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The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Disorders Medicine: Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Treatment Team

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).
In an effort to provide the best educational experience the conference presents lectures specifically designed to address the educational needs of the D.D.S. The second day is open to all health care professionals and has a broader range of sleep related lecture topics.
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.

• Dental Appliances
• Sleep Bruxism
• Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Assessment and Treatment Team
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea
• Restless Legs Syndrome
• Insomnia
• Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
• Sleep testing (in the lab and in the home)
• Combination therapy with PAP and oral appliances
• Chronic Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• Orthodontic interventions in the treatment of OSA
• Idiopathic Hypersomnolence
• REM Behavior Disorder
• Psychophysiologic Insomnia
• Nocturnal Seizures
• Hypertension
• Periodic Leg Movements of Sleep
• Cardiac disease and the association with sleep disturbances
• Surgery of the Upper Airway
• Parasomnias
• Sleepwalking
• Sleep talking
• Confusional arousals
• Sleep terrors
• Sleep-Related Eating Disorder
• Sleep and Movement Disorders and neurodegenerative diseases
• Parkinson’s
• Sleep and Headaches
• Mandibular Advancing
• Narcolepsy

Gain the knowledge you need to address your patient’s sleep ills in a three day comprehensive course tailored to provide physicians with the essentials to develop a differential diagnosis and treatment plan for patients presenting with common sleep problems.