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Dr. Erin Elliott Sleep Apnea Post Falls, ID

  • Private practice
  • Sleep Apnea Course Leader, 3D Dentists
  • Editorial Board, Dental Economics

Thursday Courses
Th7002 - Sleep Apnea: Time to Wake Up!! Introduction to Screening in your Practice
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A412
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 730

There are hundreds of undiagnosed patients in your practice suffering from sleep apnea. This practical, interactive course is designed to educate you on detecting and treating this condition so you can improve your patients’ health and quality of life. This course emphasizes the four vital steps for successful implementation: Awareness, Diagnosis, Financials, and Treatment. You will leave this seminar with confidence in your understanding of sleep and sleep apnea, signs, symptoms, and health consequences of untreated sleep apnea, and oral appliance selection criteria.

Online Courses
On8005 - Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: Time to Wake Up! Introduction to Screening Patients in Your Practice
Room: ,
Type:    Handouts: No
In-Person Attendee Fee: $35.00  Online Attendee Fee: $50.00
AGD Code: 730

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 webinar is as an overview on dental sleep medicine and how you can improve your patients’ overall health and quality of life while building your practice.


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Date Available: 12/5/2023

Date Reviewed: 3/1/24

Date Removed: 5/31/24

Friday Courses
Fr5031 - Sleep Apnea: Oral Appliance Selection and Records
Time: 9 - 10:30 AM
Room: Omni, Magnolia
Type: Workshops    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $295.00  Other Fee: $295.00
AGD Code: 730

Dentists and dental team members can play a key role in treating sleep apnea. This practical course is designed to educate you on how to take records to begin treatment with oral appliance therapy. We’ll focus on reality-based practical processes in a real-life general dental practice. You will leave this hands-on course with the confidence to select the best appliance for each of your patients, take accurate full-arch digital or analog impressions to fabricate a sleep appliance and capture an accurate protrusive bite utilizing a novel instrument

Fr6092 - Beyond the Basics: The Next Steps in Treating Sleep Apnea in your General Practice
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Room: GWCC, A316
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 730

Many clinicians understand the basics of sleep apnea, the need for screening, and functionality of oral appliances but few are fluent in the appointment by-appointment protocols. Come develop the next step in your sleep apnea therapy journey as we discuss the fundamentals of a sleep study review, a bite technique, an appointment-by-appointment treatment workflow and documentation that is required. We will also discuss medical insurance and financial considerations involved with sleep therapy.

Saturday Courses
Sa6112 - Toothaches, Implants, and Sleep, Oh My! A Tale of a Cone Beam Driven General Dental Office
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
Room: Omni, Sycamore
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 149

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) enables dentists to SEE more, but how does it empower them to DO more?  In this course, Dr. Erin Elliott will share best practices about how to optimize CBCT for diagnostic and treatment planning of patients. From implant planning and placement to common incidental findings and sleep apnea, general dentists will leave this program with actionable takeaways:  common incidental findings, implant case planning and how to recognize CBCT's role in treating snoring and sleep apnea.

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