Comprehensive Overview of Dental Sleep Medicine: Online Modules

VIDEO #1:

Basics of Normal and Pathophysiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing
Presented by: Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS
Course Synopsis:

This lecture will provide the Dentist basic understanding of normal sleep physiology in order to have a foundation of knowledge to treat sleep breathing disorders. A review of pathophysioligcal issues related to sleep breathing will allow the Dentist to identify sleep disordered breathing in their patients.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand basic sleep physiology
  • Understand basic sleep breathing pathophysiology
  • Be able to identify sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in patients
  • Understand the basic foundation in order to progress in knowledge to be able to treat SDB

  

VIDEO #2:

Risk Factors, Screening, and Exam for SDB/OSA
Presented by: Paul D Levine DDS
Course Synopsis:

This section presents information that will allow the dentist to understand the anatomical and physiological risk factors that need to be assessed to properly screen a patient for the presence of  obstructive sleep apnea. Questions to ask each patient when sleep apnea is suspected will be discussed. Finally, samples of exam forms specific for sleep apnea will be shown.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms that would indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Understand the steps included in a proper exam prior to initiation of oral appliance therapy

  • Learn various screening tools to use during an exam for obstructive sleep apnea

  • Know which questions to ask a patient if the dentist suspects obstructive sleep apnea


VIDEO #3:

Basics of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)
Presented by: Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS

Course Synopsis:
This lecture will provide the Dentist basic understanding of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) in the dental treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). When the dental option is chosen as the most effective treatment for the patient, then this foundation of knowledge will allow the Dentist to treat SDB with OAT.
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the basics of Oral Appliance Therapy

  • Understand how Oral Appliances (OA) effect the airway in order to treat Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Be familiar with the types of OA
  • Be able to identify basic foundation OAT in order to treat Sleep Disordered Breathing   

 

VIDEO #4:

Side Effects, Complications and Failures of Oral Appliance Therapy
Presented by: Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS
Course Synopsis:

This lecture will provide the Dentist basic understanding of side effects and reasons for the failure in reaching therapeutic goals of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) in the dental treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Solutions to these obstacles will allow the Dentist to treat SDB with OAT more effectively.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the effects of advancing the mandible on various structures of the masculatory system.
  • Be able to take the knowledge of the effects of the MAS and apply this to solutions to overcome obstacles to successful therapeutic outcomes.
  • Broaden the therapeutic options available to the treating your patients and overcome failures in treatment of OSA.
  • Provide a protocol so that many of the complications of using the MAS can be avoided.

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Tuition

Course Fee:

$275

This prerequisite online course consist of 4 one-hour video presentations.

Presentations are taken individually, upon completion of the entire video and 80% passing grade of the video(s) you will access next video.

Participants must complete the 4 hour online prerequisite videos and exams no later than Monday, August 24 , 2020 in order to meet TSBDE Rule § 108.12 (Dental Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea) 12 hour educational requirement.


About the Presenter(s)

 

Paul Levine, DDS, served as clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the department of General Practice and Dental Public Health from  2014-2021.  He served as course director for a predoctoral dental sleep medicine course. He earned a DDS from UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston in 1982.  He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. In addition, Dr. Levine serves as chair of the Academic Council Steering Committee for the AADSM .  He continues to focus on teaching dental sleep medicine to help the dental community to recognize the importance of screening for sleep related breathing disorders as recommended by the ADA. 

 


 

Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS, is a third-generation dentist who focuses his practice on complex medical management of facial-pain conditions (TMD and headaches) and sleep-disordered breathing. He earned his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1981 and received postgraduate training at the University of Florida’s Parker Mahan Facial Pain Center and the L.D. Pankey Institute. He is a board-certified diplomate of both the American Board of Orofacial Pain and American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, of which he is president-elect. While at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston as an adjunct professor, he published articles in several journals on the subject of combination therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and speaks nationally on this subject. He currently limits his practice to management of complex sleep-breathing disorders at the Koala Sleep Center in Wausau, Wis., where he enjoys time with his wife Linda, the outdoors and the people of north-central Wisconsin.

 



Credit Hours

730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology (Sleep Medicine) - Internet-based self study: Hours - 4

 

 


How to use online modules and receive CDE credits (powered by Ebix | Oakstone Publishing)
  1. Upon registering for the online modules you will receive an email with the link to direct you to the video.
  2. Clink the link in your email to be directed to the online module.
  3. View the video.
  4. Complete the accompanying post-test questions for video with a passing grade of 80% or greater.
  5. Upon completion of the video and successful post-test, the Ebix/Oakstone will notify the PACE Center of your successful completion of the online modules at the beginning of each week. The PACE Center will generate an online survey for you to evaluate the module**. The survey must be completed in order to receive the appropriate CDE credits. In the event you want your credit letter prior to PACE Center receiving the notification from EBIX/Oakstone; please email your exam results to PACE@uth.tmc.edu

 

** PACE Center will send evaluation survey during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of University holidays.


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UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
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Houston, TX 77054

Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037

Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu


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