Dentistry’s recent interest in Sleep Apnea has evolved into an important new understanding of the significant links between airway and breathing disorders, TMD and malocclusions and systemic inflammation, creating new opportunities for dental teams to address the patient’s complete health. By developing an integrative dental medicine approach, dentists will have the ability to expand services, play a positive role in our current health care crisis and collaborate with the larger medical community.View Course Detail
Airway & Integrated Dental Medicine
Dental Medicine Track
This area of study is focused on the 21st century approach to making your practice include more of a focus on the overall health of your patients. With a focus on oral health and it’s links to overall health in patients that goes beyond the dental chair.
Once you learn to see the mouth with super-powered eyes, you can’t un-see it. While we help identify illnesses related to obesity, insulin resistance, arterial disease, sleep-disordered breathing & bacterial/viral/fungal challenges, poly-pharmacology, food sensitivities, and the like, we can change the entire trajectory of a person’s life… and earn the right to complete their dentistry. By helping stabilize systemic illness, we can protect our dentistry, earn health-valuing patient referrals, escalate referrals from the medical community and become the talk of your own town. Learn to take your entire team on a journey that will change your life and theirs.View Course Detail
Research is showing a strong connection between poor breathing and many medical problems, including some TMJ signs and symptoms, headaches, bruxism, teeth erosion, gastric reflux, esophageal and throat cancer, chronic cough, asthma like symptoms, respiratory dysfunction, post nasal drip, ADD, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on…
This course will cover the detailed evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and the different occlusal splint therapy options for managing various Masticatory System problems.View Course Detail
This hands-on workshop will enable the dentist to develop specific clinical guidelines for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Airway & Breathing Related Disorders. Participants will learn how to examine and test patients, along with phase one management options. Phase two management options, which may include arch expansion and reorganization of the dental occlusion, following the Dawson Principles will be explored.View Course Detail