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Dental Sleep Medicine

The Modern Dentist’s Role in Sleep Dentistry

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WHY ATTEND

Attend the Glidewell Symposium for two days of clinical and business education in dental sleep medicine. On the first day, experience fast-paced podium presentations, and on the second day, choose from six hands-on workshops and focused lectures, for a total of nine CE hours.

  • Discover practical clinical techniques to identify and screen patients.
  • Acquire new skills to treat more patients in your practice.
  • Gain insights from experts in sleep dentistry.
  • Explore the latest revenue-building opportunities.
  • Tour the world’s largest and most innovative dental laboratory.
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DAY

1

Friday, April 21, 2023

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Earn 6 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as a campus tour and a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell

Participate in a full day of fast-paced presentations designed to help you build your practice with dental sleep medicine. Using a concise, powerful format, these inspiring and practical presentations will focus on the modern dentist’s role in sleep dentistry — one of the fastest-growing areas in the dental field! The curriculum is crafted to provide fresh information for clinicians at any stage of their careers, from dentists just starting out to those experienced in sleep dentistry.

Welcome Remarks

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Neil Park, DMD | Jim Glidewell, CDT | Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Etiology of Sleep Apnea

8:45–9:30 a.m.​

Barry Raphael, DMD

Understand the causes of breathing-related sleep disorders.

The Role of the Dentist in Snoring and Sleep Apnea

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Jamison Spencer, DMD, M.S.

Explore the role the dentist plays in screening, diagnosing and treating common sleeping disorders.

Clinical Implementation

10:45–11:30 a.m.​

Diana Batoon, DMD

Understand the clinical procedures for impressions, bite registration and delivery of sleep appliances.
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Q&A: Panel Discussion

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Presenters: All Morning Speakers

Practice Implementation

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Meghna Dassani, DMD

In addition to contributing to the general health of your patients, adding sleep medicine to your practice can be a key growth strategy. Understand a proven approach to successfully implementing treatment of sleep disorders in your practice.

Benefits of Home Sleep Testing

2:30–2:45 p.m.​

Ryan Javanbakht

Home sleep testing can be an important technique for your dental sleep medicine practice. Understand the pros and cons of this technology.

Medical Insurance: Yes or No?

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Randy Curran

Dental offices are typically inexperienced in billing medical insurance. Are we missing an important opportunity?

CPAP vs. MAD: Challenging the Gold Standard in Sleep Medicine

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.

Surprising research may cause us to rethink the concept of dental appliances as a second-line treatment.
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Q&A: Panel Discussion

4:15–5:00 p.m.​

Presenters: All Afternoon Speakers

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Hosted Cocktail Party and Dinner at Mesa Manor

5:30–7:30 p.m.​

Join Us!

DAY

2

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CHOOSE A WORKSHOP OR LECTURE FROM EACH SESSION

Earn 3 CE Credits

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Build your knowledge with the latest clinical information, tools and techniques in sleep dentistry. Choose a hands-on workshop or focused lecture from each of the two sessions.

NOTE: Space is limited. Select your courses and enroll early to reserve your seat.

Session 1: 8:30–10:00 a.m.

Clinical Procedures for Appliance Delivery

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Diana Batoon, DMD | Meghna Dassani, DMD

Hands-on session teaching the techniques, instruments and materials for successfully delivering a sleep appliance. Participants are welcome to send their own scans in advance in order to receive a free appliance to use in the exercise.

Beyond Appliance Therapy: Airway-Focused Dentistry Part 1

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Barry Raphael, DMD | Mark Cruz, DDS

Understand the concepts behind the airway-focused dental practice.

(Note: Attendees are encouraged to take this course with the Session 2, Part 2, lecture.)

Appliance Selection

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.

Hands-on session demonstrating oral appliance selection and design, as well as titration methods with an emphasis on patient selection.

Medical Billing Strategies

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Randy Curran

Introducing the procedures and protocols for medical billing for the dental office.

Home Sleep Tests: The Critical Numbers

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Ryan Javanbakht

This course will cover home sleep study reports with an emphasis on appliance titration.

Intraoral Scanning: The Digital Workflow for Sleep Appliances

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Wilson Schmidt, RDAEF2, OMSA

Learn techniques for intraoral scanning and occlusal registration, as well as laboratory communication that will result in a precise appliance for your patient.

Session 2: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Clinical Procedures for Appliance Delivery

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Diana Batoon, DMD | Meghna Dassani, DMD

Hands-on session teaching the techniques, instruments and materials for successfully delivering a sleep appliance. Participants are welcome to send their own scans in advance in order to receive a free appliance to use in the exercise.

Beyond Appliance Therapy: Airway-Focused Dentistry Part 2

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Barry Raphael, DMD | Mark Cruz, DDS

Understand the concepts behind the airway-focused dental practice.

(Note: Attendees are encouraged to take this course with the Session 1, Part 1, lecture.)

Appliance Selection

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.

Hands-on session demonstrating oral appliance selection and design, as well as titration methods with an emphasis on patient selection.

Medical Billing Strategies

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Randy Curran

Introducing the procedures and protocols for medical billing for the dental office.

Home Sleep Tests: The Critical Numbers

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Ryan Javanbakht

This course will cover home sleep study reports with an emphasis on appliance titration.

