We welcome you to join Dr. Dennis Marangos for an evening dinner and lecture, covering the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing in your patients.
Seminar Topic: Wake Up to Sleep Disorders: An Introduction To Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing for the General Practice Dental Team
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Marangos, DDS, FRCD(C)
In the average General Dental Practice, there is a prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea of 33% of males and 7 % of females (about 40% of your practice base, not including the children in your practice). According to the Harvard Health Report, there are 18.9 million undiagnosed cases of OSA plus 1.3 million non-compliant CPAP users (almost 20 million patients). These numbers are alarming and staggering!!!
Typically, a General Dental Practice, Cosmetic Practice or a Restorative Practice focuses on the aesthetics and rehabilitation of a patient’s smile and dental needs. As caretakers of patient’s oral health, we are positioned to be the first to identify a patient with the clinical signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Working with the Medical profession, we are poised to help identify and manage the millions of patients with Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) issues.
As a profession, we are just coming to understanding the relation between SDB-OSA-Sleep Bruxism (Parafunction), and the effect this has on our restorative/prosthetic treatments. Identifying why a treatment fails is more critical than understanding why a treatment is successful: understanding SDB may be the answer!
Dentists are the only health care providers licensed to fabricate oral appliances (a medical device) that can have a profound effect on patient systemic health.
Dr. Marangos will introduce you and your Dental Team to OSA and what you may be missing in your practice.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Understand Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Develop a predictable screening/exam protocol system
- Identify patients at risk
- Review oral appliance choices
- Recognize how the entire Team can be
Location: 1235 Bay St. #201, Toronto, ON
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
CE Credits: 2 -
Cost: $199* + applicable tax
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