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With more patients being diagnosed with sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy emerging as a key treatment, a background in the management of sleep-disordered breathing allows medical professionals to provide much needed care to patients and grow their practices.
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At the American Dental Association (ADA) continuing education meeting this month, the ADA offered a dental sleep medicine course for the first time.
Because of the collaborative nature in the treatment of sleep apnea, it is important that dentists have a solid understanding of sleep medicine in order to effectively communicate and send referrals within the medical community.
OSA University has launched an elite alumni program for dental sleep team members. Upon the completion of OSA University’s fundamental courses, dental team members are awarded their diplomas. OSA-U alumni status is also granted to the graduates and invitations are extended to join the private OSA-U alumni group.
On June 19 to 20, you can share and gain sleep knowledge at a Detroit event for sleep professionals. Offering  9 CECs (through AAST, BRPT, and AARC) if you attend both days, the Sharing Sleep Knowledge event includes a keynote by Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, on advanced PAP therapy.
The 21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in Boston is only 2 weeks away (April 5-8, 2014). It will feature a session on mechanisms of memory consolidation during sleep, plus more than 50 other talks and 1,000+ posters.
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IDEA Comm Inc officially launched OSA University in August 2013 to assist dental sleep medicine practices in educating team members on the importance of a healthy open airway.
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In its 14th year, the conference adds a 3-day lecture track for physician CMEs, plus boasts two keynote addresses, a bustling exhibit hall, and entertainment ranging from a full-fledged comedy show to impersonators and caricature artists.
Dental billing software, services, and seminars provider Nierman Practice Management expands its seminar offering to complement its Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine class.
Join the Ohio & Kentucky Sleep Societies to discuss the issues impacting sleep today at the 6th Annual Sleep Society Symposium, to be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Edgewood, Ky.
The 9th annual West Virginia Sleep Society's Sleep Retreat will be held at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WVa, from October 3 to 4.
The 2014 New England Polysomnographic Society Conference will be held September 11 to 12, 2014, at the Radisson Nashua in Nashua, NH.
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Strong academia, lots of fun, and a tax-deductible opportunity to visit Disney World all at the same time. Seize that opportunity and attend Focus from May 15 to 17, 2014 at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
The 2014 Maine Sleep Society Conference will take place March 7, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn, Me.
The Southern Sleep Society is hosting its 36th Annual Meeting, April 3-6, 2014 at the Hilton Memphis hotel, Memphis, Tenn.
Dr William Charles Dement will be the keynote speaker at Sleep & Wellness 2014. The conference will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz, on May 1-3, 2014. Dement is also known as the "father of sleep medicine."
Medtrade Spring takes place March 10-12 (Monday to Wednesday), 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Unlike previous years, the Expo is Tuesday and Wednesday, instead of Wednesday and Thursday.
New website FreeCEdental.com offers dentists and hygienists access to CEUs in dental sleep medicine. The site launched in November and includes articles and webinars worth 1 CEU each.
To meet the demands of the marketplace, Nierman Practice Management’s 2014 schedule offers 23 opportunities for practices to learn cross-coding and medical billing through its two core seminars.