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FDC2023 Session Directory

Dental Sleep Medicine Intensive: A Two-day Mini-residency (Day 2)

Course Code: MR01B
Speaker: Dr. Steve Carstensen, DDS
CE Hours: 7.00
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 9:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Practice Administrators


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 



$1,299 $1,399


$1,299 $1,399 $1,499


$199 $219 $229


Take the information you find in this intensive, two-day mini-residency in dental sleep medicine home to your practice and put it to work! Dr. Carstensen will cover the basics of sleep, why breathing disorders matter and what the dental team can do to truly make a difference. Pediatric airway problems are different than adult sleep-related breathing disorders and require unique approaches to help families, so Dr. Carstensen will talk about how to start early in life. Using technology to score treatment effectiveness is part of every practice. Since each dental practice is a business, getting paid is a critical part of success. Each participant will experience taking a proper bite registration to begin patient treatment and understand why that position is chosen. Interim professional appliances are important to therapy so each participant will make one for themselves. Overnight, between the days, some attendees will be able to experience an objective monitor for all course attendees to discuss the second day. A one-hour break for lunch will be provided both days of this course. Attendance is limited to 30.
*Paid team member learning is a co-learning experience with a paid doctor attendee.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • lead their team to understand sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD) and how to identify them in their patient population.
  • refer patients screened for SRBD for diagnosis and create a workflow for fitting adults with mandibular advancement devices.
  • have confidence to discuss pediatric breathing problems with families in the practice.
  • know the value of professional interim devices and how to fit one.
  • anticipate, prevent and deal with common side effects of mandibular advancement device therapy.
  • appreciate the business aspects of controlling costs and getting paid.

Speaker: Dr. Steve Carstensen, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry; diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine; visiting faculty, The Pankey Institute; chief dental editor, Dental Sleep Practice magazine; private practice, Bellevue, WA.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Airway Technologies and Dental Sleep Practice Magazine that may be relevant to this presentation.

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