2018 SEC Dental Sleep Medicine Conference Conference Agenda:

The November 15-16 2019 conference agenda to be announced soon.

Problem Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice:
Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders

Friday October 5th:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Things that go bump in the night: Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 11:45pm - 12:45pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing During Sleep and Co-Morbid Consequences and the role of Sleep Testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 1)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.
  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. - Terry Taylor D.D.S.
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine. (Part 1) - Jerald H. Simmons, MD and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders, and the Foundation for Airway Health. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm: The Foundation for Airway Health and taking the Airway Pledge. - Rob Veis, D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 6:00pm: QA - Entire Panel of Faculty


Saturday October 6th:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Sleep disorders as the unrecognized, treatable cause in conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Daily Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Bruxism, ADHD and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 8:45am - 9:30am: Combination therapy--CPAP with dental appliances--in the management of difficult cases of OSA. Improving compliance. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Using Telemedicine to assist in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Sleep Disorders. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.
  • 10:00am - 10:20am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits
  • 10:20am - 10:50am: Understanding the results of sleep testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.
  • 10:50am - 11:30am: The Emergence of Myofunctional Therapy to augment the treatment of OSA and other new treatment approaches. - Brandon Peters, M.D.
  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Identifying and managing complications in OSA patients treated with oral appliance therapy. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine (Part 2). - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. . and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 2)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
This officially concludes the medical portion of the conference for physicians.


Contact us for more information:

Sleep Education Consortium, Inc.
2201 W. Holcombe Blvd., #325, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (281)-269-7881
email: info@sleepeducation.net