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.
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.
This presentation is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of sleep and sleep-related breathing disorders. Treatment options for these disorders will also be covered. Ultimately it is hoped that this presentation will spur an interest in seeking a more comprehensive knowledge of this important aspect of dentistry.
Steve Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, in 1986 and practiced restorative dentistry for 14 years. He has completed postgraduate dental education training at the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. He studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry under the mentorship of Doctors Henry Gremillion and Parker Mahan. From 2000-2015 he maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face as well as sleep medicine. From 2016 he transitioned into a full time faculty member at the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and assumed the role of Director of Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine.
He 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 holds the Office of Council chair and the immediate past president of the American Academy of Oraofacial Pain and past president of the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he has served as a consultant for the United States Army.
Paul McLornan DDS MS:
Dr. Paul McLornan is a board certified Prosthodontist in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School.
Dr. McLornan obtained his dental degree from Queens University, Belfast and his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from UTHSCSA. The treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) using oral appliances was the subject of his master's of science research project during his residency and has been a special interest of his since.
When treating snoring and OSA patients, Dr. McLornan follows the AASM guidelines and uses only the best researched FDA approved oral appliances. He works closely with referring physicians to ensure the correct diagnosis, treatment outcome and follow up for these patients. He is a member of the graduate faculty of the UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where he serves as a research adviser to a number of OSA related studies.
Dr. McLornan has lectured extensively at local, national, and international dental meetings and has authored numerous published articles. He teaches the Dental Sleep Medicine course at the Pankey Institute and is on the faculty of the Dental Institute of Sleep Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Course Sponsor: Dr. W. Keith Thornton is a third generation Dallas dentist who focuses his practice on treating snoring, and sleep apnea. He is a visiting faculty member at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, University of Texas San Antonio, and is a consultant to the Army, Navy, and Air Force and the VA. Dr. Thornton has developed a number of medical devices that help treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea and has 72 issued patents.The Dallas Intellectual Bar Association recently named him inventor of the year. He is also the CEO and chief technical officer for Airway Technologies Inc.
Date: Friday and Saturday, December 9 - 10, 2016
Time for Both Days:
Location: Baylor College of Dentistry, Room 605
Credit: 14 units of Continuing Education credits provided.
Course Fee: $475 Dentists; $175 auxiliaries, RDA, DA, laboratory technicians
AGD Codes: 160, Sleep Apnea and Appliance Therapy
Continental breakfast and lunch provided
Course Topics and Objectives:
After Day 1 of the course, clinicians may take home an oximeter and use it for a full night. When they return to the course on the following day, the oximeter will be uploaded and analyzed as part of the Day 2 agenda.
TAMBCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:
As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.
The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.
In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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