As co-therapists in multidisciplinary treatment, dental professionals have the opportunity to play a significant role in changing the path of an individual’s life. Routine screenings are a vitally important component to any comprehensive treatment plan. Optimal patient care has expanded to include screenings we have not considered in the past. Screening for Sleep Disordered Breathing is no exception. The dental professional is in role in changing the path of an individual’s life. Routine screenings are a vitally important component to any a position to provide many of these screenings. Emerging research on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and the far-reaching health effects for an individual, underscores the need to elevate our knowledge and embrace the value of our role in early discovery. Sleep Disordered Breathing is a global issue that knows no boundaries, be it socioeconomics, gender, race or age.
This course will assist the dental professional in developing the fundamental knowledge for Sleep Disordered Breathing to confidently screen, discuss, refer and help manage the SDB patient(s).
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the individual will be able to:
1. Identify various forms of Sleep Disordered Breathing.
2. Assess the risks associated with SDB at various stages in life.
3. Evaluate oral/systemic challenges with the SDB patient.
4. Recognize the dental professional’s role in the pathway of referral and management of SDB.
About the speaker: Lee Somerville, RDH, MS, is a graduate from the dental hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science at Northeastern University. She received a Master in Science in Dental Public Health from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Lee is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and American Dental Education Association. She brings over 30 years of clinical experience and continues to teach at Cape Cod Community College. As a full-time Professional Education Manager with Philips North America, she presents a variety of educational programs nationwide.
Course Contact: Lee.Somerville@Philips.com
Course Categories: Sleep Medicine / Breathing / Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Provider Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education
Educational Type: Self Study
Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices)
Prerequisites : None
Sponsor(s) : Philips Oral Healthcare
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and/or Associated with Lee Somerville is employed by Philips Oral Healthcare.
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Date / Time
Self Study - On Demand