Obstructive Sleep Apnea Level 1: Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
Part of the OSA Certification Program
Course Description (Objectives):
Course 1 of the OSA certification program for Dentists to practice and diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
This course will introduce dentists to sleep disordered breathing and its clinical manifestations related to dentistry. Dentists who complete this course should be confident in identify the disease, discuss OSA with their patients, and send high value referrals to access multi-disciplinary care for their patient
Pre-recorded webinars with competency quizzes per webinar. Webinars must be completed in sequence. Completion of the final webinar will allow for a longer comprehensive competency quiz that must be passed before proceeding to the next course. One live session at the end of course via zoom platform.
Live session: March 17, 2022
• Introduction to the course
• What is normal sleep
• Sleep and total health
• Pathophysiology of OSA
• OSA and Dentistry
• Screening Questionnaires (adult)
• Diagnostics/Referral Pathways
• Adult Treatment Options
• Intro to Peds OSA
• ADA+C Guidelines
The OSA certification program is a certification through the University of Alberta Continuing Dental Education Program. Governing bodies and Professional Colleges have thier own regulations, please check with your local governing body for program compliance.
Those who take Level 1 and register for Level 2 within 6 months will receive a $400 discount on level 2.
Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh BMedSc, DDS
Dr. Charkhandeh is a general dentist who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. He then furthered his education and training by completing a research fellowship in the area of “Sleep and Dental Sleep Medicine” at the University of Antwerp Hospital (UZA), in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is currently working on his PhD thesis in sleep medicine.
Dr. Michael Major DMD MSc, FRCDc
Dr Michael Major is the director of the Inter-disciplinariy Airway Research Clinic, a 10-year collaboration between the Stollery Children's Hospital and the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Dr Major holds an academic appointment with the University of Alberta as an active researcher in pediatric sleep, and serves as co-president of Alberta Dental Sleep Medicine study club. Clinically he practices at Verve Orthodontics and The Snore Centre, where he serves as clinical director of pediatrics in Canada's first community based, multi-disciplinary, dental sleep medicine clinic
Dr. Enoch Ng DDS
Dr. Enoch Ng is a general dentist who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree at the University of Minnesota. He pursued a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center before returning to Edmonton, Canada, where he practices at Enjoy Dental. Alongside clinical practice Dr. Enoch is currently pursuing his Certificate in Pain Management through the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta and is also graduate student at the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry with his thesis in dental sleep medicine.