20 CE Hours
Completion of Mastery Course I is required to participate in Mastery Course II.
Mastery Course II builds on the knowledge and clinical proficiency gained in Mastery I with continued emphasis on skill development. Students will participate in oral appliance selection and create a prescription for a laboratory to fabricate an oral appliance. Clinical competence and confidence with delivery and titration will be addressed with further development in Mastery III. 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.
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.
- Successful completion of Mastery Course I including all Clinical Competency assignments and the Mastery Course I exam.
- Mastery Course II includes several Clinical Competency assignments that require patient interaction. These assignments are required to successfully complete Mastery II. Registered attendees will receive detailed instructions regarding these assignments during each course window. For an overview of Clinical Competency assignments, download the overview:
Normal Sleep and Why We Need It
Approach to the Airway
Surgical Therapy for OSA
Device Design Cases Presentations
Treatment Emergent TMD
SOAP Notes and Informed Consent
Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry
Post Delivery Care and Appointments
Managing Medical Reimbursement
Understanding Medical Billing
Staff Roles for Efficiency
Device Calibration Demos