Join us for our 2016 Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium
Dental sleep medicine is one of the fastest growing fields in dentistry in response to the demand for treatment by patients suffering from OSA. Estimated to affect 12-18 million Americans, OSA contributes a broad range of serious health consequences including an increased risk of hypertension, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, GERD, cognitive dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and excessive daytime drowsiness. Learn more about this fast growing area of dentistry at our symposium, September 30, 2016, at our NEW LOCATION – 1900 51st Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Continental breakfast and lunch included
Location: Dental Prosthetic Services – 1900 51st Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan A. Parker, DDS
67% of the patient’s in your practice have a snoring problem and it is now estimated that 17% of the adults in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring and OSA can have a significant effect on marriages, relationships, and a patient’s overall health. You can play an important role in identifying and treating snoring and OSA.
This entertaining and informative presentation will provide you with a clear understanding of all aspects of snoring and OSA and a step-by-step approach to identifying, evaluating and coordinating treatment for your patients. It will also be an exceptional guide to treating snoring and OSA with oral appliance therapy. You will learn the features and characteristics of 9 different oral appliances as well as the benefits and potential side effects of these devices.
This program will give you the practical clinical information you need to immediately incorporate dental sleep medicine into your practice. The practice of dental sleep medicine can change patient’s lives and re-energize your professional life.
You will learn…..
- How snoring and OSA occur
- About evaluation and diagnostic testing
- The medical treatment options
- About how oral appliances work
- How to coordinate care with the sleep medicine physician
- The protocol for use of oral appliances
- About the oral appliances currently in use
- About possible complications and side effects and how to manage them
About our Speaker:
Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has a full-time practice in dental sleep medicine in Edina, Minnesota, and his office is accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is immediate past president of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Parker is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker has lectured internationally on treatment of snoring and OSA.
Cost: Register by September 16 to receive a $25 discount per registration.
Register by September 16th: $274 per doctor
Register after September 16th: $299 per doctor
Register by September 16th: $99 per staff member
Register after September 16th: $124 per staff member