OSA UNIVERSITY

OSA University is an online education platform dedicated to training dental sleep medicine team professionals. OSA-U courses are designed to optimize dental sleep medicine protocols and maximize patient success. 

New Virtual Study Club Webinar Presented: 1st Tuesday Each Month

VIRTUAL STUDY CLUB LIBRARY

Optimizing the OSA Patient Flowchart
Learn to optimize the OSA patient flowchart in your practice. Dr. Tucker will provide insight with managing these steps and providing an exceptional patient experience with oral appliance therapy.

Vitamin D3 and Sleep
During the Vitamin D3 discussion, Dr. Tucker will highlight the impact of the vitamin deficiency on sleep, and the critical role D3 has on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea.


Using HRV in Optimizing Airway Health
Understand how to use Heart Rate Variability (HRV) for the management of obstructive sleep apnea. Gain a physiological insight on using HRV in dental sleep medicine.

An Industry Look at New Studies and Info
Gain a deeper understanding and awareness of new clinical sleep research. Learn Dr. Tucker's "OPINION, OPINION, OPINION" on trends in the industry and recent sleep reports and data.


Understand D. I. S. E.  (Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy)
Gain a greater understanding of D.I.S.E., the upper airway and the multi-disciplinary treatment approaches available for the OSA patient. 

Bite Registrations - How to Take a Bite
Determining the proper vertical and horizontal position of the mandible is critical for oral appliance efficacy. This program will review the literature regarding the subject as well as the use of "Airway Metrics" bite registration systems.


CBCT Overview and the Role in Sleep  
During this webinar, you will learn how to utilize CBCT as it relates to dental sleep medicine. You will also learn effective protocols and information on the management of OSA patients.

Screening Patients in Your Practice
Learn how to effectively screen the current patients in your practice. This webinar takes a deeper dive into learning new approaches on engaging with the "non-diagnosed" patient.


SOAP Notes - Providing Follow-Up Information to the Physician Regarding Your Patients Treatment Progress.

One of the major complaints physicians have is the lack of follow-up documentation regarding patient progress with Oral Appliance Therapy. Communicating the patients treatment progress is critical to maintain the professional relationship with your referring physicians. Dr. Tucker will review how you can provide information to your referring physicians using your dental software using a SOAP note.

CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  The SAVE Clinical Trials

This program  reviews a recent publication in The New England Journal of Medicine. A discussion of how CPAP did not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and established cardiovascular disease. This was a large study with an n of 2717 participants. This will be a great review of how you can proactively discuss the benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy for the CPAP intolerant patient with your medical colleagues.


Treating the Edentulous OSA Patient

Treatment of the edentulous population suffering from OSA with PAP therapy can be challenging. Dr. Tucker will educate you on treatment of the PAP intolerant edentulous patient with oral appliance therapy. 

ENT Collaboration for OSA Patients

Learn to work with local ENTs to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to treating your OSA patients. 


Solving Complicated Cases for Oral Appliance Therapy

Learn to problem solve and understand the decision making process to treat tough cases for oral appliance therapy.

Short Sleep - The Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on Mortality

The Impact of the Metabolic Syndrome on Mortality is Modified by Objective Short Sleep Duration" was published last week in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Dr. Tucker will discuss the importance of identifying the undiagnosed Metabolic Syndrome patients in your practice. Join us for a discussion on this cutting edge research and the impact on your dental sleep medicine practice. 


The OSA University Virtual Study Club is lead by OSA University’s clinical director, Dr. John Tucker. The group meets via a webinar meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm CST. The meeting highlights current industry topics and studies and runs approximately 60 - 90 minutes. At the end of the meeting, group members are invited to ask Dr. Tucker questions regarding the evening’s topic or about general dental sleep medicine information. 

Virtual Study Clubs are open to all current OSA University members. Registration for our upcoming Virtual Study Clubs is sent via email in a monthly newsletter. If you are not a current member of OSA University please Click Here to view our contact page.