Full course description
Most dentists have the clinical skills to fabricate and fit an oral appliance for a patient that snores or has obstructive sleep apnea. The knowledge and skills needed to integrate sleep dentistry into a general dental practice, however, are quite extensive . Early in his 39 year career, Dr. Osborne started treating patients with mandibular advancement devices. The last few years were focused on learning a more comprehensive approach to helping his patients with sleep breathing disorders. Within the last year he completed the Mastery Program with the AADSM and he will share the most current opportunities to attain competency in the emerging field of sleep dentistry. He will review some of the more important concepts every dentist should know before treating OSA patients. He will review the events and circumstances that drew him into developing a sleep dentistry practice. Technology such as CBCT, intraoral scanners, and telemedicine will be highlighted as a way to augment the screening, education, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. His sleep ambassador and clinical director, Mr. Ruben Avalos, may join him as they demonstrate how the medical and dental professions can better work together to expedite and more efficiently care for patients with sleep breathing disorders .
Objectives: To review the pathway to become a Qualified sleep dentist or even a Diplomate with the AADSM.
To identify key concepts to understanding sleep dentistry,
To understand how technology can enhance both the dental team's and the patient's experience.
To emphasize the importance of relating to the medical community.
Finishing with some challenging and interesting cases.
Gregory Allen Osborne, D.D.S.
Office: 3301 Oakwell Court, Suite 102B
San Antonio, TX 78218
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, 1978.
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, 1981.
Founder in 1981 and now staff dentist at Oakwell Dental Care (group general dentistry practice).
Founder in 2017 of Sleep Easy Dentistry (practice limited to treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and TMD).
Member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Past President of the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship (international healthcare mission organization) 2013-2015
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine 2019.
Clinical Faculty/ Assistant Professor at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry 2005-2020
Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI)
Advisory Board Member of the CBCT Education Institute 2020
Judicial Chairman of the San Antonio District Dental Society 2005-2006