Obstructive Sleep Apnea | Stop Snoring | Richmond, VA

Fatigue? Bruxism? Scalloped tongue?
Your patient may have OSA, and likely does not know.

Screening and treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is about more than giving your patients a good night’s sleep.

Many patients don’t realize they have sleep-disordered breathing. Dental professionals play a critical role in screening and treating OSA. Not only can dental sleep medicine change a patient’s smile, it could be instrumental in saving a patient’s life.

Dr. Erika Mason’s presentation brings clarity to the causes and life-altering consequences of sleep apnea. Gain the knowledge and skills to screen patients for sleep disordered breathing in your practice. Learn effective marketing and dental/medical insurance billing practices. Leave the session with the knowledge and skills to screen and treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea in your patients and achieve wellness.

Morning Sleepiness | Sleep Apnea | Richmond, VA

Undiagnosed/untreated OSA elevates a patient’s risk for a myriad of health conditions including chronic fatigue, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and death.

In children, OSA increases the risk for misdiagnosed ADD/ADHD, stunted growth, bed wetting, learning difficulties, and teeth grinding.

Dr. Erika Mason | Sleep Apnea Treatment | Richmond, VA

One of a select few double “diplomate” dentists in the country in the field of dental sleep medicine, Erika Mason, DDS earned diplomate certifications with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines (ACSDD). She is Past-President of and was instrumental in helping establish the Virginia Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Additionally, she is a board member of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Mason lectures across the nation on the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine. She teaches a review course for the AADSM (the preparatory course prior to taking and passing a written Board Examination as one part of many steps in obtaining “Diplomate” certification.) She has contributed to multiple industry publications and has been published in Dental Economics, Dental Products Report and Contemporary Esthetics.

She has helped with the training initiative of active duty military dentists to learn DSM and train them to provide OAT to active duty soldiers. She is a pioneer in paving the way to help veterans be treated with OAT. Her practice was a “beta test” site for research in oral appliance therapy effectiveness and compliance and the results have been published in medical journals.

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