Dr. Harold Smith to speak at 2010 ATPA symposium

Dec. 14, 2009
Dr. Smith to talk about different oral appliances used for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with a focus on options, functionality, and relative effectiveness.

CHATSWORTH, California--The Appliance Therapy Group has announced that Dr. Harold Smith will join the lineup of dental professionals, clinicians, and field-related experts speaking at ATPA 2010, the Seventh Annual Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association Symposium.

The symposium will be held March 11-14, 2010, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

In his presentation entitled "An Overview of Appliance Therapy in the Treatment of OSA," Dr. Smith will discuss the well more than 100 different oral appliances formerly and currently in use for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with a focus on options, functionality, and relative effectiveness.

"There is a viable successful oral appliance option for the thousands of people unsuccessfully treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), and Dr. Smith has both the credentials and the experience to enlighten and educate us all regarding this emerging, exciting new frontier of sleep appliance medicine," explained ATG CEO Dr. Rob Veis.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Smith practices in Indianapolis, Ind., and has worked with oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring since 1993. As part of a medical team, Dr. Smith works with and receives referrals from physicians to treat patients with OSAS.

He has served as president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the current president of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. A recipient of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's Distinguished Service Award, he has served for years on the Board of Directors of the AADSM and the ABDSM. He is currently a consultant to five Indianapolis hospital sleep disorder clinics.

This year, the symposium will dedicate an entire day to sleep appliance therapy--techniques, tools and trends. There will also be two days devoted to staff training with Anita Jupp regarding 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.

Participating doctors are invited to bring two staff members along for the symposium at no charge."

Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to earn as many as 42 continuing education credits and receive certification in the Perio-Protect Method. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit case presentations for display and feedback; participate in hands-on 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 on the symposium, visit online at ATPA symposium or call (800) 423-3270.

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