The human body is an intricate and complicated machine that has a vast ability to accommodate stress and strain. A dental practice must be able to assess and address the stress caused by a dental malocclusion causing TMD, while identifying patients with potential sleep and airway disorders. The confusion about the physiology of occlusion can be clarified by simply understanding the connection between sleep and TMD.
-Uncover the truths and myths behind TMD, occlusion and airway
-Appreciate the importance of airway in TMD treatment planning
-Learn how you can affect your patient’s overall health and wellness, both day and night
-Understand why a fully digital workflow and technology can help simplify a mandibular advancement device in a dental clinic
About Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh: Dr. Charkhandeh received his DDS Degree and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. He then furthered his education by completing a Research Fellowship at the University of Antwerp Hospital (UZA). Dr. Charkhandeh is a general dentist who is actively involved in clinical research in Dental Sleep Medicine; his research focuses on developing new technologies to improve treatment outcome predictability in Oral Appliance Therapy, while improving clinical workflow efficiencies utilizing different digital technologies. Dr. Charkhandeh is the founder of Alberta Dental Sleep Medicine Study Club, the Chief Dental Officer at Zephyr Sleep Technologies, a member of the Sleep Disordered Breathing Committee for Alberta Dental Association and College, and the Clinical Director at The Snore Centre in Canada.
About Dr. Curtis Westersund: Dr. Westersund earned his DDS from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and holds a Mastership with the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. He has practiced as a general dentist in Calgary for 36 years with a practice limited to the treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD), sleep apnea and chronic pain. Dr. Westersund has published clinical studies about the use of neuromuscular protocols in the treatment of TMD and has helped teach dentists worldwide about the treatment and communication of TMD using physiologic and neuromuscular principles.
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