IAPA 2017 Team Track

Having the Team members at the IAPA is an important part of the success of the conference. This year we have put together several modules that we feel will be effective information for all Team Members to learn during their time at the IAPA.  Below  are the synopsis and educational objectives for each Module….. 


Module 1: Physiological & Sleep Dentistry

Speakers Dr. Joe Barton, Dr. Heidi Dickerson & Dr. Ed Suh


This will provide an overview of Physiological Based Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry. We will focus on identifying signs and symptoms related to physiology, airway, developmental, and postural. You will learn to provide comprehensive exams for aesthetic, sleep, and physiological patients.

The educational objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

:● Utilize a background of physiological dentistry and what to look for when examining patients.

● Discuss Overview of sleep dentistry and why it is important in the dental practice to screen.

● Discuss documentation of physiologic disharmony in the dental system.

● Classify new patients and organize the different appointments.

● Utilize the initial interview with patients to obtain the appropriate information.


Module 2 Records Compilation

Speakers – Mr. Ashley Johnson, Dr. Joe Barton & Dr. Ed Suh: Sponsored by: Kettenbach


The importance of proper data collection and organization of records will be presented. Data collection topics will include photography, radiology, models and bite registrations.

The educational objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

● Demonstrate the data to be collected during an extensive exam for physiologic and sleep new patient appointments.

● Utilize appropriate photographs for proper documentation.

● Provide instructions on the different radiographs that are used in screening and diagnosing dental and physiological problems.

● Utilize models to properly screen patients for signs and symptoms.

● Utilize proper bite registration techniques to label and organize them throughout treatment.


Module 3 – Dental & Medical History Interpretation; and Signs and Symptoms Analysis

Speakers: Ms. Jill Taylor, Dr. Joe Barton & Dr. Ed Suh


Attendees will be presented information to help implement a medical model of collection of current and previous health and dental history. This track will also present ways to organize and document collection of signs and symptoms.

The educational objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

● Properly chart dental, soft tissue, airway and myofunctional data.

● Perform a proper signs and symptoms screening.

● Obtain the proper health history and background information.

● Properly track the bite measurements using the Managing the Bite Sheet.

● Outline the collected data and put it together for a treatment conference.


MODULE 4 -BioPak, K&, TENS and T-Scan Instrumentation 

Speakers Dr. Ed Suh, Dr. Joe Barton & Mr. Bill Wade – Sponsored by: Microdental Laboratories, BioResearch & Tekscan


Attendees will be presented with information on how to run initial scans utilizing BioPak, K7, and T-Scan Instrumentation. This track is also designed to provide a better understanding of the proper placement of instrument recording devices and the data collected by each device.

The educational objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

● Utilize proper placement of electrodes to record data for physiologic patients.

● Obtain computer data to evaluate the distribution of biting forces.

● Utilize a Micro TENS to properly place the leads for correct muscle relaxation.

● Obtain different types of used in the diagnosis and treatment of physiological patients.

● Efficiently schedule appointments for new patients, orthotic treatment, temporization and final restorations.



Module 5 – Appointment Coordination, Record Keeping and Financial Sequencing 

Speakers: Ms. Sherry Blair, Dr. Joe Barton & Dr. Ed Suh


You will work to develop proper sequencing of appointments for efficient scheduling of physiological and sleep apnea patients as well as good skills and outlines to review case presentations and financial arrangements.

The educational objectives for this course are for the participant to be able to:

● Utilize proper sequencing and scheduling including a timeline for appointments.

● Utilize release and consents forms and discuss their importance in the dental practice

● Present treatment and discuss financial arrangements.

● Utilize scheduling for orthotic delivery, long term stabilization treatment and follow up appointments.

● Explain home sleep test screening, Data interpretation and appliance therapy.


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