Dental Management of Sleep Apnea

Rebecca Layhe, CSCC

Rebecca Layhe, CSCC

Rebecca Layhe has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She has experience in dental and medical practice management, as well as in medical billing, coding, transcription, and is a medical language specialist. She has extensive marketing experience and has worked recently developing the leading dental sleep medicine practice in Arkansas. She has a passion for education and marketing, lecturing regularly on the role of Dental Sleep Medicine in the treatment of sleep apnea. Rebecca’s experience in the medical and dental fields allows her to understand the intricacies of integrating medical therapies and billing into the dental practice. As the leading dental sleep medicine consultant in Arkansas, she has a balanced understanding of business management, team building, and sleep medicine practice development.

About This Course

The identification, medical diagnosis and dental treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea has put dental practices on the front line to help with this deadly condition. It is imperative that dental teams understand the step-by-step protocols and do's and don'ts of OSA treatment from initial patient engagement through clinical records for oral appliances and successful billing of medical insurance. With 1 in 4 adult dental patients suffering from undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea this course is a must attend!

Objectives:

  • Learn to identify medical signs and dental symptoms of OSA that dental professionals see every single day
  • Understand the medical/legal protocols and processes involved in diagnosis and dental treatment of OSA
  • Understand how to properly communicate with patients and present a sleep case
  • Understand the process of working with private insurance and Medicare for oral appliances