Dental Sleep Practice Webinar
The Apnea-Hypopnea Index and the Quest for the Holy Grail of Obstructed Sleep Apnea Metrics
Presented by Dr. Krishna Sundar
Free Informational Webinar
Oct 26, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time
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About The Webinar
In this presentation, Dr. Krishna Sundar will cover the history of the Apnea-Hypopnea Index; what it is, why we have it, and who uses it, including issuance, government reimbursement, hospitals, PAP devices, corporations in sleep, patients.
We will also explore the future of the AHI as the current AHI alone is often incomplete for diagnosing and treating patients for OSA. AHI should however not be disregarded, but instead used as a part of many tools for diagnosing and treating OSA.
We will also discuss how phenotyping of patients will make difference in the future for patients needing OSA treatment.
About The Presenter
Dr. Krishna Sundar
Dr. Sundar is currently the Medical Director of the Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah. He is American Board-Certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Internal Medicine.
Following his medical training in India, Dr. Sundar did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York followed by fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah. Thereafter, Dr. Sundar worked with the Utah Valley Pulmonary group, Provo, Utah for nearly a decade where he developed an interstitial lung disease program and directed pulmonary and critical care research for the IHC Urban South Region. In 2012, he joined the University of Utah full-time and helped expand the sleep medicine program and fellowship. In addition, he has developed a multi-disciplinary sleep apnea clinic in conjunction with ENT, a follow up program for patients stable on CPAP and a multidisciplinary cough clinic with speech behavioral therapy at the University of Utah.
Dr. Sundar has extensive experience with all aspects of pulmonary and sleep medicine. He has done a number of presentations in national and international forums on various topics in Pulmonary and Sleep medicine. One of his main goals as the Sleep Center physician is to educate patients and providers in realizing the full potential of sleep in maintaining health and improving outcomes from chronic illnesses. He has consistently been named Castle Connolly's Region's Top Doctors in Pulmonary Disease from 2013-2017 and featured in Top 10% of America's most honored professionals in the 2016 American Registry.
SomnoMed is the global leader in Oral Appliance Therapy, operating in 28 countries and helping over 800,000 patients to date. SomnoMed helps sleep specialists across the world achieve success in providing OAT as an accessible, first-line OSA therapy when indicated. With the right referral pathways, it can be just as easy and seamless to refer patients for OAT as it is to send an order for CPAP to a durable medical equipment company. Through effectively facilitating the physician-dentist collaboration in delivering OAT while keeping patients at the epicenter of this process, SomnoMed helps physicians bring trustworthy, highly skilled OAT dental professionals into the treatment plan and ensures a smooth patient care handoff and collaboration.