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Breathing as a Vital Sign for the Primary Care Dental Practice with Dr. Steve Carstensen

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Online Master Class with Dr. Steve Carstensen

July 26, 2024 | 11:00am - 1:00pm EST


  • Dentists will be able to implement protocols to assess breathing function in their patient population.
  • Dentists will be able to relate breathing function to observed dental problems and integrate airway therapy into dental health services.
  • Dentists will be able to communicate how important airway function is critical at every stage of life.

Course Description:

Dentists in primary care dental offices have a unique opportunity to add to their vital dental health services by improving their patients' overall health with breathing and airway support. Beyond simple oral device therapy, primary care dentists can help people change their health trajectory by screening, facilitating testing if necessary, and guiding growth of the airway support anatomy in children. Adults have many more options today; the dentist is often the gateway to evaluating these options and is vital in helping people choose their best path.


Speaker Bio:

Steve Carstensen DDS has treated sleep apnea and snoring in Bellevue, WA, since 1998. He’s the Consultant to the ADA for sleep-related breathing disorders and heads the ADA’s Children’s Airway Initiative. He trained at UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures internationally and directs sleep education at Airway Technologies and the Pankey Institute, in addition to advising several other sleep-related manufacturers. In 2014 he helped found Dental Sleep Practice Magazine and currently serves as Chief Dental Editor. He has written chapters for several related textbooks. In 2019, A Clinician’s Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine, written with a co-author, was released. Quintessence will soon publish the second edition. The AADSM awarded him the 2023 Distinguished Service Award.
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Computer Requirements:
This course will be conducted online via a Zoom meeting. You will need a computer and internet connection to participate in this Webinar. Participation will be via online chat, only. 

CE Credits:
Participants are eligible to earn 1 (one) continuing education credit for this Webinar.

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