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2021 AAOP VIRTUAL Sleep Conference

Updates in management of Sleep Breathing Disorders (SBD)

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Course Description: The basis of this conference is to review the current status of Sleep Medicine disorders with an emphasis on the role of the dentist in the management of Sleep Breathing Disorders (SBD). The conference will provide presentations by guest speakers as well as an opportunity to have an interactive discussion at the end of each presentation. The diverse disciplines and professional backgrounds of the guest speakers reflect the multidisciplinary nature of sleep medicine. Dental professionals should become familiar with the most common sleep disorders and in particular Sleep Breathing Disorders (SBD), as well as the most recent and relevant literature, since these impact a high percentage of the population, often times remaining undiagnosed, and their presence can negatively impact pain management.


10 -10:45 am – Introduction to Sleep Disorders – Mike Howell, MD

11:00 – 11:45 am – Nasal Airway Obstruction and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Eddie Sall, DDS, MD

12-12:45 pm: Sleep and Pain OR Sleep medicine Disorders encountered in an OFP practice – Luis Fernando Buenaver, Ph.D.

2-3 pm – Sleep Breathing Disorders in the pediatric patient – Ben Pliska, DDS

3:00-3:45 pm – Oral Appliances for SBD – Andrew Smith, DDS

4 – 4:45 pm Coding and Billing – Alex Vaughan, DDS