Obstructive sleep apnea is a prevalent condition in our society. Although the treatment for this condition is usually through C-PAP, many patients and physicians alike are looking for an alternative and oral appliance therapy can be a good option for these patients. Oral appliance therapy to manage obstructive sleep apnea and primary snoring is a growing field that incorporates knowledge from both the medical and dental perspectives. This lecture provides an overview of the current concepts on dental sleep medicine. Participants will learn about the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea, and the role that a dentist can play in the management of obstructive sleep apnea as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the role of dentistry in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
2. Review the contraindications and adverse effects of oral appliance therapy.
3. Identify which obstructive sleep apnea patients are candidates for oral appliance therapy.
Meet the Speaker: Isabel Moreno-Hay, DDS, PhD- Orofacial Pain Clinic Director
Dr. Moreno Hay is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Orofacial Pain, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She is a graduate of the University Complutense of Madrid, School of Dentistry (Spain). In 2005, she completed a fellowship in implant prosthodontics at the University Complutense of Madrid. Dr. Moreno received a European Ph.D. degree in 2011 from University Complutense of Madrid. Her doctoral thesis on electromyography examined the electrical activity of masticatory muscles, stressing the role of electromyography in dentistry. Dr. Moreno graduated from the 2-year CODA approved program in Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky in 2013. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 2015. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, member of the Spanish Academy of Temporomandibular Disorders, Kentucky Sleep Society and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She has published several research articles in international journals
- Zoom Webinar
- 1.5 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $59
11AM (EST), 10AM (CST), 8AM (PST)
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