Dental Sleep Medicine: Sleep Principles and Oral Appliances

Barry Glassman, DMD, DAAPM, DAACP, FICCMO, Diplomate ABDSM, FADI, Dental Sleep Medicine: Sleep Principles and Oral Appliances
Speaker: Barry Glassman, DMD, DAAPM, DAACP, FICCMO, Diplomate ABDSM, FADI
Category: Sleep Medicine
CE Credits: 2.5
Format: MP4 Video
This course includes not only a review of the first course (Introducing Dental Sleep Medicine into Your Practice), but a more in depth examination of sleep medicine and dentistry’s role in identifying...more
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 7/15/2015
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


This course includes not only a review of the first course (Introducing Dental Sleep Medicine into Your Practice), but a more in depth examination of sleep medicine and dentistry’s role in identifying patients, helping them be diagnosed, and treating those who should be considered to receive oral appliance therapy. Much has been said about the dentist's "need" to diagnose sleep apnea and treat snoring. Despite the fact that it is a relatively "young" science, myths and exaggerations already abound regarding this critical subject. It is true that dentistry could and should be the number one portal for patients into sleep medicine. What steps SHOULD the general dentist take in order to help benefit his patients? What factors will help him make a decision as general dentist as to exactly how involved he should become in treatment. In this two hour presentation we will review the principles of sleep medicine, and the role of dentistry in treating snoring and other obstructive sleep disorders. This honest look at sleep medicine will concentrate on the challenges that face dentists incorporating dental sleep medicine in their practices.

Those viewing this presentation will begin to have a thorough understanding of dental sleep medicine and will be in a position to appropriately screen all their patients. As importantly they will have the needed information to make the informed decision as to whether or not they want to proceed to take the steps to incorporate oral appliance therapy in their offices and if so, what steps to take. The oral appliance review will help them select and insert appliances and monitor appliance use. They will have a realistic perspective on the possible untoward sides effects of appliance therapy on muscle and joints.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify those patients who should be screened for OSA and screen them appropriately
  • Properly test or refer for testing to have our patients properly diagnosed by sleep medicine
  • Clearly elucidate dentistry's role in sleep medicine and understand how critically important that role can be.
  • Explain all levels of sleep disturbed breathing to patients in understandable terms and give them realistic and valid information so that they can better make wise treatment decisions for themselves
  • Conceptualize the role of oral appliance therapy
  • Describe the various mechanisms of oral appliance therapy and select appropriate appliances for patients
  • Make an intelligent decision as to what further education may be required to obtain in depth skills and understanding in sleep medicine
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Glassman is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular He has been named to the Medical Staf of the St. Lukes Headache Center. He maintains a private practice limited to the treatment of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and sleep disordered breathing.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program. He does declare that he does have a financial interest in educating dental professionals in sleep medicine.

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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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