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. 

Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Practical Occlusion, TMD, and Sleep for the Practicing General Dentist

Dr. Barry Glassman

Dr. Barry Glassman

Presenter: Dr. Barry Glassman

Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Time: 6:00pm CDT - 7:00pm CDT

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded


Practical Occlusion, TMD, and Sleep for the Practicing General Dentist

For many years dentistry has been dominated by prevailing occlusal concepts that were initially presented in the 60 ’ s by Ramford and Ash. Despite the lack of evidence for the role of "interferences to centric" and “pterygoid spasms, ” these concepts remain at the heart of our dental model. As a result, great confusion has lead to the development of occlusal "camps” with belief systems dominating rather than science. This has led to controversy and the prevention of integration of critical muscle and joint concepts into general dentistry. Dr. Glassman removes the controversy and exposes the myths. You and your patients will benefit immediately as the role of function and parafunction and the methods of parafunctional control are thoroughly explored.



What you will learn:

-Be able to better evaluate your patient’s occlusion and be able to put that occlusion into more practical and honest perspective.

-Recognize the difference between “occlusion” and “occluding.”

-Be able to better help the patient who tells you that they “just don’t have a comfortable bite” – and to recognize the potential of occlusal dysestesia.

-Why occlusal night guards can cause headaches and joint pain!

-Practical anatomy and physiology of the joints and muscles – and why it matters!

-Headache and migraine pathophysiology and treatment that can truly change some of your patient’s lives!


About Dr. Barry Glassman: 

Dr. Barry Glassman, located in Allentown, PA, maintained a private practice which is limited to chronic pain management, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine. He currently serves as consultant to the Allentown Pain and Sleep Center with Dr. Don Malizia and Dr. Tony Polit maintaining the Allentown Model and the Allentown Pain and Sleep Center. A Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management, as well as a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and the Academy of Dentistry International, he is also on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Glassman is a Diplomate of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Aug
2
6:00 pm18:00

OSA Patient Medical Exam “Start to Finish”

Dr. Jonathan Lown

Dr. Jonathan Lown

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Lown

Date: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Time: 6:00pm CDT - 7:00pm CDT

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded


OSA Patient Medical Exam “Start to Finish” 

Dr. Jonathan Lown, nationally recognized sleep physician, will educate dentists on a detailed medical exam for OSA patients. His goal is to educate dentists through his clinical knowledge and expertise to obtain a deeper level of understanding of the OSA patient. Information provided on this webinar will be taken directly from his upcoming lecture at the “Costa Rican International Sleep Symposium” in 2018. For more information on the upcoming symposium in Costa Rica, Click Here



What you will learn:

- Learn the MD’s Sleep Apnea Patient Medical Exam from “Start to Finish”

- Learn to evaluate your dental patients for OSA from a physician’s perspective


About Dr. Jonathan Lown:

As an Internist, I have developed a deep understanding of wellness and long-term healthcare. My approach focuses on helping patients live better and longer lives through both acute and preventive care. I give every patient personal advice and support in a relaxed and unrushed manner. I utilize the latest advancements in medicine and knowledge of the latest discoveries in medical research and wellness screenings to help identify risk for disease and prevent it or treat it early. It is also important to me to foster and promote optimism and good humor, which are also important elements in the healing process and staying well. 

I focus on primary care, internal medicine, cardiovascular health, preventive medicine and women’s health. In addition, I am board certified in sleep medicine and am able to treat sleep-related illnesses, such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia while providing guidance on CPAP management. My patients also enjoy conveniences similar to services in a concierge practice - timely appointments, same-day visits and the ability to contact me during and after hours. By promoting physical and mental well-being and coaching healthier lifestyle choices, I empower my patients to live the best life possible. 

My private primary care practice currently serves all of Long Island, New York. My office is conveniently located in Commack, which is easily accessible from Eastern Nassau County and Western Suffolk County. I am affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, New York. I speak fluent English and Spanish.


Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

7 Reasons Dentist Do Not Treat Sleep Apnea

Presenter: Dr. Erin Elliott

 

Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Time: 6:00pm CDT - 7:00pm CDT

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C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded


Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017


The field of dental sleep medicine is rapidly growing. Around 20% of patients in a dental practice have undiagnosed sleep apnea. Dentists are in an excellent position to help treat this epidemic although many dentists have problems with the obstacles dental sleep medicine entails. The struggles that dentists go through when implementing sleep apnea treatment frequently overwhelm dentists into evading pursuit of dental sleep medicine. With the correct protocols in place, dental sleep medicine can be implemented into any dental practice. Dr. Elliott will share her experiences implementing sleep and how she has achieved success in her practice. 


What you will learn:

- Be able to learn to identify the seven reasons inhibiting successful dental sleep implementation.

