Washington Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association

2023 ce symposium

Saturday June 24, 2023
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

4.5 Hours CE



WPDAA is excited to announce the Third Annual Symposium! 

This year’s event will be held at Woodmark Hotel & Spa in Kirkland, WA and features keynote speaker Dr. Benjamin Pliska. Dr. Pliska’s morning presentation on obstructive sleep apnea will also include a silent auction. Registration for the symposium will include a continental breakfast and luncheon.  

Registrants may elect to stay for the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry graduation, which will be held following the event and held in the same venue. Invitations for graduation will be mailed separately to registrants by the department. 

The symposium tuition does not include graduation. Please join us for high quality continuing education and in-person camaraderie.

Please email  if you are interested in registering. We are currently at maximum capacity and will let you know if we have cancellations.


Saturday June 24, 2023
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

@ The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
Kirkland, WA   |   Use code SOCIAL when booking a hotel room to SAVE 10%

4.5 Hours
CE Credits

per participant

Registration includes presentation, breakfast, lunch, and silent auction.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea from A to Zzzzz—A Comprehensive Review for the Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Benjamin Pliska

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a relatively common disease with serious health consequences in both adults and children. This presentation will review the complex pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing and review current treatment strategies. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development will be examined, as well as the current evidence related to CBCT imaging and orthodontic treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea and the airway. Controversies surrounding dental extractions, lingual frenotomy and myofunctional therapy will be directly addressed. 

For adults, oral appliances have become an accepted first line of treatment for a wide range of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This presentation will discuss the latest evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of OSA, as well as review the management of the most common side effects.

Dr. Benjamin Pliska is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry, and obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Dentistry from the University of Minnesota. He is an Associate Professor of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, an Orthodontic Consultant at B.C. Children’s Hospital and maintains a private practice in Vancouver as a certified specialist in Orthodontics. Dr. Pliska’s research interests include craniofacial imaging and sleep medicine

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