Dental sleep medicine lecture series with Dr. Barry Freydberg instructs dentist’s on identifying sleep apnea and offering treatment plans.  Upcoming D.C course is open for registration.

While it’s nearly impossible to pinpoint the exact number of people affected by sleep apnea, the National Sleep Foundation estimates it’s around 18 million.   With serious OSA connections, including depression, high blood pressure and even dementia, awareness is at an all time high.  Dental continuing education company, Sleep Group Solutions teaches dentists and staff members how to treat and identify patients who suffer.  Upcoming course with Dr. Freydberg on February 27-28th at the Doubletree by Hilton in D.C offers a complete sleep protocol.

With depression affecting nearly 14.8 million people, sleep apnea remains an aggressive, and commonly undiagnosed killer in many households.  Although sleep apnea is not curable, it is treatable in many cases.  Dr. Barry Freydberg, a dentist and sleep expert in Scottsdale, AZ regularly treats patients for sleep disordered breathing, and commonly sees a relationship between depression and OSA.  “The relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex – depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders.”  Dr.  Freydberg continues, “Sleep problems and depression may also share risk factors and biological features and the two conditions may respond to some of the same treatment strategies.”  Dr. Freydberg found treating the patient’s sleep apnea with an oral device, not only stops the apnea, it also halts many shared risk factors, including high blood pressure, irritability, and depression.

Dentists are at the forefront of identifying an airway obstruction, due to continuing education programs provided by Sleep Group Solutions.  Upcoming lecture series in D.C. will teach the dental team how to identify and treat sleep apnea.  Other common symptoms and signs of OSA include; Acid reflux, irritability, morning headaches, high blood pressure, hypertension, scalloped tongue, and daytime fatigue.  Dr. Freydberg will cover many other relations involved in sleep apnea, and will cover all the major oral appliances on the market.

Dr. Barry Freydberg is an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions, a dental sleep medicine education, instrumentation, and in office training company.  During his lectures, he walks a room full of dentists through a proven protocol, and covers all the sleep apnea information related to dentistry.  The two-day lecture is worth 16 CEU, PACE/AGD approved, and also discusses; sleep stages, the science of sleep, home sleep testing, instrumentation, oral appliances, working with physicians, billing medical and marketing.  “Our psychological state of mind, spirituality, relationships, work, daily functioning, are all severely impacted by depression. And one of the major causes of depression is exhaustion. How sad if that were true for someone and we didn’t diagnose and treat it!”  says Dr. Freydberg.

To learn live with Dr. Freydberg, his upcoming lecture locations include:

Washington, D.C February 27-28
Minneapolis, MN March 20-21
Phoenix, AZ April 24-25
Hartford, CT May 29-30

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About Dr. Barry Freydberg

Dr. Barry Freydberg, a 1968 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry is a full-time practicing dentist. He was named “Alumni of the Year” in 2004.He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is a leading speaker on conservative “Prepless” esthetic dentistry and is considered a pioneer in raising dentists’ awareness of the ever-growing link between high technology and practice and clinical management. And, as digital technology has matured, he also focuses on “Techsthetics”, the link between technology and diagnosing, marketing and providing better esthetic dentistry.

About Sleep Group Solution

Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders.  Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea.  SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice.  Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients.  SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.