Identification and Evaluation of the Patient with Sleep Disordered Breathing


AGD Member:  $49*

Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker:  Steven D. Bender, DDS Non-Member:  $70 Credit Hours:  1.5 Subject Code:  160 – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.

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Approximately 1 out of every 5 patients seen in a dental practice will have some degree of sleep disordered breathing. The dental team is in the ideal position to be able to identify these patients and help them receive the most appropriate care. This course will provide an easy systemic approach for the screening and examination of their patients who may suffer with sleep disordered breathing.

Educational Objectives

  • Learn to use validated questionnaires as part of your routine health history.
  • Learn to incorporate pulse oximetry as an additional screening tool.
  • Understand the important components of the physical exam to identify at risk patients as well as the health of the temporomandibular structures.

Steven D. Bender, DDS Since 2001, Dr. Bender has maintained a private practice  devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine dentistry. 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 president- elect of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and is the president of the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas. Dr. Bender is a clinical assistant professor in the department of Periodontics Stomatology Center at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas where he has  started a facial pain clinic. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals on the topics of sleep related breathing disorders, bruxism, headache and other related topics. He also serves as a reviewer for numerous med- ical and dental journals. He has lectured around the country on the topics of Dental Sleep Medicine, Anatomy, Facial Pain, Headache, Pharmacology, and Oral Medicine.

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Original Release Date

August 27, 2015

Expiration Date

August 27, 2018