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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS: APPROACH FROM DENTISTRY!

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Overview / Abstract:

SYNOPSIS:

This course focuses on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) Disorders such as snoring, somnolence and sleep apnea. It reviews the underlying mechanisms of these problems, including brain and anatomic alterations that predispose a patient to SDB. Lectures and discussion include an explanation of airway closure, factors that predict or predispose to airway closure and the medical and psychological consequences of sleep disordered breathing.

This workshop allows the participants to use and analyze diagnostic tests and reports, including the clinical evaluation, pulse or wrist oximeter, PSG studies and Smart phone apps for snoring. The Hands-On provides demos and experiences of various appliances that can be used to treat patients, such as the Herbs and the TAP.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Chronic snoring
Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Ordering and interpreting 3-D airway images
Medications used in OSA
Examination methods for OSA/snoring
Ordering polysomnography
Take-home Oximetry
Smart phone apps for snoring/Oxymeter
UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathobiology of the obstructive sleep apnea
Be able to apply diagnostic methods used to detect and quantify obstructive apnea disorders
Understand the current therapies used for these problems
Know the latest medications that are used for managing both snoring and obstruction
Be able to use portable take-home recording devices for assessing the ongoing success or failure of the treated case
Analyze a PSG report
Select the dental device accordingly with the case indications (Herbst or TAP device) for OSA and snoring

Expiration

Sep 07, 2018

Credits / Hours

14

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?

YES

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Glenn Clark, DDS, MS, Mariela Padilla, DDS, MEd., Jack Broussard, DDS, Rick Borquez, DDS, and Sal Manrriquez, DDS

Keywords / Search Terms

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

Date(s)
11-30--0001

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
925 W. 34th St
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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