The SCCDS Occlusion/TMD/Sleep Apnea Symposium is designed for dental professionals who are interested in making dentistry more predictable and help our patients stay healthy and comfortable.
This course will explore the challenges of occlusion we face every day in a restorative practice and look at how we can utilize this information.
There have been and continue to be many philosophies of treatment of TM disorders. This lecture will look at the evolution of the field and how new understanding of this system can lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Poor sleep is associated with poor judgment, mood and the ability to learn and retain information and may increase the risk of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cognitive and sexual dysfunction and even cancer. This lecture will teach about the field of sleep medicine and the dental team’s roll in addressing the public health epidemic of poor sleep.
Removable oral appliances utilized during sleep to create and maintain a patent airway has seen the creation of a new area of interest in dentistry termed dental sleep medicine.
The pros and cons of Maxillomandibular Advancement as a first-line surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea will be presented.
- Creating an optimized occlusion in every day dentistry
- Diagnose TM disorders and learn about available therapy options
- Understand sleep medicine and specific terms used to communicate with the medical community
- Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with different oral appliances
- Understand the advancement surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea