Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Prevention and Treatment (Video Study Club)
Is this subject really a dental/oral responsibility? In recent years, snoring and sleep apnea have become associated with dentistry, and many dentists are finding some aspects of the topic fit well into busy general practices. It is estimated that at least 30 to 50 percent of the U.S. population snores. You may already know of potentially interested patients in your own practice. Dr. DiTolla has personally seen a 60% affirmative response from patients who are asked the simple question “Would you like to hear how your spouse’s snoring may be treated without surgery?” However, more serious than snoring is the potentially dangerous condition named Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is estimated to be present in varying levels of severity in one in 15 adults. This DVD emphasizes the methods to reduce or eliminate snoring and how to implement the techniques into typical dental practice. Advice is also provided on diagnosis of sleep apnea and potential treatments for this sometime serious condition. See if this concept is right for your practice today!
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products. Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.
Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington. Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.