An Orthodontic Approach

This course will provide you with an understanding of the physiology of sleep apnea and current diagnostic and treatment options, new orthodontic approaches and protocols to provide immediate relief from OSA, changes to the airway that address an underlying cause. We will demonstrate innovative technologies and convenient, cost effective processes to improve the diagnostic and treatment experience for patients of all ages.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to effectively incorporate an Orthodontic Obstructive Sleep Apnea program into your practice. During the course you will learn:

  • The physiology of snoring and sleep disordered breathing
  • Sleep Apnea and Technology: The benefits and roles of CBCT, intraoral scanning, and home sleep testing (HST)
  • How to successfully integrate sleep apnea screening and testing into your practice
  • Proven, evidence-based orthodontic treatment options that help your patients breathe, smile and thrive
  • New SAGITTAL FIRST ™ protocols and tools to increase same-day starts and shorten treatment times
  • How to partner with health care professionals for diagnosis, comprehensive care, and new referral sources
  • How to seamlessly implement airway-friendly orthodontics with minimal changes to your day-to-day practice
  • Effective sleep apnea patient education and practice marketing activities and resources

Teaching Methods and Tools

Includes training methods such as lecture, video, interactive group discussion. A complete system of protocols, patient education, and professional referral materials will be demonstrated.

December 04, 2020 to December 05, 2020

UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

111 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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