2018 SEC Dental Sleep Medicine Conference Conference Agenda:

October 4th-6th "The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Disorders Medicine: Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Treatment Team"
The Sleep Education Consortium (SEC) presents a unique opportunity to learn about the dentists' role in sleep disorders medical field. This conference is a three-day event for dentists. Below is the agenda for all three days of the conference. The first day is designed for dentists, whereas the second day and first half of the third day is designed for both physicians and dentists. Then concluding in the afternoon of the third day is a focused approach for dentists to integrate sleep medicine into their practice from a practical standpoint.

The Houston, Sleep Education Consortium presents a unique opportunity to learn about the dentists' role in sleep disorders treatment (we don't just treat "a" disorder).

This conference focuses on teaching the D.D.S. an overview of sleep disorders, starting from the basics and moving to the more advanced aspects of how dentistry can play a vital role in the field of Sleep Medicine.
In an effort to provide the best educational experience the conference is specifically designed to address the educational needs of the D.D.S.

The One-On-One Special Training Workshop is structured to give the dental assistant the knowledge and understanding in order to recognize sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in their patients, to comprehend the treatment rationale and how it is applied to the clinical setting, and to give basic understanding of the dental assistants role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

By addressing the patients' questions regarding sleep issues, the dentist and support staff can be grounded in the broader aspect of sleep disorders on a basic level. Attending both days of the conference will allow the dentist and support staff to become familiar with a multitude of sleep problems, and they can be more responsive to questions patients may ask as the dentist screens for sleep disorders within their practice.

Course Syllabus for the 2018 Sleep Medicine Conferences:

 
 

Thursday October 4th

 
  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast
  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Introduction: Sleep and breathing: The basics of understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its relationship to dentistry. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Identifying OSA patients and proper candidates for oral appliance therapy: The dentists approach to the airway exam. - Rob Veis D.D.S.
  • 9:45am - 10:15am: Modern concepts in Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction: Why dentists must understand OSA to optimally treat TMD patients. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 10:30am - 11:15am: Overview of Appliance Therapy and understanding the different types available. Minimizing side effects with Morning Repositioners. - Rob Veis, D.D.S.
  • 11:15am - 11:35am: Taped video: The basic key points a dentist needs to recognize on an oral airway exam. -
    Ron Prehn D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 11:35am - 12:15pm: Demonstration of – making a construction bite and Morning Repositioners. - Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.
  • LUNCH: 12:15pm – 1:30pm
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  • 1:30 to 5:00 Four breakout sessions, each is 45 min. – Go to the group assigned at check in.
  • (1:30PM – 2:15PM) (2:20PM- 3:05PM) (3:10PM- 3:55PM) (4:00PM – 4:45PM)
  • 1) Boil and bite.
    2)AM aligner and construction bite.
    3) Appliance evaluation and the importance of obtaining a good impression
    4) Oral Examination and practical chairside upper airway evaluation

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  • 5:00pm to 5:20pm: Proper laboratory communication – what to send to a dental lab – Rob Veis, D.D.S.
  • 5:20pm - 5:40pm: Optimal communication for physician collaboration. What information to send to a physician for a referral and sleep study request – The referral form. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 5:35pm - 6:00pm: Wrap-up and review – QA - Dr. Prehn, Dr. Veis, and Dr. Simmons
Oct 5-6th "The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Disorders Medicine: Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Treatment Team"

The second day and first half of the third day is designed for both physicians and dentists. Then concluding in the afternoon of the third day is a focused approach for dentists to integrate sleep medicine into their practice from a practical standpoint.

Friday October 5th

 
  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Things that go bump in the night: Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 11:45pm - 12:45pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing During Sleep and Co-Morbid Consequences and the role of Sleep Testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 1)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.
  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. - Terry Taylor D.D.S.
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine. (Part 1) - Jerald H. Simmons, MD and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders, and the Foundation for Airway Health. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm: The Foundation for Airway Health and taking the Airway Pledge. - Rob Veis, D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 6:00pm: QA - Entire Panel of Faculty

Saturday Morning October 6th

 
  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Sleep disorders as the unrecognized, treatable cause in conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Daily Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Bruxism, ADHD and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 8:45am - 9:30am: Combination therapy--CPAP with dental appliances--in the management of difficult cases of OSA. Improving compliance. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Using Telemedicine to assist in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Sleep Disorders. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 10:00am - 10:20am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 10:20am - 10:50am: Understanding the results of sleep testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 10:50am - 11:30am: The Emergence of Myofunctional Therapy to augment the treatment of OSA and other new treatment approaches. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Identifying and managing complications in OSA patients treated with oral appliance therapy. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine (Part 2). - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. . and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 2)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.

Saturday Afternoon October 6th

 
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
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    This officially concludes the medical portion of the conference for physicians.
     
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Cone Beam CT and Airway assessments. - Duane Grummons, D.D.S. and Sal Rodas
  • 2:45pm – 3:15pm: The American Dental Association's recently enhanced involvement in sleep medicine & its impact on both physicians and dentists. - Rob Veis, D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Demystifying Medical Billing for Dental Practices.- Sal Rodas
  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Putting the parts together to enhance your dental practice. - Sal Rodas and Entire Panel
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Certification Exam

 

Contact us for more information:

Sleep Education Consortium, Inc.
2201 W. Holcombe Blvd., #325, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (281)-269-7881
email: info@sleepeducation.net