” “Exercising…earlier in the day, basically, can help reset our sleep/wake cycles.” “Listen to your body.” “Just the act of focusing on the exercise that I’m doing helps me decompress and burn off that energy, burn off that steam.” “Warm bath, cool room.” “Everybody is going to react differently, but we do know that you have to find what works for you, for your body, how you react.” “You can see an immediate benefit in just getting better quality sleep.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

11 MINMAR 24
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Great Workouts... Great Sleep?

Medication and Your Sleep Routine

“Is your medication making you lose sleep?” This is the question that Dr. Dassani addresses in the third installment of her series regarding sleep hygiene in today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution”. Episode Highlights: Some of the most common prescription and over the counter medications that could cause sleep problems How these medications affect sleep The importance of talking to your health care providers about medications Quotes: “We know that a number of common medications can prevent us from either falling asleep or even staying asleep.” “The chemicals in these drugs work differently for everyone.” “Please, please, please make sure you are working with your MDs, your Nurse Practitioners, your Pharmacists, to help figure out what is going on.” “ADHD is typically treated with a medication, or a class of medications, that are stimulant-like in the mode of action…that actually can lead to insomnia.” “Decongestants…cause insomnia.” “Over the counter painkillers sometimes can have caffeine in them.” “Just check the labels.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

14 MINMAR 17
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Medication and Your Sleep Routine

Caffeine, Nicotine and Sleep

In the second installment of her series regarding sleep hygiene, Dr. Dassani looks at how caffeine and nicotine affect our sleep in today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution”. Episode Highlights: The effects of caffeine and nicotine The two factors that determine our wake and sleep stages Adenosine Food and drinks that contain caffeine The Caffeine Crash Quotes: “We know that the effects of caffeine can take as long as 8 hours to wear off fully.” “Caffeine is one of the most widely used, and if I may say so, abused as well, stimulants in the world.” “Unfortunately, we see more kids, more teenagers, that consume caffeine as well.” “Our bodies go into a false sense of wakefulness.” “When our liver actually does start to clear out the caffeine from our system, we do hit that caffeine crash.” “This just sets up a vicious cycle.” “We are all about connecting the dots.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

10 MINMAR 10
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Caffeine, Nicotine and Sleep

Nighttime Routines and Blue Light

Today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast marks the first installment of Dr. Dassani’s series regarding sleep hygiene in which she shares short tips about what we can implement in our everyday lives to improve the hours and quality of sleep for all members of our families. Episode Highlights: Limiting screen time/blue light exposure before bedtime How blue light affects our sleep The importance of good nighttime routines Quotes: “I am not a fan of having TVs in the bedroom.” “Making sure we’re establishing guidelines as to how much of that is allowed before bedtime.” “It all comes down to just having good nighttime routines.” “We know that our kids need the hours and also the quality of sleep – hey, we do, too!” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

10 MINFEB 25
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Nighttime Routines and Blue Light

The Ins and Outs of Childhood Sleep Apnea with Dr. Vijaya Molloy

In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani is joined by a dentist whom she met through ‘the power of social media’. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Dr. Vijaya Molloy has been a dentist for 25 years, and her practice almost mirrors Dr. Dassani’s as they both look at the whole patient in an effort to resolve any health concerns, especially sleep breathing disorders. Episode Highlights: How Dr. Molloy became involved in and excited about sleep dentistry Her experience with sleep breathing disorders within her own family The importance of working with a team to resolve sleep breathing disorders Dr. Molloy’s top 3 tips for parents Quotes: “Once you start to know what to look for, you’re so much more aware.” “I’m recognizing these things in these kids everyday, and I’ve missed it in my own son.” “It’s not a magic bullet.” “We don’t have any definite protocol in place as to how to deal with sleep apnea.” “If your cortisol levels are elevated, all you’re body is doing is surviving…nothing in your body is working correctly.” “Just being able to breathe is…a basic necessity to sustain good quality human life.” “Sometimes we’re just a little too quick to prescribe.” “The roof of the mouth is the floor of the nose.” “The sooner we get these kids help, the better it is.” “The tongue and the lips and the cheeks, they can be the most powerful orthodontic tools that the body has.” “Feel free to get a second opinion – ask more questions…keep investigating.” “If you’re not enjoying your child, then find out why.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Dr. Molloy’s homepage: www.vitalitydentaltuggerah.com.au Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

