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Yankee Dental Congress

 

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2019

BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Look Beyond the Teeth and Save Lives!

  • Thursday 1/31/2019
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 127TL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 204 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
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Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep medicine. He is also the director of the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, ID and the Director of of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane and Associates Family Dentistry in Raleigh, NC. He is the past-president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and an adjunct faculty member at UOP and UNC Dental School.
Dentists are uniquely positioned among healthcare providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives. In this course, the instructor will review the basics of normal sleep, snoring, and OSA in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that YOU and everyone you know must have sleep apnea. Don’t worry though, the instructor will also cover diagnosis and treatment of OSA, including the dentist’s role and appliance selection. If you or someone close to you may have sleep apnea (like your patients), you owe it to yourself and them to take this course and potentially change, or literally save, their lives.
After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand normal sleep and how to improve sleep
  • Identify how obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects adults and children
  • Familiarize with the dental aspects of screening for OSA
  • Recognize how to choose the best oral appliance for your specific patient
  • Avoid problems and minimize side effects of oral appliance therapy
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist
This Course will be audiotaped.

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