Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition that requires interdisciplinary care. Despite being a common disorder, it is estimated that OSA remains highly undiagnosed, with 75-80% of cases unidentified. Spend the day with our team learning OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

Course Type:

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October 7, 2022 8:30 am - October 7, 2022 3:45 pm

Session Location: 

University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2927



Learn How To

  • Analyze sleep apnea
  • Discuss the physician's perspective: who is NOT a good candidate for an oral appliance
  • Compare benefits of sleep studies: in-lab versus home sleep studies
  • Read and interpret sleep studies before and after treatment
  • Describe the classical and current concepts of sleep bruxism
  • Examine the etiology, mechanism, and prevalence of sleep bruxism in children
  • Discuss the role of sleep bruxism in sleep apnea
  • Analyze possible treatment options of sleep bruxism for patients with sleep apnea
  • Review the side effects of intraoral appliances used for sleep apnea and sleep bruxism
  • Define the role of the dentist during the initial visit: treat versus refer
  • Develop bite registration strategies: how early do you start treatment?
  • Determine which oral appliance to choose
  • Analyze the risk of patients who have TMD
  • Select treatment protocol: how fast do you titrate?
  • Discuss anticipated side effects
  • Develop retest strategies: knowing when and why 
  • Review and describe mechanical and anatomical factors
  • Discuss common and new surgical procedures
  • Analyze proper patient selection, indications and contraindications, complications and expected outcomes of varied procedures

Training Methods

Lectures, discussion