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New Online Lecture: Sleep Disorders: Surgical and Orthodontic Modalities

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Sleep Disorders are mostly undiagnosed. Surgical and Orthodontic considerations made.

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Treatments of Sleep Disordered Breathing-Part II: Surgical and Orthodontic Considerations

Course Summary:

Sleep disorders are vastly under- or undiagnosed in the general population. Research suggests that the effects of sleep deprivation are significant and cost millions of dollars annually.

This New and contemporary Sleep Continuum will take you to the next level in terms of diagnosis and patient treatment and will enhance your knowledge and expand your practice opportunities for treatment and to interact with other health professionals to make patient outcomes improved.

Dentists are in an ideal position to partner with other health care providers to effectively screen and treat sleep-related breathing disorders. Most patients see their dentist on a more regular basis than their physician. Due to the marked increase in sleep-related breathing disorders, it is imperative that dentists become familiar and comfortable with recognizing and treating these patients.

The continuum is designed to provide a comprehensive working knowledge of sleep and sleep-related breathing disorders. Treatment options for these disorders will also be covered.

Patient care will be emphasized, and live patient interaction will be available.  This course is a lecture, laboratory, and live patient care continuum, so the teaching methods will include lecture, hands-on training, patient treatment, and is targeted to the general dentist, specialists, and auxilliaries intersted in the treating this patient population which has mostly been undiagnosed.

Course Outline:

Session 3 (of the Sleep Continuum) : Sleep Disordered Breathing- Surgical and Orthodontic Considerations- Part II: December 11, 2020 -full day Friday Lecture ONLY

Speakers:  Dr. Andrew Read-Fuller,  Dr. Monte Collins, Dr. Amritteg Virk,   and Dr. Steven Bender-Director

  • What treatment is best?
  • Positive pressure and other treatment options
  • The role of the dentist in therapy decisions
  • Mandibular advancement device therapy
  • Monitoring and determining success
  • Surgical options
  • Combination treatment
  • Management of TMD symptoms during MAD therapy

    Course Director:  Dr. Steve Bender:

    Dr. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in1986 and practiced general and comprehensive restorative dentistry for 14 years.

    He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.

    From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep disorders. Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and assumed the role of director of facial pain and sleep medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists. He is a past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he serves as a consultant for the United States Army.

     Disclosure:  Dr. Bender has received honorarium from Airway Management

    Amrittej S Virk, BDS, DMD,  Dr. Virk earned his doctor of Dental Medicine with honors from Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry along with a selective certificate in Integrative Pain Management. He then did externship at the Massachusetts General Hospital orofacial pain clinic in Boston before completing his 2-year residency in Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine from UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and has earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He holds faculty appointments at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in Dallas and UCLA School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. His research interests have centered on sleep breathing disorders and their relationship with temporomandibular disorders, headaches and other orofacial pain conditions and intraoral neuropathic pain disorders.  He has been active in American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Headache Society and has presented research posters/abstracts at both national and international scientific meetings. His private practice located in Southlake, TX is dedicated to management to orofacial pain disorders & dental sleep medicine.

    Multiple other Faculty TBD


    Course Information:

    Date: Fridays Lecture only: December 11, 2020

    Time for Friday's: 

    • 8:15am - 8:30 am - Registration -Log onto zoom link to be provided later
    • 8:30 am - 4:30pm – Presentation

    Hosted By: Texas A&M College of Dentistry

    Credit: 7 units of Continuing Education credits provided for each Friday. No previous experience with sleep apnea patients is required nor are there any pre-requisite courses required to take this program.

    Course Fee: $275 per day Dentists; auxiliaries, RDA, DA, laboratory technicians, other health professionals. 

    AGD Codes: 160, Sleep Apnea and Appliance Therapy, 742 Medical Health Treatment/Factors, 183 Occlusal Management/Therapy, 012 Anatomy, 434 Management of Child patients, 018 Physiology

    Course Topics and Objectives:

    • Understand the basic components of sleep
    • Understand and identify sleep disorders including sleep related breathing disorders
    • Know the various treatment modalities for sleep related breathing disorders
    • Understand how to implement oral appliances for sleep related breathing disorders into your practice.
    • Learn how to make and adjust appliances.
    • Learn to utilize pulse oximetry to screen for sleep related breathing disorders.
    • Methods of Reimbursement
    • Working with Physicians


    This course includes teaching methods of lecturing and literature review. A pre-course evaluation of knowledge will be provided and a post course evaluation will also be provided. 

    The Office of Continuing Education does not promote or support any particular appliance or device. There are no promotional hours provided in this CE program. The sole providers of the hands-on laboratory are Drs. Bender and additional faculty.  Corporate sponsor representatives will not be participating or instructing during the hands-on sessions. Corporate sponsors will be available for questions at the breaks in the lobby areas only.

    TAMCOD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

    Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.    The Office of Continuing Education does not approve or recommend any specific product or device for use.                                        

    QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website

    ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).

    CONFIRMATIONS:  Will be sent by e-mail to the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary

    REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course cancellation.  All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account and CANNOT be refunded.  “No Shows” for a course forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail. The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket.

    Many thanks to our sponsors who assist with educational expenses for this course:  Representatives will have a table exhibit and be available for questions only in the lobby areas exterior to the lecture and laboratory educational locations.

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