Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives
Friday, June 4, 2020
9 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: Skirvin Hotel, 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
8 CE Hours
Program Approval for Continuing Education
Approved PACE Program Provider
The Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry is pleased to offer Dr. Jamison Spencer, DDS MS, director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah, for a virtual course examining sleep and how dentists are uniquely positioned evaluate treat signs of obstructive sleep apnea.
One of the lessons of the current pandemic is that poor sleep is directly related to poor outcomes. In order to have a properly functioning immune system we must have proper sleep. Dentists are uniquely positioned among healthcare providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives and increasing vitality.
In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the basics of normal sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that YOU and everyone you know must have sleep apnea before he is through! Don’t worry though, he will also cover diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, including the dentist’s role, and to provide a simplified approach to appliance selection. If you or someone close to you may have sleep apnea (like your patients) you owe it to yourself and them to take this course and potentially change, or literally save, their lives.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER…
Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, in Boise Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. Dr. Spencer has personally treated thousands of patients with sleep apnea and TMJ problems, and now focuses on helping dentists help their patients with such problems.
Dr. Spencer is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University, is adjunct faculty at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Spencer has been invited to give lectures on TMD, Dental Sleep Medicine and head and neck anatomy throughout the United States at every major dental meeting, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and India. Dr. Spencer created Spencer Study Club, an online education, mentoring and implementation program to help dentists and their teams help more of their patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.
Dr. Spencer now lives in Pleasant View, Utah with his wife of 29 years, Jennifer, and their 3 children of 6 who are still at home. Dr. Spencer enjoys outdoor activities including running, skiing, water skiing and mountain biking, and can still out ski all of his children (but they are better at mountain biking–downhill anyway). He would have run the Boston marathon this year had it not been cancelled, and hopes to qualify for the 2021 running.