Intro to Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Have you thought about starting to make oral appliances for patients with sleep apnea, but aren't quite sure where to start?

This course will provide a broad overview, so you can decide if oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea and snoring is a service you want to offer patients.

It includes 8 hours from expert faculty who will introduce you to the treatment of oral appliance therapy to manage obstructive sleep apnea. The course was originally offered as a live, virtual course in December 2022. It was recorded and is now available on-demand.

"This is one of the best virtual classes I have taken. It showed me that AADSM supports
the field of dental sleep medicine and its members, even future members. It's rare to see an organization
in my 20+ year career that advocates for the patients, the field, and its practitioners!"

-2022 Attendee of the Intro Course.


Registration Rate: $100 USD

AADSM Federal Service Member Rate: $25* 
*This rate is only available to those who are Federal Service Members of the AADSM. If you are a Federal Service employee and want to become a member of the AADSM, download the application for Federal Service Membership.

Course Chair

Rubina Nguyen, DDS

Meet the Faculty

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the complexity and health implications of sleep-related breathing disorders and a dentist’s role in managing sleep-related breathing disorders;
  2. Describe demographics, pre-deposing factors, signs and symptoms, and co-morbidities of sleep-related breathing disorders and various techniques to identify patients at risk;
  3. Implement clinical strategies to incorporate evidence-based oral appliance therapies into a dental practice; and
  4. Establish an effective screening protocol and physician referral network supported by inner office systems to streamline and document referrals.

Target Audience

Dentists who are interested in beginning their educational experience in dental sleep medicine.

Teaching Method and Technology Requirements

This is an electronically mediated, self-instructional continuing education activity, conducted through recorded lectures. When accessing the course, it is recommended that you use either Chrome or Firefox internet browsers. It is also recommended that you avoid using a cell phone. Access to the recordings will not expire.

Continuing Education

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. The AADSM designates this activity for a maximum of 8 electronically mediated CE credits

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All registrations are final; no refunds will be provided.

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