This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from GC America, Prexion and SGS.
Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021
1:00pm-4:00pm (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD
Recommended for: Dentists
This course is a roadmap to lower stress, higher income, and healthier patients. Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects more than 80 million Americans, yet less than 10% of this population is ever diagnosed. As a general dentist, you have the ability to screen thousands of patients each year, and ultimately improve their lives. Before treating any condition though, one must fully understand the science behind the disease, along with the materials and protocols. This course will explain the medical principles necessary for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by the general dentist. The materials, technology and clerical needs will be referenced throughout the course, aiding in the interactive learning experience for the participant. Putting these pieces together will quickly build word of mouth referrals, providing a low-stress, highly profitable area of practice for the dentist.
- Understand the definitions and terminology related to sleep disordered breathing
- Review the multi-systemic implications of sleep and oxygen deprivation
- Learn how to implement sleep study data into treatment planning for the O.S.A. patient
- Learn how to use Acoustic Rhinometry/Pharyngometry as an objective means of assessing the airway and managing treatment success
- Review appliance selection, adjustment and common pitfalls of appliance therapy
Jeffrey W. Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, DASBA, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After completing a GPR at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ, Dr. Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. He is also the founder and clinical director for Advanced Sleep and TMJ Centers. His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and temporo-mandibular disorders.
Dr. Horowitz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry where he has served as a past-president for South Carolina and as a member of the Dental Education Council. Dr. Horowitz also serves as a mentor and scientific advisor at the Kois Center in Seattle, a key opinion leader/lecturer for Catapult Education, and as an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His affiliations include the American Sleep and Breathing Academy where he has earned diplomate status, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Piper Study Club, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the Wellness Dentistry Network. Dr. Horowitz lectures internationally, has been published in dental literature, and has contributed to many television news media reports.
Dr. Horowitz (or an immediate family member), has a significant relationship with the following commercial organizations whose products he will refer to in his presentation: GC America, SGS and Prexion.