Sleep, Snoring, Upper Airway Resistance, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Category 2–2 CE Points
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Lipinski, DDS
Dr. Stephen Lipinski is a graduate from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. After many years in private general dentistry practice, he developed a passionate interest in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and temporomandibular disorders. He completed residency training in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Lipinski is a great believer in individualized patient care and encourages fostering a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. He is a member of the Canadian Sleep Society, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Ontario Dental Association. He is also on staff at Trillium Health Partners, actively involved in treatment of marginalized members of our society who otherwise cannot be treated in an isolated setting. Dr. Lipinski practices in Mississauga, Ontario.
In the animal kingdom, sleep is a universal and imperative biological process to maintain and restore health. Sleep disorders decrease the quality of sleep by breaking its continuity, triggering a physiological response that tends to push a sleeping person to a sublevel of wakefulness. Chronic disordered breathing during sleep correlates strongly with development of cardiovascular disease, onset of type 2 diabetes, daytime sleepiness, and neurocognitive deficits such as mood alteration, depression, and anxiety. This presentation will briefly review recent scientific developments in the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea. Hypothetical mechanisms underlying sleep disordered breathing and temporomandibular association will be mentioned. Treatment modalities for OSA will be reviewed.
Although Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is most efficacious and a routinely prescribed treatment for OSA, long term compliance is extremely low. Attention will be given to viable alternatives such as oral appliances and the effects on occlusal and mandibular postural changes associated with long term mandibular advancement appliance wear. A case example of treatment of moderate OSA with a mandibular advancement appliance, following American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine protocol, will be shown. This talk will provide an insight into the complexities of sleep disordered breathing. It is suitable for dentists and their team members. Physicians also are welcome to attend.
Free for HPDA Members
Non-members welcome for $99 +HST ($12.87)
Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Convention Centre
35 Brunel Road, Unit 7, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8
Thursday March 8, 2018
Registration and Dinner: 5:30 pm-6:30pm
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