Webinar: Treating Sleep Apnea in a Post-COVID World: The Impact on Patients, Physicians & Dentists
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to re-think how we diagnose and treat sleep apnea. During this webinar, Dr. John Remmers discusses the latest research and an emerging hypothesis on how COVID-19 spreads via nasal tracts and the impact on people with sleep apnea. Healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly concerned over unfiltered exhaust from CPAP machines putting those sleeping nearby at increased risk and those who go untreated at even higher risk. Dr. Remmers discusses the use of CPAP in a post-COVID world and the increasing acceptance of oral appliance therapy as a first line of treatment.
- Review recent clinical studies of the COVID-19 virus and implications to people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea
- Learn about the issues surrounding traditional therapies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Understanding that Sleep Appliances are a safe, “non-aerosol” dental treatment requiring less stringent PPE, less clinical team exposure and fewer operatory cleaning and disinfection procedures and HVAC modifications
- Oral appliance treatment planning can be as efficacious as CPAP, when done using predictable, FDA (and Health Canada) approved tools and procedures.