Mastery 2

Hurricane Ida Update as of Sept. 9: Although the hotel and surrounding restaurants and attractions were impacted by the power loss, power has been restored. Currently, the hotel is housing frontline workers and essential personnel who are working to restore power and services to the Greater New Orleans Area and will be reopening to guests shortly. The course will be held as planned. 

For those attending the in-person Mastery 2, in-person attendance for the entirety of the course required for successful completion. 

CE hours: 60

Completion of Mastery 1 is required to participate in Mastery 2. 

Mastery 2 builds on the knowledge and clinical proficiency gained in Mastery 1 with continued emphasis on skill development to manage a broad spectrum of cases and severities of obstructive sleep apnea. Students will participate in oral appliance selection and create a prescription for a laboratory to fabricate an oral appliance. Lectures will develop a more in-depth understanding of normal sleep and the consequences of poor quality sleep, including phase delay circadian rhythms in adolescents. Exploring alternative treatments such as surgery and CPAP will lay a foundation for guiding patient decision-making and anticipating combining therapies for best outcomes. A focus on titration goals, understanding maximum medical improvement, and side effect management furnishes practitioner confidence and promotes best patient care.
After completing both courses, dentists will be eligible for the ABDSM certification examination.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe the significant benefits of healthy sleep and the risks associated with inadequate or compromised sleep.
2. Develop critical understanding of OSA pathophysiology and co-morbidities such as cardiovascular, metabolic and neurocognitive concerns.
3. Explain the influence of confounding respiratory influences and possible remedies.
4. Improve OAT outcomes by understanding maximum medical improvement (MMI) and exploring combinations of therapies
5. Prepare patients for oral appliance wear and titration, monitoring signs, symptoms and side effects.
6. Anticipate and manage side effects that could compromise treatment objectives.
7. Incorporate protocols to maximize staff efficiency following a medical practice model, with an understanding of medical insurance coding and billing requirements.
8. Clearly communicate device design to laboratories, avoiding costly mistakes, and consider benefits of digital technology in practice.
9. Explore alternative and emerging therapies for SDB.
10. Anticipate oral appliance efficacy for individual cases and consider combinations of therapies for best clinical outcomes.
11. Confidently manage OA side effects and patient expectations
12. Explain the etiology and prevalence of pediatric SDB, the differences with adult SDB and the efficacies of treatment options.
13. Incorporate pediatric screening and referral protocols.
14. Continue to build an understanding of the medical practice model with medical-legal considerations.
15. Perfect an appropriate algorithm for patient management that begins with screening and ends with long-term follow-up.

  • Successful completion of Mastery 1 including all Clinical Competency assignments and the Mastery 1 exam.
Clinical Competency Assignments:
  • Mastery 2 includes several Clinical Competency assignments that require patient interaction. These assignments are required to successfully complete Mastery 2. Registered attendees will receive detailed instructions regarding these assignments during each course window. For an overview of Clinical Competency assignments, download the overview:

The deadline for the two patient cases for 2021 Mastery 2 (for both the virtual and in-person courses) is February 28, 2022. 

The following practice management lectures will be made available virtually on-demand prior to the start of both the virtual and in-person Mastery 2.
Managing Medical Reimbursement
Understanding Medical Billing
Building Bridges Through Communication
DSM in Practice
Staff Roles for Efficiency
Medical Legal Considerations

Additional Mastery 2 Topics:
Normal Sleep and Why We Need It
Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Gender-Related Differences
Approach to the Airway
Surgical Therapy for OSA
Device Design Cases Presentations
Treatment Emergent TMD
SOAP Notes and Informed Consent
Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry
Calibration Decisions
Post Delivery Care and Appointments
Treatment Planning
Combination Therapy
Device Calibration Demos
PAP Therapy and Phenotypical Considerations
Pain and Sleep
Managing TMD
Dental Side Effects
Adverse Event Management
Digital Pathways
Long Term Follow-Up
Pediatric Sleep
Pediatric Therapies and Evidence-Based Practice
Maximizing Outcomes
Side Effects Case Presentation and the Power of Informed Consent

Register for Mastery 2 (In-Person: November)   Register for Mastery 2 (Virtual: October-January)

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