Component 01: How Hygienists can Quickly and Predictably Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • NVCC Medical Education Campus, 6699 Springfield Center Drive #154, Springfield VA 22150


  • Free for all ADHA members
  • Cannot have RDH credentials

Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists' Component

In Person - Thursday, April 18, 2024  7PM - 9PM (EDT)

 2 CEU's: Free to Members!

How Hygienists can Quickly and Predictably Screen for

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

About the Speaker: Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF

Dr. Marzban feels that her professional goal in life is to help people recognize their potential and unlock it. She does this through chair side clinical care of patients and by helping dental professionals be more successful. She believes that dentists should be strong leaders in their offices and in their community. 

Dr. Marzban’s commitment to the field of dentistry is evident in the fact that she attained fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, as well as the International Associates of Physiologic Aesthetics. She is a self-published writer, a speaker, and consultant on the clinical and business side of Dentistry. Dr. Marzban also serves as an alternate Delegate for the VDA and serves as a Regent for the International College of Crania-Mandibular Orthopedics. She also volunteers her time educating and mentoring students as a clinical instructor for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. For years, she and her team have been repeatedly ranked a Top Dentist office by patients and her peers in every local publication and have been selected nationally in the Consumers' research Council of America to be in their Guide to America's Top Dentist publication on multiple occasions.  She truly is passionate about our dental profession and works hard to continue to see it thrive.

Course Description

It has been almost a decade that the ADA mandated that all patients being seen as a new patient or for general periodic dental exams be screened for signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea but how many of the offices are doing it? Is this because of a lack of time or knowledge…maybe both. As Sleep Disorder Breathing has become a nationwide epidemic, it is our responsibility as dental care providers to be able to recognize physical oral signs that are indicators that there may be a problem and help patients navigate toward proper screening. This class will teach you how to do this quickly so you can help your patients without disrupting your schedule. 

Course objectives:

  • To be able to identify oral signs of Sleep Breathing Disorder (SBD) 
  • To understand the difference between SBD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) 
  • To gain a better understanding of Craniofacial Development and what went wrong. 
  • To know when and why to recommend a Sleep Study: How to quickly and effectively communicate what you see to your patient.

NVCC Medical Education Campus

6699 Springfield Center Drive Lecture Hall Room 154; 

Springfield, VA 22150

Parking is free; Park on 1st or 5th level 

Please notify: if accommodations are needed

To Register:

Time: Registration 6:30pm

Course 7:00pm – 9:00pm

ADHA Members*: FREE
Dental Hygiene Students (not RDH yet): Free
Non-Member/Potential Members: $10


    The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226, Richmond, VA 23229. 757-609-3661. Contact VDHA

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