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Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatment. Addressing Ankyloglossia as a Possible Contributing Factor

This was held June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018 in San Diego, CA

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Hands-On Course 8 CE Hours


San Diego Dental Convention – www.ceadental.com


Friday, June 22, 2018 #108
Saturday, June 23, 2018 #408


8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Dr. Batoon’s interest in sleep dental medicine grew from courses attended as part of her continuing education. Her three children drove her passion to address sleep disorder breathing (SDB) in the pediatric population. Each of her children 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 Sleep Disordered Breathing. She understands the vital role dentists play in identifying and treating this condition in both children and adults. As an adjunct faculty member of AT Still Dental School in Arizona, she is educating members in the dental community and students to play a more active role in a condition that goes undiagnosed in millions of people today.

Clinical Curriculum

  • Screen and evaluate adults and patients for possible sleep issues
  • Screen and evaluate for TMD issues
  • Incorporate laser technology as a way to treat factors contributing to sleep issues
  • Make temp splints
  • Protocol for Evaluation and Screening
  • Appliances Selection and follow up

Course Handouts Include:
Scripts for front office and dental assistants, and also scripts to medical referring doctors.

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. ALSC will provide lecture notes handouts, ALSC online laser-tissue interaction knowledge exam, an option for online laser safety training and examination through the Laser Institute of America, and path to Diplomate level certification with American Board of Laser Surgery. Laser hands-on wetlab on tissue samples will include different laser wavelengths and will include laser safety instructions and demonstrations. Laser instructions will be assisted by guest speaker Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS, a laser physicist who founded the American Laser Study Club and LightScalpel LLC. Dr. Vitruk has authored 10 patents and over 20 articles on CO2 lasers, and is a Member of The Institute of Physics, UK and a Diplomate of and Special Adviser of Laser Physics and Safety Education at the American Board of Laser Surgery.


Morning Session will focus on:

  • Sleep related disordered breathing in both children and adults,
  • Examination and records.
  • TMD patients
  • Flow of evaluating and treating
  • Role of dentists
  • Collaborative flow

Afternoon Session includes:

  • Rotations in laser dentistry
  • Making quick splints
  • Initial exam
  • Role playing with team

Hands-on Session will focus on:

  • Temp splints
  • Laser dentistry
  • Taking records
  • Role playing with team members

Meet the Instructor

Diana Batoon, DMD

Dr. Batoon is an international speaker who combines her passion and expertise to challenge the way dentistry is done. She invites her patients and her audiences to question popular misconceptions and face the intimate connection between oral health and overall health. It’s been proven in her practice that this approach leads to long-lasting restorations and overall improvement in oral health.


June 22, 2018
June 23, 2018


San Diego Dental Convention
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