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KHALID ISMAIL, M.D. Pulmonary physician, Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, and Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Tufts Medical Center; Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Tufts Dental School's Department of Continuing Education is pleased to announce its newest dental sleep medicine program. Based on the need for university-based CE dental sleep medicine programs, we are offering a comprehensive course consisting of a three sessions of 1.5 days each.
This program is intended for dentists looking to take the first steps towards learning and understanding the practice of dental sleep medicine, and will serve as an excellent precursor towards an extended program (such as the TUSDM Dental Sleep Mini-Residency).
Please note: participants in this course are eligible to receive $1,000 off enrollment in our 2018-19 Dental Sleep Mini-Residency or TMD Mini-Residency!
This comprehensive program will include detailed information on the management of obstructive sleep apnea patients via oral appliance therapy. Lectures, hands-on workshops and clinical case-based learning will provide participants with information in the field of dental sleep medicine, including new clinical guidelines, innovations in clinical techniques to achieve more successful treatment outcomes and management of common side effects.
The program will emphasize an understanding of normal sleep, pathophysiology and medical consequences of obstructive sleep apnea including screening, diagnosis and treatment options, reading and understanding of sleep studies, positive air pressure (PAP) therapy, bite registration techniques, an unbiased review of oral appliances, and management of common side effects.
CLINICAL CASE-BASED LEARNING:
Clinical case-based learning will provide participants with an understanding of the elements needed for medical history intake, examination, assessment and proper plan of care with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.
Hands-on workshops during sessions will include clinical examination, bite registration, selection, fitting and adjustments of oral appliances and morning jaw re-positioning techniques.
Reading assignments will provide a continuous learning between sessions. Participants will review and understand scientific literature and other publications.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine's Dental Sleep Medicine: A Comprehensive Introduction course meets the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's (AADSM) continuing education criteria for the Qualified Dentist designation. Completion of the course may count toward fulfillment of the continuing education requirements for the designation. For more information regarding the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation, or to apply, visit http://www.aadsm.org/dentistqualified.aspx.
Participation: Credit Hours - 30
AGD Code: 160
This course is supported by: Great Lakes Orthodontics, Inspire Medical Systems, Itamar Medical, Kettenbach USA, Oventus Medical, Panthera Dental, Prosomnus Sleep Technologies, Somnomed, True Function Laboratory, Whip Mix, Nierman Practice Management.