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SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS: APPROACH FROM DENTISTRY! (LIVE WEBINAR & HANDS-ON)
 

(Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
FRIDAY-SATURDAY
September 8,  2017 -  September  9 , 2017
9:00am-5:00pm
14 Continuing Education Credits

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SYNOPSIS:

This course focuses on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) Disorders such as snoring, somnolence and sleep apnea. It reviews the underlying mechanisms of these problems, including brain and anatomic alterations that predispose a patient to SDB. Lectures and discussion include an explanation of airway closure, factors that predict or predispose to airway closure and the medical and psychological consequences of sleep disordered breathing.

This workshop allows the participants to use and analyze diagnostic tests and reports, including the clinical evaluation, pulse or wrist oximeter, PSG studies and Smart phone apps for snoring. The Hands-On provides demos and experiences of various appliances that can be used to treat patients, such as the Herbs and the TAP.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Chronic snoring
  • Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Ordering and interpreting 3-D airway images
  • Medications used in OSA
  • Examination methods for OSA/snoring
  • Ordering polysomnography
  • Take-home Oximetry
  • Smart phone apps for snoring/Oxymeter

UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathobiology of the obstructive sleep apnea
  • Be able to apply diagnostic methods used to detect and quantify obstructive apnea disorders
  • Understand the current therapies used for these problems
  • Know the latest medications that are used for managing both snoring and obstruction
  • Be able to use portable take-home recording devices for assessing the ongoing success or failure of the treated case
  • Analyze a PSG report
  • Select the dental device accordingly with the case indications (Herbst or TAP device) for OSA and snoring

SPEAKERS:

Glenn Clark, DDS, MS, Mariela Padilla, DDS, MEd., Rick Borquez, DDS, Jack Broussard, DDS, Sal Manrriquez, DDS, Kamal Al-Eryani, DDS, PhD, and Terese Hammond, MD

 

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