Advanced Topics in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Join us one or two days for advanced topics in Obstructive Sleep Apnea!

Day 1 - August 9, 2019

How to Choose Your Sleep Apnea Appliance

This course is designed to help dentists determine which appliance is appropriate for a patient. There are many appliances to choose from and each appliance may not be appropriate for specific circumstances. Small mouths, tori, mouth breathers, large tongues, small teeth are just a few intra-oral problems to consider when fabricating an appliance.

Lectures will be from the makers and designers of different appliances to discuss specific mandibular advancement appliance made in their labs: Panthera (Apex Lab); Sleep Technologies (Prosomnus); Chrome Appliances (Whole You); Full Breath Appliance (Full Breath Solutions); Klearway (Great Lakes Dental). In addition labs will discuss Herbst, Dorsal, Tap, & EMA.

*lab presenters subject to change without notice*

Course Benefits:

  • Discuss indications for different types of appliances
  • Learn how different appliances work with specific cases
  • Learn limitations and patient preferences

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn how to choose the appropriate appliance
  • Provide patients with a custom made appliance to address specific anatomy of the patient's mouth
  • Establish realistic expectations with appliance therapy for patients
  • Understand the different categories of appliances

Intended Audience:

Dentists who are interested in oral appliances to treat OSA patients.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Day 2 - August 10, 2019

Oral Appliances & Other Therapies to Maximize Efficacy

Dr. Nicole Chenet will discuss how to treat different patient phenotypes and how to predict a successful treatment outcome. Her lecture is ideal for the dental practitioner that has been educated in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its detrimental effects on the whole patient but doesn’t know where to begin to apply it clinically in their own practice. From the detailed comprehensive exam, looking outside of the “intraoral box”, and other considerations that impact our outcomes (clinical morbidities, PMH , medications). Appliance selection based on different patient phenotypes and the benefits/risks of each appliance design that will lead to successful treatment outcomes.

Dr. James Hogg will discuss methods to identify patients in your dental chairs, refer them for diagnosis and accurately predict who will respond to the Oral Appliance Therapy you can provide. One in five adult patients in your dental chair have mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea! How can you predict who will respond to Oral Appliance Therapy? He will also discuss how to combine the oral appliance with other therapies to maximize efficacy. Dr. Hogg will also discuss the current literature on Positional Therapy, Weight Loss Therapy, Surgical Therapy, Myofuntional Therapy and medicines for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how combination with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) can increase long term efficacy and adherence.

Course Benefits:

  • Learn to identify the 1 in 5 adult patients that have Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
  • Comprehensive clinical exam recommendations for Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients for clinical success
  • Learn to combine OAT with other therapies to increase efficacy and adherence

Educational Objectives:

  • Select an appropriate oral appliance in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea based on the patient’s phenotype
  • Understand how factors such as baseline AHI, age, gender, BMI and/or sleep position influence response to oral appliance therapy
  • Recognize clinical and anatomical considerations that may impact therapy outcomes and be able to educate patients on these considerations prior to initiating oral appliance therapy

Intended Audience:
This course is intended for general dentists, hygienist and assistants.


Nicole Dr. Chenet, DDS

Dr. Nicole D. Chenet completed her DDS degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2000. Her practice, Sleep Apnea Dental Center, has been limited to treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring since 2015. Dr. Chenet's experience in Dental Sleep Medicine began in 2009 where she would treat patients along with her general dental practice. She has been a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine since 2013.

James J. Hogg, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM

Dr. James J. Hogg graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1984. He recently joined the private dental practice of Phillips & Schmitt in Asheville, NC. His practice is limited to the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing with OAT and Combination OAT/CPAP therapy. Dr. Hogg previously worked at Midwest Dental Sleep Center in Chicago where he was the Dental Director for two of their American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Accredited Dental Sleep Treatment Centers.

CDE Coursework Units:
7 Category I Units

Two-day Dentist - $499
One-day Dentist - $299

Two-day Auxiliary - $350
One-day Auxiliary - $229

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Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.