Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dental Office

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 609SL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 102 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Cameron Kuehne, DMD, MS co-owns the Center for Sleep Apnea & TMJ, with locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, Salt Lake City, and Utah. Dr. Kuehne has accumulated more than 3000 hours of continuing education related to craniofacial pain, sleep disorders, and pain management. He obtained his dental degree at Temple University School of Dentistry and continued on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he obtained a Masters of Science degree in the areas of craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Kuehne is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is also adjunct faculty at University of the Pacific Dental School. He is married to his beautiful wife Hollie. They have twin children Brecken and Kinsley and a toddler Lilyann. They enjoy biking, camping, boating, skiing and playing sports together.

General dentists are in the unique position of seeing their patients every six months on average. It should be every dentist’s responsibility to screen and, when appropriate, treat their patient base for the serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. The instructor will lead a discussion that will include the basics of upper airway anatomy, an overview of the importance of treating obstructive sleep apnea, screening and diagnosing, examination, appliance selection, side effects of oral appliances, and practical pearls for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Review the basics about anatomy of the airway
  • Determine the co-morbidities associated with untreated obstructive sleep apnea
  • Understand basics about sleep testing
  • Identify how to screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss the basics of oral appliance therapy
  • Learn how to avoid side-effects from oral appliance therapy
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist