Richard Moore, DDS

 Richard Moore, DDS

Richard Moore, DDS

Friday, April 9, 2010
9 am – 12 pm
2 pm- 5 pm (repeat)
Recommended for: Entire Dental Team
ODA Course
3 CE Credits
 

  

 

 

Current Trends in the Management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The framework for the information in this presentation will be that of the medico-legal requirements of informed consent. In order to provide proper medical therapy for this disorder, the practitioner must fully understand the therapy and to be able to educate the patient adequately to appropriately obtain the consent for treatment.

The elements of informed consent are:
 
“What is the disorder?”
“What are the potential consequences of not pursuing treatment?”
“What are all the treatment options?”
“What are the potential consequences of oral appliance therapy?”
 
In addition, risk management for the provision of dental sleep medicine services will be addressed. A current update of appliance design, techniques and fundamental principles will be reviewed. Screening tools and techniques for the identification of patients at risk will be provided.
 
The risks and requirements of participating in the medical insurance arena will be outlined and a speculative future view of dental sleep medicine offered.
 
At the conclusion of the course, the attendee will be able to understand the patho-physiology and incidence rates of obstructive sleep apnea as well as the basics of sleep medicine as it applies to sleep disordered breathing. The attendee will understand not only the considerable risk to health and longevity of untreated sleep disordered breathing, but also the importance of and the elements of proper informed consent for treatment. Risk management for the dentist participating in the management of a serious medical disorder and in the arena of medical insurance should be understood. The attendee will be informed on the management of side effects associated with mandibular advancement orthotics. 

Dr. Richard Moore, a general dentist from Vancouver, Washington is a 1977 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Moore has lectured widely throughout North America since 1993, on the topic of dentistry’s role in the management of the airway. An early member, he was elected to a three-year term (1996-1999) on the board of directors of the (ADSM) Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (www.dentalsleepmed.org), an international society dedicated to the dissemination of current information in this growing field of dentistry. He also served as the Chairman of the Corporate Relations Committee. Dr. Moore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Moore has limited his practice to airway management since 2004.