08/14/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Introduction to Sleep Disorders

08/14/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Introduction to Sleep Disorders


Instructor: Dr. Vera A. Brown, D.M.D., A.R.T. Provider

- This is an introductory course to sleep disordered breathing in both adults and children. We will review the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring and factors leading to breathing disorders. If you are considering treating sleep apnea and snoring but don't know where to start, this course will help you learn how to examine/ screen your patients and become familiar with basic sleep terminology to communicate with a physician or sleep lab and appliances. This a great course to help you get started on the right foot.

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Review the anatomy of the airway
  2. Learn basic sleep terminology
  3. Gain exposure to the different sleep appliances available
  4. Learn how to examine the mouth and oral structures for airway issues
  5. Become familiar with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and other screening tools
  6. Become familiar with the stages of sleep and EEG readings
  7. Review Metabolic Syndrome
  8. Review melatonin production and other hormones important in sleep

About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:

A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars. When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.