Let’s Sleep on It - Insights on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Over 18 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), yet over 80% go undiagnosed. Imagine how many of the patients you see are exerting so much of their energy just to breath while they sleep. By the time they wake in the morning, they are already exhausted. As a member of the dental team, you play an integral part of the treatment plan and the path to better health. Join our innovative dental hygiene researcher to gain a greater understanding of today's OSA data and findings.
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How to complete this course

  1. Watch the video.
How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. Course Number CF2637.
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Analyze research in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discover how to discuss sleep, overall health, and health changes in your patients
  • Educate patients about diagnosis, the prevalence of, and treatment options for OSA

Additional Resources

Journal of Dental Hygiene Research Abstract Link to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Knowledge: Attitudes and screening practices of Minnesota dental hygienists

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies

Credits and Fees




1.5 hours

Minnesota Credits

1.5 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Patient Communication


Yvette Reibel, MSDH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Yvette received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas and obtained her dental hygiene education at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After completing the Bachelor of Science degree, Ms. Reibel practiced clinical dental hygiene in the Twin Cities for over a decade. She earned her Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Minnesota and was offered a faculty position in the Division of Dental Hygiene. She teaches to dental hygiene, dental therapy, and dental students in clinical and classroom settings.

Additional Details

Recorded: April 21, 2020. Reviewed and launched: July 2020. Expiration date: 2023.

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