Dr. Steve Olmos mini-residency on sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial pain
We asked Nate to describe his recent experience at Dr. Olmos’s mini-residency on sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial pain. Here is what he said…
I wanted to let you know that I had a great time, learned a lot, and met a lot of great people over the weekend at Dr. Olmos’s course in San Diego. This was session 3 of his 3 session mini-residency focused on sleep-disordered breathing and craniofacial pain in both adults and children. As you can imagine the doctors were very committed to learning the information to take home to their practices, and you could see the light bulbs going off in the doctors’ heads as information was being presented to them. The doctors attending learned how to better diagnose and treat craniofacial pain and sleep-disordered breathing. At this point, Dr. Olmos has been teaching for, I think, about 2 decades or even longer, so he was a pretty well-oiled machine giving the doctors not just information, but his system for triaging patients, as well as different tips and techniques on implementation. One of the coolest parts of being in person with the group was seeing how truly passionate all of these doctors are about trying to help their patients.
As if experiencing session 3 wasn’t good enough, they also had Motor Nerve Reflex Testing. This course was for Dentists and their greater referral network. Dr. Olmos and Dr. Mark Cantieri, an Osteopath Physician from Indiana taught this course. Many of the attendees brought their Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, and other doctors within their referral network. The doctors learned a system for which patients are good candidates for the treatments that were taught over the weekend and which patients would be better served to see another doctor from a different specialty. These doctors will all go back to their communities and better serve their populations because of the time that they dedicated to education!
It’s no secret that sleep-related dentistry is growing, and Dr. Olmos is arguably one of the top pioneers in this area of practice. As the dental landscape evolves the business owners who set themselves apart from the drill and fill practices of yesterday are winning more business. The addition of specialized services like sleep, TMJ/TMD, and advanced orthodontics are ways to build and expand opportunities. The best part about these courses and specialized practice is dentists and staff are helping bring people out of pain and sleep disorders and giving them their lives back. To learn more about one of Dr. Olmos’s mini-residency training opportunities visit their website: https://tmjtherapycentre.com