Dental Sleep Medicine

Over a five-day period, you will eat, sleep and breathe Dental Sleep Medicine, literally!

Whether you’re new to Dental Sleep Medicine or someone who’d like to expand his or her expertise, you and a small group of students will participate in lectures and hands-on training led by some of the country’s leading experts in Dental Sleep Medicine throughout each day. You’ll wear a home sleep monitor during the course so that you are immersed in the patient experience throughout with expert guidance in reviewing and evaluating the additional components you’ll receive during the course including your own personal sleep study and custom made appliance!

If you think it’s satisfying to help save someone’s teeth, just wait until you’ve saved someone’s life!
It is estimated that more than 20% of Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB), and problems such as snoring and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). This translates to an enormous segment of our patient population being subject to the comorbidities of OSA, ranging from hypertension to congestive heart failure to stroke to early death from heart attack. Untreated SDB can also contribute to TMD, bruxism, GERD, and the destruction of the stomatognathic system, directly affecting our ability to predictably treat our dental patients.

Learning Objectives

  • An overview of normal human sleep and its systemic consequences.
  • The medical model for diagnosis and treatment of SDB, including details of medical diagnostic (polysomnography) and treatment (CPAP) modalities.
  • Dental screening for SDB, including questionnaires and dental, head and neck examination.
  • A literature-based view of the design, effectiveness, and potential problems with oral appliance therapy.
  • Home monitoring devices for initial screening and subsequent monitoring of mandibular advancement device (MAD) therapy.
  • The relationship between SDB and GERD, bruxism, and TMD — pathophysiology and management
  • A no-nonsense view of surgical options and predictability.
  • An introduction to pediatric sleep disorders and related comorbidities.
  • The philosophy and realities of introducing dental sleep medicine into practice.

Location: The Pankey Institute, Key Biscayne, Florida

Course Date : September 20, 2020 @ 8:00am to September 24, 2020 @ 1:00pm

Course Cost: $6,600

Lead Faculty: Drs. Steve Carstensen, John Remmers, Edward Zebovitz, Barry Raphael, and George Yatros

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The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 50 continuing education credits.