Dental Sleep Medicine: Your Team on Fire

Presented by Mr. Michael Cowen
On Demand Webinar. Recorded February 1, 2020
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Mr. Michael Cowen

Michael Cowen, CEO & Founder of Awaken2Sleep, started his journey in sleep medicine in 2003 performing in-lab sleep studies as a classically-trained pediatric sleep technician at Loma Linda Children's Hospital in Southern California. Five years later, this training and experience empowered him to save his infant daughter's life from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a leading cause of SIDS in infants. After recognizing his calling to passionately assist others to help their own patients, Mr. Cowen went on to become an expert in the Business of Sleep Medicine, building and developing a network of sleep centers/DME companies across the United States. Additionally, Mr. Cowen assisted with the development of newly-patented CPAP technology at the start of the decade. After spending 8 years in the sleep medicine field, Mr. Cowen identified the dental market as the largest segment for growth in the awareness of OSA. In 2015, seeing an opportunity to bring testing and awareness to the forefront, he founded Awaken2Sleep, a company whose vision is to empower dental providers and their teams to treat patients with sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep Medicine: Your Team on Fire

1 CEU: On Demand. Recorded 2.1.20

COST: No Charge


SPONSOR: Awaken2Sleep, Planmeca

PRESENTER: Mr. Michael Cowen

DESCRIPTION: In this webinar we will discuss how to build the basic structure for a sleep program and equip your dental team to understand the path of treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea. We will first connect with what OSA is and the prevalence of the condition in the practice, then how to screen, and finally a simple protocol to increase case acceptance of a home sleep study. If you are in a state that does not permit the dental involvement of providing home sleep studies this webinar can help you learn a system for referring those patients to the appropriate provider. if you are just starting or looking to take your sleep program to the next level, this webinar is for you! 


In this course we will learn and focus on:

  • Understanding the Presence of OSA in our Dental Patients

  • Defining "Dental Sleep Medicine" and the Role of Dentists in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Exploring Screening for OSA from "The Mouth Out"

  • Building a Simple Workflow for Case Acceptance of a Home Sleep Study to Diagnose Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 


Watch the recorded webinar above. At the conclusion you will be redirected to a brief evaluation to complete. CE verification will be sent to your email. Questions? Email: or call 888-964-3976


The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speakers' own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry. Dental CE Academy appreciates its members who share their knowledge. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

Disclosure of Speaker and Faculty Commercial Relationships
According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

Michael Cowen is an Executive Sleep Coach for Awaken2Sleep.  Dental CE Academy is a host of continuing education and discloses no financial affiliation with Awaken2Sleep beyond hosting fees.