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Episode One, May 2019 - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing. There are many predisposing factors to OSA including craniofacial abnormalities or facial disproportions. The OSA is classified with Apnea Hypoapnea Index or Respiratory Disturbance Index. There are multiple treatment modalities in practice today from the most conservative treatment options to the most invasive ones. In this talk, we will try to present the most comprehensive summary of the pathophysiology and clinical features of OSA as well as present data on different treatment options to help you make the most evidence based decision on OSA.

Learning Objectives:

Define and briefly summarize etiology and comorbidities of OSA
Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical features
Review diagnostic modalities
Discuss different treatment options and most relevant literature

Intended audience: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and allied health professionals

Release and expiration date: May 15, 2019 – May 15, 2021

Description of the teaching methods used, i.e. electronically delivered self-instructional program, and method of participation: Audio format. In addition, the learner must complete a post-episode assessment and complete an evaluation survey on-line to receive credit.

Faculty disclosures: Dr. Maryam Akbari and Dr. Riddhi Patel have no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit designation statement:
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. This activity has been approved for one (1) hour of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credit.

Cost: Free to ACOMS Members, $25 for non-members.

Refund and cancellation policy (if applicable): For questions related to this activity, please contact ACOMS at or (202) 367-1182.

Computer system requirements and technical support documentation are available here.