The Dentist’s Role in Identifying and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Temple University Student Faculty Center
3340 North Broad Street,4th Floor, Room D
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tuition: Dentist $195 DT $95
Credits: 3 (L)
Registration: Fax or email completed registration form to fax number 215-707-7107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition affecting millions. Left untreated, the consequences are dire. The American Dental Association has stated that dentists can and should play an essential role in the multidisciplinary care of patients with OSA. This course will go through the epidemiology, pathophysiology and steps in screening patients. It will also outline the steps involved with providing oral appliance therapy from appliance selection through fabrication, fitting, titration and dealing with possible side effects.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Understand what Obstructive Sleep Apnea is and its prevalence.
- Learn why it’s important that OSA be treated.
- Be able to screen patients for OSA.
- Understand the role of sleep testing and how a diagnosis is made.
- Recognize the dentists role working with other medical providers to provide OA therapy.
- Be familiar with the various treatment options.
- Be exposed to the range of oral appliances available.
- Learn the clinical steps in providing patients with oral appliances.
- Understand the possible side effects that can occur and how to deal with them.
Dr. David Slobodinsky
Grad 1983 Temple University School of Dentistry, DDS; Past Member American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Cosmetic Consortium of Philadelphia; Current member of Sleep Certified, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of General dentistry, Eastern Dental Society; Received advanced training in Obstructive Sleep Apnea from Sleep Certified/Dr. Jonathan Greenburg; Currently a Level 5 Sleep Master, member of President’s Circle, Sleep certified.
Dr. Marc Levin
Dr. Marc Levin is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he also served on the faculty as a clinical instructor in oral medicine.
He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and founder of EOS Dental Sleep, providing treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in offices in Philadelphia and Manhattan.
Dr. David Slobodinsky and Dr. Marc Levin: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. CE Planning Committee: Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry 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 activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.