Tue, Feb 22|
Dental Sleep Medicine with Dr. Don Farquhar
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that can lead to cardiovascular disease, impaired cognition, and poor quality of life. Dentists and hygienists are in a unique position to help identify patients at risk and guide patients to care that may improve their lives and mitigate consequences.
Time & Location
Feb 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
About the Event
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that can lead to cardiovascular disease, impaired cognition, and poor quality of life. Dentists and hygienists are in a unique position to help identify patients at risk and guide patients to care that may not only improve their lives, but mitigate serious consequences that can shorten life expectancy.
This evidence-based program will provide an overview of dental sleep medicine including signs and symptoms of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, it’s consequences and co-morbidities. Treatment options will be reviewed including oral appliance therapy. Paediatric obstructive sleep apnea will also be discussed. Current guidance regarding the role dentists in managing obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances will be reviewed.
Dr. Don Farquhar Biography
Don Farquhar has practiced dental sleep medicine in his Midland practice since 2005. In 2019 he retired from general practice but continues to practice in Midland and Barrie, limiting his care to those seeking oral appliance therapy for their snoring and sleep apnea.
A member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) since 2005, he earned a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2015 and currently sits on that organizations board of directors. He has chaired the AADSMs educational programs in entry level and advance sleep medicine and their board review course. He has lectured for the University of Toronto continuing education program on dental sleep medicine and co-authored an article on management of oral appliance side-effects published in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is currently an assistant clinical editor for the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Lecture Category 2 - 2 CE Credits Free - MSDS Members & Non-MSDS Members
Registration Deadline: February 22, Noon