Dental Sleep Medicine
April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 1:00 pm$6,600
Over a five-day period, you will eat, sleep and breathe Dental Sleep Medicine, literally!
Whether you’re new to Dental Sleep Medicine or someone who’d like to expand his or her expertise, you and a small group of students will participate in lectures and hands-on training led by some of the country’s leading experts in Dental Sleep Medicine throughout each day. You’ll wear a home sleep monitor during the course so that you are immersed in the patient experience throughout with expert guidance in reviewing and evaluating the additional components you’ll receive during the course including your own personal sleep study and custom made appliance!
If you think it’s satisfying to help save someone’s teeth, just wait until you’ve saved someone’s life!
It is estimated that more than 20% of Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB), and problems such as snoring and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). This translates to an enormous segment of our patient population being subject to the comorbidities of OSA, ranging from hypertension to congestive heart failure to stroke to early death from heart attack. Untreated SDB can also contribute to TMD, bruxism, GERD, and the destruction of the stomatognathic system, directly affecting our ability to predictably treat our dental patients.
- An overview of normal human sleep and its systemic consequences.
- The medical model for diagnosis and treatment of SDB, including details of medical diagnostic (polysomnography) and treatment (CPAP) modalities.
- Dental screening for SDB, including questionnaires and dental, head and neck examination.
- A literature-based view of the design, effectiveness, and potential problems with oral appliance therapy.
- Home monitoring devices for initial screening and subsequent monitoring of mandibular advancement device (MAD) therapy.
- The relationship between SDB and GERD, bruxism, and TMD — pathophysiology and management
- A no-nonsense view of surgical options and predictability.
- An introduction to pediatric sleep disorders and related comorbidities.
- The philosophy and realities of introducing dental sleep medicine into practice.
Credits awarded at this course may be applied toward AADSM renewal or recertification.
The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 50 continuing education credits.
To enhance your learning experience and ease your travel, we offer accommodations on-site at The Pankey Institute. Each bedroom has a full bathroom ensuite and amenities such as TV, hairdryer, small steamers in each wardrobe and plush Pankey Lodge robes for your use. We also have a very large living room and kitchen for your personal relaxation. The One Club at The Pankey Institute is located on the second floor of the Institute.
To inquire about pricing, availability and further information, please contact Participant Services at 305.428.5500 or 1.800.4-PANKEY
Refund/Cancellation Policy: A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The tuition balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of the course. Requests to cancel must be made in writing. Requests received prior to 60 days before the start of the course will be subject to forfeiture of the deposit and 50% of the course tuition, however, the remaining tuition may be transferred to another course date. No refunds or transfers will be issued for cancellations received within 60 days of the start of the course. Please allow 3 weeks for processing of refunds. Pankey reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or scheduled faculty with advance notice to the registrant. In no event shall Pankey be liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed by the airlines, hotels, or other travel related expenses as a result of course date changes or course cancellations including changes related to weather, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events.
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The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation, aka The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized and chartered in the State of Florida that accepts all registrants regardless of age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin, and it does not discriminate on any such basis with respect to its activities, programs, and policies. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.