- Learn to utilize the information that Dr. Elliott will provide to successfully treat sleep patients in your practice.

- Acknowledge the hurdles of dental sleep medicine and learn how to overcome them.

- Recognize correct protocols when implementing dental sleep medicine.


About Dr. Erin Elliott

Dr. Erin Elliott was born and raised in Southern California. She played soccer at Houghton College, a small Christian college in Western New York. She attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she graduated in the top 5 of her class.

Dr. Elliott is committed to attending continuing education classes and is active in the local and state dental organizations and societies. She has a special interest in screening and treating snoring and sleep apnea. In addition, she has authored several articles in national dental journals and lectures extensively. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and diplomate and past president of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

Combination CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Combination CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy

COMBINATION CPAP AND ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY

Dr. Ronald Prehn

Dr. Ronald Prehn

Topics: 
1. What is combination therapy? (using CPAP and OAT together) 
2. Identify appropriate patients for combination therapy. 
3. Understand the armamentarium for therapy. 
4. Identify first steps to get started? 
5. Future training opportunities to learn more.

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Foundation for Airway Health, a public sector of the AAPMD (American Academy Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) Organization. learn more here 


DATE Tuesday, January 24, 2017


TIME 6:00pm CST


C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded


ABOUT Dr Ronald Prehn:

 is a general dentist who has limited his practice to treating Orofacial Pain and Dental sleep medicine since 1990. He has a large dental specialty practice in The Woodlands TX just north of Houston. He is double boarded by the American Board of Orofacial Pain and America Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, of which he is president elect. Besides private practice, he is a professor at University of Texas Dental School Houston and does research when he can. He has published several abstracts and articles on combination therapy and most recent has an accepted research article in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine on the use of the Custom CPAP Face Mask which he will mention in his presentation today.

Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Home Sleep Testing for Dentists

HOME SLEEP TESTING 101

Are you struggling with obtaining a diagnosis for your OSA patients? If so, sign up for our new webinar on the fundamentals of home sleep testing in the dental practice.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 

Time: 7:00pm CST

Cost: No Charge -  Optional $50 Donation -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Foundation for Airway Health, a public sector of the AAPMD (American Academy Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) Organization. learn more here

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded 

Presenter: Rob Suter

 
 

Attendees Will Learn: 

· Strategies on how to use home sleep testing to identify and treat more patients
· Types of home sleep testing monitors
· What a dentist can and can't do with a HST
· How to read a sleep study
· How to leverage a sleep study to increase case acceptance
· Best practices on how to maximize a relationship with a diagnostic testing company

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitoring for OSA & TMD Patients
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitoring for OSA & TMD Patients

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Hindin

Date: WEDNESDAY - April 13th, 2016

Time: 6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (learn more here)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded

Wednesday, April 13th - 6pm CST

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitoring for OSA & TMD Patients

OSA University is honored to have Dr. Jeff Hindin host a webinar lecture on “Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitoring for OSA & TMD Patients.” Dr. Hindin will lecture on understanding physiological processes and an introduction to heart rate variability and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system. He will also be educating on designing treatment to promote and enhance physiological function and identifying potential problem patients before beginning treatment. 

Attendees Will Learn: 

1. Introduction to an understanding of physiological processes

2. Introduction to heart rate variability and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system

3. Monitoring of patient’s physiology using standard reproducible protocol

4. Designing treatment to promote and enhance physiological function

5. Identify problem patients before beginning treatment

6. Use of the HindexRV™ to provide patients with the ability to practice skills to enhance their treatment

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (learn more here)

ABOUT DR. JEFF HINDIN

Dr. Hindin is the leading dental expert in physiologic function and heart rate variability. He practices general dentistry with an emphasis on the treatment of craniofacial pain, TMD and sleep disorders. Dr. Hindin has developed an FDA approved system for evaluating physiology in the medical or dental office. He is the lead dentist in the Proof of Concept Study of an Oral Orthotic to Reduce Tic severity in Chronic Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome at Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

He is also a founding board member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and the Foundation of Airway Health. He lectures internationally and is an instructor in software development for the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe.

Airway-  The New Frontier for Dentistry and Medicine
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Airway- The New Frontier for Dentistry and Medicine

Dr. James Metz

Dr. James Metz

Rob Suter

Rob Suter

Presenter: Dr. James Metz

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Time: 6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health.  (learn more here)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded

Wednesday, March 23rd - 6pm CST
Airway-  The New Frontier for Dentistry and Medicine

Back by popular demand: Dr. James Metz! OSA University is very honored to have Dr. Metz return to OSA University for a webinar lecture on Airway: The New Frontier for Dentistry and Medicine. As a follow up to his February TMD webinar, Dr. Metz will take a deeper dive into TMD Complications with OSA patients. He will also discuss the etiology and ramifications of an obstructed airway from birth/childhood years through adulthood.

