Fri, May 08|
Location is TBD
*CANCELLED* Sleep & Airway Management; Why, How & What? Dr. Shouresh Charkhaneh
This program has been cancelled; we are hoping to reschedule it for our next program year. Refunds will be issued soon. Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe.
Time & Location
May 08, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location is TBD
About the Event
Sleep & Airway Management; Why, How & What?
In today’s society people are continually looking for new ways to improve their quality of life and sense of well-being. Sleep is an essential component of health. It plays a vital role in physical and mental health. Sleep awareness is rising, so as the prevalence of Sleep Disorders. Unfortunately, majority of patients with Sleep disorders remain undiagnosed. Dentists can have an instrumental role in helping patients achieve a better quality of life, by recognizing and addressing sleep and airway disorders.
This lecture will provide an overview of;
- “Why” dental clinics should have a comprehensive understanding of sleep & airway disorders, and educate their patients
- “How” to implement a sleep and airway management program in a dental clinic
- “What” is involved in helping patients with sleep disorders
It will review the importance of Sleep & Airway management in comprehensive inter-disciplinary treatment planning and how airway and sleep disorders, if left untreated, could adversely impact the long-term prognosis of dental treatments. It will also provide a practical step-by-step approach to implementing a simple & predictable “Sleep and Airway Management” program in a dental clinic; with easy to implement systems and clinical tools for a fully digital workflow, utilizing the latest technologies in the field of Dentistry and Sleep.
Dr. Charkhandeh Bio
Dr. Charkhandeh received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. He then furthered his education and training by completing a Research Fellowship in the area of “Sleep and Dental Sleep Medicine” at the University of Antwerp Hospital (UZA), in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is currently working on his PhD thesis in Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Charkhandeh is a general dentist who maintains a private practice in Edmonton with an interest in Dental Sleep Medicine and TMD Management. He is actively involved in clinical research in Dental Sleep Medicine and his research focuses on developing new technologies to improve treatment outcome predictability and patient selection in Oral Appliance Therapy for patients with OSA (i.e. Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and improving clinical workflow efficiencies, utilizing different digital technologies. He is the recipient of the “2012 & 2015 Clinical Research Award” and “2015 Clinical Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). He has lectured at numerous meetings such as American Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, AADSM Annual Meeting, IAO (International Association for Orthodontics) Annual Meeting, Interdisciplinary Belgian Dental Sleep Medicine Academy Annual Meeting (iBEDSMA), Dutch Society of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting (NVTS), German Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Symposium (DGZS) and many more Sleep meetings across North America and Europe.
He is the founder and director of Alberta Dental Sleep Medicine Study Club and the Clinical Director at The Snore Centre in Canada. He is also the Chief Dental Officer at Zephyr Sleep Technologies, the developer of “MATRx TM” Technology. Dr. Charkhandeh is a major advocate for the importance of an inter-disciplinary approach to Dental Sleep Medicine which focuses on the collaboration of Sleep Physicians, Sleep Dentists and other healthcare professionals. He has been treating OSA patients for many years and also has trained hundreds of dentists in Dental Sleep Medicine.