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Airway -- Is Your Sleep Affecting Your Oral Microbiome?

Saturday, April 13

9 - 10:30 AM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

ABOUT THE COURSE

We require sleep each evening to repair and regenerate, but perhaps without beneficial and effective sleep, our bodies and our mouths may be under attack and we don't even know it. We fix teeth and prescribe things to overcome the oral and physical challenges, but are we missing the underlying causality?

This session will enable participants to:
- Explore the arena of sleep-related breathing disorders.
- Understand why we can't just "fix" the problem we see.
- Grasp the new thinking that must be employed to help patients, and perhaps even ourselves.

PRESENTER

John C Comisi, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., C-ACSDD, DASBA

Dr. Comisi practiced general dentistry successfully in Ithaca, NY for 35 years before relocating to Charleston, South Carolina in August 2017 to join the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine where he is an Associate Professor. He is the Course Director for the College's Operative Dentistry II Course, Chair of his Department’s Dental Materials Committee, Course Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Elective, the first of its kind interdisciplinary course at MUSC. Dr. Comisi is currently the Immediate Past President of the South Carolina Dental Association. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. Conflict of Interest: None

John C Comisi, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., C-ACSDD, DASBA
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