Course Details

Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives!”/Pediatric Sleep Disorders, TOTS, Laser Frenectomies, and More


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Course # 4170
Date 12/02/2019
Time 8:00am - 12:00pm
Topic Sleep Apnea
Tuition $225.00
Credits 4
Course Info Half Day
Speaker(s) Jamison Spencer
Scott Siegel
Martin Kaplan
Maxim Sulla
Description

Jamison R. Spencer, D.M.D., M.S.                                8:00 - 10:00

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives

Dentists are uniquely positioned among healthcare providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives. The clinician reviews the basics of normal sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that your and everyone you know must have sleep apnea before he is through! Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, including the dentist’s role and appliance selection are also covered. If you or someone close to you may have sleep apnea (like your patients) you owe it to yourself and them to take this course and potentially change, or literally save, their lives.

Learn:

  • bout normal sleep and how to improve sleep
  • how obstructive sleep apnea affects adults and children
  • to become familiar with the dental aspects of screening for OSA
  • to choose the best oral appliance for your specific patient
  • to avoid problems and minimize side effects of oral appliance therapy

Scott Siegel, M.D., D.D.S.                            10:00 - 12:00
Martin Kaplan, D.M.D.
Maxim Sulla, D.D.S.

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, TOTS, Laser Frenectomies, and More
Learn about the tongue, lip and buccal tie releases in infants and children with CO2 lasers. Learn about the impact of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS) on sleep, breathing, feeding, speech and other disorders in pediatric patients. Learn that the depth of the CO2 laser incision during frenectomies can be adjusted to a fraction of a millimeter, while the depth of coagulation can be maintained under 100 µm for the utmost control and for the minimum collateral damage. Learn about implementing laser frenectomies at your pediatric dental practice with the multidisciplinary approach to treating TOTS.

Learn:

  • about the impact of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS) on sleep, breathing, feeding, speech, and other disorders in pediatric patients
  • about the tongue, lip and buccal tie releases with CO2 lasers
  • about implementing laser frenectomies at your practice as a part of the multidisciplinary approach to treating TOTS