I’m happy to see OSA-U share information to the industry on CPAP awareness because it’s well needed.
Willowbrook, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2015
Dentists understanding CPAP therapy may not be on the top on anyone’s critical and news-breaking list. However, there’s a real need, according to OSA University, who is hosting a one-hour webinar on CPAP Awareness on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. CDT.
OSA University Founder, Elias Kalantzis, stated, “More and more dentists are getting involved in administering oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for sleep apnea and optimized airway health — and it’s a great service to patients. However, dentists and their teams aren’t always aware of how a CPAP really works, when it’s best for patients and what it really means to be CPAP intolerant.”
Dr. John Tucker, a speaker and expert in the dental sleep medicine field, added, “I’m happy to see OSA-U share information to the industry on CPAP awareness because it’s well needed. For dentists, understanding the fundamentals of CPAP therapy enables to hold comprehensive discussions with partnering physicians regarding sleep apnea treatment options. It’s critical to being able to work collaboratively with local physicians for the best patient care protocol.”
The webinar information will be led by Robert Suter, formerly of ResMed. Rob has over 10 years of sleep respiratory experience. Rob said, “CPAP knowledge and appreciation can fuel the conversation of what happens next, to the patients that reject CPAP treatment. Additionally, gaining an understanding of CPAP non-compliant patients leverages an entry point into a discussion of the country’s sky-high rate of untreated sleep apnea and airway sufferers.”
Serving the dental sleep medicine community, OSA University is thrilled to offer a two-part CPAP education webinar series for dentists and dental team members. OSA-U’s V.P. of Sales, Rob Suter, will be leading the webinar presentations. Rob has clinically trained hundreds of RRTs and RPSGTs on CPAP devices, algorithms, and sleep lab titrations.
After the completion of the first webinar, CPAP101, dentists will have gained basic knowledge of CPAP and mask therapy. The OSA-U goal is to help dentists better understand CPAP patients and CPAP providers so that more patients are treated. After the second webinar, Working with the Sleep Channel, dentists will have a stronger understanding of what DME’s, sleep labs and physicians do with CPAP patients. Tips and tactics for how dentists can rescue more CPAP refusing patients will be presented. One C.E. credit will be granted per webinar attendee. One CE credit will be awarded per webinar. A $50 donation (optional) is suggested for each webinar. 100% of the donations will benefit The Foundation for Airway Health.
The CPAP Awareness Webinars:
Tuesday 6/30/15 6pm CDT June Webinar - CPAP 101: The Dark Side of the Moon
Wednesday 8/19/15 6pm CDT August Webinar - Working with the Sleep Channel
About OSA University
OSA University is an online education platform dedicated to training dental sleep medicine team professionals. OSA-U courses are designed to optimize dental sleep medicine protocols and maximize patient success. The OSA University program consists of eight courses with specific, individual course goals and objectives. The ease and convenience of the courses allows for multiple viewing of the material and immediate education accessibility. Once completed, the team member achieves AGD accreditation and OSA-U Alumni elite status. The alumni program is designed to encourage continued dental practice success through challenges and rewards for the “team” members. For more information on OSA University please visit OSAUniversity.org or email the university enrollment office at info(at)osauniversity(dot)org.