Dugoni Fall Symposium: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMJ and Sleep Bruxism

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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**Walk-in Registration Welcome**

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, present their first Fall Symposium featuring outstanding speakers in obstructive sleep apnea, temporomandibular disorders and bruxism.


Two-thirds of the world's population exhibit disturbed sleep patterns. This results in comorbidities which include undiagnosed stroke, Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, GERD and obesity just to name a few. As dental practitioners, should we be concerned? The American Dental Association thinks so.


A general overview of these topics will be discussed by Drs. Douglas Chenin, Ward Noble and Andrew Young. Dr. Eugene Santucci, co-director of the Dugoni School of Dentistry's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency, will moderate the program and will lead a panel Q&A session at the end to open up communication on this silent killer.


The Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Douglas L. Chenin, DDS

In this lecture, Dr. Chenin gives a colorful introduction to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) from a 3D CBCT imaging and dental anatomy focus. The lecture covers terms, concepts, how to screen patients for OSA and how it is diagnosed. Multiple cases will be presented with photography and CBCT imaging to highlight the anatomy involved in obstructive sleep apnea. Emphasis will also be placed on how OSA correlates with TMD, bruxism and other health complications and comorbidities.


You Will Learn:

  • To understand the basic terms and concepts of Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a sleep disorder
  • To recognize the signs and symptoms of OSA that occur during wakefulness and sleep
  • To review the associated health complications and comorbidities that are correlated with OSA
  • Explore the role of 3D CBCT imaging within Dental Sleep Medicine



Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies

Warden Noble, DDS, MS

Knowledge of sleep bruxism has been clouded by various opinions, myths and misconceptions. Parafunctional behaviors, including sleep bruxism, 'awake' bruxism and clenching are very prevalent and have received much attention by the dental community. Interactions among saliva, erosive tooth wear, sleep apnea and gastric reflux (GERD) play a role in the causes and effects of this problem and will be the basis of this evidence-based discussion.


You Will Learn:

  • Better understand the various components of parafunctional movements
  • Understand important differences between awake bruxism and sleep bruxism
  • Understand the interactions of sleep bruxism, sleep apnea, GERD and saliva n the etiology of erosive tooth wear



The Straws that Broke the Camel's Back: A TMD Case

Andrew Young, DDS, MSD

Temporomandibular disorders are multifactorial. The more factors you identify, and the better you understand those factors, the better you can help your patients. Through a case-study, you will see an example of how those factors can work together to result in TMD.


You Will Learn:

  • To become more aware of the various factors that contribute to the initiation and perpetuation of TMD
  • Appreciate the relationship between bruxism, sleep disorders and TMD


Who Should Attend:

This informative program is designed for dentists and all team members in the office


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees


$295 for Dentists

$195 for Allied Dental Professionals

Special Rate for Dugoni Alumni Association Dues-Paying Members:

$225 Dentists; $125 Allied Dental Professionals

email cedental@pacific.edu for discount code

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Eugene T. Santucci, DDS, MA, is an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Science at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has a master’s degree in educational psychology and counseling and teaches occlusion, aesthetics and TMD. He has authored chapters on aesthetic dentistry and occlusion and is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Douglas L. Chenin, DDS is an international authority on Dental Sleep Medicine and 3D imaging of the airway and craniofacial anatomy. His dental practice is focused exclusively on the treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy. He was former director of clinical affairs for Anatomage Inc. where he was instrumental in the development of 3D imaging technology for airway, temporomandibular joint and craniofacial analysis. He has collaborated on numerous research projects, authored and co-authored an extensive list of professional publication and he presents regularly nationally and internationally. Dr. Chenin is a graduate of University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Ward Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd, graduated from UCSF and completed a specialty program in prosthodontics at University of Michigan. He served as a faculty member at UCSF from 1970-2005. After 35 years in private practice, he became a professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, where he has received teaching awards from both students and faculty. He has given more than 150 presentations both nationally and internationally and has written numerous articles and chapters for dental textbooks.

Andrew Young, MSD, DDS studied Orofacial Pain at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.  As the director of the orofacial pain curriculum and patient care at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, he treats temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain.  He also leads the evidence-based decision-making curriculum.



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