Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine Ticket


This program is designed as an overview of the current trends and evidence as it relates to orofacial pain, which includes Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and in the discipline of Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM).   With the recent recognition of Orofacial Pain as a dental specialty it is becoming more important for the practicing dentist to be knowledgeable as it applies to this.  In addition, the recognition of a patient at risk for a sleep disorder, especially sleep apnea, including the use of oral appliances, is important for every dentist based on the ADA recommendations in 2017.  This course will cover and review all aspects of the most commonly occurring orofacial pain complaints as well as procedures to follow for recognizing a patient that may be at risk for a sleep disorder.
Learning Topics:  The following are the areas that will be covered:
• Current status and recognition of Orofacial Pain (OFP) as a dental specialty
• What are the commonly encountered orofacial pain complaints?
• Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) as part of orofacial pain
• Recognizing odontogenic pain of non-odontogenic origin
• What are some methods for management of OFP and TMD?
• The current evidence regarding sleep bruxism
• The bidirectional link between pain and sleep
• Screening for sleep disorders in a dental practice
• Overview of sleep and sleep disorders
• Health and medical conditions related to sleep disorders.
• Management of sleep related breathing disorders (sleep apnea and snoring) by the well trained dentist
Course Objectives:  The following are the objectives of this course:
• Become aware of the more common orofacial and TMD conditions encountered in dental practice.
• Understand the most common management strategies in orofacial pain, TMD and sleep bruxism.
• Know when and how to screen for a sleep disorder and how to best facilitate patient care.
• Recognize when the medical history indicates a sleep disorder may be present.
The Presenter:  This course will be presented by Dennis R. Bailey, DDS.  Dr. Bailey is an Assistant Professor at LECOM School of Dental Medicine and is a visiting lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  He has Diplomate status in the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP) and in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).  Dr. Bailey has limited his practice for over 30 years and practiced in Denver, Colorado.  His practice focused on OFP and sleep disorders, utilizing oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring.  He has lectured in the US and internationally and is the lead author of the second edition of the textbook entitled “Dental Management of Sleep Disorders”.
SKU: DentalCEInPerson-1 Category:

Event Details

Date: September 23, 2023

Start time: 09:00 a.m. EDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: LECOM School of Dental Medicine 4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34211