The course, taught by Lou Chmura, DDS, MS, and David Paquette, DDS, MS, MSD, provides an understanding of the physiology of sleep apnea and the current diagnostic and treatment options, as well as a new orthodontic approach and its protocols.
The orthodontic approach is intended to provide patients with immediate relief of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as well as changes to the airway that may address an underlying cause.
The course covers everything from patient screening and testing to treatment and billing.
During the course, attendees will learn:
- The physiology of snoring and sleep disordered breathing
- Clinical signs and screening methods for identifying obstructive sleep apnea
- OSA diagnostic choices, including patient-friendly home sleep testing
- How the orthodontic strategy differs from conventional treatment options
- The role of mandibular positioning and maxillary arch development in airway management
- How to partner with healthcare professionals for diagnosis, comprehensive care, and new referral sources
- Medical insurance billing made easy
- How to successfully integrate sleep apnea screening, testing, and treatment into your practice
- Effective sleep apnea patient education and practice marketing activities and resources
The course is open to orthodontists and staff and is available for 14 CE credits.