Dental Practitioner’s Guide to Snoring and Sleep Apnea is intended for dental professionals (Dentists, Denturists, Hygienists, Assistants) with an interest in treating, or those that are currently treating, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients through oral appliance therapy. Attending this course will give you an understanding how physicians think, how to treat Snoring/OSA patients competently and how to improve the quality of your patient’s life through better sleep.
It is time to begin your sleep medicine education journey.
• Epidemiology of snoring and sleep apnea
• Interpretation of Sleep Studies
• Review of all treatment modalities
• Oral Appliance Therapy: The good news and the bad
• And most important: How to treat your first patient and how to treat your next patient
Dr. Les Priemer graduated from the University of Toronto, faculty of Dentistry in 1972. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental sleep Medicine, (having served on its Education and Curriculum committee) and is an Emeritus member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental sleep Medicine and sat on its certification committee in 2003-2004. He consults with a number of sleep diagnostic centres and has given numbers presentations to sleep and general hospital rounds, physicians, respiratory technicians and dentists. He has presented to the Ontario Dental Association Spring Meeting and has authored articles on sleep disordered breathing for the Ontario Dental Association Journal and the Canadian Dental Protection Association.
In 2005 and 2006 he served as a non-council member of the Complaints Committee of the RCDSO. He has presented to the Youthdale Pediatric Sleep Day and in 2013, he spoke on titration of oral appliances to the University Health Network Sleep Day as well as to the Bermuda Dental Association. At present, he is conducting two retrospective studies, one on the effect of long term oral appliance therapy on range of motion of opening of the TMJ and the second on the effect of body mass index on prognosis of treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea.
He is also currently an instructor for the University of Toronto Sleep Medicine Program.