Screening for Sleep Apnea in Your Dental Office

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 102TL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 205 A
  • Credits: 4 CE Hours
Vicki Cohn, DDS limits her practice to the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. She is a member of the AADSM, AASM, the ADA, the MDS and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine which exhibits her knowledge and dedication to the field. She works with the Sleep Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Massachusetts where she lectures and helps train sleep fellows in oral appliance therapy. She frequently lectures for both dentists and physicians at other institutions as well, including Harvard and Yale Medical Schools. She is an attending at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Prior to 2016, Dr. Cohn had a 35-year career as a general dentist in Chatham, NY, which included all disciplines of general dentistry (full mouth rehab, orthodontics, periodontal surgery, endodontics, oral surgery, oral sedation & TMD) along with Dental Sleep Medicine. Since 2016, Dr. Cohn has maintained a private Dental Sleep Medicine practice in Newton, MA.
Jayme Matchinski, JD draws on her extensive experience in health and corporate law to help health care companies handle the complex regulatory and operational issues unique to the industry. She assists with compliance, reimbursement, licensure and certification issues affecting health care providers, as well as with the purchase, sale and formation of health care entities.
Tracey Nguyen, DDS is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2016, she was honored with Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Magazine. Due to her passions of creating an awareness of the dental intervention strategies available to her peers and community, Dr. Nguyen developed the Sleep and Airway Group, a local interdisciplinary group of doctors of various specialities. In addition, she co-founded Airway, Sleep and Pediatric Pathway (ASAP Pathway), which is an online mini-residency of pediatric dental sleep medicine. Using her large social media platform to bring clinicians from all over the world together, Dr. Tracey Nguyen’s mission is to develop a better understanding for the complexities of the disease and bring like-minded professions together to co-diagnose and treat.
Stacey Quo, DDS maintains a full time private practice in Palo Alto, California, limited to orthodontics. She has been involved in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) patients since 1998, and also maintains a position as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine's Sleep Clinic, and as Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry. She serves as Co-Director of the UCSF Dental Continuing Education Series on Sleep Medicine for Dentists. Treating both adults and children, her practice is a balanced mix of multidisciplinary cases, surgical orthodontics, and early interceptive care. Dr. Quo has extensive experience in treating pediatric and adult SDB. Having published and lectured internationally on the treatment of pediatric sleep disordered breathing in both medical and dental conferences, she has been invited to speak in over 16 countries. She has contributed chapters to both sleep medicine and dental sleep medicine textbooks.


In 2017 the American Dental Association recommended that dentists routinely screen for Sleep Apnea. This expert panel composed of physicians, dentists and an attorney, will give you an overall introduction to Sleep Apnea – the pathophysiology, how to screen and treat adults and children by various modalities and an explanation of your legal liabilities. There are a few simple things to know to help you screen your patients quickly and effectively. There is a great deal to learn if you want to treat sleep apnea.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand what sleep apnea is and how it is diagnosed
  • Determine which patients to screen for sleep apnea and what tools to use
  • Identify surgical soft-tissue treatments for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Screen and diagnose children with sleep apnea
  • Explore orthodontics for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss the legal liabilities when screening, treating, and working with medical insurance
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist