Sleep Apnea: Is Dentistry Doing Enough?

Dr. John Viviano, Sleep Apnea: Is Dentistry Doing Enough?
Speaker: Dr. John Viviano
Category: Sleep Medicine
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
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 c...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 8/10/2022
  • Expiration Date: 8/10/2025
CE Details
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.

Sleep apnea is considered to have reached epidemic levels world-wide, and dentistry is ideally positioned to help in the battle against this disease. However, several obstacles stand in our way; inadequate training during dental school, distrust on behalf of physicians, a strong bias for CPAP, distractions from our daily dental routines and a lack of dental team buy-in.

This program provides both the dentist and team an overview of the status quo of sleep medicine and the evidence on oral appliance therapy effectiveness. It also makes a strong case for why dentistry is needed, helping to aide in team buy in. Perhaps most important, it is chalk full of evidence based verbal skills to help you communicate more effectively with your physician colleagues. Learn to implement dental sleep medicine with confidence.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. 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. Dr. Viviano conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a 4-day mini residency & administers the online learning platform which includes the zSleepClub online mentorship. Contact at (905) 212-7732, or

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • The current status of sleep medicine
  • The PAP Therapy BIAS… Why does it exist?
  • How uniquely positioned dentistry is to manage SDB
  • How OAT compares to PAP Therapy
  • A working model of MD-DDS Collaboration in Sleep Medicine

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: AACP, Dental Corp, Panthera Dental, and Somnomed Inc.

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American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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