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Sleep Disordered Breathing in Dental School Education: Past, Present, and Future

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Saturday - Sunday, August 24 - 25, 2013
Credit: 10.5 hours
Location: The Friday Center
Cost: $325.00 Dentist
$325.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Continuing Dental Education

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Course Description:
Convene dental school educators to discuss the need to teach dental sleep medicine to students enrolled in predoctoral and advanced dental education programs, dental hygiene education, and other health care professionals with an interest in the role of dental professionals in collaborating with physicians to treat sleep disordered breathing. Agenda will include discussion of where the course material fits best in the curriculum, the extent of didactic and/or clinical experiences, and the importance of learning to fabricate and manage an oral appliance for sleep disordered breathing.

Course Objectives:
The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Describe the need to provide education in sleep disordered breathing to predoctoral and advanced dental education students, dental hygiene students, and other health care providers
2. Compare and contrast models currently used in US or Canadian dental schools that provide education in sleep disordered breathing
3. Provide recommendations for educational content of sleep disordered breathing curricular initiatives
4. Discuss strategies for implementation of clinical training in provision of oral appliances for patients with sleep disordered breathing
5. Develop a list of teaching materials to assist with curriculum development in dental sleep medicine

Friday, Aug 23, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 pm Optional tour of the UNC School of Dentistry and the new Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
Please indicate on your registration if you will participate in the tour. If you are registering on line please call the office at (919) 537-3400 to sign up for the optional tour. The tour departs from the Courtyard Chapel Hill. Roundtrip transportation will be provided.

Friday evening is free to enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds, and flavorful fare of Chapel Hill!

Saturday Aug 24, 2013
Morning - Dental Sleep Medicine in Pre-doctoral Programs

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome: Dean Jane Weintraub
Conference Introduction: Drs. Rose Sheats/Greg Essick
8:45 - 9:30 Historical perspective and current status of dental sleep medicine education in US dental schools-Michael Simmons, DMD
9:30 - 10:15 University of Tennessee College of Dentistry vision and model for dental sleep medicine education-Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA and Chris S. Ivanoff, DDS
10:15 - 10:30 Break & Exhibits
10:30 - 10:45 Dental Sleep Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Rose D. Sheats, DMD, MPH
10:45 - 11:00 Teaching Dental Sleep Medicine in an Evidence Based Practice & Research Methods Course-John D. Rugh, PhD
11:00 - 11:30 What do I wish dental school taught me about dental sleep medicine?-Katherine S. Phillips, DDS
11:30 - 12:15 Open Floor Discussion: How much dental sleep medicine should be taught to predoctoral dental students?
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch & Exhibits
Afternoon Integrating Oral Health Providers and Medicine
1:15- 2:15 Why should we teach sleep bruxism and sleep disordered breathing? Canadian dental school model- Gilles Lavigne, DMD, MSc, PhD, hc (U Zurich)
2:15 - 2:45 What role can dental hygienists play?-Rebecca S. Wilder, BSDH, MS
2:45-3:00 Care Under One Roof Model-Gregory K. Essick, DDS, PhD
3:00 - 3:30 Break & Exhibits
3:30 - 4:30 A role for oral appliance therapy and practice parameters update
Clete Kushida, MD, PhD
4:30 - 5:15 Open Floor Discussion: How can we integrate sleep medicine/professionals into dental sleep medicine training programs?
5:15 - 6:30 Reception and Exhibits
6:30 pm Dinner

Sunday Aug 25, 2013  Dental Sleep Medicine in Advanced Dental Education Programs
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 Tufts School of Dental Medicine model of dental sleep medicine education- Leopoldo P. Correa, BDS, MS
8:45 - 9:30 American Academy of Oral Facial Pain perspective: UCLA program
Robert L. Merrill, DDS, MS, FAHS
9:30 - 10:15 Oral facial pain experience in dental school curriculum revisions
John W. Stockstill, DDS, MS
10:15 - 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 - 11:30 Open Floor Discussion: What distinguishes education in dental sleep medicine in advanced education programs from education in pre-doctoral dental programs?
11:30 - 11:45 Educational materials
Rose D. Sheats, DMD, MPH
11:45 - 12:00 Conference Summary
Drs. Rose Sheats/Greg Essick

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.
This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015.
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

Hotel Reservations:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriott Chapel Hill. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations.The reservation cut-off date for the block is Sunday, August 11, 2013. To make a reservation call the Courtyard Chapel Hill toll free at 1-800-321-2211 or the hotel directly at 919-883-0700 and be sure to ask for the Dental Sleep block when calling to secure the group rate of $114.To make your reservation on line click on the appropriate link below:

King Bed $114

2 Queen Beds $114

Registration and Fees:
Registration is limited. The registration fee is $325 and includes course materials, CE credit and all meals listed in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Monday, August 12, 2013.

UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by August 12, 2013.
The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are non-refundable to us. No refunds will be issued after August 12, 2013.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels,airlines, rental car or travel agencies.