2024-04-05 - 2024-04-06
DoubleTree by Hilton, Greenway Plaza (Houston, TX)


  • Start: 2024-04-05
  • End: 2024-04-06
  • Event Category Sleep Medicine Conference


  • Sleep Education Consortium
  • Phone (281) 269-7881
  • Email info@sleepeducation.net
  • Website https://medicalsleepconference.com/

Gain the knowledge you need to address your patient’s sleep concerns in a two-day comprehensive course tailored to provide medical professionals with the essentials to build their practice in this evolving area of sleep medicine.

This course establishes the framework for enhancing collaboration between dental and medical professionals, using didactic and clinical educational methods, in the diagnosis and management of patients with sleep disorders. It will become clear how the dentist can play a large role in the overall health of these patients.

The Sleep Education Consortium Conference focuses on the growing importance of addressing sleep disorders to provide a more comprehensive level of care. There is an unmet need resulting from a high prevalence of sleep disorders and a lack of education within our healthcare system.

With sleep pathology now linked to other disease states, it’s critical to properly identify and handle these patients. By the end of the conference, it will become clear how collaboration with other healthcare professionals, such as dentists, psychologist and myofunctional therapists can enhance the overall health of patients. Explore the depth of this conference by going to the web site.

The Course Syllabus will be provided on a USB drive, please bring your electronic device fully charged. You will have access to electrical outlets throughout the day to recharge your device. Tuition includes a George Guage and a USB thumb drive with course materials.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss treatment rationale with patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss the link between obstructive breathing and temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Describe the coordinated-care model between dentists and physicians – “The Team Approach” for managing patients with sleep-disordered breathing
  • Identify complications related to oral-appliance therapy
  • Describe the assessment of the airway, sleep bruxism, TMD, and the challenges facing providers
  • Describe the social issues associated with diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and formulate an approach for dealing with such patients that include physicians as outlined in accepted guidelines, thus raising the standard of care
  • Describe the process of choosing the correct oral appliance to treat a patient with SDB
  • Describe to patients other methods used to treat sleep-related breathing disturbances, such as continuous/bi-level positive airway pressure (CPAP/BiPAP) and surgery