- Gain intimate knowledge of CPAP and mask therapy
- Learn the different types of PAP therapy
- Learn tips and tactics for how dentists can rescue more CPAP refusing patients
- Understand the fundamentals of CPAP therapy
You may be wondering WHY a dentist administering appliance therapy, needs to know about CPAP treatment. It’s simple. As your DSM practice grows, fostering physician relationships is a critical component to maximizing the full potential of your dental sleep medicine practice. Understanding the fundamentals of CPAP therapy enables you to drive insightful and comprehensive discussions with physicians regarding sleep apnea treatment options. CPAP knowledge and appreciation can fuel the conversation of what happens next, to the patients that reject CPAP treatment. Additionally, gaining an understanding of CPAP non-compliant patients leverages an entry point into a discussion of the country’s sky-high rate of untreated sleep apnea and airway sufferers.
- Overview the new recommendations by the AASM for PAP Therapy
- Learn about the policy statements offered in this new literature
- Learn how PAP Therapy and the contraindications apply to your dental sleep patients
- Learn useful conversation strategies regarding PAP therapy to better communicate with local physicians
It is important to stay up-to-date with current information in the sleep health industry. In this course, Dr. Tucker will review the new recommendations by the AASM for PAP Therapy. He will discuss the latest literature regarding PAP Therapy and how it applies to your dental sleep medicine practice.
- Understand what combination therapy is and how CPAP and OAT can work together to treat patients.
- Learn how to identify appropriate patients for combination therapy.
- Learn how combination therapy provides excellent compliance compared to CPAP alone.
Combination CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy is the combination of two separate therapies, CPAP Therapy and Oral Appliance Therapy. Dr. Ronald Prehn will define the therapy and show cases to explain how the two therapies are combined to treat patients. He will discuss how to properly identify patents for combination therapy as well as how to get started with a treatment plan.
- Understand cardiovascular disease and the relationship with obstructive sleep apnea.
- Learn about CPAP adherence related to cardiovascular events.
- Gain a better understanding of sleep architecture.
This course reviews the SAVE Clinical Trials. The Trial was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of CPAP in reducing the rate of cardiovascular events among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Tucker will discuss the unexpected results and how they relate to Oral Appliance Therapy. He will show how this information can be used to proactively discuss with physicians the benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy for the CPAP intolerant patient.