Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

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

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

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).

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Dental Sleep Practice Your Dream Team

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists

  

Educational Objectives

•  How to transition a routine dental visit into sleep disordered breathing with oral appliance therapy (OAT)
•  In-practice roles and responsibilities to establish your dental “dream team” for sleep apnea treatment
•  Commitment to achieve success: what your team needs
•  Establishing a patient experience for better sleep/health the moment they interact with your practice
•  Scenarios for better case acceptance for OAT

Abstract

From the receptionist and billing coordinator to the hygienist and dental assistant, every employee should play an integral role in the screening and managing of potential patients who might not know they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In Dental Sleep Medicine, a team approach is vital as each team member evolves with the new roles and responsibilities to help obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers. During this webinar, we will explore staff member’s roles in to help your practice build an in-office dental sleep “dream team.”

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

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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

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

Identifying Sleep Apnea In Your Dental Patients

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Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists

  

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify:

  • The impact of sleep apnea on your patient's quality of life
  • Science of sleep and how the positioning of the jaw impacts the airway
  • Dental signs of sleep apnea and patient evaluation processes for oral appliance therapy treatment
  • Oral appliance therapy treatment (OAT) results and how to make OAT a pragmatic portion of your practice
  • Valuable resources for implementing medical billing and OAT manufacturer partnerships

Abstract

The need for dentists to take a greater role in the identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has never been higher; according to a Harvard health report approximately 25 million adults in the U.S. suffer from the condition and almost 19 million of them are undiagnosed. OSA is a condition that affects the airway and since dentists and dental hygienists see the airway of their dental patients every day, they can potentially be the first line of defense in the identification of OSA. During this webinar, we will explore screening options to identify OSA patients in your practice, oral signs and symptoms, the referral process, how oral appliances work, and device options by patient type.

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

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