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

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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.

This lecture includes the basics of normal sleep patterns, snoring and sleep apnea in adults and in children, and the dental professional’s role in screening, referral and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance alone and in conjunction with CPAP as part of a multidisciplinary team. Unlike many manufacturer-based lectures, Dr. Kuehne will review many of the most popular oral appliances and discuss the pros and cons of each. 

In the afternoon, hands-on workshop, the relationship between so called “dental parafunction” and sleep apnea will be addressed with an evidence-based literature review and a hands-on practical training in bite registration techniques, fitting a temporary oral appliance and learning how to choose an oral appliance based on patient needs and desires. 

Morning Lecture - 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 

Afternoon Workshop - You Will Learn

  • The start to finish process in treating a patient with sleep apnea
  • How to take a bite registration for sleep apnea device
  • When and how to use a temporary/trial oral appliance
  • How to make a morning repositioner to avoid bite changes from using an oral appliance

Who Should Attend

The program is open to all dentists and allied dental professionals.

Morning Lecture Only

Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes coffee/tea service in the morning)
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location:  Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.

All-Day Program:  Morning Lecture and Afternoon Workshop*

Early Bird Tuition: $395* (for registrations received by Jan. 23)
Regular Tuition: $445*
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

All-day program, which includes the hands-on afternoon workshop, is limited to 30 participants.

Faculty

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, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.