Course Details

A Collaborative Approach to Sleep/Airway Disorders

Course # 2050
Date 11/30/2019
Time 9:00am - 4:00pm
Room 1E09
Topic Sleep Apnea
Tuition $315.00
Credits 6
Course Info Full Day
Speaker(s) Kathleen Carson
Steve Carstensen
Michael Gelb
Jeffrey Hindin
Cyndee Johnson
Richard Klein
Steve Lamberg
Jill Meyer
Ben Miraglia
Marc Moeller
Mark T. Murphy
Barry Raphael
Ben Waldman
Julia Worrall
Kathleen Carson

Screening for Airway and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders is becoming the standard of practice for dentistry.  In October 2017, the ADA approved a policy statement emphasizing dentistry’s role in screening for sleep-related breathing disorders. Learn what you need to know to meet this new standard of care or to exceed it and provide more for your patients and practice. Whatever your goal this presentation is for you and your entire team.

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBDs) are a set of potentially serious medical conditions – snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and others are characterized by disruptions in normal breathing patterns. Metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, dental and other diseases have been found to be related to SRBD. Dentists are the only health care provider with the knowledge and expertise to provide oral appliance therapy (OAT).

This program covers dental sleep medicine, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, myofunctional therapy, TMD, physiological monitoring, public health initiatives and more. Learn how to provide OAT for mild and moderate sleep apnea when a patient does not tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; recognize and managing OAT side effects, and continually update dental sleep medicine knowledge and training at the Airway Summit.

Leading dental educators, scientific academy representatives, allied health organizations, representatives from industry and members of the public will offer information about what the dental team must know and can do to impact positive health change for patients. Learn from not one but 18 presenters. This is an excellent place to begin your sleep education as well as to expand it to new levels.


  • the scope of and prevalence of SRBD
  • to assess a patient’s risk for SRBD as part of a comprehensive medical and dental history  
  • to refer affected patients to appropriate physicians
  • how to evaluate the appropriateness of OAT as prescribed by a physician  
  • about other dental and nondental collaborative treatments for SRBD

The Foundation for Airway Health is dedicated to helping the public realize their maximum potential by championing the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of airway related disorders through collaboration, awareness, research, education and access to care.