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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:00am to 1:00pm

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The Dental Professional’s Role in the Evaluation, Diagnosis & Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Millions of people have problems with snoring and sleep apnea and the treatment of these conditions using oral appliances has exploded in the past few years. As more and more patients are diagnosed with sleep apnea and with the high rate of patient non-compliance on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral appliance therapy will become an extremely popular treatment option. Dentists are not only uniquely qualified to provide the necessary dental treatment for this life-threatening disorder, but are also uniquely positioned to screen and refer their own patients for sleep apnea diagnosis.

The interactive webinar includes the basics of normal sleep patterns, snoring and sleep apnea in adults and in children, co-morbidities and consequences of sleep apnea, and the dental professional’s role in screening, referral and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea using an oral appliance alone and in conjunction with CPAP as part of a multidisciplinary team. Unlike many manufacturer-based lectures, the three presenters will review many of the most popular oral appliances and discuss the pros and cons of each.

You Will Learn

  • The basics of normal sleep in adults and children
  • Screening and evaluation of snoring and sleep apnea in adults and children
  • The dentist’s role in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Oral appliance selection for treating obstructive sleep apnea

Who Should Attend

The program is open to all dental professionals interested in the most recent information on sleep apnea and treatment using oral appliances.

Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Format: Live, interactive webinar via Cisco Webex
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.

Dues-paying alumni receive 15% off most programs; recent Dugoni School grads receive 20% off.

Live, interactive CE webinars offered by the Dugoni School of Dentistry are considered as in-person, live courses by the Dental Board of California. This may vary for license renewal in other states.

About the Presenters

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS, is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, the  American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. He is the past president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is director of AADSM accredited dental sleep medicine center in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He teaches head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is an adjunct faculty member at University of North Carolina.

Cameron Kuehne, DMD, MS, received a master’s degree in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine from Tufts University and is an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Eugene Santucci, DDS, MA, is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has a master’s degree in educational psychology and counseling and teaches occlusion, aesthetics and TMD. He has authored chapters on aesthetic dentistry and occlusion and is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and is an American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine Qualified Dentist.

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