Through AGD/PACE approved provider DC Dental, we are thrilled to bring you live, interactive, ultra high-quality webinars.      DC Clinical courses are hand picked based on our mission to deliver actionable, skill building knowledge that makes your “dental life” more efficient, more productive and ultimately, more rewarding.

Date Time Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
10.21.14 8:00 PM ET Sleep Apnea Erin Elliott, DDS Wake Up To Sleep Apnea – Session 1/4

Wake Up To Sleep Apnea – Session 1/4

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET


Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: The Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea

Physical pain is a strong motivator to visit the dentist. Even the most reluctant patients will book an appointment if the situation becomes dire enough.

But once they visit, what if their treatment went truly above and beyond? What if you helped fix a problem they didn’t even know they had?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a dangerous condition that often goes undiagnosed. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea include snoring, dangerously high blood pressure and even death. These symptoms can and do disrupt patient lives—from making it difficult for a patient who snores to sleep in the same room as their spouse to a simple lack of restful sleep.

What if you could be the clinician that helps tackle these issues?

This complimentary webinar will provide you the ability to do just that. Not only will your skills expand, but your practice will forever change in the eyes of your patients.

You’ll begin by gaining a foundational understanding of sleep apnea including the health consequences of not treating the condition.

Dr. Erin Elliott is a leading expert on sleep apnea treatment. A member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, her work has been life-changing for countless patients.

She will walk you through the steps of how to screen patients such as which dental signs and symptoms to look for as possible indicators of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is not just an adult problem: Pediatric sleep apnea screening and referral instructions will also be discussed.

This session will focus on:

Sleep disordered breathing: What are the consequences?
The cost of waiting: Health sequelae of untreated sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea in dental patients: How to spot it.
What happens next: How to refer a patient to a specialist.

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