In 2017 the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates passed the landmark Policy Statement
on the Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, and the ADA would like to help every dentist put the Policy to work and serve their patients.
2019 ADA Dental Sleep Medicine Conference
Wednesday, September 4 - Thursday, September 5
Consider your interest in Dental Sleep Medicine/Airway Therapy. How do you want to make it happen for you, your team, your professional colleagues, and your patients? Do you have a plan? Are you sure what your obligations, responsibilities, and opportunities are? This course has been designed from the ground up to give you the information and the process you need to make those choices.
Over two days in San Francisco, you will hear three of the leading experts in Dental Sleep Medicine explain each point in the ADA Policy Statement, supporting practical, you-can-do-this clinical wisdom with the latest in medical science and professional guidelines and protocols. Each point discussed will be accompanied by experiential learning to help every attendee create solid action plans for implementation. Every attendee will leave with a workbook based on the lectures.
- An Overview of the ADA Policy Statement on the Role of Dentistry in the Treatment of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
- Each of the 11 points will be expanded, with clinically relevant information supported by the latest medical science and practice protocols
- Experiential learning opportunities will allow every participant to create action plans for implementation
- Breakout sessions designed specifically for the dental team
- Access to online exam and resources to receive your certificate
- Every office attending the ADA’s Policy Initiative will receive a copy of ‘The Clinician’s Handbook of Dental Sleep Medicine,’ a Quintessence book published in 2019 and written by Drs. Ken Berley and Steve Carstensen, with a forward by Dr. John Remmers, MD
CE: 14 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Wednesday, September 5
- 14 hours continuing education credit
- One copy of The Clinician’s Handbook of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Quintessence book published in 2019 and written by Drs. Ken Berley and Steve Carstensen, with a forward by Dr. John Remmers, MD per office
- Access to the ADA FDI World Dental Congress, September 5-8, 2019
- Breakfast Each Day
- Refreshment Breaks
- Luncheon and Networking Expo on Wednesday
- Voucher for lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday
- Access to the online exam and additional resources. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of completion from the ADA for your wall
Bring Your Team
Breakouts designed specifically for the dental team to create office systems to implement Dental Sleep Medicine into your practice – 90 minutes each.
- The Path to Diagnosis – How the dental team can help their patients solve their airway problems.This talk will lead the team through screening patients in their practice, setting up systems for keeping records, identifying resources in the medical community and making good two-way referrals.
- Follow the Money – financial discussions between the office and the patient. There are 5 ways of making treatment of sleep related breathing disorders accessible to patients. From children’s habit correctors to treatment of snoring to therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, the team will be ready to talk about how to keep financial barriers from interfering with care.
- Medicare and Medical Billing – treating a medical problem isn’t covered by dental benefits – so the dental team must understand how to answer the question: “Will my insurance cover this?” Also, it’s important for teams to discuss billing with the medical providers on the patient’s care team.
- Team Learning for Maximum Impact – it’s one thing to learn what to do, teams need to know how to make it happen. This high-value course will help teams develop learning plans and create action to put into use what they and their doctors have learned about airway therapy.