August 26–28, 2021 | St. Petersburg, FL | 13 CE Credits

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Help Your Patients Sleep and Breathe Again!

As a dentist, you are the key to helping patients sleep and breathe well. Join us for our exclusive three-day conference, DENTISTRY TAKES A STARRING ROLE! Earn 13 CE Credits and learn innovative treatments for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing.

*All expenses paid for qualifying doctors!

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DENTISTRY TAKES A STARRING ROLE WITH SLEEP AND AIRWAY

Enjoy star treatment as our special guests!

During this exclusive, doctors-only, three-day event, you will . . .

  • Hear from industry experts who will discuss the impact OSA has on chronic conditions like heart disease, chronic fatigue, dementia, and other serious illnesses
  • Learn how innovations supporting the science of dentofacial sleep medicine are transforming the future of dentistry
  • Earn 13 CE credits
  • Receive free entertainment, meals, and hotel stay (with a golden ticket!)
Attendees who register with golden tickets will automatically have their stay booked at the luxurious

Karol Hotel

— St. Petersburg Clearwater —

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The Speakers

Sahil Chopra, MD

Sahil Chopra, MD, a well-known author and public speaker, is an expert in delivering sleep care at scale via telemedicine platforms, integration of wearables with healthcare outcomes and disease prevention, advanced pulmonary procedures (endobronchial ultrasound, percutaneous dilation tracheostomy, tunneled pleural catheters, etc.), point-of-care ultrasound, and hemodynamics.

Sahil graduated from the Government Medical College Chandigarh in 2008. He practices in Loma Linda, CA, and two other locations, specializing in critical care medicine, internal medicine, and sleep medicine. He is affiliated with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

Anthony Penketh

With nearly 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, Anthony Penketh has worked with and delivered to thousands of dentists in the US and Canada. He serves as vice president of expansion for MGE Management Experts, Inc.

Ben Miraglia, DDS

Dr. Ben Miraglia, a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, is a member of the ADA, the AGD, the NYSAGD, and the Ninth District Dental Society. He has been in private practice for 25 years and currently maintains a family practice in Mount Kisco, NY, with a focus on sleep and airway, TMD and occlusion, and full-mouth restorative dentistry, including Invisalign® and dental implants. 

Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on sleep-disordered breathing, GP orthodontics, TMD, occlusion, and comprehensive dentistry. He is on the board of directors for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miraglia is a frequent guest speaker at the Dawson Academy, presenting viable solutions to increase oral volume capacity to reduce/eliminate symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing and TMD. In 2015, he was recognized as a Leader in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today Magazine and was recently honored with a position on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Jon Caulfield, DDS

Dr. Jon W. Caulfield owns and operates Epic Dentistry in Littleton, Colorado, where he takes an integrated, whole-health approach to dentistry, specializing in the areas of sleep, airway, and TMJ. He has been fortunate to work alongside world leaders in neuromuscular occlusion and pneumopedics and is now paying it forward, teaching hundreds of dentists worldwide how to integrate solutions for sleep, airway, and TMJ into their practices.

Dr. Caulfield is an instructor at the Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine and leads the Clinical Advisory and Advocate Program at Vivos Therapeutics. A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Caulfield also holds an advanced graduate degree with Occlusion Connections and a diplomate status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

Join us on Saturday for a brunch cruise on the luxury yacht, the Starlight Majesty!

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Agenda Highlights

August 26

Thursday

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Sahil Chopra, MD

A Partnership Between Medicine and Dentistry

CE Credits: 1.5

Subject Code:
730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Course Description:
Dr. Chopra will explore sleep – why is good quality sleep important and what happens to the body during sleep. He will examine the causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the impact it has on the entire body, sharing the signs and symptoms so that you will recognize them in your patients. Dr. Chopra will connect the dots between OSA and hypertension, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, diabetes, and depression. From this, he will explain why is it essential for physicians, dentists, specialists and patients to partner together to fight the sleep crisis that is taking place.

