TMJ for the Dental Sleep Medicine Practice – Dental CE Course Description
Become a more well-rounded sleep-apnea and TMD dentist and provide the best quality care for your patients.
There is a strong correlation between obstructive sleep apnea and TMD. Often your sleep apnea patients will present with TM disorders and vice versa.
48% of TMD sufferers have some form of a sleep breathing disorder.
1/3 of the North American population may suffer from TMJ Dysfunction.
36 states now mandate TMD coverage in health care plans with the Affordable Care Act!
The dental professional is the primary care provider for TMJ Dysfunction, capable of significantly improving the quality of life and overall health of these patients.
Additionally, the AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Practice Parameters for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) put the responsibility clearly on dentists to catch and treat TMD problems in sleep apnea patient follow-up exams.
In this course, you will gain step-by-step guidance on identifying, diagnosing, and implementing TMD treatment from start to finish.
Dentists treating obstructive sleep apnea need to be knowledgeable on the TM joint and the various TMJ disorders their sleep apnea patients may have. A TMJ and orofacial screening should be incorporated into every sleep apnea exam to identify, document, and review any underlying pain or TMJ disorder.
If any TMJ complications arise after a sleep apnea patient begins oral appliance therapy, your practice should be ready to manage them.
16 CE Credits
Team Member $1995
Dr. Mayoor Patel
Dr. Terry Bennett
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Michael Gelb
I took Dr. Patel’s course on Craniofacial Pain. His course was a HUGE eye-opener. I now look forward to sharing what I have learned with my patients and helping them on their own personal journeys to better sleep and resolving their pain.Dr. Leslie Monroe
TMD Sufferers that also present with a sleep-breathing disorder
North American population that may suffer from TMD
States that have a TMD Health Insurance Mandate in place
- Minimize side effects and/or address any TMJ issues that may arise during oral appliance therapy for OSA.
- Understand how to diagnose various TMJ disorders.
- Appliance selection and treatment options for the array of TMJ disorders.
- Triage patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. What needs to be treated first.
- Hands-on botox injections for TMD
- Learn the AirwayCentric protocol for TMJ treatment from Dr. Michael Gelb
Upcoming Dates & Locations
PACEProgram Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance bya state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 8/1/2016 to 7/31/2019
Nierman Practice Management 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.
Refund and Cancellation Policies:
All cancellations are to be made in writing. Registrations may be refunded at 100% if cancelled within the first 7 days of registration. An assessment fee of 30% will be taken for cancellations 8 days after registration if prior to 21 days before the course. An assessment fee of 50% will be taken for cancellations that are 21 days before the course or less. Attendees can transfer their registration to another course without penalty up until 10 days prior to course. Within 10 days of course, a 20% penalty to transfers will be applied.