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 a web-based conferencing system called ReadyTalk. 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 ReadyTalk.
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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.
Ms. Palmer has been involved in the field of dentistry since 1982. In 1999 she began to learn about the medical insurance industry and how to maximize insurance benefits for dental sleep medicine. She has since formed her own consulting business for training dental offices on how to properly understand the medical insurance world for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy to maximize the patient’s benefits.
Daniel F. Tylka, DMD, MS
Dr. Tylka is a professor holding dual appointments in the Department of Prosthodontics and the
Department of Bioscience Research at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center’s College of
Dentistry. Dr. Tylka completed his undergraduate education in Illinois, his prosthodontics
training at the University of Iowa, with additional postdoctoral residencies and fellowships in TMD,
Craniofacial Pain, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, and UCLA;
respectively. Dr. Tylka is board in Orofacial Pain, is a member of the AADSM, AASM, Tennessee Sleep
Society, and Southern Sleep Society.
Sheri Katz, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM
Dr. Katz received her DDS from Emory University and practices within a family practice in Decatur, Georgia. Her primary interest and focus of practice is dental sleep medicine. She has served on the AASM Standards of Practice Task Force for OSA Surgery and is the Immediate Past President of the AADSM.
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 President-Elect 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. Dr. Essick is the Chair of the AADSM Research Committee.
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 19, 2016 for the spring program and on or before July 26, 2016 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 7.00 continuing education credits.
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