After this webinar, dentists will have a stronger understanding on the etiology and ramifications of an obstructed airway lifecycle. Dr. James Metz will present critical information on TMD complications arising from oral appliance therapy, proper TMD management protocols, and troubleshooting techniques with a simplified approach.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (learn more here)

ABOUT DR. JAMES METZ

Dr. James Metz is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Metz maintains a general dental practice in Columbus, Ohio, with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine. He is the affiliate director of The Ohio State University Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.  He has previously served on the AADSM board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, and was the Chair for the Introductory Course of Dental Sleep Medicine in addition to being the Co-Chair for the Annual meeting 2014.  He is the current Chair of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Interest Group on Dental Sleep Medicine and a member of the Executive Committee the Sleep, Respiratory, and Neurobiology (SRN) Assembly of the ATS.

Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Dealing with Difficult OSA Patients

Presenter: Dr. Steve Carstensen

Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Time: 7:00pm CDT/ 8:00pm EDT

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health.  (learn more here)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded

Wednesday, March 9th - 7pm CDT

Even the most successful dentists offering dental sleep medicine may run into a hiccup and experience a difficult case. What do you do if a patient has teeth movement, jaw pain and little efficacy? Please join OSA University and Dr. Steve Carstensen for a one hour webinar lecture that addresses these types of challenging patient cases. Dr. Carstensen lectures globally and has delivered thousands of oral appliance therapy cases. On Wednesday evening, March 9, 2016, Dr. Carstensen will take take time to educate peers on how to manage some of the most challenging patient issues with oral appliance therapy. 1hr CE 

After this webinar, dentists will have a stronger understanding on how to handle tough treatment cases with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Steve Carstensen will offer critical information on troubleshooting techniques with difficult OSA patients through simplified and skillful methods.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (learn more here)


ABOUT DR. STEVE CARSTENSEN

Dr. Steve Carstensen has been treating sleep apnea and snoring for 18 years, has completed training at UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Sleep and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures internationally at over 20 events per year training dentists in sleep medicine, directs sleep education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and Spear Education and is a faculty member of the Sleep Residency Program at University of the Pacific. For the AADSM he was a Board Member, Secretary-Treasurer and President-Elect. Since 2014 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine. Together with a partner he founded Premier Sleep, a practice in Bellevue, WA entirely devoted to helping people breathe better and sleep better.

Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Select the Ideal Sleep Appliance for your OSA Patients

Scott Veis - Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for Space Maintainers Lab

Scott Veis - Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for Space Maintainers Lab

Rob Suter - Vice-President of Sales for OSA University

Rob Suter - Vice-President of Sales for OSA University

Learn to Select the Ideal Sleep Appliance for your OSA Patients

Date: Thursday, November 19th 2015

Time: 6:00pm CDT/ 7:00pm EDT

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health.

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar

Presenters: Scott Veis, Rob Ruter

Thursday, November 19th - 6pm CDT
Webinar: Learn to Select the Ideal Sleep Appliance for your OSA Patients

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (click here to donate)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar

Presenters: Scott Veis and Rob Suter

You’re invited to Join OSA University for a Webinar on Learning to
Select the Ideal Sleep Appliance for your OSA Patients.

REGISTER HERE

The OSA-U team will host discussions on different patient scenarios and the best appliance selections currently available for patients. 

After this webinar, dentists will have a stronger understanding on how to select the optimal appliance in each dental sleep medicine patient case.

Working with Local Non-Sleep Physicians
Sep
24
6:00 pm18:00

Working with Local Non-Sleep Physicians

DANIEL G. KLAUER, DDS, DABCP

DANIEL G. KLAUER, DDS, DABCP

ROB SUTER

ROB SUTER

Part III: Strategic Physician Alliances

Working with Local Non-Sleep Physicians

Date: Thursday, September 24th 2015

Time: 6:00pm CDT/ 7:00pm EDT

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health.

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar

Presenters: Dr. Daniel Klauer, Rob Ruter


Thursday, September 24th - 6pm CDT
Webinar: Working with Local Non-Sleep Physicians

The OSA-U team will continue to lead discussions -- in a 3rd part webinar series -- on why 900,000 patients refuse or quit CPAP therapy every year in North America BUT only 100,000 patients are treated with OAT. What happens to the other 800,000 sleep-health-deprived, unhealthy patients?

After this webinar, dentists will have a stronger understanding on how to work with local, non-sleep physicians to reach more CPAP struggling patients. Tips and tactics on using the best resources to develop physician alliances and oral appliance awareness will be discussed, along with understanding the nature and goals of an optimal dentist-physician relationship. In addition, Dr. Daniel Klauer will present critical information on the growth of dental sleep medicine practices by working with local physicians.

