San Mateo County Dental Society (CA)

What is Dental Sleep Medicine?

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November 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chris M. Chui, DDS, MAGD

3 CE Units (Core)

Dental Sleep Medicine has been a hot topic among general dentists.  The history of Oral Appliance Therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is based on centuries of scientific experimentation and advancements.  The Oral Appliance Therapy utilizes the concepts of jaw advancement and tongue extension that have existed for a very long time.  On October 23, 2017, the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association approved a policy statement addressing dentistry’s role in sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD).  The adopted policy emphasizes that “dentists are the only health care provider with the knowledge and expertise to provide oral appliance therapy (OAT).”

In this lecture, Dr. Chris Chui will go over a brief introduction of what sleep-related breathing disorders are.  The signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, processes of how to get patients educated, screened and diagnosed, and the basic treatment options will be presented.

Chris M. Chui, DDS, MAGD has been treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea issues since early 2000.  He is doubled boarded in Dental Sleep Medicine with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.  He is also the immediately Past President of the Northern California Academy of General Dentistry and has been actively promoting sleep education to general dentists.  He graduated from University of California, San Francisco in 1997 and has his private practice in the San Francisco Financial District.  He is also affiliated with the VA Hospital in San Francisco, providing sleep treatments for the veterans and assisting the residency programs in Dental Sleep Medicine.

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