Sleep Apnea Implementation
Speaker: Erin Elliott
Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Did you know there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea? Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This interactive course is designed to educate you on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while building your practice.
Dr. Erin Elliott grew up in Southern California but went away to a small NAIA school in Western New York where she played collegiate soccer and graduated summa cum laude from Houghton College. After graduating Creighton Dental School in 2003, she settled in North Idaho to begin her general dentistry career. She has a special interest in DentalSleep Medicine and Short Term Orthodontics. She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She is an active member of her local American Dental Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the past president and a diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. She’s teaching sleep apnea with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal as well as privately coaching practices about sleep.
This two day course is based on real-life day to day practice and implemented techniques that have led to successful results with OSA therapy. Go beyond just the science and learn an implementation system that actually works. Attention is given to the four steps to successful implementation – Awareness, Diagnosis, Financials, Treatment. You will leave this seminar with confidence and understand:
• Overview of sleep and sleep apnea
• Overview of health consequences of untreated sleep apnea
• Creating awareness in the hygiene department
• How to get a diagnosis from a sleep physician
• Fundamentals of analyzing a sleep study
• Overview of treatment options
• How an oral appliance works and oral appliance selection
• Appointment by appointment treatment workflow
• Course participants will take home a home sleep test
• How to take records
• Ongoing support from Dr. Elliott, Dr. Agarwal and their team
We recommend buying a home sleep testing unit but it is not required for the course. We will have a company called Braebon there and they will provide home sleep tests for the attendees to borrow as needed.
In the case of cancellation by registrant, refunds will be made if received in writing NO LATER than two weeks (14 days) prior to start of course date. A $100 processing fee is charged on refunds. DSN reserves the right to change speakers, equipment/materials used or course dates without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event that attendance is insufficient, participants will be notified of cancellation or reschedule two weeks prior to course date and a full refund will be given. In such circumstance, organizers will not be held liable for any expenses already incurred by any participant.