Webinar: Sleep Apnea - Wake Up to the Problem
August 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM EDT
- Continuing Education Programs
|| Tuesday, August 21, 2018
|| 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
|| CE Credit:
|| 1 CE Hour*
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|| National Dentex
Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. Based on real-life, day-to-day practice and implemented techniques that have led to successful results with OSA therapy, this webinar is designed as an overview on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while building your practice. Attention is given to the four steps to successful implementation – Awareness, Diagnosis, Financials, Treatment.
You will leave this webinar with confidence to understand:
- Overview of what sleep apnea is and the different types
- Overview of health consequences of untreated sleep apnea
- Creating awareness in the hygiene department
- How to get a diagnosis from a sleep physician
- Overview of treatment options
- How an oral appliance works and oral appliance selection
- Overview of record-taking techniques
Erin Elliott, DDS
Dr. Erin Elliott grew up in Southern California but went to college in western New York where she played collegiate soccer and graduated summa cum laude. After graduating Creighton Dental School in 2003, she settled in North Idaho to begin her general dentistry career. She has a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and Short-Term Orthodontics. She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. She’s teaching sleep apnea with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal, as well as privately coaching practices about sleep.
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