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Sleep Apnea Management for the Dentist

Sleep Apnea Management for the Dentist

COURSE NUMBER: 578

Istvan A. Hargitai, DDS, MS

Credit Hours:

3 Hour(s)

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The course will review the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The screening of patients in whom OSA is suspected will be reviewed. Finally, the management of OSA will be discussed with the focus on use of mandibular advanceme...

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Overview

The course will review the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The screening of patients in whom OSA is suspected will be reviewed. Finally, the management of OSA will be discussed with the focus on use of mandibular advancement devices in its treatment.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 16, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 15, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    730

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Utilize the STOP Bang mnemonic for assessing OSA risk.
  • Stratify patient care and OSA severity based on the apnea hypopnea index (AHI).
  • Recall the gold standard in the diagnosis and management of OSA.
  • Walk through the process of prescribing and delivering a mandibular advancement device for OSA.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Istvan A. Hargitai

Istvan A. Hargitai

DDS, MS

Dr. Hargitai currently serves as Chairman of the Orofacial Pain Center at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dentistry (1996) and a native of Cleveland, ...

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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