The Study Club Program is designed for dentists new to dental sleep medicine. Participants now have the opportunity to register and participate in all six sessions in the spring or fall. These 60-90 minute meetings will be limited to 15 participants for the spring program and 15 participants for the fall program. Sessions will be accompanied by selected literature, which will be provided to participants for review prior to the first session. Lectures will be followed by discussions led by the facilitator who is either a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) or educator in dental sleep medicine. The facilitator will also provide participants with the opportunity to discuss clinical issues and share experiences with colleagues.
The Study Club sessions will be conducted as live webinars using Zoom, a web-based conferencing system. Participants must have access to a telephone and internet in order to participate in this educational activity. Prior to the start of each session, participants will receive emailed instructions on how to use Zoom.
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Leila Chahine, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM
Dr. Chahine graduated from the University of Connecticut School Of Dentistry in 1996. She is a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Currently Dr. Chahine is in private practice in Danbury, CT where she devotes a significant part of her practice to the Dental Sleep Medicine. As a member of the Danbury Hospital, she enjoys working closely with the Pulmonary Department on sleep apnea and dental sleep medicine, both lecturing and consulting with the staff. Dr. Chahine practices comprehensive general dentistry where she integrates her broad knowledge of dentistry with sleep medicine.
Gordon Bell, DDS
Dr. Bell is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School with honors. Dr. Bell has practiced as a solo general dentist for 27 years with multiple offices in York, PA and has achieved Fellowship status with The International Congress of Oral Implantology and The Academy of General Dentistry. Having developed a deep interest in Dental Sleep Medicine as a consequence of being diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea, Dr. Bell has been heavily involved in Dental Sleep Medicine for 9 years. Dr. Bell is the Chief Dental Officer for York Dental Sleep Therapy, a multi-doctor Dental Sleep Medicine practice. Dr. Bell is Board eligible with the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Rhonda Hakimi, DDS
Dr. Hakimi is a graduate of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, and completed post graduate training in dental management of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring including AEGD at New York University College of Dentistry. With over 15 years of experience, she has treated over one thousand patients with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Hakimi currently resides in Long Island, New York with her husband and their four children.
Kathleen Bennett, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM
Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Georgetown University and SUNY Buffalo Dental School, and she been in private practice restorative dentistry since 1983. She was the Program Committee Chair for the AADSM 16th Annual Meeting in 2007 and currently serves on the AADSM Board of Directors. She was a faculty member at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine’s sleep medicine fellowship program and trained medical sleep fellows in clinical rotations in her office from 2004-2006. Currently she is practicing dental sleep medicine exclusively in a Cincinnati Ohio University based practice and is affiliated with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she treats Spina Bifida & Adult Down Syndrome patients with OSA. She is the Immediate Past President of the AADSM.
Gregory Essick, DDS, PhD
Dr. Essick is a professor in the UNC School of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics and oversees the curriculum in neurobiology at UNC. He completed his D.D.S and his Ph.D. training in physiology at the University and post-doctoral work at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Currently, Dr. Essick lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels on orofacial sensation and function at the School of Dentistry. He lectures in both basic science and preclinical fixed prosthodontics courses to integrate the physiology of jaw movements to the dental occlusion and use of the articulator. He is a laboratory instructor in the preclinical removable prosthodontic courses. Most recently, he has expanded his lecturing to include dental sleep medicine, the use of oral appliances to treat obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and related disorders.
Alan Blanton, DDS
Dr. Blanton graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1983. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has practiced general Dentistry since 1983 in Collierville, TN. He now devotes a large part of his practice to the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea by the use of oral appliance therapy.
Lecture followed by a discussion of salient points assigned by the facilitator during which questions are answered by participants. The facilitator will present literature to be discussed in context with the session topic.
Confirmation will be sent via e-mail within two weeks of receipt of registration form and payment. All participants must register prior to the course in order to participate.
Written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at email@example.com for registration cancellation. A $50 administrative fee will be withheld on all cancellations on or before January 24, 2017 for the spring program and on or before July 25, 2017 for the fall program. After this date, no refunds will be available. The AADSM reserves the right to cancel the study club program and provide a full refund should conditions warrant. The refund will include the cost of registration for the study club program.
The AADSM is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/cerp.
The AADSM designates this activity for up to 6.00 continuing education credits.
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