sleep apnea

Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

About 80 million people in North America snore. Approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Snoring is not necessarily sleep apnea. caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and […]

Summer School! Continuing Education is Key!

School Never Ends When You’re an Oral Surgeon! Continuing Education (CE) is Key! While most of you are basking in the warm weather and heading off to enjoy the San Diego County Fair and our great beaches, Dr. Grant McGann of McGann Facial Design is busy. Busy consulting with patients and their families, performing complicated […]

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

What is Orthognathic Surgery? Simply put, it is corrective jaw surgery. It is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, jaw misalignment, or congenital problems like cleft palate that cannot be easily treated with braces. While an orthodontist uses techniques to straighten out teeth, those approaches […]

Telemedicine: Using Bytes to Improve Your Bite.

  Telemedicine is a Rapidly Growing Segment of Healthcare in the United States. But What, Exactly, Is Telemedicine? Did you know that telemedicine is a rapidly growing segment of healthcare in the United States? But what, exactly, is telemedicine? In a nutshell, telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using information technology. […]