ASBA Dental Division – A Breath of Fresh Air

Sleep Apnea Dentistry has been characterized as the greatest opportunity for dentistry, post caries epidemic, since tooth whitening. The benefit to the patient is clear – Oral Appliance Therapy is an effective, non-invasive, and inexpensive treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dentists are seen more and more as part of the medical community by assisting in providing early diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
David GergenDavid Gergen, Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division, has said that the greatest barrier to entering the field of sleep apnea dentistry for most dentists has been a lack of objective, non-vendor sponsored training. Mr. Gergen (pictured with Andre Collins Director of the NFLPA) is well known for his efforts to promote sleep apnea diagnosis and therapy within the NFLPA. He recently was appointed Sleep Apnea director of the NFLPA HOPE program; his mission is to provide diagnosis and therapy for retired NFL players nationally. These efforts, combined with his 30 years of experience working in the dental field as president of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, inspired the founding of the ASBA Dental Division.
The ASBA has been an interdisciplinary CE provider in the medical space for some 17 years. Monthly webinars, eLearning and exam prep courses have been a part of the academy since its inception. David Gergen and the ASBA have collaborated and developed a combined medical and dental education gathering that is without equal in the sleep apnea dentistry arena. Sleep professionals of all disciplines focus on patient health, treatment options, and improving working together to optimize care.
This year the ASBA conference will be Friday, April 10, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015 at DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. Nationally recognized speakers including Dr. Robert Talley (also President of the Dental Division,) and Rod Willey DDS, widely regarded as America’s most successful sleep apnea dentist, will be laying out in detail the steps to building a Million-Dollar sleep practice. John Tucker DMD will be discussing oral anatomy, physiology and breathing disordered sleep. Dr. Stacey Layman will be reviewing medical billing for dentists – quite possibly the most popular segment of the meeting, especially given recent changes to medical billing as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The interdisciplinary nature of the meeting will provide plenty of opportunity for interaction between dental teams and MD’s, RRT and RPSGT. Rudi Ferrate, MD, will be presenting a section on home sleep testing, working with a sleep physician and aging the sleep process. Bradley Eli DMD will be presenting his ideas around “Disease Management and the Dental Office”. Dr. Eli and his team were recently featured on the cover of the AARC times.
The ASBA Dental Division has established a clear focus on the future of the community dentist and his/her patients. The daily activities and requirements of running a dental practice and incorporating the care of a qualified sleep apnea patient are well understood by the board of the ASBA dental division. Take a few minutes and review the website for the Dental Division, become a member, and sign up for the meeting. Your patients will be glad you did!
www.asbadental.com/membership • www.sleep-conference.com
David Gergen, Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division, has said that the greatest barrier to entering the field of sleep apnea dentistry for most dentists has been a lack of objective, non-vendor sponsored training. Mr. Gergen (pictured with Andre Collins Director of the NFLPA) is well known for his efforts to promote sleep apnea diagnosis and therapy within the NFLPA. He recently was appointed Sleep Apnea director of the NFLPA HOPE program; his mission is to provide diagnosis and therapy for retired NFL players nationally. These efforts, combined with his 30 years of experience working in the dental field as president of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab, inspired the founding of the ASBA Dental Division.
Educ Spot-ASBAquoteThe ASBA has been an interdisciplinary CE provider in the medical space for some 17 years. Monthly webinars, eLearning and exam prep courses have been a part of the academy since its inception. David Gergen and the ASBA have collaborated and developed a combined medical and dental education gathering that is without equal in the sleep apnea dentistry arena. Sleep professionals of all disciplines focus on patient health, treatment options, and improving working together to optimize care.
This year the ASBA conference will be Friday, April 10, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015 at DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. Nationally recognized speakers including Dr. Robert Talley (also President of the Dental Division,) and Rod Willey DDS, widely regarded as America’s most successful sleep apnea dentist, will be laying out in detail the steps to building a Million-Dollar sleep practice. John Tucker DMD will be discussing oral anatomy, physiology and breathing disordered sleep. Dr. Stacey Layman will be reviewing medical billing for dentists – quite possibly the most popular segment of the meeting, especially given recent changes to medical billing as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The interdisciplinary nature of the meeting will provide plenty of opportunity for interaction between dental teams and MD’s, RRT and RPSGT. Rudi Ferrate, MD, will be presenting a section on home sleep testing, working with a sleep physician and aging the sleep process. Bradley Eli DMD will be presenting his ideas around “Disease Management and the Dental Office”. Dr. Eli and his team were recently featured on the cover of the AARC times.
The ASBA Dental Division has established a clear focus on the future of the community dentist and his/her patients. The daily activities and requirements of running a dental practice and incorporating the care of a qualified sleep apnea patient are well understood by the board of the ASBA dental division. Take a few minutes and review the website for the Dental Division, become a member, and sign up for the meeting. Your patients will be glad you did!
www.asbadental.com/membership • www.sleep-conference.com

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