Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a prevalent issue in our society, with a wide range of medical and social implications for the sufferer and community. Typically, the management for this condition is through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), however many patients and physicians alike are looking for an alternative.
Oral appliance therapy is a popular and effective module used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and primary snoring, and has gained good acceptance amongst treating practitioners.
So what do you need to know about providing oral appliance therapy? What makes a good device?
This one-day hands-on course provides an opportunity to explore how dentists can participate in the multidisciplinary management of such patients. The course is aimed at beginners, and will include lectures and practical hands-on tutorials on dental sleep medicine provided by experts in the field.
Lectures will cover: