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Apnea.Today (2 Day Hands-On Course)

Mr. Michael Cowen, Dr. Douglas Sakurai, Mr. Hootan Shahidi, Dr. Lance Timmerman

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM - Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Apnea.Today (2 Day Hands-On Course)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Option 1 : Lecture Presentation / Over the Shoulder Program
Limited number of tickets at this price.
Jan 27, 2017 $1,300.00 $19.95
Option 2: The Patient Experience by You
3 Tickets Remaining at this Price
Jan 27, 2017 $2,200.00 $19.95
Option 3: The Patient Experience and Medical Billing Registration
2 Tickets Remaining at this Price
Jan 27, 2017 $2,800.00 $19.95
Team Member Registration
Attendee must accompany doctor. 2 tickets remaining at this price
Jan 27, 2017 $400.00 $10.99

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Thursday February 16  6PM- 9PM

Friday February 17 9 AM - 5 PM

Course Title: Sleep Apnea Today- Everything You Should Know by Now (and how to get started on Monday)

Course Description: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is chronic, sometimes life-threatening condition that affects 1 in 5 Americans, of which nearly 85% remain undiagnosed, resulting in a $3.4 billion annual impact on healthcare costs. With numbers that staggering, it isn’t a question If there is sleep apnea in your practice, but HOW do you address it? The landscape of sleep centers, do-it-yourself home sleep units and coordinating a diagnosis from sleep physicians can present a confusing path to navigate. This lecture will discuss how to streamline the identification process, while integrating a team of dental-friendly Board-Certified Sleep Physicians to diagnose and recommend treatment for your patients and how a patient’s medical benefits can be applied. Find out the simple way you can start treating sleep apnea on Monday.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • The impact of sleep apnea
  • What is needed to begin treating sleep apnea
  • How to screen your existing patients for apneas with 95% accuracy using intra-oral exams, sleep studies, HST vs PSG (when and when to refer)
  • How to increase case acceptance in existing patients for screenings and treatment
  • How to market this service for new patients
  • How streamline the entire process and get staff on board
  • How to work with a Certified Sleep Doctor to create a stream of patients for treatment
  • How to deal with medical insurance to pay for treatment, including Medicare

OPTION 1: Starting at $900

Registration to two-day lecture.


OPTION 2:  Starting at $1900

Two-day lecture plus an incredible opportunity for you to experience the whole process for yourself as a patient! Once you register for this course, a Home Study Test will be sent to you from Awaken2Sleep.com with instructions on how to apply the device and get the appropriate test results, much like your patients could on Monday right after the course. You will also receive instructions on sending impressions to Burbank Dental Lab with an appropriate bite registration. An appliance will be fabricated that you will deliver to yourself on day 2 of the course and make the appropriate adjustments. Furthermore, pending approval from the city of Los Angeles, each participant will have a Cone Beam image taken at maximum intercuspation, and another scan with the appliance placed intra-orally to assess the position of the condyle and assess the changes in airway patency


OPTION 3: Starting at $2700

Two-day lecture, home study test from option 2 and automatic registration on crossoverdental.com for medical insurance billing. You will learn how to bill medical insurance for the device you deliver and possibly the cone beam scans you will be taking during the course. You will be able to bill medical insurance soon after completing the course, and not just for apnea cases but many other procedures covered by medical insurance in your private practice

 

Speaker Bios:

Michael Cowen is the founder and CEO of Awaken2Sleep, an innovative home sleep testing company that combines the use of advanced technology and screening techniques to streamline the process of treating sleep apnea for dentists across the United States. By utilizing his extensive knowledge of sleep medicine and over 13 years in the industry, Mr. Cowen has uniquely positioned Awaken2Sleep to fulfill their vision of empowering providers to change their patients’ lives, one “good night’s sleep” at a time.

Dr. Sakurai was born in Los Angeles and has remained there throughout his life. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from CSULA in 1984, and graduated from the UCLA school of Dentistry in 1988. He has been practicing in Santa Ana, CA since 1990. Dr. Sakurai started treating apnea in his practice in 2010 and is transforming his practice to an apnea treatment center.

Hootan Shahidi is the Founder and President of Cross Over Dental Enterprises (C.O.D.E.).  CODE is a full-service medical billing company for dentists with clients in more than 40 states. The company was created to address the growing need for medical billing in dental and dental specialty offices. CODE holds lectures and seminars nationwide to create awareness and instruction while also providing a solution in medical billing.  Mr. Shahidi is a graduate of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he completed a MPH in Health Policy and Management.

Dr Lance Timmerman studied dentistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University and returned home to the Seattle area after graduation in 1998.  He has treated snoring and sleep apnea for over 10 years and received his diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2015. While still a general dentist, his practice has an emphasis on sleep and TMD."

CE Credits: 14 CE Units Provide by CAD-Ray Imaging Centers

Cancelation Policy:  Full refund over 60 days from event minus $25 administrative fee. Refunded 50% 30-60 days from event. No refunds, cancellations, or transfers under 30 days from event. 

This course is sponsored by:

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement 
9/1/2016 to 8/31/2017. Provider ID #371249

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Patterson Educational Center
4030 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM - Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST)


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Mr. Michael Cowen, Dr. Douglas Sakurai, Mr. Hootan Shahidi, Dr. Lance Timmerman

Michael Cowen is the founder and CEO of Awaken2Sleep, an innovative home sleep testing company that combines the use of advanced technology and screening techniques to streamline the process of treating sleep apnea for dentists across the United States. By utilizing his extensive knowledge of sleep medicine and over 13 years in the industry, Mr. Cowen has uniquely positioned Awaken2Sleep to fulfill their vision of empowering providers to change their patients’ lives, one “good night’s sleep” at a time.

Dr. Sakurai was born in Los Angeles and has remained there throughout his life. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from CSULA in 1984, and graduated from the UCLA school of Dentistry in 1988. He has been practicing in Santa Ana, CA since 1990. Dr. Sakurai started treating apnea in his practice in 2010 and is transforming his practice to an apnea treatment center.

Hootan Shahidi is the Founder and President of Cross Over Dental Enterprises (C.O.D.E.).  CODE is a full-service medical billing company for dentists with clients in more than 40 states. The company was created to address the growing need for medical billing in dental and dental specialty offices. CODE holds lectures and seminars nationwide to create awareness and instruction while also providing a solution in medical billing.  Mr. Shahidi is a graduate of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where he completed a MPH in Health Policy and Management.

Dr Lance Timmerman studied dentistry from Oregon Health and Sciences University and returned home to the Seattle area after graduation in 1998.  He has treated snoring and sleep apnea for over 10 years and received his diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2015. While still a general dentist, his practice has an emphasis on sleep and TMD."

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