"Dentistry's Role in Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS
CE Credit hours:1.5
With an estimate that more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, dentist play a great role in those who refuse or can't tolerate the use of a CPAP machine. The presentation will provide an overview of the dental team role in screening for sleep apnea, how to work with our medical colleagues for a diagnosis and finally discuss oral appliance therapy.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994 and then completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). He later earned a Masters in Science from Tufts University in 2011. Dr. Patel has lectured at numerous professional meetings across the United States on the topic of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. He is the only Dental Practitioner in the country to be triple-boarded in Craniofacial Pain. Dental Sleep Medicine and a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
- Understand what is obstructive sleep apnea and its effects on health
- Understand the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea that pertains to dentistry
- Discuss the various oral appliances available for management
Dr. Patel is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts Dental School and in the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences at the Augusta University and the Atlanta Sleep School. He currently serves on the American Board of Craniofacial Deep Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM), American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP), American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) and is the clinical Director of Education for Nierman Practice Management. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, American Board of Craniofacial Pain, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management.