The Dentist’s Role in Sleep Medicine: Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea (HANDS-ON) with Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler
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Presenter: Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661
CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 730
Subject: Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Participation
*Breakfast & Lunch Included
limited availability – only 2 spots remaining!
Dangerous, widespread, debilitating, treatable; these are words that Dr. Kenneth Feiler uses to highlight how Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life threatening disease that needs to be addressed through teamwork. Dentists and Physicians cooperate bringing medical and dental treatment together for remarkable life saving results. How best to treat and evaluate a patient’s progress with OSA is answered.
Dr. Feiler provides step-by-step instruction on how to recognize and treat OSA, including diagnosis, airway examination, understanding a sleep study, evaluating and selecting the best Oral Appliance (OA) for each patient, and much more. This lecture shows you how Oral Appliance Therapy reduces co-morbidities, helps patients breathe easier during sleep, and saves lives. This is not only possible but expected.
The HANDS-ON Portion:
- Exercise breathing through a straw
- Sleep Questionnaire and Patient Discussion
- Group Review
- Airway Examination and Patient Discussion
- Group Review
- Use of George Gauge for Bite Registration & Protrusion Setting
- Group Review of Setting Communication with Lab and Potential Problems and Variations with Different Appliances
At the completion of this program, you will:
- Learn the basics of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Become aware of what a dentist can do to treat this serious medical problem
- Recognize sleep apnea patients in your own practice
- Evaluate different types of oral appliances
- Enhance your knowledge and skills for better patient care
About the Speaker
Kenneth N. Feiler, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Dr. Feiler has been caring for and creating beautiful smiles for 40 years, including those of celebrities from sports, film, television, and Broadway. A graduate of Rutgers University as well as the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine, where he taught oral diagnosis and prosthodontics, he has written and taught for over 40 years in many aspects of dentistry. This has expanded into founding, and directing, the New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute (NJHPDI), which offers and creates a variety of 60 to 100 health education courses each year for a total of over 7,000 dental professionals from 45 states and 20 countries.
Dr Feiler has a multi-specialty, multi-location, comprehensive care group practice where he still practices all phases of comprehensive oral healthcare including cosmetic smile makeovers, reconstructive, surgical, orofacial medicine and the treatment of sleep apnea. He practices with a wonderful group of long standing dental professionals, many with him for over 20 – 30 plus years.
Dr Feiler has treated patients for sleep disorders ranging from TMD, bruxism, snoring and sleep apnea starting in dental school. His treatment of snoring and sleep apnea patients increased with the addition of Dr Kenneth Hilsen to his practice. a prosthodontist and a pioneer in the field of dental sleep medicine. Dr Feiler continues to treat a large number of sleep apnea patients and feels strongly that all dental professionals should provide screening. recognition and treating or referring patients with sleep disorders. Dr Feiler has been a member of the American Academy of Oral Facial Pain, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the NJ Sleep Society.
Among Dr. Feiler’s other achievements are fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, Maryland, being a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) since 1988 and obtaining his AACD accreditation in 1991, becoming the first general dentist in New Jersey to become an Invisalign ELITE provider, continuous support of community projects and most importantly having three wonderful children and a spectacular grandson.
Here's What Past Attendees Have Said About This Speaker
"Excellent course. Very concise and covers everything you need to know to start implementing it in your practice."
-Dr. Nishita Irukulia, Levittown, PA
"Very informative course to enable entry into the realm of sleep medicine."
-Dr. Amon J Baus, Jr. Catasauqua, PA
"This course was very informative. This was my first time coming to a sleep apnea course with my knowledge of all the details. I now know why, how, as well as what sleep apnea is and the effects it may have on the body and overall health."
-Ms. Elizabeth Huffin, Prospect Park, NJ
"The course was an excellent overview and intro for any practice getting into sleep dentistry."
-Dr. Frederick Solomon, New York, NY
"A great overview of sleep apnea from appliances to treatment and follow up."
-Dr. Roger Phillips, Hamden, NH
"Very good intro course. Wish I had brought my team"
-Dr. Suzanne Ahnquist, Drexel Hill, PA
Dentist $495 | Staff (Accompanied by Dentist) $225
*limited to 24 attendees