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Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dental Team

August 8-9, 2014

Day 1: Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dental Team
This is an overview of sleep disordered breathing and what the dental team can do to impact the health of their patients. We cover basics of sleep, dental appliances, how to work with sleep physicians to market your service, and touch on medical insurance interaction. For those offices currently providing sleep appliances, we discuss complications, titration and follow-up testing, dig a bit deeper into marketing and team development. We discuss more complex sleep disorders they might be encountering.

At the end of this lecture attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe sleep physiology, both what is normal and what is abnormal
  • Illustrate to their patients the medical consequences of untreated SDB
  • Communicate with sleep physicians about collaborative care
  • Develop a proper history of complications and create a treatment plan
  • Create a system for calibration of the patient’s airway using portable monitors
  • Be familiar with current literature about commonly found sleep disorders
  • Discuss other therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Day 2: Practical Dental Sleep Medicine Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be given rationale behind choosing appliances for various types of patients, experience taking records for making excellent appliances, see a demo of common modifications that address frequent patient complaints, see what to look for on sleep reports, and take home a semi-custom temporary sleep appliance of their own.

At the end of this lecture attendees will be able to:

  • Fit and discuss rationale of use of temporary appliances for SDB
  • Describe the various types of mandibular advancement devices and which patients they might be most appropriate for
  • Have confidence recording the 3D bite registration and AM Aligner
  • Know common modifications of several MADs

CE Credits: 11 hours

Member $395
Nonmember $495
Dental Team $195

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Meeting Location:
ADA Headquarters
211 E Chicago Ave
2nd Floor Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60611

Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson St
Chicago, IL 60611

Steve Carstensen, DDS
Dr. Carstensen, a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, has practiced dentistry for 30 years and sleep medicine since 1998. Collaborating with sleep doctors and teaching dentists nationwide to help people sleep better are the best things he has ever done as a dentist.

Ritz Carlton Group Booking

A block of hotel rooms are being held at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. To make your reservation please call the Ritz-Carlton reservations department at 312.266.1000 and reference the group block code, AA0807. Please make all reservations on or before July 21 in order to guarantee availability.