Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency

5 Session Course

Course Fee: $7100

30-day early registration: $6390

CDE Credits: 60

Winter/Spring 2020
Feb 7-8, Mar 6-7,
Apr 17-18, May 15-16,
Jun 12-13, 2020

Fridays
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
CONTACT INFO
Course Directors

 

Dennis R. Bailey, DDS
Course Co-Director & Past President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Private Practice Greenwood Village, CO
Robert L. Merrill, DDS, MS
Clinical Professor & Course Co-Director, Director, UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine Residency, UCLA School of Dentistry

Over the past ten years there has been a growing interest by the dental profession to learn more about sleep disorders, especially sleep related breathing disorders.  In addition many dentists have a desire to better understand their role specifically related to the use of an oral appliance.  This has become more important now since the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates has published their guidelines regarding “The Role of Dentistry” as well as an Evidence Brief on the use of oral appliances for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders.  This mini-residency is designed to offer a comprehensive learning experience for the practicing dentist that will cover both the medical and dental aspects of sleep disorders.  Upon completion of this course the dentist will be adequately trained to identify these patients and provide the appropriate care.  The course is designed to build on itself over five months.  Each month there will be a day and a half session with an all day series of lectures on Friday and on Saturday there will be a clinical session that involves demonstration as well as hands-on exercises designed to improve competency.  In addition each participant will have the ability to fabricate an oral appliance in order to gain added proficiency.  The UCLA Sleep Mini-Residency provides 60 hours of CE credit that is recognized by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and satisfies the CE requirement as a pre-requisite for AADSM board certification.

Topics

Session 1

• Sleep apnea and sleep breathing disorders
• The basics of sleep medicine
• The role of the dentist in sleep medicine
• Head / neck / airway evaluation
• Management of sleep breathing disorders with emphasis on oral appliance therapy
• Orofacial pain evaluation

Session 2

• Understanding the polysomnogram (sleep study)
• Orofacial pain and sleep
• Bite registration for oral appliance therapy
• Sleep bruxism
• Practice management
• TMJ disorders

Session 3

• Medical and health conditions related to sleep disorders
• Imaging for sleep breathing disorders
• Other sleep disorders of importance to dentists
• Delivery and adjustment of an oral appliance

Session 4

• Pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders
• Follow-up for oral appliance therapy
• Assessment of success in oral appliance therapy
• Portable monitoring as an assessment tool for the dentist
• Management of TMD symptoms

Session 5

• Adjunctive treatment for sleep disorders
   - Myofunctional therapy
   - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
• Airway anatomy and respiratory
   physiology
• Continued follow-up of oral appliance
   therapy
   - How to assess success
   - Follow-up sleep study testing
• Case presentations by the residents

Instructors

Dennis R. Bailey, DDS
Course Co-Director – Past President Sleep Disorders Dental Society (SDDS) now AADSM – Practice limited to the Management of Sleep Breathing Disorders and Orofacial Pain
Robert L. Merrill, DDS, MS
Course Co-Director - Former Director UCLA Graduate Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Program
Sherwin Arman, DDS, MPH
Director – UCLA Graduate Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Program
Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Director, Neurology Residency Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Paul Grin, DDS, MPH
Private practice limited to Orofacial Pain and the Management of Sleep Breathing Disorders
Diana Guth, BA, RPT
Owner Home Respiratory Care in Los Angeles
Ron Harper, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ivan Lapidus, DDS
Lecturer, UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine
Michelle Ziedler, MD
Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine at the VA and UCLA Health

Plus other Faculty

  speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice