CACSDD Wednesday Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinar



Webinar #1 - September 30, 2020

Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Human Existence: From Symptom Management to Creativity

Presented by Dr. Micah Sadigh

Anxiety, defined as fear of the unknown, is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It emerges from and is woven into the fabric of what makes us self-conscious beings. Although its symptoms can be ameliorated or even subdued temporarily, anxiety will remain as a part of our orientation toward possibilities. Such possibilities can potentially overwhelm and cripple us, or they can offer us solutions to our existing problems through innovative means.  In this talk, we will explore the many dimensions of anxiety and how a sense of identity and meaning play a critical role in transforming it into a source of creativity, which can ultimately contribute to the betterment of humanity.  

Dr. Micah Sadigh is Professor of Psychology at Cedar Crest College. He is a graduate of Moravian College and Lehigh University. He is a Diplomate in Franklian Psychology and Existential Analysis. Dr. Sadigh is also a Fellow of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.  Dr. Sadigh was the recipient of the Cedar Crest College Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. He is the author of five books, including an internationally recognized book on the treatment of chronic pain and stress-related disorders.

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Webinar #2 - November 4, 2020

The Many Dimensions of Sleep

Presented by Dr. Micah Sadigh, Professor of Psychology 

Dr. Micah Sadigh is Professor of Psychology at Cedar Crest College. He is a graduate of Moravian College and Lehigh University. He is a Diplomate in Franklian Psychology and Existential Analysis. Dr. Sadigh is also a Fellow of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.  Dr. Sadigh was the recipient of the Cedar Crest College Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. He is the author of five books, including an internationally recognized book on the treatment of chronic pain and stress-related disorders.

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Webinar #3 - November 18, 2020

The Nose Knows: Importance of the Nasal Airway

Presented by Dr. Dennis R. Bailey, DDS, FAAOP, D-ABDSM 

In our 3rd Webinar, Dr. Bailey brought us an insightful look at "The Nose", and provided, once again, his insightful clinical knowledge. 

Dr. Bailey is a general dentist with a practice limited to the management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Snoring and Sleep Apnea) utilizing oral appliances as well as Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain and related headaches.  He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  He is a past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (1998-1999), is the founder and past-chair of the Oral Appliance Section and served on the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

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Webinar #4 - December 9, 2020

The Phonetic Bite Technique

Presented by Dr. David Rawson, DDS, D.ACSDD, D.ABCP, FAACP, FICD

One of the challenges in treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is selecting and titrating an appropriate Dental Sleep Appliance. The Phonetic Bite Technique gives you an excellent start to get the greatest reduction in AHI. You will learn how you can routinely reduce AHI by ~75% in ALL CASES, including SEVERE  (AHI = 30 +) ! 

Dr. Rawson is a 1974 graduate of Dentistry from the University of Western Ontario.  He opened a general practice in London in 1979 and soon developed a keen interest in chronic head and neck pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), orthodontics and sleep disordered breathing including snoring and sleep apnea.  In 2003, Dr. Rawson opened the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of London, Ontario.  The Centre is solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

Click Here to View the Presentation PDF | Click Here to View Dr.Rawson's Clinical Study on The Phonetic Bite Technique

Click Here to Watch the Q&A with Dr. Rawson

Webinar #5 - January 13, 2021

CPAP vs. Oral Appliance Therapy: Which is Better? (What they don't Teach you in Dental School)

Presented by Dr. John Viviano, DDS D ABDSM

Learning Objectives:

  1. How CPAP and OAT compare regarding Efficacy and Compliance.
  2. How these differences impact on commonly measured Therapeutic Outcomes.
  3. The most important factor that influences which is the best alternative for a particular patient.
  4. Dealing with Physician resistance.

Dr. Viviano obtained his credentials from the University of Toronto in 1983. His clinic is limited to managing sleep-disordered breathing and sleep-related bruxism. He is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has lectured internationally, conducted original research, and authored original articles on the management of sleep-disordered breathing. His clinic is the first Canadian facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and he is Clinical Director of the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Research and Learning Centre. Dr. Viviano also hosts the SleepDisordersDentistry LinkedIn Discussion Group, conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a 4-day mini residency and administers the SDDacademy.com Online Learning Platform. He can be reached via website sleepdisordersdentistry.com.

Click Here to Watch the Q&A with Dr. Viviano

Webinar #6 - January 27, 2021

"Systematic Review of all Bite Techniques for MRD Customized OAT in Dental Sleep Medicine"

Presented by Dr. Jerry Hu, DDS, DADSBM 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of multiple bite techniques and rationale for them in dental sleep medicine. 
  2. Respect 3D. We live in a 3D world, so why should our customized oral appliance bite position not be sensitive to 3D planes?
  3. Learn the importance of working interdisciplinary in sleep medicine.
  4. Know what other options exist for "non responders" of oral appliance therapy. 
  5. Gain more understanding of instrumentation, equipment, and tools used in the various dental sleep medicine protocols. 

Dr. Jerry Hu  travels the world to educate, research and work on his numerous patent/ IPs in dentistry. He is the founder of O2&U, which is a dental sleep medicine company based in Melbourne, Australia. He has taught seminars both hands-on and lecture all over North America and Asia in cosmetic, implant and dental sleep medicine. He has been published in many peer reviewed journals such as AACD’s JCD, including cover, as well as AGD’s General Dentistry, AADSM’s JDSM and even Aegis Inside Dentistry, DSP, Dental Economics, and Dentistry Today.

In 2019, Dr Hu made the list of most recognized lecturers in dentistry for Dentistry Today. He also teaches weekly clinical pearls on Facebook’s Dental Clinical Pearls forum.  He has won many national competitions and awards in Cosmetic Dentistry, including three time repeat Grand Prize winner for MACSTUDIO nationwide model search and IAPA’s Aesthetic Eye and numerous other smile makeover competitions.

Dr. Jerry Hu, DDS, DABDSM, DACSDD, MICOI, FICOI, AFAAID, FIAPA, LVIF, FIADFE

Click Here to Watch the Q&A with Dr. Hu

Webinar #7

Part 1: "A Psychodynamic Exploration of the Challenging Patient: Treatment Guidance and Precautions"

Presented by Dr. Micah Sadigh

Dr. Micah Sadigh is Professor of Psychology at Cedar Crest College. He is a graduate of Moravian College and Lehigh University. He is a Diplomate in Franklian Psychology and Existential Analysis. Dr. Sadigh is also a Fellow of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.  Dr. Sadigh was the recipient of the Cedar Crest College Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. He is the author of five books, including an internationally recognized book on the treatment of chronic pain and stress-related disorders.

Click Here to Watch the Q&A with Dr. Sadigh


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