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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Dental Sleep Dream Team – Physician Referrals and Collaboration Crucial to Interdisciplinary Team

Categories: Sleep Medicine

Author(s): Nicole Greenman, Steve Greenman

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

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Dental Sleep Dream Team – Physician Referrals and Collaboration Crucial to Interdisciplinary Team

Educational Objectives

  • A framework for Physician-Dentist Collaboration in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • How to network with physicians and build a collaborative, inter-disciplinary treatment team
  • The referral process: integrating and collaborating primary care with oral health
  • After diagnosis: importance of communication and a sound medical billing process

Abstract

Without collaborative relationships with physicians, dentists’ efforts to provide an acceptable standard of care are compromised. For example, to fit an oral appliance without a proper medical evaluation gives patients a false sense of diagnosis, deterring them from pursuing a comprehensive exam with a licensed physician.  Partnerships between qualified dentists and physicians are not only key for optimal patient care; they also increase the breadth of a dentist’s dental sleep medicine practice. During this webinar, we will cover how dentists can bridge the treatment gap to secure more physician referrals and work as an interdisciplinary team to treat your patient’s sleep breathing disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with oral appliance therapy (OAT).

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from SOMNOMED.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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