Intraoral Scanning: The Digital Workflow for Sleep Appliances

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Wilson Schmidt, RDAEF2, OMSA

Learn techniques for intraoral scanning and occlusal registration, as well as laboratory communication that will result in a precise appliance for your patient.

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Glidewell Education Center designates this two-day activity for nine continuing education credits.

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement.
3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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April 21–22, 2023

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Neil Park, DMD

Dr. Neil Park is scientific chair of the Glidewell Symposium and Glidewell’s vice president of clinical affairs. After receiving his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry, he practiced dentistry for 12 years before beginning his career in the dental implant field. Dr. Park has held top leadership positions at companies such as Nobel Biocare and Henry Schein, and he is recognized for his work in the creation and management of innovative programs designed to bring new technology to private practitioners. He joined Glidewell in 2016, where he oversees clinical research & development, as well as training and education programs in implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry. In addition, he serves as editor-in-chief of Chairside® magazine. He is a Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell, CDT

Jim Glidewell is the founder and president of Glidewell, the world’s largest privately owned provider of restorative dental solutions. In 1970, Mr. Glidewell officially opened his lab to the public. Although his company initially started on his kitchen table, Jim applied a unique combination of technical knowledge, business principles, and marketing philosophies to quickly grow Glidewell into the recognized dental industry leader that it is today.

Still driven by his mission to make rehabilitative dentistry affordable to all, Mr. Glidewell employs a diverse team of over 4,000 employees. Joined in his pursuits are certified technicians, engineers, scientists, clinicians and support personnel, who all believe in his mission of advancing high-quality, cost-efficient materials. In addition to his work in driving change in dentistry, he also serves as an advocate for continued education. Glidewell currently supports numerous free education platforms, instructional courses and programs, which assist in providing enhanced knowledge to practicing dentists.

Stephenie Goddard

Stephenie Goddard, M.S.

Glidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard is an executive leader with multidisciplinary experience in organizational development, business strategy, change management, customer experience and digital transformation. She joined Glidewell in 2006 as vice president of human resources, establishing various programs that have served to augment the company’s relentless expansion. In 2019, she established the Guiding Leaders program to empower women dentists throughout the United States in all facets of business and leadership, and the following year she received the Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project® (Benco Dental Supply Co.; Pittston, Pa.).
Barry Raphael, DMD

BARRY RAPHAEL, DMD

Dr. Barry Raphael received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his specialty training in orthodontics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His private practice at the Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics in Clifton, New Jersey, focuses on facial growth and the development of a healthy airway. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and is a past president of the Passaic County Dental Society.
Jamison Spencer, DMD, M.S.

JAMISON SPENCER, DMD, M.S.

Dr. Jamison Spencer is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and earned a Master of Science degree in craniofacial pain from Tufts University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and he is past president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He practices in Boise, Idaho, where he is the director of dental sleep medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ.
Diana Batoon, DMD

Diana Batoon, DMD

Dr. Diana Batoon has been practicing dentistry for over 27 years and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. She practices at her dental practice, Bonita Dental, and a separate sleep practice, Center for Breathing and Sleep Wellness, in Scottsdale, Arizona. After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she completed her GPR residency at a veteran’s hospital in Loma Linda, California. She has extensive training in TMJ, full-mouth rehabilitation, CAD/CAM dentistry and implants.

Meghna Dassani, DMD

Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received dental training at the University of Mumbai, India, and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. For the past 17 years, her private practice in Houston, Texas, has focused on treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing. She is the author of two books on sleep apnea and the dental practice: “Healthy Sleep, Happy Kids” and “Sleep. Breathe. Dream.”
Ryan Javenbacht

Ryan Javanbakht

Ryan Javanbakht earned a degree in psychology from the University of California, Davis. He currently lectures on the topic of sleep testing and airway education. He is the founder, president and CEO of sleeptest.com, a national home sleep testing service established in 2016.
Randy Curran

Randy Curran

Randy Curran is the founder and CEO of Pristine Medical Billing. He has helped over 1,000 dental practices optimize the financial side of dental sleep medicine, and he educates dental teams about topics such as proper workflows, medical necessity, documentation requirements and ethical coding. During the past 14 years, Curran has helped obtain medical insurance coverage for over 28,000 patients for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.

Bradley Eli, DMD, M.S.

Dr. Bradley Eli graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and received a Master of Science degree in oral biology from UCLA. Based in Encinitas, California, he is a nationally recognized specialist in orofacial pain management who treats all types of head, neck and jaw pain as well as sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Eli has served as an educational staff member at Loma Linda University Medical Center, the UC San Diego Department of Anesthesiology and Scripps Memorial Hospital. He also holds several patents for medical devices designed to improve patient care.
Mark Cruz, DDS

Mark Cruz, DDS

Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986. He has served on the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Grant Review Committee, as well as the editorial board for the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Recently, Dr. Cruz was involved with the ADA taskforce examining pediatric airway health. He has been in private practice in Orange County, California, for over 30 years.
Wilson Schmidt, RDA

WILSON SCHMIDT, RDAEF2, OMSA

Wilson Schmidt, a registered surgical and extended functions dental assistant, brings 20 years of clinical experience to Glidewell as the manager of the dental clinic and photography editor of Chairside® magazine. He lectures frequently on the topics of digital dentistry, chairside restorative procedures and dental photography.