Advanced Education for Excellence in Dental Sleep Medicine

Advanced Education for Excellence in Dental Sleep Medicine

Lectures and Workshop

In-person at UCLA and one Virtual Live Online session
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Lectures, patient case discussion, hands-on workshop

Course Fee: $3,500       limited enrollment
Lab fees for appliance fabrication will be the responsibility of the attendee
CDE Credits: 36

3 Session Course       

April 20-21, 2024  (in person @ UCLA)   Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 8:30am-1:00pm
May 3-4  (online via Zoom)  Friday 8:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm 
May 17-18  (in person @ UCLA)  Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-1:00pm

The interest in Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) has grown and involves not only oral appliances for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD), such as sleep apnea and snoring, but also involves sleep bruxism, orofacial pain including TMD and related medical conditions. The dentist has a major role in the recognition and management of patients with these conditions. In addition, the guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) indicate that the dentist should be trained to recognize, facilitate the diagnosis of sleep apnea, and be well versed in oral appliance therapy.

Course lectures are designed to review the aspects of sleep that are relevant to the practicing dentist and are reinforced with demonstration as well as hands-on experience in the clinic.  This involves the examination process, the process of obtaining a bite registration for fabrication of an oral appliance and the delivery of the oral appliance. This course includes the opportunity to fabricate and deliver an oral appliance for the participant. This is not required to take part in the course, but highly recommended *. 

This course provides the didactic and clinical knowledge for the dentist to become a productive and successful participant in the management of SRBD, with the focus primarily on patients within their existing practice. 

The course is designed to cover all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep disorders through lectures from various specialists.  The lectures are designed to review all aspects of sleep that are relative to the practicing dentist and are reinforced with demonstration as well as hands-on experience in the clinic. This involves the examination process, the process of obtaining a bite registration for fabrication of an oral appliance and the delivery of the oral appliance. The lectures and discussion will involve how the dentist can be a productive and successful participant in the management of sleep disorders, and specifically SRBD.  The expanding definition of DSM will be explored, as this involves sleep bruxism and all aspects of orofacial pain. 

This course is designed such that the participant will be optimally competent and be considered qualified in the use of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea and snoring.  This is of particular importance given that Orofacial Pain is now a dental specialty that also involves sleep.  Anyone practicing DSM needs to be able to also practice at the same standard of care equivalent to a specialist, and this course is intended to accomplish this.   

*Note:  Lab fees for appliance fabrication will be the responsibility of the attendee

 

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Sleep Medicine and Sleep Disorders
  • Basics of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD)
  • Screening for SRBD and other Sleep Disorders
  • The Role of the Dentist in Sleep Medicine
  • Proper Steps for the Examination of a Patient
  • Basics of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) - from Selection to Delivery to Follow-up 
  • The Inter-occlusal Record or Bite Registration
  • Testing for Sleep Apnea - the Polysomnogram (PSG) and Home Sleep Apnea Testing  (HSAT)
  • Imaging and the Airway
  • Basics of TMD and Orofacial Pain Related to SRBD
  • Pediatric and Adolescent SRBD
  • Health and Medical Consequences of the Sleep Disordered Patient
  • Other Sleep Disorders of Importance to the Dentist
  • Insomnia - Recognition and Management
  • Tongue Muscle Physiology and Exercises 
  • Understanding Sleep Bruxism
  • Basic Practice Management Strategies

Course Directors

Sherwin Arman, DMD, MPHD-ABOP, D-ABDSM
Course Director
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Director UCLA Orofacial Pain Program, UCLA School of Dentistry

Dennis R. Bailey, DDS, D-ABOP, D-ABDSM
Visiting Lecturer in Orofacial Pain UCLA School of Dentistry
Past President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Course Faculty

Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH
Michelle Zeidler, MD
Diana Guth, BA, RPT
Abbey Cooper, BA, MS (speech pathology)

Learning Objectives:

  • Become knowledgeable in sleep medicine and sleep disorders
  • Know how to screen patients for sleep apnea and for orofacial pain
  • Be well versed in the examination process including the nasal airway
  • Understand how to read a sleep study
  • Have an understanding of the role of oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring
  • Know about the bite registration technique and protocols for follow-up care
  • Have an understanding of how CPAP works and the role of surgery
  • Determine how to implement adjunctive procedures for optimum outcomes
  • Understand the role of imaging for SBD, TMD and orofoacial pain

 

* credits earned are not applicable to achieving Diplomate status in the AADSM

 

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice

Policies - Cancellation and Refund

UCLA School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.