Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dr Shapira's Dental Sleep Medicine Course

I will be teaching my next course in Dental Sleep Medicine in April 2010. As always the course will be limited to 6 doctors and their teams. My course is limited to this small number to insure that each dentist walks and all team members are prepared to offer the finest in Dental Sleep Medicine to their patients. All doctors have a full year of follow-up consultation and mentoring as they improve their diagnostic and treatment skill.

The course includes two sleep appliances for the dentist taking the course and chairside experience in fitting appliances and taking bites. In addition numerous tricks and pearls as for treating pain and TMj disorders are taught including use of trigger point injections and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks.

If your dentist is not currently treating sleep apnea this is an excellent course for doctors serious about wanting to practice dental sleep medicine. It is not a large lecture format where the doctor is not ready to treat patients after the course.

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posted by Dr Shapira at 8:53 AM