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Integrating Screening for Sleep Apnea into Your Dental Practice
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With 54 million adults in the US suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you are undoubtedly caring for patients with undiagnosed or untreated OSA. Recognizing the role of dentists in meeting this public health burden, the ADA encourages all dentists to screen patients for OSA as part of a comprehensive medical and dental history. 

This 2 hour on-demand, self-paced program is comprised of lectures and demos to walk you through how to implement an OSA screening process in your dental practice.  


At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Establish simple protocols for screening patients for OSA;
  2. Identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors for OSA;
  3. Incorporate practical history taking and clinical evaluation steps into a comprehensive patient examination; and
  4. Refer patients at risk for OSA to a medical provider for evaluation and diagnosis.
Target Audience
Dentists and their team members interested in screening for obstructive sleep apnea.
Speaker Bios

Dr. Christopher Hart is a general dentist that practices at Hart Dental, Center for Modern Dentistry and Hart Dental Sleep Solutions in Mitchell, SD.  He received his bachelors degree in dental hygiene from the University of South Dakota, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Indiana. 

He has earned the distinction of qualified dentist through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and his diplomate through the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Hart has been treating sleep disorders for over a decade and is passionate about helping patients live longer, fuller lives.  He has taught sleep lab technicians and hygienists, teaching at various schools as a guest lecturer and annually at his alma mater, the University of South Dakota, on how to screen for sleep disorders.