45 MINFEB 4
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The Ins and Outs of Childhood Sleep Apnea with Dr. Vijaya Molloy

Teenagers and Sleep

Are you struggling to get your teenager to sleep at a decent hour? In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani looks at this issue, its causes, and its effects upon both teenagers and their parents. Episode Highlights: The circadian rhythms of children, teenagers, and young adults The biological wiring of teenagers’ brains with regards to sleep Quotes: “Their sleeping patterns are completely out of whack, right?” “They fight us, they fight their bodies, they fight the sleep.” “What I would give to be able to sleep in just for one day over the weekend, one morning.” “This is a cause for much angst and strife in most of our families, if not all.” “Our teenagers, they actually need more sleep than adults…as they’re growing, their brains are wired to get this sleep, just at a different time than the parents or even the siblings.” “This is a biological wiring.” “This is not forever.” “Hang in there, parents!” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

7 MINJAN 29
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Teenagers and Sleep

Dentistry and Disordered Sleep with Dr. Kent Lauson and Nicole Griek

In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani welcomes two very special guests, Dr. Kent Lauson and his practice manager, Nicole Griek, who share their vast amount of experience in dealing with breathing disordered sleep in both children and adults, including some extremely valuable tips and advice for parents. Episode Highlights: Dr. Lauson’s many, many achievements over his distinguished career including how he started working with breathing disordered sleep Nicole’s role within the practice What parents should be looking for/recommendations for parents Their screening process and treatments for adults The importance of proper diet and nutrition Quotes: “Anything that gets in the way of the tongue really, really dictates how the jaws are going to grow.” “The failure to thrive...is a huge one that a lot of people might be missing as an airway issue.” “When you breathe through your mouth, you’re getting about 40% less oxygen than you get breathing through your nose.” “There is a serious epidemic of sleep apnea in kids right now.” “The earlier we get these kids, we can capture the growth phase.” “We’re using your tongue as the expander and your lips as the braces.” “The tongue is like the foundation of a house.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ: http://www.aotmj.com/ Dr. Lauson’s books: https://www.amazon.ca/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3Alauson-s-kent&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

42 MINJAN 21
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Dentistry and Disordered Sleep with Dr. Kent Lauson and Nicole Griek

Latest Episodes

Doing Good While Doing Good with Dr. Bruce Baird

In this episode, join Dr. Meghna Dassani and Dr. Bruce Baird of the Productive Dentist Academy as they discuss the importance of Sleep Apnea treatment and why all dentists should incorporate it into their practices. Episode Highlights Understanding how dental issues may relate to Sleep Apnea. Men to women ratio of Sleep Apnea. Linking children’s behavioral issues to sleep problems. Effects of getting treatment for Sleep Apnea. Why dentists should incorporate Sleep Apnea into their practice. Tips for parents to help children with sleep problems. Tips for doctors to improve their practice. Quotes "Doing good while doing good." “90% of people who snore may have Sleep Apnea.” “In medicine across the country, they’re so used to giving pills and forget to treat the real underlying cause of the problem.” “Knowing is scary. But if you don’t know, you can’t fix it.” “Many of the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea could reflect on your spouse.” “Every dentist should be able to identify sleep problems.” Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com Learn more about Dr. Bruce Baird www.productivedentist.com

32 MIN3 d ago
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Doing Good While Doing Good with Dr. Bruce Baird

Overall Health Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation has long been considered as the underlying cause of many health issues. So are many people taking it for granted? For today's episode, join Dr. Dassani as she dives deep into the many negative effects of Sleep Deprivation and learn as she shares ways on how to improve your overall wellbeing through restful and quality sleep. Episode Highlights: - Long-term effects of Sleep Deprivation. - Signs and symptoms of Sleep Deprivation. - Overall health consequences of Sleep Deprivation. Quotes: "Sleep Deprivation is caused by a consistent lack of sleep or reduced quality of sleep." "Sleep Deprivation may put your loved ones at risk." "Our bodies need sleep just as much as it needs air and water to function at its best." "Not having enough sleep leads to a lowered quality of life." Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com

