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American Dental Association Hosts Sleep Medicine Course


June 27, 2014
by American Dental Association

 Aug. 8 – 9, Chicago  

A good night’s sleep is always a joy, but a night of snoring can make your sleep routine a chore. Patients who snore or suffer from sleep apnea should look to their dentist for relief, so the American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a course that can teach dentists and their staff how to help patients rest easier. The course “Dental Sleep Medicine for the General Dental Team,” is scheduled to take place Aug. 8 – 9 at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. The last day to register is Aug. 8.

Steve Carstensen, DDS, a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, will lead the continuing education (CE) course in which attendees will earn 11 hours of CE. The first day provides an overview of sleep-disordered breathing and what the dental team can do to help patients,  the basics of sleep, dental appliances, how to work with sleep physicians to raise awareness and the role that medical insurance plays in covering sleep disorder treatment. The second day includes a hands-on workshop about dental appliances and reporting on sleep issues.

The course costs $395 for ADA members, $495 for nonmembers and $195 per dental team member. To register, please visit ADA.org.

To follow the ADA online at: www.ada.org or on Twitter at:  @AmerDentalAssn.

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website MouthHealthy.org.