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The Dental Professional's Role in the Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea 

November 22, 2014
9:00 am
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

The full-day workshop is full to capacity but we still have availability for the morning lecture.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the full-day program, please contact the Division of Continuing Dental Education at 415.929.6486 or cedental@pacific.edu.

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Millions of people have problems with snoring and sleep apnea and the treatment of these conditions using oral appliances has exploded in the past few years. As more and more patients are diagnosed with sleep apnea and with the high rate of patient non-compliance on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral appliance therapy will become an extremely popular treatment option. Dentists are not only uniquely qualified to provide the necessary dental treatment for this life-threatening disorder, but are also uniquely positioned to screen and refer their own patients for sleep apnea diagnosis.

This lecture includes the basics of normal sleep patterns, snoring and sleep apnea in adults and in children, and the dental professional’s role in screening, referral and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance alone and in conjunction with CPAP as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Unlike many manufacturer-based lectures, Dr. Spencer will review many of the most popular oral appliances and discuss the pros and cons of each.
 
In the afternoon hands-on workshop, the relationship between so called “dental parafunction” and sleep apnea will be addressed with an evidence-based literature review and a hands-on practical training in bite registration techniques, fitting a temporary oral appliance and learning how to choose an oral appliance based on patient needs and desires.

You Will Learn

Morning Lecture

  • The basics of normal sleep in adults and children
  • Screening and evaluation of snoring and sleep apnea in adults and children
  • The dentist’s role in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

Afternoon Workshop

  • How bruxism and sleep apnea may be related in many of your patients
  • How to evaluate and treat sleep apnea related bruxism
  • Oral appliance selection for treating obstructive sleep apnea
  • How to take a bite registration for a sleep apnea device
  • When and how to use a temporary/trial oral appliance

Who Should Attend

The program is open to all dental professionals interested in the most recent information on sleep apnea and treatment using oral appliances. The full-day workshop is full to capacity but we still have availability for the morning lecture.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the full-day program, please contact the Division of Continuing Dental Education at 415.929.6486 or cedental@pacific.edu.

Morning Lecture Only
Tuition: $225 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes continental breakfast)
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.

All-Day Program: Morning Lecture and Afternoon Workshop*
Early Bird Tuition: $395* (for registrations received by October 22)
Regular Tuition: $425*
Deposit: $140 (non-refundable)
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

*All-day program, which includes the hands-on afternoon workshop, is limited to 30 participants.

Faculty

Dr. Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS, is the director of the Craniofacial Pain Center of Idaho in Boise and the Craniofacial Pain Center of Colorado in Denver. He is the past president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has a master’s degree in craniofacial pain from Tufts University. He teaches head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on TMD, dental sleep medicine and head and neck anatomy.

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