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Using a Screening Device to Incorporate Sleep Dentistry Into the Dental Practice

CE Test Using a Screening Device to Incorporate Sleep Dentistry Into the Dental Practice
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Suzanne Haley, DMD

Dentists are in a unique position to screen for and treat a number of sleep-related disorders.

In this presentation, Dr. Suzanne Haley explains the importance of screening patients and promoting good sleep hygiene. Topics include:

  • The health risks associated with insufficient sleep
  • Screening for sleep-related disorders
  • Diagnosing sleep-related disorders
  • Treating sleep-related disorders
  • When to refer patients to their physician


Dental sleep medicine is an important service for patients. It is incumbent upon clinicians to promote the health and well-being of patients by screening for sleep-related disorders. Clinicians already have patients in the chair; it takes only a few extra steps to diagnose and treat existing sleep disorders. By using tools that offer a simplified workflow to systematically diagnose patients effectively and accurately, the adoption of dental sleep medicine into a practice is easier than ever before.


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