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Wake Up Your Dental Practice! Sleep Medicine for You and Your Team

This was held October 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ

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3193 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Questions? (480) 344-5777 ext. 309


Dr. Batoon’s interest in dental sleep medicine grew from some of her continuing education courses. Her three children drove her passion to address sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the pediatric population. Each of them had different symptoms and as she learned more about pediatric SDB, she knew she had to explore this area further. Dr. Batoon is an international speaker in the area of Sleep Apnea and SDB. She understands the vital role dentists play in identifying and treating these conditions. As an adjunct faculty member of AT Still Dental School in Arizona, she educates members in the dental community and students to play a more active role in addressing sleep issues that go undiagnosed in millions of people today.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of forming relationships within the medical community;
  • Learn the importance of evaluating patients at risk for seep-related breathing disorders;
  • Discuss the development of team members to treat breathing disorders efficiently;

About the Course

You and your team will leave this course filled with information about sleep medicine that you can implement in your offices immediately. The course starts with the introduction to sleep medicine and follows through to actual implementation. It is not just a lecture. The course includes a hands-on experience (with pig jaws) in the following areas: records, temp splint, the airway and laser frenectomy.

Dr. Batoon will discuss sleep related breathing disorders in both children and adults. There will be an overview of evaluation and screening protocol and selection of appliances. Dr. Batoon will also review tips and tools for myofunctional therapy followed by full implementation. She suggests that the team plays a huge role in providing the patient with optimal results and encourages you to bring your team members along with you. ATIENTION: Dentists and Hygienists- participation in this course will meet laser certification!


8:00 am -8:30 am – Registration / Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Course: clinical introduction and clinical didactic material
12:00 pm – 1 :00 pm – Lunch
1 :00 pm – 5:00 pm – Course: clinical didactic material; laser safety; hands-on workshop

The day will end with wine and cheese reception!

Laser Curriculum

Laser Surgery and Safety Basic Knowledge Certification Curriculum for this Course has been developed by the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC’s curriculum overcomes the known limitations of many laser dentistry courses, and includes the detailed physics of soft tissue ablation and coagulation with laser and hot tip (non-laser) devices. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different I aser wavelengths andwill include laser safety instructions and demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MlnstP, CPhys, DABLS, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel LLC.

About the ALSC

American Laser Study Club (ALSC) was founded to promote science-based laser dentistry, surgery and safety education. The ALSC is proud of its curriculum and its distinguished membership, including our honorary members Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD and Rella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD, world renowned leaders in dental product research and education, who welcomed the ALSC’s mission: “Peter, we congratulate you on starting a laser study club. It is greatly needed, and you are the man to do it.” Other Honorary Members of the ALSC are Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City; and C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the Inventor of the CO2 Laser; Recipient of National Medal of Science (1996); Member of US National Inventors Hall of Fame 2012; Professor Emeritus, UCLA. The ALSC is proud to have helped many dentists and surgeons to become the Diplomates of the American Board of Laser Surgery.


October 5, 2018


AZDA – Arizona Dental Association
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Arizona Dental Association
3193 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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