Restorative Dentistry Saves Teeth, Sleep Dentistry Saves Lives
AGD Member: $49*
Student Member: $37.50*
Speaker: Dr. Brock Rondeau
Credit Hours: 1.5
Subject Code: 200 – Orofacial Pain
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Approximately 50% of men over age 50 snore and women have a similar problem after menopause. Snoring has a very negative effect on relationships with the bed partners. It has been estimated that 20% of adults suffer from sleep apnea. This serious medical disorder can increase the risk of high blood pressure, acid reflux, heart attack, strokes, type 2 diabetes, 5 times greater chance of cancer, memory loss, impotence and depression. When the patient has a hospital or home sleep study and are diagnosed by a sleep specialist to have mild to moderate sleep apnea then oral appliances fabricated by a dentist is the first treatment option. Patients diagnosed with severe sleep apnea are prescribed a CPAP device (Continuous Positive Air Pressure). Patients with severe sleep apnea live 10 years less than patients without sleep apnea. The patient acceptance of oral appliances is much higher than the CPAP device which blows air up the nose all night.
- How to screen patients for sleep apnea
- How to diagnose and treat patients with oral appliances
Dr. Rondeau is one of North America’s most sought after clinician who lectures over 100 days per year. Over 23,000 dentists have attended his courses and study clubs worldwide. He has an extremely busy practice, which is limited to the treatment of patients with orthodontic, orthopedic, TMD, and snoring and sleep apnea problems. He has online courses on orthodontics, TMD and snoring and sleep apnea. He is currently completing his book “Early Treatment Orthodontic for Children” which will be published in 2019.
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April 30, 2019
April 30, 2022