Sleep Apnea: Wake Up to the Problem in Your Practice | Repeat

  • Sat, May 30, 2020 | 8:30 AM - Sat, May 30, 2020 | 11:30 AM

Erin Elliott, DDSErin Elliott, DDS

CE Credits:

Did you know that dentists play a key role in treating sleep apnea, and that there are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from this condition? Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and diabetes. Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect and treat this debilitating condition in patients who may never have sought help. This interactive lecture is designed to educate you on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while building your practice.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss an overview of sleep apnea and its health consequences if left untreated.
  • Learn how to create awareness in the hygiene department and workflow without marketing outside your four walls.
  • Discuss an overview of treatment options, how an oral appliance works and oral appliance selection.
Subject: Sleep Medicine
Primary Audience(s): Dentist, ​Hygienist
Additional Audience(s): EFDA/Dental Assistant, Front Office

Speaker Bio

Dr. Erin Elliott grew up in Southern California but went away to a small NAIA school in Western New York where she played collegiate soccer and graduated summa cum laude from Houghton College. After graduating Creighton Dental School in 2003, she settled in North Idaho to begin her general dentistry career. She has a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and it is a large part of her practice. She has lectured extensively on this topic and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She teaches a sleep apnea course with 3D-Dentists.