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Sleep & Airway Management in a Dental Clinic
February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
In today’s society people are continually looking for new ways to improve their quality of life and sense of well-being. Sleep is an essential component of health. It plays a vital role in physical and mental health. Sleep awareness is rising, so as the prevalence of Sleep Disorders. Unfortunately, majority of patients with Sleep disorders remain undiagnosed. Dentists can have an instrumental role in helping patients achieve a better quality of life, by recognizing and addressing sleep and airway disorders.
This program will provide an overview of:
- “Why” dental clinics should have a comprehensive understanding of sleep & airway disorders, and educate their patients
- “How” to implement a sleep and airway management program in a dental clinic
- “What” is involved in helping patients with sleep disorders
It will review; Normal Sleep Architecture, Sleep Disorders and in particular Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), OSA’s pathophysiology, pathogenesis and adverse health consequences, available treatment options and a simple guide to Oral Appliance therapy. It will also provide a practical step-by-step approach to implementing a Sleep and Airway Management program in a dental clinic, with easy to implement systems and clinical tools.
500 tickets for Members
160 tickets for Staff
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