Meeting of the Minds:Bridging the Gap Between Dentistry and Medicine



  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • Dates: Friday June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Presenters: Steven Olmos, DDS - Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine, Barry Sessle, BDS, MDS, BSc, PhD, DSc(hc), FRSC, Gilles Lavinge, DMD, PhD, FRCD(c), Amado Freire, MD, MDH –Pulmonologist, David Hatcher, DDS, MSc, MRCD(c) - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Jon Staffel, MD, Otolaryngologist, Meir Kryger,MD, FRCPC – Pulmonologist
  • Tuition: Doctor Early registration (before April 15th)- $995, After April 15th - $1,295, Staff $295 All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to availablespace and a $25 late registration fee.
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Agenda

Friday - Day 1

7:30am to 8:00 am
Check-in / Continental Breakfast Served

8:00am to 10:00 am
Creating the Model for Optimal Care of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)
Dentistry’s role in screening & triage of treatment for SDB Steven Olmos, DDS, DABDSM, DABCP, DAAPM, DACSDD
Practice Limited to the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorder Breathing

9:00 am to 10:00 am
Pathophysiology, Clinical Features & Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Dr. Freire will provide a summary review of OSA. Amado Freire, MD, MPH, DABSM, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FAASM – Pulmonologist

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 pm
Diagnostic Imaging and Diagnosis of the Upper Airway Anomalies
This presentation will discuss the use of imaging to identify selected anatomic factors associational with sleep disordered breathing.
David Hatcher, DDS, MSc, MRCD(c) – Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch provided

1:00-3:00 pm
Current Medical Therapies for OSA (central and obstructive) Matching the patient to optimal treatment
Dr. Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC-Pulmonologist

3:00-3:30 pm
Break

3:30-5:00 pm
Sleep Bruxism, Pain and Breathing: Any Interaction in Subgroup of Patient?
Do we grind our teeth for stress relief, to relief pain or to have a better respiration?
Gilles Lavigne, DMD, PhD, FRCD(c)

5:00 pm
Adjourn

Saturday - Day 2

7:30-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast Served

8:00-10:00 am
Building Bridges Between Medicine and Dentistry
No single therapy works in all cases, a multimodality approach is the best
Amado Freire, MD, MPH, DABSM, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FAASM – Pulmonologist

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 pm
Neural Mechanisms
Central sensitization and its role in acute and chronic pain and interactions with sleep mechanisms
Barry Sessle, BDS,MDS,BSc,PhD,DSc(hc),FRSC

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch provided

1:00-3:00 pm
Current Surgical Options for OSA (Nasal/oro & velophyaryngeal) A discussion of the indications, techniques, and effectiveness of surgical procedures currently in use for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
J. Gregory Staffel, MD – Otolaryngologist

3:00-3:30 pm
Break

3:30-4:00 pm
Review - Putting the Pieces Together
Steven Olmos, DDS, DABDSM, DABCP, DAAPM, DACSDD

4:00-5:00 pm
Panel Discussion: What is necessary to formulate protocols for the future relationship between Medicine and Dentistry?