DATE: Sunday, April 8, 2018
TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
LUNCH: Will NOT be provided
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 730
Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD
Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry/Advanced Sleep & Breathing Centers
Clinical Instructor/Curriculum Development-Catapult Education
Clinical Instructor-Sleep Group Solutions
Dental Education Council- Academy of General Dentistry
Mentor- Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies
Learn to Help Identify and Treat Sleep Apnea in All Populations, adding a new source of revenue for your practice while saving lives. Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects between 40 and 50 million Americans yet less than 10 % of those affected are ever diagnosed. As a dentist, you have the ability to screen THOUSANDS of patients each year, and ultimately improve your patients' lives. Before treating any condition though, one must fully understand the science behind the disease, as well as the materials and protocols necessary to work with our medical counterparts in the management of this condition. This course will explain the principles necessary for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by the general dentist in conjunction with the medical community. The materials, technology and clerical needs will be referenced throughout the course, aiding in the interactive learning experience for the participant. Putting these pieces together will quickly build word of mouth referrals, providing a low-stress, highly profitable area of practice for the dentist.
After completing this seminar, participants will have a strong understanding of:
- The systems necessary to implement Sleep Dentistry into a dental practice.
- The definitions and terminology related to sleep disordered breathing
- The sleep cycle, normal/abnormal sleep and its importance to overall health
- The multi-systemic implications of sleep and oxygen deprivation
- How to interpret the Sleep Physicians' diagnosis of a PMD (Portable Monitoring Device) or PSG (Polysomnogram) as well as the raw data within the report.
- How to implement sleep study data into dental treatment planning for the O.S.A. patient
- How to use Acoustic Rhinometry/Pharyngometry as an objective means of assessing the airway and managing treatment success.
- Record Taking and Bite Capture techniques
- Apppliance selection, adjustment and common pitfalls of appliance therapy.