Do you have a system to screen your patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and/or Jaw Joint (TMJ) Disorder?
When offering any prosthetic treatment options, establishing healthy function of the Airway, Muscles, Jaw Joint and Teeth in harmony is required for maximum longevity of prosthetics. Any compromise from any of these areas could result in long term bite change from an adapted CR position, headaches, sleepiness and snoring, OSA, increased bruxism, increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, cracking/fracturing porcelain, gingival abfractions ….. and more !!!
Included in this post is a Position Statement from the American College of Prosthodontists where they stand with the Role of Oral Devices in Managing Sleep-disordered Breathing Patients.
What we find interesting in this statement is that all the data and recommendations is consistent with DENTA4…..Treating Health and Function before Restoring Teeth
The next series of DENTA4 courses begin Jan 29,30 2016 with the Sleep Course taught by Dr. Edmund Liem DMD
Go to DENTA4.com for complete 2016 course details on:
Sleep Course by Dr. Edmund Liem Jan 29,30
Jaw Joint Course by Dr. Edmund Liem April 1,2
Phase 2 Rehabilitation by Dr. Dennis Marangos