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Live Webinar: Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Dentists and the Dental Team





This Program is a Live Interactive Webinar using GOTOWEBINAR as a platform.   Join us from the comfort of your home or office. You will be able to speak with the instructor during the seminar as this is an interactive program.

*This program is for the full dental staffno prior skills are needed to attend

Have you ever had a patient, supine in your dental chair and fall asleep only to start snoring? Are you a “Gentle Dentist /Hygienist”?  Or, does your patient have Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome?

Course Objective:

This presentation is aimed at dental practices who want to get started on treating patients with snoring & obstructive sleep apnea.

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome -Sleep Breathing Disorders
  • What is the function of sleep, sleep cycles and the effect of poor sleep on the body systems?
  • Recognize oral signs and symptoms and identify characteristics in your dental operatory of OSA..

Course Description: {Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}

It is estimated that 18 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), yet over 80% go undiagnosed.  You can be exerting so much energy just to breathe while you are sleeping, that by the time you wake in the morning, you are exhausted!

In the last decade, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) has been extensively researched and scientifically proven as an alternative  therapy for     Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Qualified Dental Professionals utilize these devices as an efficacious therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dentists and Dental Hygienists can become integral partners included as part of the multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of       Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD), fitted by qualified dental practitioners can help to maintain a patent airway, decreasing snoring and apnea. The Dentist/ Dental Hygienist can easily recognize the signs and symptoms that may lead to a diagnosis and therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Being a Dentist-Dental Hygienist isn’t about just restoring and cleaning teeth.

You have the ability to improve your patient’s health and quality of life in ways you have never imagined!

  • Introduction to Snoring & OSA * Screening, evaluation and diagnostic testing
  • Co-ordinate treatment for your patients with OSA * Protocol and guidelines of Oral Appliance Therapy

Credits:           3 CEU’s        [AGD: #200:Orofacial Pain]


Instructor:  Dr. Sowmya Ananthan earned her DMD and MSD degrees at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Now the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). She teaches there in the Division of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Ananthan is board certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Her research interests include trigeminal neuropathic pain, and the interaction between sleep disorders and pain.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 06/30/2020. 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. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Wednesday September 22, 2021 Time: 9am to 12pm