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The Importance of Continuing Education in Dental Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea

How the Professionals of Airway and Sleep Group Continue Education

Your trust in our abilities at Airway & Sleep is so very important. And our abilities to serve you are equally important. That’s why we invest heavily in continuing education. It’s a necessary component to both sides of the dental chair that our skills reflect the latest techniques and technologies to facilitate better health in our patients.

We recently attended the three-day Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Global Summit, a global summit held virtually from the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France in July 2022. This continuing education conference represented leaders and emerging leaders in the field of Dental Sleep to discuss, share experiences, exchange ideas, and share needs on the most relevant issues in the practice of dental sleep medicine. The collaboration’s goal is to amplify education in the fields of sleep disorders, dental sleep medicine, somnology, and holistic patient care.

An estimated 1 billion people around the world suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). And it has been documented that the cumulative long-term effects of untreated sleep disorders are associated with an extensive range of health consequences. Conferences like this one create worldwide unity in best practices, bringing continuing education to where the need is.

Tufts School of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

For more than 150 years, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine has been a leader in academic and clinical excellence. Through its series of for-credit continuing education courses, our doctors and practice professionals at Airway & Sleep Group can keep abreast of the latest practices and breakthroughs in dental medicine to better meet your needs.

In addition to the Dental Sleep Global Summit 2022, the current continuing education courses include topics concerning clinical photography, digital smile makeover, hard & soft tissue abnormalities, and simplifying implant placement with the use of artificial intelligence in dentistry.

Continuing Education Benefits Patients of Airway & Sleep Group

At Airway & Sleep Group in Reston, Virginia, we diagnose and treat sleep disorders and airway obstruction—like sleep apnea—through correction of the shape and functionality of the mouth, jaw, tongue, and bite. We invest heavily in the latest technology and continuing education to ensure effective treatments to improve our patient’s quality of life with quality sleep.

Areas we specialize in include:

  • Zero to 5 early interventions in craniofacial orthopedics and orthodontics are designed to help your child sleep soundly without the problems of sleep apnea.
  • TMJ Diagnosis and treatment to relieve jaw pain from Temporomandibular Joint and Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMJ), and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
  • Orofacial Myology, offers patients simple exercises for improved sleep by identifying and eliminating harmful habits or disorders involving the facial muscles and jaw position, and airway collapse during sleep.
  • Orthodontic Solutions surrounding dental airway and sleep medicine. Patients achieve an aesthetically-pleasing smile and enjoy quality sleep and better overall health.

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