Past Monthly Meetings


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The DCDS offers regular, complimentary CE programming to its members each year between September and May. Monthly meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month (depending on holidays and other events). In addition to learning the latest innovations and techniques in dentistry from world-renowned speakers from across the country, DCDS monthly meetings give attendees an opportunity to share ideas, information and network with one another. Nonmembers may attend DCDS monthly meetings for a small fee.

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​Past Monthly Meetings

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December CE Event: Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Dentistry-Time to Look Beyond the Teeth. (Clinical)

  • Tue, Dec 10, 2019 | 5:00 PM - Tue, Dec 10, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 1221 22nd St NW, DC, District of Columbia, United States

Location: Washington Marriott Georgetown
Address: 1221 22nd St NW, Washington, District of Columbia
Contact: ​Andres Bachelet
Email: info@dcdental.org
Phone: (202) 367-1163

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.

Tuesday December 10, 2019

6pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2

Please note pricing:

  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $110

Topic: Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Dentistry-Time to Look Beyond the Teeth.

Instructor: John C Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Disclaimer: TBA

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Course Description: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Nearly one in four adult patients that sat in your chair today has a sleep-related breathing disorder. Did you know that you can help them, and even save their lives?

There is a huge unmet need in your dental practice, and as dentist you are able to spot some of the airway symptoms before anyone else. Did you know that one of the leading treatment options for sleep apnea are oral appliances, and only dentists can provide them?

Treatment of sleep disorders is one of the fastest growing fields of medicine and recent developments have put dentists on the front line. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea reaching epidemic levels in our society you have a unique opportunity to save the lives of those suffering while adding a valuable service in your practice. 

Session 1- Why is Sleep important. The ADA position on Sleep and Dentistry’s Role. Discuss the Stages of Sleep and what happens when all the stages are not achieved every night. Understanding the obvious issues related to Sleep Breathing Related Disorders, that are right in front of us. Children, snoring, grinding and impact on them and their parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the signs and symptoms for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Men, Women and Children.
  • Discuss the need for medical and dental collaboration in managing patients with this disorder.
  • Discuss why the ADA House has adopted a policy statement on dentists becoming involved with the treatment of patients with Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders.

Session 2- The importance of working with medicine in treatment of our patients. A discussion on the various treatment options for adults and children (CPAP, Surgery including MMA and Inspire implants, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) the many types, Myofunctional Therapy, etc.). Why mandibular advancement itself may not be the answer. A call to action.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the signs and symptoms for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Men, Women and Children.
  • Discuss the need for medical and dental collaboration in managing patients with this disorder.
  • Discuss why the ADA House has adopted a policy statement on dentists becoming involved with the treatment of patients with Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders.

The DC Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.


About the Speaker: Dr. John C Comisi
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John C. Comisi, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

Dr. Comisi practiced general dentistry successfully in Ithaca, NY for 35 years before relocating to South Carolina in August 2017 to join the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine with an appointment as an Assistant Professor. He is now an Associate Professor and is the Course Director for the College's Operative II (adhesive and esthetic dentistry) Course and Chair of the Oral Rehabilitation Department’s Dental Materials Committee.

A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a respected Thought Leader, author, speaker and consultant who contributes regularly to the dental literature.

He is a member of the Academy of Dental Materials, the American Academy of Cariology, the American Association for Oral Systemic Health, the International and American Association of Dental Research, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Academy Sleep Breathing Academy. 

Dr. Comisi is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.  

 

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