With more patients being diagnosed with sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy emerging as a key treatment, a background in the management of sleep-disordered breathing allows medical professionals to provide much needed care to patients and grow their practices. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) just launched online training modules that offer a convenient and simple way to continue education in dental sleep medicine–and take advantage of the growing opportunities in the field.

With these continuing educational programs, it’s now easier than ever to gain more knowledge and stay at the forefront of new research and emerging trends in dental sleep medicine. Each online learning module can easily be streamed on any computer or mobile device. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for non-members, and registrants can access the course at their convenience via the AADSM website for 1 year.

Now available, the first course, “Introduction to Sleep and Sleep Disordered Breathing,” provides an overview of the current understanding of the nature and physiology of sleep as well as the causes, risk factors, consequences, and efficacy of the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP.

Future courses will cover the following topics:

  • Airway Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
  • Oral Appliance Selection
  • Occlusal Registration
  • Side Effects and Management
  • Oral Appliance Therapy Alternatives: What Happens If It Doesn’t Work?
  • TMD, Bruxism, and Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Insurance and Medical Coding

To purchase or learn more, visit the learning modules section of the AADSM website.