Dental Sleep Medicine: Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea -WEBINAR
October 15, 2021
This course will discuss the new TSBDE new ruling 108.12, concerning the dental treatment of sleep disorders. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Fatigue is the number one complaint heard by health professionals across the globe. Fifty to seventy million Americans suffer from of sleep related problem. Sleep related breathing disorders, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, are at the top of this list. Less than 10% of these patients have been diagnosed. As dentists, we are in a prime position to be the first to recognize this disorder and to help steer patients in the right direction to get diagnosed. We also have the ability to treat many of these patients ourselves, thus improving their quality of life as well as possibly saving their life!
Understand normal breathing and airway anatomy and the problems and variants that lead to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
Learn the health risks associated with sleep disordered breathing
Learn the basics of sleep
Signs and Symptoms
Learn the effects of sub-optimal sleep on health and quality of life
Recognize those symptoms and behaviors that may indicate sleep disordered breathing
Understand current and proposed diagnostic methods and the role of dentists in the team approach
Review the current treatment modalities for snoring and for mild, moderate and severe OSA
Explore the role that dentists can play in the management of sleep disordered breathing
Understand the side effects of oral appliance therapy and how to manage them
Check-in: 8:30 AM Program time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR
TSBDE considers "Live Active Webinar" equal to an "In Person" course. Full CE credit hours are awarded. This webinar is NOT pre-recorded. It is live and interactive with the presenter. This course will not be held on campus.
On the week of the course, you will receive an email with a weblink to this virtual webinar. This same email will also provide a link to the course handout. Download this PDF document to your device. Remember to look for this email notice on the email address you provided us when creating your UT Health CDE account. Check your email account’s Inbox and Junk/Spam folders.