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The Growing Role of Dentists as Part of a Collaborative Healthcare Approach in the Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Related Breathing 
Disturbances (OSA) in Patients from Infancy to Adults
Speaker:  Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
Date:  February 21, 2023  

NEW Location: Balcones Country Club – 8600 Balcones Club Dr, Austin 78750

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RSVP & Cancellation deadline is Thursday February 16.
Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit 
Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  
Cost: $60 CADS member dentist/$70 guest of member/$100 nonmember dentist 
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disease present in about 15-30% of American men and 10-15% of American women.  It can present with a wide range of symptoms not only related to daytime tiredness and poor job production, but can also present with chronic headaches, bruxism, ADHD, etc.  Diagnosis and treatment of this disease requires a multimodal approach in both the dental and medical settings.  This course will focus on the collaboration and management of these sleep related disturbances utilizing both dental and medical professionals.
Course Objectives:
⦁ Sign and Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea beyond the basics (including ADHD, Headaches, Bruxism)
⦁ The relationship between sleep bruxism and OSA
⦁ Method of treating OSA, ranging from early intervention orthodontics (before the age of 7), oral appliance therapy, Hypoglossal nerve stimulation, Positive Airway Pressure, Surgical Interventions and combinations of the above
⦁ The role of sleep testing from the home to the lab
⦁ Methods of management with remote patient monitoring
⦁ Collaboration with physicians in the comprehensive management of OSA patients and the use of combination therapy
Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. 
Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. is the Founding Director of Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA (CSMA) with locations in Houston and Austin Texas and The Sleep Education Consortium (SEC). He is Triple Board-Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Ohio State University, he trained in Neurology at Washington University, Sleep Medicine at Stanford University and Epilepsy at University of California. He began his professional career as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCLA while co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and directing the Clinical Neuro-physiology lab at Olive View UCLA. He was actively involved in the early work on the Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and implementation of esophageal pressure monitoring in the clinical setting, in collaboration with his mentor at Stanford University, the late Christian Guilleminault. In 1999 he moved to Houston establishing his sleep disorders practices. He continues to conduct research studies relating to sleep disorders and developing methods to enhance the assessment and treatment of patients with sleep disturbances. He has researched the relationship between Clenching / Sleep Bruxism / TMJ Disorder with Obstructive Sleep Apnea amongst other aspects of sleep medicine. Education is an important aspect of his career, having trained medical students, residents and fellows in sleep medicine and then establishing the SEC in 2004 as an outreach to educate the healthcare community. He has been instrumental in providing guidance to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners that led to the new rules requiring dentists to obtain some degree of education in sleep medicine in order to provide appliance therapy to patients with OSA. He is also a consultant for the American Dental Association working on screening methods to identify OSA in children. He is actively involved with narcolepsy research and exploring new technologies that relate to nightly remote patient monitoring.

Study Club 2022-2023

Registration & Payments are Online: To register click HERE

Registration Fee: $125 CADS member dentist/$250 nonmember dentist 

*includes all 4 Sessions, food, drinks and CE hours provided*

Location: Imagdent: 7800 N. Mopac, Suite 115 Austin TX 78759

Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit per Session  

Time: Registration and Food: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Educational Program: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Q & A:      8:30pm - 9:00pm


Study Club Meeting 1: Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Study Club Meeting 2: Thursday December 1, 2022

Speakers: Dr. Max Kerr and Kristin Robertson 

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Study Club Meeting 3: Thursday February 2, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Josh Austin

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Study Club Meeting 4: Thursday March 2, 2023

Speakers: Dr. Rishin Desai and Dr. Kaveh Azarnoush

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