The science of sleep medicine and treatment of sleep disorders have been going through explosive advances in the past two decades. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with Sleep disorders is well documented in the literature. There is a growing interest among the dental profession to learn how to treat patients with sleep disordered breathing with oral appliances. This presentation will help dentists understand the basics of Sleep medicine and philosophies of treatment of sleep disorders. We hope that at the end of the presentation the dentist will have basic knowledge into the fundamentals of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine, and a good understanding of when and how such a treatment modality could be incorporated into the dental practice.
Understand the stages of sleep and classification of sleep disorders
Recognize the importance of sleep disorders in dentistry
Learn about how the diagnosis of OSA is made, and how to incorporate the management of the same into dental practice