Airway Management

Understanding sleep disordered breathing and management options
  • General Dentist, Dental Assistant, Hygienist

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • Sept 18, 2019

  • Sept 18, 2022

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Course Description

Join us for this 1-hour video to learn the importance of airway health. Dr. John Tucker will discuss the basics of sleep disordered breathing and how you can appropriately manage patients with this disorder.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand sleep disordered breathing and the basics of sleep
  • Identify comorbidities of sleep disordered breathing
  • Learn how to screen your patients for airway health
  • Learn how to obtain a diagnosis
  • Explore oral appliance therapy for management of sleep disordered breathing
  • Learn the use of airway metrics to obtain the proper bite for an oral appliance
  • Learn how to get started treating patients

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist, Dental Assistant, Hygienist
  • AGD Subject Code: 730

Course contents

Meet the instructor

John Tucker, DMD

Dr. John Tucker has maintained a private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has completed the Boston Seminars in Implant Dentistry with Dr. Paul Schnitman, the University of Buffalo Esthetic Dentistry Program, and all levels of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, and the University of Buffalo Patient Mastery Program. In 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in Esthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo.
He is a Member of the American College of Oral Implantology, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate for both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration. Dr. Tucker has Mastership status in the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics as well as Fellowship in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. ­­
Dr. Tucker is passionate about educating the dental profession in treatment of the PAP intolerant Obstructive Sleep Apnea patient. He has presented approximately 2000 hours of continuing education on treating the PAP intolerant patient with Oral Appliance Therapy nationally and internationally over the past ten years. Dr. Tucker has also published numerous articles regarding Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA patients that are unable to tolerate PAP therapy. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.
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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/20 to 5/31/24. Provider ID 306446.