DATE/TIME
December (12/12/2014 - 12/13/2014)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


LOCATION
Glidewell International Technology Center
18551 Von Karman Ave. Suite 201
Irvine, CA, 92612

Phone: (866) 791-9539 (for hotel reservations only)


INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Dan Tache


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COURSE DESCRIPTION/AGENDA

This is a MUST attend for any dental office that is looking to implement a Sleep Protocol, or learn how to increase existing Sleep revenues.

Day 1

● Sleep 101 – sleep stages, disorders and the need for sleep apnea treatment

● Sleep apnea symptoms/clinical issues

● Improving Case Acceptance - Treating snoring and sleep apnea in a dental office.

● Prepare overnight home sleep study for select course attendees

● Hands on with Pharyngometer / Rhinometer for airway testing

● Working with Sleep Physicians and Building relationships with local MD’s


Day 2

● Download previous night’s Home Sleep Tests study and review study data and sleep report with class

● Dental Sleep Medicine step-by-step protocol flow chart

● Oral Appliance Pro’s & Con’s: Dorsal, Herbst, EMA, TAP, Panthera, and SomnoMed

● Case presentations and How to Market a Sleep Practice

● Review of the latest codes, fees, procedures with medical billing and Medicare.

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A native of Salem, MA, Dr. Tache’ has been practicing dentistry since 1975. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1974. Dr. Tache began lecturing for SGS in 2006 and served as President of the Wisconsin Sleep Society.
Dr. Dan Tache

For 16 years, Dr. Tache’ was in private practice in Houston, TX and served as a guest lecturer and assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch. During that time, he trained dentists in the field of tempromandibular dysfunction and orofacial pain. In 1999, he moved to Wisconsin and has placed the emphasis of his practice on the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and TMD in Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc. Dr Tache’ continues to lecture locally and nationally on the subjects of orofacial pain & sleep apnea and the pivotal role now placed by the qualified dentist in the management of these serious modalities.

Dr. Tache’ resides in Appleton with his wife, Kathlyn, and their four children, Rachel, Matthew, Jacob and Benjamin. He plays classical guitar, enjoys carving and has been a long-time referee for youth soccer organizations.

This is a MUST attend for any dental office that is looking to implement a Sleep Protocol, or learn how to increase existing Sleep revenues.

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Day 1

● Introduction to sleep – sleep stages, disorders

● Sleep apnea prevalence – why is there a need for treatment

● Sleep apnea symptoms/clinical issues

● Treating snoring and sleep apnea in a dental office – protocol review

● Patient education; addressing key issues and getting a snoring patient to convert to a sleep apnea treatment case

● Prepare overnight home sleep study for select course attendees

● Hands on with Pharyngometer / Rhinometer

● Working with Sleep Physicians

Day 2

● Download previous night’ s Home Sleep Tests study and review study data and sleep report with class

● Dental Sleep Medicine step-by-step protocol flow chart

● Hands on working with popular oral appliances like the TAP, Respire, EMA, SilentNight and more!

● Appliance review – pro’s and con’s of all of the major sleep appliances

● Case presentations

● Medical insurance billing. Review of the latest codes, fees, procedures and recommendations from SGS experts who are doing this daily

● Dental Sleep Protocol recap from A-Z