18 MIN2 w ago
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Overall Health Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra

We're so excited to be back for another episode here on The Healthy Sleep Revolution! Join us today as we discuss the importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra of CT Orofacial Myology, a certified OMT based in Cheshire, Connecticut. Episode Highlights: - Myofunctional therapy for kids and adults. - Understanding Buteyko Breathing. - Brain development and behavioral effects of nasal breathing for kids. - What to expect when undergoing OMT. Quotes: "It doesn't matter the quantity, but the quality of sleep is more important" "Snoring is never normal" "Myofunctional Therapy isn't just about exercises, patients need to be compliant and aware of their oral posture at all times to get results." "Sleep is one of the four pillars of wellness" Learn more about Meghna Dassani www.meghnadassani.com www.dassanidentistry.com Learn more about Brittny Sciarra www.ctorofacialmyology.com

39 MIN3 w ago
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The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra

Great Workouts... Great Sleep?

Today’s episode of the ‘Healthy Sleep Revolution’ marks the fourth installment of Dr. Dassani’s sleep hygiene series, as she answers the question, ‘Can a good workout actually help us get great sleep?’. Episode Highlights: What is the sleep-exercise connection? When is the best time to exercise to help ensure quality and duration of sleep? How does exercise help us sleep better? How much exercise do we need for better sleep? Quotes: “The biggest tip I can give you is to get moving.” “As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise…can dramatically improve the quality of sleep…especially when this is done on a regular basis.” “We know that physical activity actually can improve the quality of sleep as well as the duration of sleep that we get.” “Exercising…earlier in the day, basically, can help reset our sleep/wake cycles.” “Listen to your body.” “Just the act of focusing on the exercise that I’m doing helps me decompress and burn off that energy, burn off that steam.” “Warm bath, cool room.” “Everybody is going to react differently, but we do know that you have to find what works for you, for your body, how you react.” “You can see an immediate benefit in just getting better quality sleep.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

11 MINMAR 24
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Great Workouts... Great Sleep?

Medication and Your Sleep Routine

“Is your medication making you lose sleep?” This is the question that Dr. Dassani addresses in the third installment of her series regarding sleep hygiene in today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution”. Episode Highlights: Some of the most common prescription and over the counter medications that could cause sleep problems How these medications affect sleep The importance of talking to your health care providers about medications Quotes: “We know that a number of common medications can prevent us from either falling asleep or even staying asleep.” “The chemicals in these drugs work differently for everyone.” “Please, please, please make sure you are working with your MDs, your Nurse Practitioners, your Pharmacists, to help figure out what is going on.” “ADHD is typically treated with a medication, or a class of medications, that are stimulant-like in the mode of action…that actually can lead to insomnia.” “Decongestants…cause insomnia.” “Over the counter painkillers sometimes can have caffeine in them.” “Just check the labels.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

14 MINMAR 17
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Medication and Your Sleep Routine

Caffeine, Nicotine and Sleep

In the second installment of her series regarding sleep hygiene, Dr. Dassani looks at how caffeine and nicotine affect our sleep in today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution”. Episode Highlights: The effects of caffeine and nicotine The two factors that determine our wake and sleep stages Adenosine Food and drinks that contain caffeine The Caffeine Crash Quotes: “We know that the effects of caffeine can take as long as 8 hours to wear off fully.” “Caffeine is one of the most widely used, and if I may say so, abused as well, stimulants in the world.” “Unfortunately, we see more kids, more teenagers, that consume caffeine as well.” “Our bodies go into a false sense of wakefulness.” “When our liver actually does start to clear out the caffeine from our system, we do hit that caffeine crash.” “This just sets up a vicious cycle.” “We are all about connecting the dots.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

10 MINMAR 10
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Caffeine, Nicotine and Sleep

Nighttime Routines and Blue Light

Today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast marks the first installment of Dr. Dassani’s series regarding sleep hygiene in which she shares short tips about what we can implement in our everyday lives to improve the hours and quality of sleep for all members of our families. Episode Highlights: Limiting screen time/blue light exposure before bedtime How blue light affects our sleep The importance of good nighttime routines Quotes: “I am not a fan of having TVs in the bedroom.” “Making sure we’re establishing guidelines as to how much of that is allowed before bedtime.” “It all comes down to just having good nighttime routines.” “We know that our kids need the hours and also the quality of sleep – hey, we do, too!” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

