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Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine: A Collaborative Approach to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

January 05 - 12, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 CE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Family Medicine.
Medical Director SleepWorks Inc. Raleigh NC and Martin General Hospital Sleep Center
Williamston, NC.
Sleep physician for WakeMed Hospital Cary NC.
Adjunct Faculty UNC School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill NC.
CEO of SleepCues PA. Practice dedicated to Sleep Disorders. Dr. Domingo Rodriguez-Cue was born in Havana, Cuba. Inspired by his father, who was also a physician, he went to Medical School at San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. He did general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ and subsequently transferred to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He completed a rural residency program and then a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Cue was featured in Peter Jennings's world news tonight American Agenda program on Telemedicine use in rural practice.

He trained students and residents with ECU for 4 years, and then went into private practice in Williamston, NC. He was chief of staff for 7 years and practiced holistic family medicine, including ICU, ER, OBGYN and newborn care. With a strong focus on diet and exercise, he felt he needed to focus on the third pillar of health, which is sleep. He underwent his sleep training at Atlanta Sleep School at Northside Hospital. He became board certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009. He is the medical director of SleepWorks in Raleigh North Carolina, and practices at 5 locations throughout the state.

His sleep practice is 40 % pediatrics with a focus on movement disorders, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia.

He interprets Level I polysomnograms and also Level II-IV home based tests. Along with prescribing CPAP therapy, Dr. Cue also works closely with dentists who provide oral appliances for sleep apnea patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CHEST physicians, AAFP and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He specializes in non-pharmacologic approaches to insomnia and movement disorders.

James Hogg, DDS, DABDSM

James Hogg, DDS, DABDSM
Dr. Hogg received his DDS from the University of Illinois College Of Dentistry. He was a Clinical Instructor at the school in the Fixed Prosthodontics Department. He currently lectures for the mini-residency program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Dental School on the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine.

He practiced general restorative dentistry in his own dental office for 25 years and entered into the field of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2007. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) in 2010. Dr. Hogg joined Midwest Dental Sleep Center in 2009, where his practice was limited to the treatment of patients diagnosed with Sleep Disordered Breathing.

He was the Dental Director of their AADSM Accredited Dental Sleep Centers in the Oak Brook and Chicago, IL locations. He has worked with and worn over twenty different oral appliances and has delivered over 2,000 devices.  Dr. Hogg currently practices with Phillips and Schmitt, DDS in Asheville, NC. He has served on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Dental School Curriculum Committee, Accreditation Committee, Ethics Committee and the Educational Committee.

He was the former Chairman of the Educational Committee and Chairman of the Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course. He is a frequent speaker for the AADSM and has presented several times at their Annual Meeting. He currently lectures for the AADSM Mastery Program. In addition to the AADSM, he speaks nationally to dentists, physicians, RPSGT’s and the general public on the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsDentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a life threatening disorder that is at epidemic proportions in America today! It is estimated that 80 million people suffer from SDB resulting in related medical costs of 20 billion. Unfortunately 75 % of severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients remain undiagnosed.

Recent policy papers by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have established the importance of screening, diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) are the two primary treatments for SDB. This course would discuss the unique relationship between the physician and dentist in identifying and treating this debilitating disorder. The course will also cover current therapies and their efficacy and side effects.

Sleep is an emerging area of medicine and dentistry. Optimal sleep is important for pain control and to improve health. Disease prevention is very difficult without optimal sleep. Lack of sleep costs the U.S. about 411 billion in lost productivity.

  1. Overview of Oral Appliance Therapy(OAT) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)
    • Assess Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) -mechanism of action and Mean Disease Alleviation (MDA)
  2. Dentist role in screening for OSA and implementing OAT in their clinical practice
    • Contrast American Dental Association (ADA) 2017 Policy Paper on Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) and the 2015 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Policy Paper on Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM)
    • Identify the (AASM)/American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) 2015 Guidelines for OAT for OSA.
  3. Oral Appliance Selection
    • Contrast the propulsion mechanisms, materials and efficacy of the most common oral appliances.
  4. MAD Delivery Tips and Calibration (Titration) Protocols
    • Identify common delivery problems and techniques to solve them and contrast the four common calibration protocols for MAD's.
  5. Side effects and Sequelae with OAT
    • Recognize initial TMD problems during calibration of MADís and how to resolve them.
    • Identify short and long term bite changes and mechanisms to minimize them.
  6. Combination Therapy with OAT
    • Integrate methods to increase OAT efficacy including CPAP/OAT, Surgery, weight loss, Myofunctional Therapy and Hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
  7. Marketing Dental Sleep Medicine to Dental Patients and Sleep Medicine Providers
    • Contrast internal and external marketing of OAT.
  8. Sleep in Primary Care and Dentistry: Wake up to the importance of sleep.
    • Recognize how important and common sleep disorders are.
  9. Optimal Sleep: Use science to increase energy and vitality
    • Identify the importance of optimal sleep.
  10. Movement Disorders in Sleep
    • Review sleep related movement disorder. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, Bruxism, RLS.
  11. Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Management: Why primary care and dentistry is crucial.
    • Describe the importance of OSA diagnosis and management.
  12. I'm wide awake: Initiate and maintain sleep naturally without prescription drugs.
    • Identify natural remedies for insomnia.
  13. Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Master the body clocks to improve health.
    • Describe the body clocks and their importance to health.
  14. Communication between Dentists and Doctors
    • Identify optimal ways to communicate between colleagues.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Jan 05 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Jan 06 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jan 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 08 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 09 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jan 10 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jan 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jan 12 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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