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AAOP 2017 Dental Sleep Medicine Review Course

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hilton O'Hare Hotel
AAOP Hilton O'Hare Hotel Reservations
O'Hare International Airport
Chicago, IL  60666

Kenneth S Cleveland
Annual Scientific Meeting
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Advance Only
Registration will reopen on site on 11/11/17. Attire is business casual. Do to the professional nature of this program admittance is limited to professional attendees.
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Fourth Annual Mid-Year Sleep Medicine In Review
Mid Year Symposium on Sleep Medicine & Orofacial Pain

Presented By:

Under the Auspices of the Dental Sleep Medicine Committee


Under the Auspices of the AAOP Sleep Medicine Committee

Saturday November 11, 2017 in Chicago, IL 

8:00 AM-4:00 PM


Hilton O'Hare Hotel Reservations


Introduction / Goals

This course is designed to review the current literature as it relates to the field of sleep medicine and specifically to the dentist’s role therein.  A variety of current and relevant articles from various journals will be selected for review.  In addition other articles of similar relevance will be cited.  The ultimate goal is for the participant to have a more up-to-date understanding of the current literature.  The articles that will be reviewed will be made available to those enrolled approximately one month prior to the meeting.  Other articles that will be referenced will be made available in abstract form following the course.  The material is applicable to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge regardless of experience.


 Course Format

The format will be similar to the one utilized in the past.  Articles will be selected based on various topics and discussed by a moderator and then discussion within the group of that article and other relevant literature along with individual perspective of the topic will take place.  The discussion will take place for 50 to 60 minutes for each topic chosen.  Each article will be presented and reviewed in a power point format.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to attendees.



Welcome and Introduction by Program Chairs:                        
Elmer A. Villalon, DMD

Dennis R. Bailey, DDS

Mariona  Mullet Pradera, DDS



Presenters and Topics;


8:00 AM          Article:   Minimizing Advancement in OA Therapy - Andrew Smith, DDS                         


9:00 AM          Topic:  Chronic Pain and Melatonin - Aurelio Alonso, DDS, PhD         


10:00 AM          Topic: Use of Oximetry to Diagnose Sleep Apnea in Children - Jennifer Buchannan, DDS               


11:00 AM          Topic:  Marijuana in Sleep and Pain - Darrell Boychuk, DDS   


12:15 to 12:50 PM as lunch time topic

 Pulse oximetry as a replacement for HST / PSG – AHI and ODI relationship - Dennis Bailey, DDS    


 1:00 PM            Topic:  Titration for oral appliance therapy using HST - Steve Bender, DDS 


 2:00 PM            Topic:  Sleep and Pain interaction - Joe Matthews, DDS       


 3:00 PM         Topic:  Review of Sleep survey and OFP programs and how to integrate this into OFP programs plus developing  sleep CE as part of the program(s) - Isabel Moreno Hay, DDS


4:00 PM Review and Adjourn 


The O’Hare Hilton located at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL.  A special room block with a rate of $115.00/night has been set up for AAOP attendees.  You may book your room via the following link: Hilton O'Hare Hotel Reservations or by calling 877-865-5322 and using the code AMO, which will ID you as an AAOP attendee. The Hilton is attached to the O'Hare International Airport for travel convenience and is a short walk via tunnel from the baggage terminals.



Learning Objectives:

The following are the overall objectives for this one-day experience:

1.  Have an update awareness of the sleep medicine literature which is pertinent to

     orofacial pain clinicians but not easily make found in the “day to day” scientific literature.


2.  Become more cognizant of the current literature in sleep medicine and how this impacts

     A dentists day-to-day practice of sleep medicine and orofacial pain


3.  Become more attentive of the relationship between sleep disorders and pain


4.  Be exposed to the wide variety of experiences and philosophic aspects of one’s peers

     through open discussion and debate


5.  Become further educated about sleep disorders and hence more knowledgeable to discuss sleep disorders and treatment options with our patients and physician colleagues


Faculty contact & bio information is available via the AAOP website



The American Academy of Orofacial Pain is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2018. The AAOP has designated this program for 6 hours of continuing education.