PAGD Webinar: Recognition, Screening and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea

When:  Jun 22, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

You are invited to join your colleagues for a presentation from PAGD member and your colleague from York, Dr. Gordon Bell, entitled Recognition, Screening and Treatment Options for Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea. This half-day webinar will be held in Harrisburg on Friday, June 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The national epidemic of sleep apnea and its health sequelae affect tens of millions of individuals. The dental healthcare provider is in a unique position to proactively identify at risk individuals resulting in significant reductions in comorbid disease, healthcare costs and lost work time. The knowledge obtained during this presentation will provide a foundation for the practitioner to function as both the gatekeeper and the facilitator to assist their patients through screening, diagnosis and treatment of this growing health epidemic.

By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • Obtain the knowledge base and tools to recognize and understand the risk factors for sleep diordered breathing and sleep apnea. Adverse health implications will be enumerated and discussed to enable the practitioner to have a discussion with patients on risk factors and health sequelae.
  • Obtain tools and develop the requisite skills to screen for patients potentially at risk for sleep apnea.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the treatment options available for management of sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnea.
  • Be able to discuss the full range of dental sleep appliances and the indications and contraindications of each design.
  • Identify proper methods for impressioning, bite registration, appliance fitting, appliance titration.
  • Develop a familiarity of the processes and procedures for follow-up and maintenance of the previously-diagnosed patient.
Cost for PAGD/AGD members to participate is $50. PAGD/AGD student members can participate at no cost.
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