10 MINFEB 25
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Nighttime Routines and Blue Light

The Ins and Outs of Childhood Sleep Apnea with Dr. Vijaya Molloy

In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani is joined by a dentist whom she met through ‘the power of social media’. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Dr. Vijaya Molloy has been a dentist for 25 years, and her practice almost mirrors Dr. Dassani’s as they both look at the whole patient in an effort to resolve any health concerns, especially sleep breathing disorders. Episode Highlights: How Dr. Molloy became involved in and excited about sleep dentistry Her experience with sleep breathing disorders within her own family The importance of working with a team to resolve sleep breathing disorders Dr. Molloy’s top 3 tips for parents Quotes: “Once you start to know what to look for, you’re so much more aware.” “I’m recognizing these things in these kids everyday, and I’ve missed it in my own son.” “It’s not a magic bullet.” “We don’t have any definite protocol in place as to how to deal with sleep apnea.” “If your cortisol levels are elevated, all you’re body is doing is surviving…nothing in your body is working correctly.” “Just being able to breathe is…a basic necessity to sustain good quality human life.” “Sometimes we’re just a little too quick to prescribe.” “The roof of the mouth is the floor of the nose.” “The sooner we get these kids help, the better it is.” “The tongue and the lips and the cheeks, they can be the most powerful orthodontic tools that the body has.” “Feel free to get a second opinion – ask more questions…keep investigating.” “If you’re not enjoying your child, then find out why.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Dr. Molloy’s homepage: www.vitalitydentaltuggerah.com.au Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

45 MINFEB 4
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The Ins and Outs of Childhood Sleep Apnea with Dr. Vijaya Molloy

Teenagers and Sleep

Are you struggling to get your teenager to sleep at a decent hour? In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani looks at this issue, its causes, and its effects upon both teenagers and their parents. Episode Highlights: The circadian rhythms of children, teenagers, and young adults The biological wiring of teenagers’ brains with regards to sleep Quotes: “Their sleeping patterns are completely out of whack, right?” “They fight us, they fight their bodies, they fight the sleep.” “What I would give to be able to sleep in just for one day over the weekend, one morning.” “This is a cause for much angst and strife in most of our families, if not all.” “Our teenagers, they actually need more sleep than adults…as they’re growing, their brains are wired to get this sleep, just at a different time than the parents or even the siblings.” “This is a biological wiring.” “This is not forever.” “Hang in there, parents!” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

7 MINJAN 29
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Teenagers and Sleep

Dentistry and Disordered Sleep with Dr. Kent Lauson and Nicole Griek

In today’s episode of the “Healthy Sleep Revolution” podcast, Dr. Dassani welcomes two very special guests, Dr. Kent Lauson and his practice manager, Nicole Griek, who share their vast amount of experience in dealing with breathing disordered sleep in both children and adults, including some extremely valuable tips and advice for parents. Episode Highlights: Dr. Lauson’s many, many achievements over his distinguished career including how he started working with breathing disordered sleep Nicole’s role within the practice What parents should be looking for/recommendations for parents Their screening process and treatments for adults The importance of proper diet and nutrition Quotes: “Anything that gets in the way of the tongue really, really dictates how the jaws are going to grow.” “The failure to thrive...is a huge one that a lot of people might be missing as an airway issue.” “When you breathe through your mouth, you’re getting about 40% less oxygen than you get breathing through your nose.” “There is a serious epidemic of sleep apnea in kids right now.” “The earlier we get these kids, we can capture the growth phase.” “We’re using your tongue as the expander and your lips as the braces.” “The tongue is like the foundation of a house.” Links: Dassani Dentistry homepage: https://www.dassanidentistry.com Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ: http://www.aotmj.com/ Dr. Lauson’s books: https://www.amazon.ca/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3Alauson-s-kent&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Podigy homepage: https://podigy.co/

42 MINJAN 21
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Dentistry and Disordered Sleep with Dr. Kent Lauson and Nicole Griek
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