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The Use of Oral Devices for the Management of Sleep Apnea (AGD 730)

Presenter: Sal Rodas, MBA

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This webinar is APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CE CREDIT and is designed for the dental professional as an overview of sleep disorders and the types of oral devices that may be used to help alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea.

PRINCIPAL FACULTY

Sal Rodas, MBA

Mr. Rodas is the chief product officer for Sleep ArchiTx™ and the executive director for the Foundation for Airway Health. He is a published author, speaker, and dental and medical technology evaluator. Mr. Rodas has presented hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to dental and medical professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of sleep medicine, airway management, 3D technology, and practice growth. He has over 15 years of professional and senior level executive experience. Throughout his career, he has worked on innovative solutions with leading companies in the medical and dental sleep industry designed to help practices grow. His mot recent assignment was a the chief strategic officer of a sleep diagnostics company. Previously, he led operations, sales, marketing, and service efforts as the COO for Space Maintainers Lab, an international organization with offices in the U.S. and abroad that serve the needs of dentists and orthodontists worldwide. At Space Maintainers Lab, Sal presided over SMILE Foundation – the educational division of the company – organizing seminars nationwide with leading lecturers in the dental community. Sal earned his MBA from Babson College, holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, and served as a U.S. Marine.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

After participating in this program, the dental professional should be able to:
1.  Describe a variety of sleep disorders and their effects on individuals.
2.  List key differences between insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.
3.  Describe the prevalence of sleep disorders and its etiology.
4.  Discuss the role of the dentist in identifying sleep disorders.
5.  Explain the various sleep appliance options that are available to the dentist to manage sleep apnea.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Credits earned upon completion of this course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

This course has been produced in part by a grant from the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF).

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