< 2023-2024 Topic Previews / Continuing Education Series

Dental Sleep Medicine - What Every General Dentist Should Know

Dr. Eugene Santucci
Friday, March 22, 2024
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Hilton Wilmington/Christiana - Newark, DE

Includes Continental Breakfast - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM; and Buffet Lunch - 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Santucci and take a "deep dive" into the numerous interrelated concepts that are involved in dental sleep medicine. This course format will take away the anxiety of including sleep evaluation, referral, and possibly treatment for disrupted sleep in your general dental practice. As in all we do for our dental patients, we can educate the population at large concerning these total health issues. This presentation is appropriate for the entire dental staff and will bring the office up to date regarding the ADA's 2017 policy statement.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the public health concerns of disturbed sleep's medical consequences
  • Review the anatomy of the gnathostomatic system in health and disease
  • Be aware of sleep surveys for children and adults
  • Understand why ADHD may be a sleep problem
  • Become aware of the various forces involved in acid tooth wear
  • Review the use of fluorides, dental restorations, and products related to disturbed sleep

About the Speaker

Dr. Eugene Santucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. He is co-director of the Dental Sleep Mini-Residency Program, and Content Coordinator for Sleep Medicine. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling.

Dr. Santucci has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of dental sleep medicine, ADHD in children and sleep related disorders, occlusion, aesthetics, temporomandibular disorders, photography, functional anatomy of the gnathostomatic system and the fabrication and delivery of night guards. He is a published author contributing to numerous articles in refereed journals and abstracts, along with a task force report regarding sleep medicine, and course content in dental education. His textbook contributions include: Patient Examinations in an Esthetic Dentistry Practice, Headache and Facial Pain.

Dr. Santucci has been awarded membership in the following associations: Fellow, American College of Dentists, Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Diplomate, American Academy of Integrated Pain Management, American Dental Educators Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, American Association of Oral Systemic Health, American Dental and California Dental Associations. He is also a member of Catapult Education and reviews dental products for them.

Dr. Santucci's goal is to encourage all dental professionals to become the first line of defense regarding the evaluation, referral, and treatment for the various types of sleep disturbances from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults.

full day in-person
Full Day In-Person
CE Credits
DSDS/ADA Member Price
Before/After Oct. 25
Non-ADA Member Price
Before/After Oct. 25
Staff Member Price
Before/After Oct. 25
Mar. 12
Registration Deadline

Delaware State Dental Society
892 Eichele Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074-9510
Phone: 302-368-7634