Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Treatment with an Oral Device
You will receive 2 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $82.00

Description:
The title Sleep Apnea and Snoring refers to two common sleep disorders.  Treatment with an Oral Device refers to a valuable treatment method presented in the course.

Author:
H. Edward Lyon, DDS
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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss the significance of snoring.
  2. Discuss the significance of sleep apnea.
  3. Screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea.
  4. Communicate with sleep disorder centers.
  5. Make proper referrals to sleep disorder centers
  6. Ffabricate the treatment appliance.
  7. Effectively manage the related medical insurance.


Abstract:

Some 37% of adults snore and as many as 17% may have some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.  The disorder is often linked to serious medical problems.  Research has demonstrated that oral appliances can be effective in treating these night time breathing disorders, and dentists can be key members of sleep disorders teams that treat these problems.

The course presents the various ways the disorder is treated and discusses the oral devices that have documented research.  The diagnostic procedures used in sleep disorders centers are explained.  Clinical procedures for appliance fabrication are presented and useful insurance information is also given.



Outline:
  1. Introduction

  2. Definitions

  3. Risks and Mortality of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  4. Epidemiology

  5. Predisposing Factors

  6. Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  7. Historical information

  8. Publications and Information Sources

  9. Patient History

  10. Physical Examination and Sleep Studies

  11. Diagnosis

  12. Apnea Variations and Related Disorders

  13. Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  14. Oral Appliances

  15. Appliance Fabrication

  16. Delivery and Maintenance of the Sleep Appliance

  17. Insurance Information

  18. Summary
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