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Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea Today! How to Jump Start Your Practice

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Texas A&M College of Dentistry

3302 Gaston Ave

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Dallas, TX 75246

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Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea Today! How to Jump Start Your Practice Friday and Saturday- Learn the Basics for Treating These Patients

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.

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.


Course Presenter:

Dr. 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.

Disclosure: Dr. Bender has received honorarium from Airway Management.


Paul McLornan DDS MS 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.

Disclosure: There are no conflicts of interest.


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, 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 built a private practice with an emphasis on treating 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. In addition, Dr. Thornton has successfully worked with physicians to develope and determine the guidelines for the Texas State Dental Board requirements for dentists treating sleep disordered breathing problems. His inter-professional treatment planning with other health professionals has made him a leader in the field of sleep apnea and snoring.

Disclosure: Dr. Thornton is the founder of Airway Management.


Course Information:

Date: Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, 2019

Time for Both Days:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am – Registration
  • 8:00 am - 5:00pm – Presentation

Location: Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Room 605, 603 laboratory

Credit: 16 units of Continuing Education credits provided. No previous experience with sleep apnea patients is required nor are there any pre-requisite courses required to take this program.

Course Fee: $475 Dentists; $175 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 Managment of Child patients, 018 Physiology

Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Course Topics and Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic components of sleep
  2. Understand and identify sleep related breathing disorders
  3. Know the various treatment modalities for sleep related breathing disorders
  4. Understand how to implement oral appliances for sleep related breathing disorders into your practice.
  5. Learn how to make and adjust appliances.
  6. Learn to utilize pulse oximetry to screen for sleep related breathing disorders.
  7. Methods of Reimbursement
  8. Working with Physicians

This course includes teaching methods of lecturing and hands-on demonstration in the laboratory. One on one teaching will be done by Drs. Bender and McLornan. A pre-course evaluation of knowledge will be provided and a postcourse evaluation will also be provided. Laboratory materials will be provided and the attendee is not required to bring any materials or instruments. The laboratory is equipped with handpieces and air.

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 Dr. McLornan. 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.


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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-mailto 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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