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There Is No Panacea For Treating The Upper Airway. New Approaches To Manage OSA
Jerald Simmons, MD
April 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
There are multiple factors that can lead to deficiencies of the upper airway resulting in OSA. Therefore, one treatment approach does not work well for all affected patients. This lecture will touch on a number of treatment approaches, some which are very new, used to combat the burden of OSA.
- Understand how Hypoglossal nerve stimulators work to treat OSA
- Understand that new approaches in oral surgery shorten the length of surgery
- Understand how aligner therapy can be used in conjunction with sleep appliances
Jerald H. Simmons, M.D is the Founding Director of The Sleep Education Consortium (SEC) and Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA (CSMA). He is Triple Board-Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. He trained at Stanford University and began his professional career as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCLA while co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. In 1999 he moved to Houston establishing his sleep disorders practices. He continues to conduct research studies relating to sleep disorders and developing methods to enhance the assessment and treatment of patients with sleep disturbances. Education is an important aspect of his career, having trained medical students, residents and fellows in sleep medicine and then establishing the SEC as an outreach to educate the healthcare community.
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members