Annual Session

A special THANK YOU to our Annual Session attendees, speakers, partners and sponsors. We appreciate you and your continued support of the NDDA and dentistry in North Dakota. See you next year for our 123rd NDDA Annual Session scheduled for September 15 - 18, 2021 in Fargo, North Dakota at the Holiday Inn. 

Listed below are the CE certifications for Dr. Carstensen's Thursday Workshop and Friday Seminars. If you attended the live zoom webinar, please select the CE certification which indicates WEBINAR. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020
CE Certification - Dr. Carstensen - Matching Patients to Appliance Therapy Workshop

Friday, September 18, 2020
CE Certification - Dr. Carstensen - Airway Therapy for the General Dental Team
CE Certification - Dr. Carstensen - Airway Therapy for the General Dental Team WEBINAR
CE Certification - Dr. Carstensen - Pediatric Airway Therapy 2020
CE Certification - Dr. Carstensen - Pediatric Airway Therapy 2020 WEBINAR

Speaker Information:

Thursday, September 17, ​6:00 ​p.m.  – 9:00 p.m. (3 CEs)

Dr. Steven Carstensen - Matching Patients to Appliance Therapy Workshop (Maximum of 30 participants) Workshop supplies are provided by Airway Technologies and Kettenbach, USA.  
  

Program Synopsis/Description:
Attendees will be given rationale for matching the patient to the right choice of Mandibular Advancement Device, troubleshoot problems they have had in practice, experience taking records for making excellent appliances, and take home a semi-custom temporary sleep appliance of their own. 

Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this lecture attendees will be able to: 

  • Fit and discuss rationale of use of trial appliances for SRBD
  • Describe the various types of mandibular advancement devices and which patients they might be most appropriate for
  • Have confidence recording the 3D bite registration and AM Aligne 

Friday, September 18, 8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (3 CEs)

Dr. Steven Carstensen - Airway Therapy for the General Dental Team  
 

Program Synopsis/Description:
This is an overview of sleep disordered breathing and what the dental team can do to impact the health of their patients.  We cover basics of sleep, dental appliances, how to work with sleep physicians to market your service, and touch on medical insurance interaction. For those offices currently providing sleep appliances, we discuss complications, titration and follow-up testing, dig a bit deeper into marketing and team development.  We discuss more complex sleep disorders they might be encountering. 

Learning Objectives: 
At the conclusion of this lecture attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe sleep physiology, both what is normal and what is abnormal
  • Illustrate to their patients the medical consequences of untreated SDB
  • Apply basic sleep appliance therapy to selected patients
  • Communicate with sleep physicians about collaborative care
  • Develop a proper history of complications and create a treatment plan
  • Create a system for calibration of the patient’s airway using portable monitors
  • Feel slightly less mystified about medical billing for sleep therapy
 

Friday, September 18, ​1:00 ​p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (3 CEs)

Dr. Steven Carstensen  - Pediatric Airway Therapy 2020 

Program Synopsis/Description:
Children are not just little adults and cannot be identified, diagnosed, treated, or followed the same as our adult patients with sleep related breathing disorders.  We must reframe our entire thought process and rethink our clinical systems to help them grow to their maximum potential.  In this talk, we’ll discuss how to identify children at risk from birth to adolescence, how to communicate to families and other providers, what treatments are possible and when, and how to follow these children to ensure their path to health.

Learning Objectives: 
At the conclusion of this lecture attendees will be able to:

  • Ask the right questions from families to identify children at risk for SRBD
  • Discuss with families and other providers the various age-appropriate treatment options
  • Outline how to begin habit correction therapy as soon as possible
  • Devise a follow-up plan to make sure kids are on a healthy growth plan

SPEAKER HANDOUTS
Thursday, September 17th - Matching Patients to Appliance Therapy Workshop
Friday, September 18th - Airway Therapy for the General Dental Team
Friday, September 1​8th - Pediatric Airway Therapy 2020
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