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2020 Virtual Emerging Concepts Course
The Virtual Emerging Concepts Course is a compilation of presentations focusing on new technologies, practice models and research findings in the field of dental sleep medicine. During these 11 presentations, experts explore how these advancements may improve patient care strategies.

The course includes presentations on the following topics:
  • TMD and Sleep Problems - Together, Always - Steve Carstensen, DDS
  • Creating Successful Relationships with Physicians - Michael Goldberg, DMD
  • Predictions of Oral Appliance Therapy Outcomes - Kate Sutherland, PhD
  • More than the Apnea-Hypopnea Index: An Integrated Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Winfried Randerath, MD
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy - Judette Louis, MD, MPH
  • Gender Differences in Sleep: What You Always (Maybe) Wanted to Know - Michele L. Okun, PhD
  • Periodontal Inflammation and OSA - Maria Clotilde Carra, DDS, MSc, PhD
  • Durable Medical Equipment Companies - Kevin Wallace, DMD
  • Use of 3D Scanning and Printing Technologies in the Clinical Anaplastology Workflow - Juan Garcia, MA, CCA
  • Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry in OSA - Michelle Cantwell, DMD
  • REI or AHI? Understanding HSAT Terminology - Greg Essick, DDS, PhD

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Consider the use of trending technologies in the management of OSA
  • Identify new research findings that impact clinical decision-making
  • Elucidate predictors of treatment success to properly manage expectations of the dentist, physician and patient
  • Improve patient care through innovative approaches to collaborating in the management of OSA
Target Audience
This course is intended for dentists who are experienced clinicians in the management of sleep-disordered breathing.
Additional Information

Content for this course was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Education Committee and the AADSM Director of Education, Dr. Trish Braga, on October 30, 2020. None of these individuals have any relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. 

Original release date: November 9, 2020
Expiration date: None

This course was funded exclusively by the AADSM. 

For questions regarding the content of this course or for technical assistance, contact the AADSM at or 630-686-9875.

Continuing Education
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine designates this activity for 15 continuing education credit(s).

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $400.00
Credit Offered:
15 CE Credits
  901 Warrenville Road, Suite 180
Lisle, IL 60532
P: (630) 686-9875
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