Introduction to Sleep Apnea
The dentist is an integral piece of the team in treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. All the physicians involved cannot fabricate an oral appliance. Further, we can uncover untreated disease in a separate population--our patients.
What is the Dentist's Role in Identifying and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
You will learn:
- To fully understand the epidemic of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- To understand the associated health risks of untreated OSA
- Pathophysiology of OSA
- The clinical exam–who is at risk?
- The consult and interview
- How a diagnosis is made
- Treatment options
- Working with the medical sleep community
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. David Slobodinsky
Dr. David Slobodinsky graduated from Temple University Dental School in 1983. He worked in large group practice until 1988, when he moved to his present location in Fabulous Fishtown. Since then, he has enjoyed practicing quality, painless dentistry for the last 18 years.
Dr. Slobodinsky values continuing education and has dedicated over 300 hours to post-graduate studies. Dr. Slobodinsky is a member with good standing in The American Dental Association, The Pennsylvania Dental Association, The Philadelphia County Dental Society, The Academy of General Dentistry, Eastern Dental Society, and The Cosmetic Consortium of Philadelphia.
Dr. Slobodinsky is happily married to his dental school sweetheart, Charleen, who is also his part-time hygienist. He has two sons, Mark and Brett, and a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog named Ginger. When he is not practicing dentistry, you might find him golfing, scuba diving, skiing, hiking, or watching his sons play baseball, basketball, and football.