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“Demystifying Dental Sleep Medicine”
March 15, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
Earlybird: $149 per course for Member Doctors, $99 for Staff
$319 for Non-Members
Director of Sales and Senior Lecturer on Sleep and Airways for Imaging Sciences Corporation (i-CAT)
7 CE Credits, Code 160
Ben Waldman is a former White House advisor on health care reform and currently serves as Director of Sales and Senior Lecturer on Sleep and Airways for Imaging Sciences Corporation (i-CAT). He has addressed thousands of dentists worldwide on subjects touching both clinical and commercial areas in dentistry but is a specialist in Sleep & Airways, how it’s diagnosed, treated and reimbursed in the dental arena.
Ben has been in dental imaging for over 20 years, teaching dentists about both 2-dimesional imaging and 3-dimensional cone beam technology.
Prior to his career in dentistry, Mr. Waldman had a career in Public Policy, serving in the Reagan White House as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and as the Associate Director of Office of Public Liaison. He was also a candidate for U.S. Congress in 1992 and 1994.
He and his wife Rebecca have been married for 35 years, have four grown children and live in Northern Virginia.
Mr. Waldman presents a series of lectures on the growing field of Dental Sleep Medicine that helps dentists understand the morphology and etiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing. The course covers an overview of the disease in America, methods for screening and diagnosis and specific methods of treatment by dentists. The course concludes with a concrete next-steps that clinicians can take to establish a Sleep Medicine practice alongside or within their existing dental practice.
Attendees of the course will understand:
- how to differentiate between the wide spectrum of sleep-related breathing abnormalities know as Sleep Disordered Breathing
- the prevalence Sleep Disordered Breathing is in the United States
- how to screen their existing patient-base for the disease
- how to assist their at-risk patients in obtaining a sleep test and medical diagnosis of OSA
- how dentists can treat patients with OSA effectively
- how to obtain reimbursement from medical insurance for treating their patients for OSA
- Introduction to Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Prevalence of Sleep Problems in the US
- Etiology of the Disease
- Comorbidities of Sleep/Airways
- Demographic Distribution of Sleep and Airways Problems
- CBCT as a Diagnostic Tool for Sleep
- Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Oral Appliance
- Medical Billing Options
- Private Insurance
- The Business Process for Treating Sleep Disorders
- Staff Training
- Patient Screening
- Sleep Testing
- Treatment Regimen