CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION

October 13, 2018

LONGHORN FOOTBALL DENTAL STUDY CLUB

A three hour CDE course, a tailgate meal, then off to see BAYLOR at TEXAS. What a way to spend your Saturday.

Lecture Course
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: A Serious Health Crisis

ANN J. LARSEN, DDS, MS

OVERVIEW
This course will discuss the epidemiology, etiology, pathology, and medical / dental management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

• Understand the serious medical problems associated with OSA including heart attack and stroke
• Understand the huge cost burden to our society to treat these comorbidities versus treating the OSA
• Learn the definition of OSA
• Understand potential causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms of OSA
• Learn what the dentist's role should be in screening for OSA
• Learn how it is diagnosed and how to work with physicians to treat it
• Understand various treatment methods for OSA
• Indications for Oral Appliances
• Types of Oral Appliances
• Clinical application of Oral Appliances
• Efficacy of Oral Appliances

PRESENTER
Ann J. Larsen, D.D.S., M.S.
Board Certified Orthodontist
Director, UT Dentistry Sleep Disorders Center
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Ann J. Larsen, DDS, MS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  She received her Masters of Science and Orthodontic Certificate from the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984.  She was graduated (Valedictorian) from the State University of New York School of Dentistry at Buffalo in 1982.  From 1984 to 1989, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Co-Director of the Dentofacial Deformities Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Here, she orthodontically treated most of the UTHSC patients undergoing orthognathic surgery, as well as the cleft palate and craniofacial anomaly patients.  From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Larsen was a part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics here at the school.  She retired from private practice after 31 years and is currently the Director of the UT Dentistry Sleep Disorders Center in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  She makes oral appliances for patients who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  These oral appliances are used instead of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine.  They are small and fit into the mouth easily.  These appliances are also available for people with severe sleep apnea who have been prescribed CPAP but are unable or unwilling to comply.

NO GAME TIME ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN MADE FROM UT FOOTBALL

TIME
Check-in: TBA
Program: Saturday TBA
Kickoff: TBA

LOCATION
Joe C. Thompson Conference Center at
The University of Texas at Austin
26th and Red River (next to LBJ Library)
Austin, Texas 78713
(800) 882-8784

TUITION
Call 210-567-3177 Ask about Longhorn Football Dental Study Club

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