Sleep Apnea: Wake Up to the Problem

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 194TL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom I
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Erin Elliott, DDS grew up in Southern California but went away to a small NAIA school in Western New York where she played collegiate soccer and graduated summa cum laude from Houghton College. After graduating Creighton Dental School in 2003, she settled in North Idaho to begin her general dentistry career. She has a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine. She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. She’s teaches a 2 day Sleep Apnea Implementation Course with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal.

Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions, and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This course is based on real-life day to day practice and implemented techniques that have led to successful results with OSA therapy. Attention will be given to the four steps to successful implementation; awareness, diagnosis, financials, and treatment.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand what sleep apnea is and the different types
  • Discuss the health consequences of untreated sleep apnea
  • Create awareness in the hygiene department
  • Determine how to get a diagnosis from a sleep physician
  • Review treatment options
  • Explain how a oral appliance works and oral appliance selection
Recommended Audience: Dentist
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.

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