Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine

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Course Details

  • Dates

    June 17 - 18, 2016
    September 16 - 17, 2016
  • Time

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
  • Presenters

    Dr. Jeff Horowitz and John Nadeau
  • Tuition

    $695 Doctor + $295 Per Staff Member
  • Location

    Glidewell International Technology Center, Irvine, Calif.
  • Available CE

    16 Hours
  • Method

    Lecture/Participation

Additional Information

  • Registration begins at 7:30 am
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided each day
  • Space is limited.

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Course Synopsis

The treatment of snoring and sleep apnea is one of the fastest-growing fields of dentistry. Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) experts will demonstrate the problems associated with snoring and sleep apnea, and explain how they have successfully incorporated the treatment of these issues into their practices.

They will review clinical aspects of sleep apnea and the protocols involved in successfully screening, diagnosing and treating this life-threatening condition. Attendees will be provided with a SGS dental sleep medicine protocol manual.

Attendees can expect to leave this course with a sound understanding of dental sleep medicine and the steps required for starting to treat sleep apnea in their own practice. Select attendees will have the opportunity to use a home sleep study device for a sleep test on Friday night to be analyzed by the class the following day. There will be ample hands-on opportunities involving airway diagnostics, bite registrations and appliance review.

Course Objectives

Day 1:

  • Introduction to sleep — sleep stages, disorders
  • Sleep apnea prevalence — why there is a need for treatment
  • Sleep apnea signs/symptoms/clinical issues
  • Treating snoring and sleep apnea in a dental office — protocol review
  • Patient education; addressing key issues and getting a snoring patient to convert to a sleep apnea treatment case
  • Prepare home sleep study for course attendees

Day 2:

  • Download previous night's study and review study data and sleep report with class
  • Hands-on with pharyngometer/rhinometer
  • Bite registration techniques using airway metrics
  • Hands-on working with popular oral appliances
  • Appliance review — pros and cons of all major sleep appliances
  • Case presentations
  • Medical insurance billing — review of the latest codes, fees, procedures and recommendations from SGS experts who do this daily

Our Presenters

  • Dr. Marty Lipsey

    Dr. Marty Lipsey

    Dr. Marty Lipsey received his DDS degree from UCLA and developed and managed a successful dental sleep medicine center for over 20 years. Dr. Lipsey founded Dental Sleep Med Systems, a company dedicated to helping dental teams incorporate and improve sleep medicine in their practices. More >

    His lectures focus on the process of developing a patient- and physician-friendly dental sleep medicine practice.

  • John Nadeau

    John Nadeau

    John Nadeau has been actively involved in the dental sleep medicine community since 2002 and is a well-known educator in the field. John is currently serving as vice president of Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) in Miami, Fla. SGS is a multi-faceted company focusing on developing and promoting cutting-edge diagnostic tools for dental sleep medicine practices, as well as educating the medical community about the importance of sleep apnea treatment. More >

    John lectures weekly to dental and medical professionals about the protocols used for treatment of sleep apnea with oral appliances.

  • Dr. Barry Freydberg

    Dr. Barry Freydberg

    Dr. Barry Freydberg, a 1968 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry is a full-time practicing dentist. He was named “Alumni of the Year” in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. More >

    He is a leading speaker on conservative “Prepless” esthetic dentistry, and is considered a pioneer in raising dentists’ awareness of the ever-growing link between high technology and practice and clinical management. And, as digital technology has matured, he also focuses on “Techsthetics”, the link between technology and diagnosing, marketing and providing better esthetic dentistry.

  • Dr. Jeff Horowitz

    Dr. Jeff Horowitz

    Dr. Jeff Horowitz, a native of Old Bridge, New Jersey, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving early admission to dental school after his junior year. More >

    In 1991, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Horowitz has dedicated himself to continuing education, earning him the fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry, Mentorship status at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, and fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Horowitz is also a member of the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine.