Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oral health professionals play important roles in detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- Discuss the risk factors and conditions associated with this sleep disorder.
- Recognize OSA’s characteristics and clinical features.
- Identify screening questionnaires and classifications to assess the risk for sleep disorders.
- Describe diagnosis and treatment options for patients with OSA.
This course was published in the January 2017 issue and expires January 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.