Appliance Therapy Group to spotlight dental sleep medicine at ATPA event

Nov. 19, 2009
Techniques, tools, and training will be featured.

LOS ANGELES, California--Appliance Therapy Group has announced the featuring of a day dedicated to the emerging frontier of dental sleep medicine during the upcoming ATPA 2010.

The Seventh Annual Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association Symposium will be an education-driven gathering of dental professionals, clinicians and field-related experts. The symposium will be held March 11-14, 2010, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

The symposium--four days of lectures, instruction and workshops--will showcase presentations by former AADSM President Dr. Harold Smith (Appliance Therapy in the Treatment of OSA) and medical authority and former executive vice president of Herbalife International, Dr. Lawrence A. May, (A Non-Invasive Method for Treating Sleep).

Also included will be Sleep and the Pathophysiology of OSA with Jerald H. Simmons, MD; Sleep Disordered Breathing with Michael S. Simmons, DMD; OSA, The Missing Link in TMD with Ronald Prehn, DDS; Surgical Management of OSA with Rosalia C. Burke, MD; Interfacing with the Dental Lab with Rob W. Veis, DDS; and Q & A With the Experts--a panel/audience discussion.

"Sleep disorders and sleep appliances are, in every sense of the word, a growing concern," explained Appliance Therapy Group CEO Dr. Rob Veis. "And dentists are, rightfully so, at the forefront of this new frontier--certainly reason enough for our focused approach."

In addition to a focus on sleep, the symposium will include two days devoted to staff training with Anita Jupp. This will address discussion and application of the principles of team play, goal orchestration, motivation strategies and education essentials, and the art of collaborative promotion, support and success.

For 2010, participating doctors are invited to bring two members of their staff to the training free of charge.

Seminar–goers will have the opportunity to earn as many as 42 continuing education credits and receive certification in the Perio-Protect Method, submit case presentations for display and feedback, participate in hands-on breakfast round table sessions, attend in-depth lectures and workshops on topics from minor tooth movement to mouthguards to legal imperatives, and initiate and grow future relationships, programs, and partnerships.

For information about the ATPA symposium, visit ATPA Symposium or call (800) 423-3270.

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