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Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine & Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Dentists

June 19

Presented by
DAVIS THOMAS, BDS, DDS, MSD, MscMed (Sleep Medicine), MSc

The science of Sleep Medicine and treatment of sleep disorders have been going through explosive advances in the past two decades. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with Sleep disorders is well documented in the literature. There is a growing interest among the dental profession to learn how to treat patients with sleep disordered breathing with oral appliances. This 4-hour Webinar will help dentists understand the basics of Sleep medicine and pathophysiology of Sleep Disorders.

Topics to be covered:

  • History of Sleep Medicine: sleep neurophysiology, sleep cycles and normal sleep rhythms.
  • Sleep Apnea and Sleep Breathing Disorders: OSA.
  • Anatomy of OSA: basics for dentists.
  • Sleep Bruxism and Associated Sleep Disorders: implications of bruxism on treatment planning in dentistry.
  • Effect of sleep disorders on oral structures and restorations.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Dentists

The science of Sleep Medicine and treatment of sleep disorders have been going through explosive advances in the past two decades. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with Sleep disorders is well documented in the literature. There is a growing interest among the dental profession to learn how to treat patients with sleep disordered breathing with oral appliances. This 4-hour presentation will help dentists understand fundamentals of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Also included is material for understanding the pathology, clinical features, and modalities of treatment of OSA. Information on how such a treatment modality could be incorporated into your dental practice is also included.

Topics to be covered:

  • Anatomy of OSA: Basics for dentists.
  • Patient Evaluation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: OSA evaluation; TMJ screening/occlusion.
  • Dentist’s role in Sleep Apnea Treatment.
  • Dental Appliance Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: a primer for restorative dentists.
  • Practice Management in Dental Sleep Medicine.

 

Faculty:
DAVIS THOMAS, BDS, DDS, MSD, MscMed (Sleep Medicine), MSc
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Division of Orofacial Pain

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 7 credit hours
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$205 for All Registrants
Code: 24D0808

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Date:
June 19

Venue

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

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