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DATE/TIME
May (05/08/2015 - 05/09/2015)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


LOCATION
The Edgewater Hotel (Seattle)
2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA, 98121
Phone: 800-624-0670 (for hotel reservations only)


INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Michael Hnat


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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

● 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

● All appliances will be discussed -- Dorsal, Herbst, EMA, TAP, Panthera, Somno Med, Narval

● 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

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Dr Michael Hnat

About the SGS Course Instructor: Dr Michael Hnat

Dr Michael Hnat received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1979 and has been in private general practice since then. He completed undergraduate studies summa cum laude at West Virginia University majoring in Biology with a minor in Physiology. In 2007 Dr Hnat relocated his practice to McMurray, PA focusing on dental sleep medicine as an integral part of his care to patients. His dental sleep medicine facility- Progressive Dental Solutions for Seep and TMJ- was one of the first in the country to be granted full accreditation by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) demonstrating proficiency, practice and professionalism in providing optimal care to patients with sleep disordered breathing. He passionately works with a broad network of medical specialists and sleep labs throughout Southwestern PA and neighboring areas of Ohio and West Virginia in helping these individuals improve their quality of life. Dr Hnat is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and currently serves on the Health Policy Education committee of the AADSM.