Dental Sleep Medicine Is Starting a Hinge Point in Dentistry

If you look at any industry over time, there are stages of massive growth, development, and innovation that bring it into a new era. This profound or notable transformation of an industry is often called a sea change. Whether it comes through advancements in technology or new scientific discoveries, the most important thing is being aware and adapting so you’re not left behind when the sea change hits.

What is the future of dentistry?

The next five to ten years are a hinge point for change and dentistry’s first big step to being in the middle of modern-day medicine. The inevitable change will drive dentistry to function similar to the medical field. There is more collaboration between medical doctors, better notes, and the process of billing medical insurance is drastically different from billing dental insurance. However, there is an overlap between dentistry and medicine that has been greatly overlooked up to this point: Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dental sleep medicine is a piece of the bigger puzzle that is called “Total Health” in dentistry. Dentists cannot just focus on oral health without awareness of total health because, believe it or not, oral health and development are 2/3 responsible for our overall health!

Oral Health is directly connected to Total Health

Dentists carry a bigger responsibility for their patient’s overall well being due to:

  •    The growth and development of cranial bones, which shapes the upper airway,
  •    The bacterial makeup in the oral cavity, which is carried throughout the body because of the vascular supply around the oral cavity,
  •    The soft tissue function of the head and neck, and more, which all affects the health of the body as a whole.

This hasn’t been the focus of dentistry in the past, but as the modern lifestyle changes and continues to move at a fast pace, our nation’s health will come to rely on dentistry adopting the total health approach. This is because dentistry is in a perfect spot to make a big difference! When you think about it, it makes complete sense. Dentists see a majority of the adults in the United States every year, often more than they see their primary care physician. Dentistry sees people from a young age and sees them often throughout their entire life. Dentists are key to treatment of an area that is responsible for our most basic and necessary functions, nutrition and breathing.  To top it off, studies have even found that poor dental health could increase the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, strokes, and other health problems. Dentists have always been great at being healthcare providers with a preventative approach, so let’s be superior doctors and prevent disease!

Dental sleep medicine is the entry point

From diagnosing TMD, Bruxism, and Pain, dentistry already does a lot for sleep health. This makes dental sleep medicine a natural and easy transition for dentists to provide care for more than just the oral health of their patients. The sea change starts with you. To change the mentality of patients and the medical profession- just like any noticeable transformation- we have to begin with education. Once a patient has the personal knowledge and experiences of dentistry treating and improving their sleep health, they will go out, share, and inspire others.

So, start with you. Become a patient yourself. Screen, test, and treat yourself. I call this “being the scientist and the subject”. The cross-section where sleep health, oral health, and total health come together is such a big picture, we cannot rely only on science and formulas to put all the puzzle pieces together. Dental sleep medicine is an art that needs to be developed keeping in mind the most important piece of the puzzle—the patient. If you start implementing dental sleep medicine now, even just on yourself to get perspective, you will not be left behind when the sea change hits. In fact, it will separate your practice and enable you to change the lives of your patients!

Imagn Medical Billing Service

Due to the complex nature of medical insurance billing, most dental offices are not equipped with the knowledge to properly credential national payers, submit successful claims, or handle aging and appeals. Imagn Medical Billing Service performs the proper credentialing and billing for you, which results in fewer denials and time well saved as you rely on expert help.

One-Time Credential Fee

$795/per dentist

The key to more successful payments

Our experts complete the process so you can start billing medical insurance. Each dentist billing medical insurance needs to be credentialed.

Pay Per Case

Verification of Benefit

$35 per vob

We get your patient’s insurance information so you can set proper expectations with the patient regarding the specific coverage available and any out of pocket fees. This is the most critical step in all of medical billing.

Per Authorization

$40 per auth

All procedures require pre-authorization in order for your practice to get paid. Gaining appropriate authorization can be challenging, let our experts get the job done for you.

Claim Submission

8% of successful claim

You don’t have time to sit on hold. Let us sit on hold and handle the claim submission work for you  We also handle the aging and appeals so you can focus on your practice.

Choose Your Software

Imagn Software is your one stop solution with both medical billing and dental sleep medicine capabilities with world-class support

What most dentist don’t know is that medical billing can increase your case acceptance rate and ensure your patients get the care they need.

Imagn Software

$195 /month

No contract and your satisfaction guaranteed.

Our goal is to give you the best experience. But if you are not satisfied then we will give you a full refund for your software access fee within 30 days of purchase.

Add Imagn Sleep Software

$100 /month

Our software provides everything you need

to give your patient’s the sleep care they deserve.

Patients can no longer afford to have dentists ignore the responsibility of providing care for sleep disorders. Two out of every three Americans report poor sleep; the ability to breathe well is the most important factor in determining a person’s sleep quality. 

Imagn Software Set-up Fee

$399 one-time fee

No contract and your satisfaction guaranteed.

Our goal is to give you the best experience. But if you are not satisfied then we will give you a full refund for your software access fee within 30 days of purchase.

Choose Your Monthly Devdent Support Program

In order for you to succeed, we offer a unique range of customer support solutions including coaching, online resources, implementation programming, and so much more. We keep an eye on the ever changing industry trends so you can focus on your practice

Medical Billing Support

$200 /month

The program to get and keep your staff trained.

Dental Sleep Medicine Support

$200 /month

The program to implement Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice.


$345 /month

Get both of the Medical Billing and Dental Sleep Medicine Support programs at a discount.

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