sleep research

Aug. 30, 2011
Sleep Group Solutions to increase courses on sleep apnea for 2012.

MIAMI, Florida--Sleep Group Solutions, a leader in dental continuing education, will offer dentists courses on dental sleep medicine.

With an increase in sleep apnea research and studies, Sleep Group Solutions plans to double courses offered to dentists interested in screening and treating sleep apnea in 2012.

Recent studies from the Journal of the American Medical Association prove sleep apnea is linked to dementia in women. Breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea, are getting more attention and research in the medical field, and now the dental field has an interest.

Dentists are gaining dental continuing education on how to screen and treat sleep apnea in house, through oral appliance therapy. Sleep Group Solutions continues to provide dentists with education to treat OSA.

“In 2011, we offered the dental community 50 courses to choose from,” said John Nadeau, vice president, Sleep Group Solutions. "With such an increased demand from the dental community, we are planning to offer around 70 for 2012."

Live two-day courses have helped dentists and staff members to get a hands-on and in-depth experience on their role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. SGS courses are taught by dentists who have successfully treated sleep and have numerous positive case studies.

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New SGS instructor, Dr. Barry Freydberg, is a dentist in Illinois whose practice has treated patients for sleep apnea for more than 10 years.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the SGS instructor roster,” Dr. Freydberg said about teaching for Sleep Group Solutions. "My experience in DSM is hands-on, and I am eager to teach other colleagues how they can create a healthier patient population and create a new stream of revenue in their practices."

CE credits for Sleep Group Solutions' two-day seminars count toward ACSDD Diplomate Status.

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