Cost: $50 Donation (optional) -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Airway Health. (learn more here)

Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Working with the Sleep Channel

Presenter:    Rob Suter

Date:            Wednesday, August 19, 2015 

Time:            6:00 pm CDT

Cost:             Donation to The Foundation for Airway Health                                               

C.E. Credits:   1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar attendee

Working with the Sleep Channel 

The OSA-U team will lead discussions on why 900,000 patients refuse or quit CPAP therapy every year in North America BUT only 100,000 patients are treated with OAT.  What happens to the other 800,000 sleep health deprived, unhealthy patients? After this webinar, dentists will have a stronger understanding of what DME’s, sleep labs and physicians do with CPAP patients. Tips and tactics for how dentists can rescue more CPAP refusing patients will be presented. 1 AGD PACE credit will be issued to each attendee. The webinar cost is a free-will donation to The Foundation for Airway Health.

Serving the dental sleep medicine community, OSA University is thrilled to offer this 2nd installment of it’s two-part webinar series for dentists and dental team members. OSA-U’s V.P of Sales, Rob Suter, will be leading the webinar presentations. Rob has clinically trained hundreds of RRTs and RPSGTs on CPAP devices, algorithms, and sleep lab titrations.

After the completion of this webinar. dentists will have a stronger understanding of what DME’s, sleep labs and physicians do with CPAP patients. Tips and tactics for how dentists can rescue more CPAP refusing patients will be presented.

CPAP 101 - The Dark Side of the Moon
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

CPAP 101 - The Dark Side of the Moon

CPAP for Dentists

Do you want to treat more CPAP Intolerant Patients?

In CPAP 101, dentists will have gain intimate knowledge of CPAP and mask therapy. The webinar goal is to help dentists better understand CPAP patients and CPAP providers (DMEs) so that dentists can treat more CPAP intolerant patients. Understanding the medical sleep terminology is key when conversing with physicians, sleep labs, and local DMEs. 1 AGD PACE credit will be issued for each attendee. 

 

Date: Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Time: 6:00pm CST/7:00pm EST

 

 

Cost: $50 Donation -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Airway Foundation of Sleep, a public sector of the AAPMD (American Academy Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) Organization. (learn more here)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar

Presenter: Robert Suter

CPAP 101 Webinar Objectives:

  • Gain information on CPAP basics

  • Learn how to treat more CPAP-Intolerant patients

  • Understand the 5 different types of CPAPs 

  • Learn how to set up a CPAP

  • Develop an insight on communicating with physicians about CPAP therapy

  • Understand CPAP patient challenges

Register Now!

You may be wondering WHY a dentist - or dental team member - administering sleep apnea appliance therapy, needs to know about CPAP treatment. It’s simple. As your DSM practice grows, fostering physician relationships is a critical component to maximizing the full potential of your dental sleep medicine practice — and helping more patients sleep and breathe better!

Understanding the fundamentals of CPAP therapy enables you to drive insightful and comprehensive discussions with physicians regarding sleep apnea treatment options. CPAP knowledge and appreciation can fuel the conversation of what happens next, to the patients that reject CPAP treatment. Additionally, gaining an understanding of CPAP non-compliant patients leverages an entry point into a discussion of the country’s sky-high rate of untreated sleep apnea and airway sufferers. 

Serving the dental sleep medicine community, OSA University is thrilled to offer a two-part CPAP education webinar series for dentists and dental team members. OSA-U’s V.P of Sales, Rob Suter, will be leading the webinar presentations. Rob has clinically trained hundreds of RRTs and RPSGTs on CPAP devices, algorithms, and sleep lab titrations. 

After the completion of the first webinar, CPAP101, dentists will have gained basic knowledge of CPAP and mask therapy. The OSA-U goal is to help dentists better understand CPAP patients and CPAP providers so that more patients are treated. After the second webinar, Working with the Sleep Channel, dentists will have a stronger understanding of what DME’s, sleep labs and physicians do with CPAP patients. Tips and tactics for how dentists can rescue more CPAP refusing patients will be presented.

Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

April 8th Webinar: Patient Engagement and Communication

Learn how to turn dental patients into sleep patients, initiate sleep health conversations, distribute information and boost sleep health awareness. Understand the common treatment objections and gain the knowledge to properly address patient concerns through rehearsed patient engagement and communication techniques. 


Sign up below to register for the April 8th Webinar @ 7pm CST

Date: Wednesday April 8, 2015

Time: 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST

Cost: $50 Donation -- 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Airway Foundation of Sleep, a public sector of the AAPMD (American Academy Physiological Medicine and Dentistry) Organization. (learn more here)

C.E. Credits: 1 C.E. credit awarded per webinar

Presenters: Glennine Varga, Elias Kalantzis