Does your New Patient exam include a Sleep Apnea screening? -Patients are realizing how a blockage of oxygen to the brain, caused by nocturnal apnoeic events, can influence systemic damage. -Sleep Apnea is connected to strokes, cardiac arrest, diabetes and dementia. -The public asks their dentists for help- most dentists are unprepared. -Less than 4% of practicing dentists are trained and qualified to screen and treat the over 40 million victims of Sleep Apnea. -One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is a Sleep Apnea victim. -Are you prepared to help them?
Dentists are in the first line of discovery and defense of many systemic diseases. We are often the first ones to discover sleep apnea, diabetes and oral cancer. These serious conditions are all too frequently under-diagnosed. New tools and techniques are now available for dental professionals to be able to do far more as comprehensive caregivers for their patients. An interdisciplinary approach, enabling conferencing and sharing of information between patients' full medical teams will provide the most reliable diagnosis and optimal treatment. Dr. Jeff Horowitz has a unique perspective on Dental Sleep Medicine and will share ideas from his own successful dental practice Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with 16 CE credits with Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz. His upcoming Seminars are here: Dr. Horowtiz Seminars