Certification

Dental Sleep Medicine-Sleep Apnea

Dental Sleep Medicine-Sleep Apnea

Dr. Daniel R. Pestana is certified in Dental Sleep Medicine his certification is with LVI Global.

Dental Sleep Medicine and is designed to prepare dentists and their teams to confidently identify, refer and help co-manage patients with snoring and deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the relationships between sleep breathing disorders, neuromuscular dentistry and health. They can discover how to get started, immediately expanding their diagnostic acumen and scope of practice.

The goal of this course is for all participating dentists to become the Dental Sleep Physicians that medical sleep specialists want and need to recognize and refer patients. The possibility of knowing what to do about OSA when you return to your office on Monday morning should encourage you to experience this course!

The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA: Level I

  • Triage patients using flowchart – TMD, OSA, Complex
  • Discuss sleep and breathing physiology; normal and pathologic.
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD
  • Integrate OSA signs and symptoms into routine dental diagnostics.
  • Identify and differentiate OSA sufferers versus snorers with 99% accuracy.
  • Discuss why TENSing is important
  • Perform OSA Consultation examination/palpation.
  • Select snoring and OSA appliances.
  • Utilize Combination Therapy – Jointly treating both TMD and OSA at the same time
  • Discuss medical appliance fabrication and the use of the various instruments available
  • Utilize Transition Therapy from OSA to restorative treatment.
  • Develop the skills to make OSA more practical, efficient and profitable

The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA: Level II

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Triage patients using flowchart – TMD, OSA, Complex
  • Discuss sleep and breathing physiology; normal and pathologic.
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD
  • Integrate OSA signs and symptoms into routine dental diagnostics.
  • Identify and differentiate OSA sufferers versus snorers with 99% accuracy.
  • Discuss why TENSing is important
  • Perform OSA Consultation examination/palpation.
  • Select snoring and OSA appliances.
  • Utilize Combination Therapy – Jointly treating both TMD and OSA at the same time
  • Discuss medical appliance fabrication and the use of the various instruments available
  • Utilize Transition Therapy from OSA to restorative treatment.
  • Develop the skills to make OSA more practical, efficient and profitable

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