The Physiologic Approach to Treating OSA – Level I

Course Type: Elective Courses

Hundreds of millions of people of all ages around the world suffer from deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Insult, Endocrine Disorders and Obesity. Our medical colleagues are asking for our help, NOW! OSA is considered a disease of craniofacial anatomy so the ONUS is on dentists to identify and help manage OSA sufferers.

Are you prepared to start SAVING LIVES?

This three-day program presents an excellent introduction to evidence-based Dental Sleep Medicine and is designed to prepare dentists and their teams to confidently identify, refer and help co-manage patients with snoring and deadly obstructive sleep apnea. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the relationships between sleep breathing disorders, Physiologic Dentistry and health. They can discover how to get started, immediately expanding their diagnostic acumen and scope of practice.

The goal of this course is for all participating dentists to become the Dental Sleep Physicians that medical sleep specialists want and need to recognize and refer patients. The possibility of knowing what to do about OSA when you return to your office on Monday morning should encourage you to experience this course!

View our Course Information:

Tuition: $3695 – Doctor Prerequisites: None
Team Tuition: $795 CE Credits: 12 Hours Participation, 10.5 Hours Lecture, 22.5 Total CE Credit Hours
AGD Codes: 160 – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives) Length of Course: 3 days
Campus: LVI Main Campus  

The Objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • How to take a Physiologic Sleep Bite℠
  • Discuss sleep and breathing physiology; normal and pathologic
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD
  • Integrate OSA signs and symptoms into routine dental diagnostics
  • Identify and differentiate OSA sufferers versus snorers with 99% accuracy
  • Discuss why The Physiologic Approach is important
  • Perform OSA Consultation examination/palpation
  • Select what is needed in snoring and OSA appliances
  • Utilize Combination Therapy – Jointly treating both TMD and OSA at the same time
  • Develop the skills to make OSA more practical, efficient and profitable

Course Dates:

Sunday, September 9, 2018 to Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sunday, March 17, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019 to Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Take a look at our team:

See what others that have taken the course have to say:

“This class can change the way you practice dentistry. It can save a life. It could be someone you love. A great place for learning. Putting ego at the door.”

– Dr. Stan Hirst

My team and I just got back yesterday from OSA1 and in the 5 patients we saw this morning …. 1 has a cpap she doesn’t use, one knows she has issues and has downloaded sleep app to record herself (bicuspid extraction case), and one other was asking me why her 15 yr old daughter 1 yr out of braces has relapse to her “overbite” and a retruded chin. Anne Marie… I told her the garage has to fit the car and she already had the records sent from the orthodontist who just gave her the option for surgery or bicuspid extraction! All the husbands of the team including mine and my brother in law (who wears a cpap) are scheduled to come in to further evaluate! How exciting, thank you all!! Amazing what you see when you know what to look for and we really didn’t even look, all we had to do what talk about what we learned at our latest course. And with that said, it was all the team members who talked about it before I even got in there… so important to take your team!!

– Dr. Lindsey Marshall

In theory as a dentist we are trained to do things right, I feel that with courses like this we are trained to ‘do the right thing’. There is a different and now our lives have changed.

– Dr. Mike Robinson

“This course has been eye opening, I have information to help myself, my family members, my practice. It is amazing how every piece connects. The science part is overwhelming, however, practicing I can start helping patients immediatley.”

– Mojgan Mazhari

“Thanks to LVI and the educational programs, I feel that I am not a “tooth mechanic” but a doctor of the human body! I feel empowered to help people and I know that I can! Having been able to treat severe pain patients, also my family and friends, says a lot about my confidence level with neuromuscular dentistry.”

– Natalia Tsar

“I have taken numerous courses on sleep apnea treatment and this was by far the most informative and clinically applicable with a massive amount of skills that I can directly apply on Monday morning!”

– Dr. Dean Licenblat

“This was a very valuable and practical course. The instructors were exceptional. All my questions were addressed. Thank you so much!”

– Dr. Robert Wageman

This course was first class in every aspect. The course was very informative and the course information was backed up with literature.

– Dr. Jaime Gonzalez

I have taken numerous courses on sleep apnea treatment and this was by far the most informative and clinically applicable with a massive amount of skills that I can directly apply on Monday morning!

– Dr. Dean Licenblat

I have been in the dental field for 16 years, worked with many doctors, and have never been taught neuromuscular dentistry. I was very critical. After 1 1/2 years of being taught, I just now, because of this course understand & believe. Thank you for the education, I can’t wait to keep growing!”

– Heather Baysinger

“I have attended many courses at LVI starting in 2002 – this is the BEST course I have participated in! I am a team member. The content was useful – will be implemented in my first day back at work. Who knew when I started in dentistry 34 years ago that I would be potentially saving a life by asking a few more questions. Thank you!”

– Mary Beth Burrows

“Sleep to a WHOLE ‘NOTHER LEVEL. I had taken Kent Smith’s course years ago and found this course took my sleep basic knowledge and raised it up and helped to tie together my NM and sleep practice. Thanks LVI!!”

– Dr. Raul Garcia


Academy of General Dentistry Approved
PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
6/1/15 to 5/31/19
Provider ID 208412


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