According to the CHDSP, Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number three causes of death, and a leading cause of disability, among Californians. Compared to the nation, California has slightly above average rates for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality.  Heart disease and stroke are common shared risk factors of patients with OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Dental Continuing education company, Sleep Group Solutions trains dentists on identifying and offering treatment to those who suffer from the deadly disorder and for those who are not able to tolerate CPAP therapy.  New partnership between SGS and REM Sleep Lab will partner dental practices who are educated and trained on identifying risk factors for sleep apnea with local sleep labs and physicians who can provide necessary diagnostic testing.

 

On July 11-12 at the Embassy Suites in San Diego Bay Downtown, dentists from across the state will attend a two day lecture to learn their role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.  Dentists and staff members will be taught protocols to implement into their practices to be able to provide life saving treatments for snoring and sleep apnea.  “We look forward to partnering with REM Sleep Lab and connecting them with our network of dental practices in order to provide more patients with life-saving oral appliance therapy. Our proprietary dental sleep medicine protocol calls for collaboration with local sleep labs like REM and with this partnership our dental clients will be part of a medical/dental referral network that will increase rates of patient screening, diagnosis and treatment.”  says Sleep Group Solutions Vice President John Nadeau.  

 

REM Sleep Lab currently works with many dentists and physicians across the Southern part of California, offering testing for disorders including sleep apnea,  Insomnia Anxiety, Narcolepsy Disorder and Periodic Leg Movement.  “We are dedicated to collaborating with dentists to identify and treat sleep apnea patients within their practice. Through this partnership, we've been able to reach and better the lives of patients that otherwise would have gone untreated.” says Farshad Firouznam, President of REM Sleep Labs, Inc.

 

Dentists are attending dental ce courses with Sleep Group Solutions, to learn their role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.  The San Diego course with Dr. Marty Lipsey is July 11-12th at the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown, Dentists and Hygienists are encouraged to attend.  Registration is $995 per dentist and $395 per staff member. To learn more about screening patients for snoring and sleep apnea, attend a  live lecture with Sleep Group Solutions, to learn your role.