Nightguards, Splints, Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea Appliances: Picking the Right Piece of Plastic for your Patients

Jamison R. Spencer, DMD, MS
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: F22 Cost: $25/$35 after Sept. 30

Recommended for: Dentists | Subject: TMJ | CE Credits: 3

Course Description:

Most dentists have VERY limited training in dental school regarding proper use of oral appliances for bruxism and virtually no practical training regarding appliances for TMJ problems, snoring or sleep apnea…yet our patients want and need these treatments.

In this presentation Dr. Spencer will discuss the latest science involving appliance therapy and give a step by step approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning that will allow the dentist to know what type of appliance to use, when to use it, how to fit it, what to look for in follow up, how to adjust it, and what to do long term.  In this very practical lecture guidance is also given regarding bite registration techniques and fabrication of appliances “in-house” to save in lab costs and improve treatment outcomes.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the various appliances available for TMJ problems, snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Recognize which type of appliance may be best for specific circumstances.
  • Understand practical matters such as follow up, insurance coverage and lab versus in-house fabrication.
This course is replacing Dr. Terry Tanaka’s TMJ course, which has been cancelled. 
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