Examining the Connection Between Sleep and Oral Health

CE Credits
1 hour

Dental health professionals are often the first to notice symptoms indicative of sleep disorders due to their frequent, detailed interactions with patients. Those symptoms are not always clear, though.

Join CareQuest Institute and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for an informative webinar that will provide practical guidance on identifying sleep health concerns during oral evaluations. Our expert panel will detail the crucial role dental professionals play in both the early detection and management of sleep-related disorders. Emphasizing a whole-person, patient-centered care approach, the speakers will also explore common sleep disorders indicated by dental issues, such as sleep apnea, bruxism, and TMJ disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize sleep health issues in dental patients using insights from oral evaluations.
  • Explain the impact of sleep health on overall well-being and the importance of related preventive measures.
  • Develop strategies to recommend appropriate follow-up actions, including referrals to specialists, for patients showing signs of sleep health issues.


Rubina Nguyen, DDS, D-ABDSM, Founder, Suburban Dental Sleep Medicine, Co-founder, Sudden Cardiac-death Awareness Research Foundation


Kelly L. Schroeder, RDH, MS, Program Evaluation Specialist, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

David Schwartz, BA, BS, DDS, DABDSM, Doctor, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.           
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.           
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have any financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.