CPAP vs. OAT: Which Is Better?

Dr. John Viviano , CPAP vs. OAT: Which Is Better?
Speaker: Dr. John Viviano
Category: Sleep Medicine
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Significant bias for use of CPAP therapy to manage obstructive sleep apnea has resulted in a polarized, “one treatment” approach. Real world effectiveness will be reviewed for both oral appliance and ...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 4/20/2023
  • Expiration Date: 4/23/2026
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 730.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

This program creates dentist and dental team awareness for the epidemic-level disease known as obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep medicine status quo is discussed and the profound impact that dentistry could have on their patients’ lives by implementing oral appliance therapy. It provides evidence-based motivation to become involved today so you can start helping both your patients and your practice. Oral appliance therapy effectiveness is reviewed and contrasted to that of CPAP. This realistic and evidence-based comparison empowers the dentist to become an effective patient advocate when encountering physician resistance. Learn how to obtain optimum outcomes by way of adjunctive therapies when called for. Start saving lives today by implementing oral appliance therapy in your dental practice.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Current state of PAP and OAT for Managing OSA
  • How PAP & OAT compare regarding Effectiveness & Adherence
  • How PAP & OAT differences impact on Therapeutic Outcome
  • Most important factor influencing successful outcomes
  • How to deal with Residual Sleep Apnea Post OAT
  • How to deal with Physician Resistance
Description of Speaker:
Dr. John Viviano obtained his credentials from the University of Toronto in 1983. His clinic is limited to managing sleep-disordered breathing and bruxism. He is a credentialed diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has lectured internationally, conducted original research and authored original articles on the management of sleep-disordered breathing. His clinic was the first Canadian facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and he is clinical director of the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Research and Learning Centre. Viviano also hosts the SleepDisordersDentistry LinkedIn discussion group, conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a four-day mini residency, and administers the online learning platform, which includes the zSleepClub online mentorship. Contact him at 905-212-7732, or

In the last 12 months, the speaker has received honoraria from the AACP, Dental Corp, Panthera Dental, and Somnomed inc.

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