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Dental Sleep Medicine
April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EDT$5800
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.