Course Objectives: 
1) Realize the importance of good quality sleep 
2) Understanding what happens to the body physiologically during sleep 
3) Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its consequences 
4) Appreciate the impact of physicians, dentists, specialists and patients working together to  solve the sleep crisis that is taking place 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Oral Health Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Sleep Medicine  

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA 

 

10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ben Miraglia, DDS

Origins of Sleep Apnea

CE Credits: 2.0

Subject Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Course Description:
Understanding normal craniofacial growth and development and the impact that palatal expansion, myofunctional therapy, and nasal breathing have on that development. Looks at the impact of western culture on craniofacial development. Focus on the dental clues that indicate craniofacial under-development.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the normal craniofacial development in children
  • Understanding the impact of palatal expansion
  • Realize the benefits of myofunctional therapy
  • Appreciate the impact of nasal breathing on proper development

Credits: 2.00

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Categories: Orthodontics Care and Treatment of Children

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites: NA

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Presenter is affiliated with Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sahil Chopra, MD

Understanding Home Sleep Tests

CE Credits: 1.5

Subject Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Course Description: 
During this course, Dr. Chopra will at review home sleep tests and explain how we move between sympathetic and parasympathetic states and how these result in stable versus unstable sleep. He will cover Heart Rate and Breathing during sleep and how that is connected to sympathetic and parasympathetic predominance. Dr. Chopra explains how to look at a sleep test including the Spectrogram, the Hypnogram, the Sleep Quality Index, Sleep Pathology, Sleep Stability and Oximitry Data. In addition, he reviews when a HST is not indicated for use.
 

Course Objectives: ·

  • Understand sympathetic and parasympathetic states· Review stable versus unstable sleep
  • Understand the Spectrogram and the Hypnogram
  • Understand Sleep Quality Index
  • Understand Oximitry Data
  • Understand when a HST in not indicated 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Sleep medicine, Oral diagnosis 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: None 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: N/A 

3:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Anthony Penketh

Affordable Ways to Generate New Patients

CE Credits: 2.0

Subject Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

Course Description: 
There are affordable ways to start generating high quality patients.  We’ll share several successful tips with you including the most popular online directory and how to take advantage of it, the keys to an effective website and how to use social proof to convert qualified patients.  In addition, we’ll show you how to do a competition analysis so that you know what you need to do to be ahead of your competitors as well as simple action items you can start taking now to optimize how your business appears to prospective patients. 

Course Objectives:  

  • Learn about the most popular online directory and how to take advantage of it.  
  • Discover the keys to an effective website.  
  • How to use social proof to increase quality new patients.  
  • How to do a competition analysis 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Business management, Dental practice management 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: None 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: N/A 

August 27

Friday

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Jon Caulfield, DDS
The Science of Craniofacial Sleep Medicine

CE Credits: 1.5

Subject Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Course Description:
Sleep disordered breathing ranges from upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is a serious medical condition in both children and adults since it adversely affects the upper airway and breathing during sleep.  Biomimetic oral appliance therapy differs from conventional mandibular advancement devices and traditional palatal expansion as it is used to correct the nasopharyngeal airway through epigenetic midfacial redevelopment in combination with mandibular correction for the oropharyngeal airway, in order to improve the upper airway in both children and adults.  Over 50 published studies have indicated that correction of sleep related breathing disorders is possible using this novel approach for non-surgical upper airway remodeling. 

Course Objectives: 

  • Realize the correlation of craniofacial growth upper airway adequacy
  • Appreciate the principles of craniofacial epigenetics
  • Introduce the principles of nonsurgical upper airway remodeling
  • Gain preliminary knowledge of biomimetic oral appliance therapy

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Educational methodology 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: None 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Shareholder/employee

10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Jon Caulfield, DDS
The Paradigm Shift: Looking Beyond the Mouth

CE Credits: 1.5

Subject Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Course Description: 
Normal Craniofacial Growth and Development, Effects of Western Culture on Growth and Development, Importance of Nasal Breathing Facial and Dental Clues 

Course Objectives: Understand normal craniofacial Growth, The effects  western culture has on growth and development, The importance of nasal breathing. 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: None 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Shareholder/employee 

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Doctors Treating Sleep and Airway

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Case Presentation: Doctors Treating Sleep and Airway

4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Kirk Huntsman

The Vivos Story

August 28

Saturday

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Susie McCullough
Risks and Rewards of Adding Sleep and Airway to Your Dental Practice

CE Credits: 3.0

Subject Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

Course Description: 
Susie will facilitate break out group discussions on the reality of integrating sleep and airway into a dental practice – the risks and the rewards. What are the risks? Staff being afraid of change? Patients not being open to having the dentist talking to them about sleep and airway? Doctors who are too busy to add anything else to their day? Through discussion groups, she will help course attendees to look for ways to minimize these and other risks in order for practices to reap the rewards.
 

Course Objectives:

  • Understanding that change is hard
  • Understanding that having an Implementation strategy makes change easier
  • Understanding how to integrate sleep into an already busy schedule and make it a success
  • Understanding the benefits of treating sleep and airway – for the practice owner, for the staff, for patients 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories:  Practice Management and Human Relations 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: None 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Shareholder/employee 

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