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Northern ILAGD Presents: Dental Sleep Medicine: The Dentist’s Role in Treating Sleep Apnea by Dr. Stephen Poss

October 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry


Dental Sleep Medicine: The Dentist’s Role

in Treating Sleep Apnea



Stephen D. Poss, DDS Diplomate ABCDSM ACSDD Fellow AACP


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Poss graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1983. He has obtained two Diplomates in dental sleep medicine and a Fellow in TMD from the Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He lectures internationally on esthetic dentistry, sleep apnea and TMD. Dr. Poss is an active consultant to several dental manufacturers in the area of new product development and refinement. He has had numerous articles published in most of the leading dental journals. Dr. Poss was the Clinical Director of the anterior and posterior esthetic hands on program at LVI and the Center of Exceptional Practices from 1997-2011. He maintains a restorative, TMD and dental sleep medicine practice in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Course Information:

This seminar will discuss the rapidly growing area of Dental Sleep Medicine and the dentist’s role in treating sleep apnea. The ADA has now recommended that part of a dentist’s role is to screen all patients for sleep apnea. Dr. Poss will discuss the most effective way for the dentist and his/her team to screen and treat patients for obstructive sleep apnea. A step-by-step treatment protocol will be outlined, beginning with the initial exam to the delivery of the oral appliance. This will include understanding the important data on a sleep study, a discussion on digital impressions and an appropriate technique for capturing the correct bite for your oral device. After attending this session, the clinician and staff will be able to begin implementing dental sleep medicine into their office on Monday morning.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  •  Develop a plan to implement and grow dental sleep medicine in your practice
  • Comprehend the important data that a dentist needs to garner from a sleep study.
  • Recognize the various mandibular devices and how they perform
  • Contraindications for oral appliance therapy
  • The importance of digital impressions and CBCT in the dental sleep practice.


CE Credit:

7 hours of lecture credit may be used towards FAGD, MAGD or re-licensure for dentists and hygienists.

 When & Where:

Friday, October 11, 2019
8:00—8:30 Registration
8:30—12:00 Lecture
12:00—1:00 Lunch
1:00—4:30 Lecture
Radisson Rockford Hotel & Conference Center
200 S. Bell School Rd. Rockford, Illinois


Return the completed form with your check payable to Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry to :
Stephen Petras, DMD, MAGD, FICOI

120 W. Front Avenue
Stockton, IL 61085

REGISTRATION FORM:                   

AGD Member                                Non-AGD Member

Dentist or first person-                                   $275                                                $325
From office:
First additional staff/Hygienist                    $100

Each additional staff member                      $50

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To pay with credit card contact Jamie at 815-541-3795
Refund Policy: Full tuition refund is available without penalty up to one week prior to scheduled course.

For information contact:
Stephen Petras, DMD,MAGD, FICOI
Phone: (815) 947-3700
Fax: (815) 947-9058
E-mail: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Presenting a program of this nature is a group effort, and would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals and
companies. A complete listing of contributing companies will be available at the program site.

Next NIAGD CE Seminar:  4/17/2020




October 11, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Radisson Hotel & Convention Center
200 S. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Dr. Stephen Petras


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