About The Presenters
Steven Olmos, DDS
DABCP, DABDSM, DACSDD, DAAPM,
FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO
Dr. Steven Olmos has been in private practice for over 30 years with the last 20 years devoted to research and treatment of TMD, Craniofacial Pain and SleepDisordered Breathing. He obtained his DDS from USC School of Dentistryand has continued his education with over 4,000 hours dedicated to research and treatment in the field of mandibular orthopedic dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Olmos is the founder of TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International with 12 licensed Centres worldwide dedicated exclusively to the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Olmos is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and has been honored for his contributions to dentistry with Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International and the 2008 AACP Haden-Stack Award for his contributions to education in the field of TMD and Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Olmos is an international lecturer and has developed courses teaching his protocols for the identification, diagnosis and treatment of TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He regularly teaches these courses in Canada, Australia and the U.S. These protocols are also currently being utilized in the Craniofacial Pain & Sleep Center at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
His protocols are an assimilation of his knowledge base which is reflected by his certifications in all philosophies of treatment both physician and dental. His certifications include: Diplomates: from the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Dentistry, American Academy of Pain Management, Fellowships: American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, International College of Craniomandibular Orthodpedics, Academy of Dentistry International, International Association of Orthodontics. He is a Senior Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics.
He is Membership Chair for the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has been an elected Board of Directors Member for 5 years.
Dr. Melody Barron
Dr. Melody A Barron grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from our own UT College of Dentistry in 1992. She is married to Dr. Mike McBride, and they have a daughter, Carly. She graduated with Honors and was awarded the Orthodontic Award for Interest in the Development of the Craniofacial Complex for her graduating class. Her interest continued from that time forward. She has practiced in private practice in Memphis since 1992 seeking out continuing education in treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and sleep disordered breathing by oral appliance therapy. After several years of treating patients with craniofacial pain within her general practice, Dr. Barron focused her practice on conservative treatment of TMJ disorders and Sleep Apnea by oral appliance therapy in the Fall of 2005.
Dr. Barron has attended over 1000+ hours in advanced training in these areas. She is a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines, Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Member of the American Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Tennessee Sleep Society.
Dr. Barron has transferred her existing practice into the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry's Center for Craniofacial Pain where she is director and continues to treat patients with non-surgical conservative care of temporomandibular joint disorders and sleep apnea by oral appliance therapy.
Amado X. Freire, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Amado Freire was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Dr. Freire is currently Division Chief and Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is also a Director in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, PCU, RT & Pulmonary Services at The Regional Medical Center, Director of Wesley Sleep Disorders Center and Director of Memphis Sleep Diagnostics, Sleep Disorders Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Freire received his Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Guayaquil, School of Medicine in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1979 and a Master of Public Health in 1986 from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore Maryland. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Fundamentals
- Friday & Saturday, September 7-8, 2012 (CST)
- Location: Memphis, TN. This course will be held on the UTHSC campus in the Humphreys General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Parking is available in the parking garage located at 869 Madison Avenue, next to the building. Parking is $5
- 16 CE Credit Hours
- Tuition: $399 per dentist/ $325 per auxiliary and includes lunch on Friday and Saturday
- *All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.*
- SPECIAL OFFER! Book on or before Friday, June 8, 2012 and receive $100 off of tuition.
- Course Presenters: Dr. Steven R. Olmos, Dr. Melody Barron, and Dr. Amado Freire
- Course Registration Form
Obstructed sleep apnea (OSA) has a higher prevalence in patients seeking dental care. Medicine has asked dentistry to participate in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea because of the significant comorbidity health risks and the unique characteristics of the oral pharyngeal airway. Screening/ Diagnosis and treatment for sleep breathing disorders are not comprehensively taught in either medical or dental schools presently. This course will provide the necessary steps for identification and working with a board-certified sleep physician, for the optimum treatment options for these patients. Further, this course, will overview from the physician and dental perspective: Screening, diagnosis, treatment options, medical billing, appliance design, mandibular positioning techniques, and follow-up reevaluations.
Upon conclusion, attendees should be able to
Understand the basics of sleep pathology, the comorbidity of chronic pain (TMD)/ primary headaches, bruxism, and medical comorbidities with OSA. Identify/ screen dental patient’s for OSA, know how to work with a board certified sleep physician for the optimal treatment of sleep disorders. Apply a data collection system that will enable them to produce a treatment plan for sleep disordered breathing (OSA); deliver reproducible successful treatment for these disorders, and understand the potential risks and complications with oral appliance therapy for the treatment of OSA. Understand the complexities of medical billing and how to develop a successful dental sleep medicine practice.
Friday- Day 1
7:30 - 8:00 A.M. Registration
8:00 - 10:00 A.M. Basics of Sleep (Dr. Olmos)
- OSA and Craniofacial pain, TMD, primary headache comorbidity
- Risks of OSA: Medical comorbidities
10:00 - 10:15 A.M. Break
10:15 - 12:00 P.M. The Spectrum of Sleep Disorders (Sleep Physician)
- Diagnoses of sleep-disordered breathing
- How to read a PSG report
- Treatment of OSA: Positive air pressure, surgery, combination or alternative therapies
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Treatment of OSA (Dr. Olmos)
- Oral Appliances
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Dental Patient Screening for OSA/sleep disorders (Dr. Olmos)
- ARES, STOP, Olmos forms easily used by staff
3:00 - 3:15 P.M. Break
3:15 - 5:30 P.M. Medical Reimbursement and Documentation (Dr. Olmos)
- Patient Data Collection
- Billing systems
- Sleep apnea management program
Saturday – Day 2
7:30 - 8:00 A.M. Arrival
8:00 - 10:00 A.M. Building the DSM practice
10:00 - 10:15 A.M. Break
10:15 - 11:00 P.M. Examinations for Oral Appliance Therapy
- Appliance decision-making
- Appliance modifications
11:00 - 12:30 P.M. Registration Techniques (hands-on workshop or live demonstration)
- Sibilant Phenome
- George gauge
12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Lunch
1: 30 -3:30 P.M. Delivery of Appliances
- Case examples
3:30 - 3: 45 P.M. Break
3:45 - 5:00 P.M. Continuing Care of the Sleep Patient
- Sleep organizations, certification
- Question and answers