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Sleep & Airway Management; Why, How & What?

  • November 06, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online

In today’s society people are continually looking for new ways to improve their quality of life and sense of well-being. Sleep is an essential component of health. It plays a vital role in physical and mental health. Sleep awareness is rising, so as the prevalence of Sleep Disorders. Unfortunately, majority of patients with Sleep disorders remain undiagnosed. Dentists can have an instrumental role in helping patients achieve a better quality of life, by recognizing and addressing sleep and airway disorders.

This lecture will provide an overview of;

  • “Why” dental clinics should have a comprehensive understanding of sleep & airway disorders, and educate their patients
  • “How” to implement a sleep and airway management program in a dental clinic
  • “What” is involved in helping patients with sleep disorders

It will review the importance of Sleep & Airway management in comprehensive inter-disciplinary treatment planning and how airway and sleep disorders, if left untreated, could adversely impact the long-term prognosis of dental treatments. It will also provide a practical step-by-step approach to implementing a simple & predictable “Sleep and Airway Management” program in a dental clinic; with easy to implement systems and clinical tools for a fully digital workflow, utilizing the latest technologies in the field of Dentistry and Sleep.

Biography

Dr. Charkhandeh is a general dentist who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. He then furthered his education and training by completing a research fellowship in the area of “Sleep and Dental Sleep Medicine” at the University of Antwerp Hospital (UZA), in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is currently working on his PhD thesis in sleep medicine.

As a well-known and passionate educator, researcher and innovator in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Charkhandeh has lectured at numerous national sleep meetings across the world, such as AASM & AADSM Annual Meetings (USA), CSS Annual Meeting (Canada), iBEDSMA Annual Meeting (Belgium), NVTS Annual Meeting (Netherlands), DGZS Annual Meeting (Germany) and many more dental meetings. He is the recipient of the “2012 & 2015 Clinical Research Award” and “2015 Clinical Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.



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