Prof Gilles Lavigne

Gilles Lavigne

Professor Gilles Lavigne loves to get away from it all sailing on the open waters of Quebec, a world away from his work which has included being the holder of a Canada Research Chair in Pain, Sleep & Trauma and a past Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Université de Montréal, Canada (2008-2016). A member of the Order of Canada, Gilles completed his postdoctoral training on the neurobiology of pain in the USA, later receiving a Doctor honoris causa from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland.  President of the Canadian Sleep Society and President of the Canadian Pain Society, Gilles is internationally recognised for his experimental and clinical research projects on sleep bruxism and the interactions between sleep, pain, and breathing disorders, remaining active in clinical teaching and services in both these areas. He has published over 200 papers and is an editor of books on orofacial pain and sleep medicine for dentists.


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Sessions

Dental Sleep Medicine: Part 1
Main Scientific Program
Thursday 2nd May
2:35 PM - 3:20 PM
HALL C

Part 1: Sleep, pathophysiology/mechanisms of sleep disorders, differential diagnosis
 
We sleep to rebuild our energy and be functional. 
 
The field of dental sleep medicine is rapidly advancing and dentist need to know their role: screening for various sleep disorders (e.g., apnea, insomnia, bruxism, GERD) and refer to sleep medicine for final diagnosis.
 
The lecture will discuss the concept of trajectories, i.e., with age, patients move into various ‘at risk’ subgroups of sleep disorders. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand  why and how we sleep 
  • Get a brief update on mechanism(s) of sleep disorders.
  • Screen for presence of various concomitant sleep disorders: sleep apnea, sleep bruxism, GERD, insomnia and orofacial pain and sleep
  • When to refer in sleep medicine and/or psychology.
  • In moving to Part 2 of tomorrow lecture: learn to select best management, based on evidences, in a pragmatic and critical manner.

Dental Sleep Medicine: Part 2
Main Scientific Program
Friday 3rd May
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM
HALL C

Part 2: Continuation on differential diagnosis and comprehensive management
 
Developing skills in screening/differential diagnosis of sleep disorders is a ‘must’ for dentist practicing in dental sleep medicine.
 
For severe or atypical sleep bruxism, in presence of sleep apnea and/or orofacial pain, help of psychologist and physician is to be consider. 
 
When patient condition do not stabilize or deteriorate, follow-up in sleep medicine is mandatory.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Fine tune our expertise in differential diagnosis/screening of sleep disorders

  • Know when and how to refer to sleep medicine

  • Understand that ‘one size fit all’ treatment is not a simple solution

  • Select best treatment, adapted to patient medical and social condition

    • Sleep medicine collaboration is mandatory if the evolution of sign and symptoms of the sleep disorder if negative.

    • Sleep disorders may be concomitant.

The Future of Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental Hygienists & Therapists Program
Friday 3rd May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HALL A

Dental hygienist and therapists have an important roles in sleep medicine, among these are:

  1. Recognition of complaints/ signs related tooth grinding sounds (sleep bruxism), morning headache (apnea or bruxism), tooth damage (gastric reflux or grinding),  poor sleep (insomnia), etc.

  2. Provide sleep and health hygiene advices.

In the era of personalized health, it is wise to adjust management to patient social, psychological and biological reality.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Get an overview on the role(s) of dental health collaborators in sleep medicine

  • Get some basic understanding of various sleep disorders.

  • Learn more on advices that may help dental patients with sleep disorders.

Future of Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental Assistants Program
Friday 3rd May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
R7

Dental hygienist and therapists have an important roles in sleep medicine, among these are:

  1. Recognition of complaints/ signs related tooth grinding sounds (sleep bruxism), morning headache (apnea or bruxism), tooth damage (gastric reflux or grinding),  poor sleep (insomnia), etc.

  2. Provide sleep and health hygiene advices.

In the era of personalized health, it is wise to adjust management to patient social, psychological and biological reality.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Get an overview on the role(s) of dental health collaborators in sleep medicine

  • Get some basic understanding of various sleep disorders.

  • Learn more on advices that may help dental patients with sleep disorders.

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