The Link between GERD, Bruxism, TMJD, Erosion, & Sleep Apnea
How and Why We Treat
1.5 CE CreditsCredits
February 7, 2023Released
February 7, 2026Expires
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Over 43 million Americans suffer from disturbed sleep or have failed to be diagnosed. The ADA policy statement of 2017 regarding this issue is asking the dental community to help. This course will guide you not only in the role your office should play but also how to treat the dental concerns evolving from this pandemic.
- Understand the difference between healthy and disturbed sleep
- Consider the co-morbidities evolving from disturbed sleep
- Discern the oral effects resulting from Gerd, Erosion, Bruxing, and Sleep Apnea
- Understand your role in the prevention and treatment of the noxious effects of acid and disturbed sleep on the oral environment
- Course Fee: Free
- Credits: Catapult Education designates this activity for 1.5 credits continuing education credits
- Method: Self-Instructional
- Audience: General Dentist
- AGD Subject Code: 200
Meet the instructor
Gene Santucci, DDS
Dr. Gene Santucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. He is co-director of the Dental Sleep Mini-Residency Program, and Content Coordinator for Sleep Medicine. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling.
Dr. Santucci has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of dental sleep medicine, ADHD in children and sleep related disorders, occlusion, aesthetics, temporomandibular disorders, photography, functional anatomy of the gnathostomatic system and the fabrication and delivery of night guards. He is a published author contributing to numerous articles in refereed journals and abstracts, along with a task force report regarding sleep medicine, and course content in dental education. His textbook contributions include: Patient Examinations in an Esthetic Dentistry Practice, Headache and Facial Pain.
Dr. Santucci has been awarded membership in the following associations: Fellow, American College of Dentists, Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Diplomate, American Academy of Integrated Pain Management, American Dental Educators Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, American Association of Oral Systemic Health, American Dental and California Dental Associations. He is also a member of Catapult Education and reviews dental products for them.
Dr. Santucci’s goal is to encourage all dental professionals to become the first line of defense regarding the evaluation, referral, and treatment for the various types of sleep disturbances from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults.
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.
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.
Catapult Education receives funding from GC America, Directa Dental Group, Kettenbach and Shofu for this activity. Dr. Gene Santucci received an honorarium from GC America, Directa Dental Group, Kettenbach and Shofu for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.
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