Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in the Dental Practice

Price: 60 $

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How to screen and identify patients at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, offering a well-tolerated therapy

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been on the rise and continues to grow, with research showing that 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate OSA have not been clinically diagnosed. Globally, there are almost one billion people with OSA. Furthermore, many OSA patients are intolerant to the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment, and are not aware that Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is a suitable dental solution for their medical disease.

This course provides the general practitioner with an overview of the available dental treatments for sleep apnea, as well as of the progression in diagnosis and outcome predictability. The aim is to provide strategies and indications to easily implement dental sleep medicine and treat a broader range of patients by offering an affordable, well-tolerated therapy.

Topics covered in this course:

      • Screening for OSA in the dental practice
      • Oral Appliance Therapy for PAP-intolerant OSA patients
      • How to communicate with physicians and handle patient objections

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

      • Learn the Dental Sleep Medicine terminology that will enable you to communicate directly with sleep disease specialists
      • Understand the key role of dentists in detecting OSA patients
      • Understand the anatomy of the upper airway and the pharyngeal dilator muscle
      • Be able to identify the ideal treatment: non-surgical (CPAP) vs surgical (OAT)
      • Be able to market your dental sleep practice and build your team for success

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Presenter : John Tucker

9 Videos - Duration 7 hours - Files Size: 15.5 GB