Your Patients Want to Know: Is Sleep Apnea Causing their Morning Headaches?
You are accustomed to consulting with patients about the association of TMD with craniofacial pain, but the link to sleep disorders should now be on your radar. Your patients want to know that you can help them sort out whether their frequently occurring headaches are the result of TMD, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a combination of the two, and/or other comorbidities.
Because research evidence suggests up to 50% of individuals suffering from morning headaches have OSA, every dentist likely has some sufferers they can detect, educate, diagnose, and refer or treat. If you are not already an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine, The Pankey Institute’s immersive Dental Sleep Medicine course is one of the best in the country.
A preclinical interview that includes questions about headaches will get you started with a co-discovery diagnosis for OSA related headaches and set you and your patient on the path for the most appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment.
Integrative Dental Medicine: Creating Healthier Patients & PracticesDATE: July 26 2024 @ 8:00 am - July 27 2024 @ 2:00 pm
Location: The Pankey Institute
CE HOURS: 14
Dentist Tuition: $ 2895
Single Occupancy with Ensuite Private Bath (per night): $ 290
We face a severe health crisis, that is a much larger pandemic than Covid19! Our western lifestyle affects periodontal & periapical oral disease, vascular disease, breathing disordered sleep, GERD, dental…Learn More>