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Course Description

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In New Orleans

Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 2019 | Course #43-19 
at LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented by Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, Diplomate, AADSM and Supat Thammasitboon, MD

A maximum of 14 clinical hours (11.25 lecture, 2.75 participation) | AGD #: 200
Sign-In and Breakfast: 7:30-8:15 am (each day) | Course Starts: 8:15 am (each day)

Registration Fees: $2,037 (Dentist or Healthcare Professional)

Registration confirmation and all course materials/correspondence will be sent to the
email used to register for the course.


Online: By clicking HERE Phone: 504.941.8193Fax: 504.941.8403
Mail: 1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, Clinical Building, Room 4319, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799


Within the US: Tuition Fees paid by check (payable to LACDE) or by credit card
Outside the US: Tuition fees paid in US dollars ONLY. International registrations must be processed over the phone.

Overview & Objectives

Day one will focus on Sleep Disordered Breathing with lectures from the medical perspective and from the dental perspective. Day two will consist of a clinical session on oral appliance therapy as it applies to obstructive sleep apnea and lectures focusing on sleep bruxism, the relationship of sleep to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), and sleep bruxism and the relationship between sleep and pain. After participating in this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Understand the role of the dentist in the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing from a medical perspective.
  • Understand the impact of prescribing various medications on normal sleep function.
  • Understand current concepts as they relate to sleep bruxism.
  • Understand the role of the dentist in the management of obstructive sleep apnea with emphasis on the fabrication of oral appliances.
  • Understand the relationship between sleep bruxism, sleep disordered breathing and TMDs.
  • Understand the bidirectional relationship between sleep and pain.

About the Presenters

Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, Diplomate, AADSM
Dr. Carstensen has been treating sleep apnea and snoring since 1998, has completed UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Sleep. He lectures internationally and directs sleep education at the Pankey Institute. He was in leadership at AADSM and was Chair of the 2010 ADA Annual Session. Since 2014 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine. He co-founded Premier Sleep in Bellevue, Washington, a practice devoted to helping people breathe better and sleep better.


Supat Thammasitboon, MD
Dr. Thammasitboon is the Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and Director of the Sleep Center at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tulane University, where he is the Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program. He completed fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care at Tulane University and Sleep Medicine at UT Southwestern. He is the Board of Director of Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine.


This course also serves as the second session of the five session Orofacial Pain Continuum. Continuum directors Drs. Gremillion, Ehrlich, Klasser, and Spencer present and participate in courses throughout the continuum along with guest lecturers. The purpose of the LSU Orofacial Pain Continnum is to establish a new category of CE for orofacial pain that is more comprehensive than other programs yet can be completed in five weekend sessions in less than a year. If you wish to register for the entire continuum, register for course #40-19 or #40-20.


Course Location

The course will be held at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry located five miles from downtown New Orleans next to historic Bayou St. John and beautify City Park. The dental school is about twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans by taxi.

Experience New Orleans

New Orleans is a unique city bursting with over 200 years of history and culture. It remains America's most unique, authentic, and enthralling destination. Find out all that will be going on in New Orleans while you are in town by visiting or calling 1.800.672.6124, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Central Time.

Travel and Hotel Accommodations

Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. We anticipate the course ending at 12:45 pm on Saturday, so make your airline flight plans accordingly. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

Hotel Accommodations

JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. We have a block room rate available for this course. Click this link to go directly to the block rate reservation site.


LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) 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 neither approves or nor endorses individual courses or instructors nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Cancellation & Refund Policy: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event this course is cancelled or filled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for a course or workshop, you will receive a refund (minus an administrative cancellation fee) if LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education receives written notification of your cancellation no later than September 20, 2019. Notification of cancellation received after September 20, 2019 or after the course begins will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.

Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.

Photography Release: By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab. Turn mobile phones off.


1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
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