Course Synopsis

Presenter: Ken Berley, DDS, J.D., DABDSM, FAGD

The most frequent symptoms of a patient with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are snoring and fatigue, but in severe cases these patients can stop breathing for extended periods of time during sleep. Strokes, heart attacks and automobile accidents are all too common. To address this potential danger, the ADA adopted a policy in 2017 stating that all dentists are encouraged to screen their patients for sleep disorders. Reasonable and prudent practitioners need to screen all patients for SDB and initiate appropriate diagnosis and therapy where indicated. Failure to do this could result in legal problems. Patients who are screened for SDB and are found to be dangerously sleepy need immediate help.

In this course, Dr. Berley will cover techniques that satisfy the legal requirements for appropriate screening, and he will provide an introduction to provisional mandibular advancement therapy (PMAD). The PMAD protocol provides provisional therapy that can be used to minimize symptoms and improve daytime sleepiness until a final diagnosis and definitive therapy is initiated. This therapy can reduce the risk to the patient and minimize the course participant’s risk as a healthcare provider.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify SDB using a standardized method
  • Administer the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) protocol for the treatment of SDB with mandibular advancement appliances
  • Manage SDB using mandibular advancement devices
  • Employ the appropriate mandibular advancement appliance for PMAD therapy

Glidewell Education Center 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.

The Glidewell Education Center is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or any other applicable regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 3/1/2015 to 2/28/2021. Provider ID# 216789

Course Details


Sept. 18–19, 2020 (Irvine, CA) 
Glidewell International Technology Center
18551 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612


8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Day 2)


$795 per Doctor + $295 per Staff Member

Available CE:

13 Hours



Dr. Ken Berley

Ken Berley, DDS, J.D., DABDSM, FAGD

Dr. Ken Berley is a dentist/attorney with over 35 years of dental experience and more than two decades of legal experience. For the past 10 years, he has focused his practice on the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs) and TMD. As the only DDS/J.D./diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Berley lectures and consults in the areas of risk management and the development of successful dental sleep medicine (DSM) practices. He has been published in Sleep Review magazine and other journals associated with SRBDs, and he has written numerous consent forms that are used in general and DSM practices.

With his unique background, Dr. Berley provides consulting services for various insurance companies, and he actively defends and advises dentists who are facing legal challenges. He is the president of Dream Sleep Team, LLC, a consulting firm that offers DSM in-office training along with consent forms and documents to assist the DSM practice.

Product Code: 70-1148-GIT0794

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