Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency

5 Session Course

Course Fee: $7100

CDE Credits: 60

Summer-Fall 2018
Aug 3-4, Sep 7-8, Oct 5-6
Nov 9-10, Dec 7-8

  coming soon

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

There is a growing interest among the dental profession to learn how to treat patients with sleep-disordered breathing with oral appliances. The ability to have a continuum of education that will provide this opportunity in a structured fashion is not readily available at the present time. The UCLA mini-residency program is designed to offer a comprehensive experience for the practicing dentist that will connect the medical and dental aspects to this medical disorder. At the completion of the program, the dentist will be competently trained to provide care for these patients. The mini-residency will take place over five sessions (1 ½ days per month) for a five month period. The course will be comprised of Friday lectures on dental sleep medicine and a Saturday clinical hands-on experience that will culminate in the actual delivery, adjusting and modification of an oral appliance.

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 of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Private Practice Greenwood Village, CO
Robert L. Merrill, DDS, MS
Director, UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine Program>
Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Director, Neurology Residency Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ron Harper, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Ed Fort, DDS
Lecturer, UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine
Ivan Lapidus, DDS
Lecturer, UCLA Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep MedicineA

Plus other Faculty

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