Making Sense of All the Noise!

A Practical Approach to Incorporating Airway & Function into Your Practice

Date:  September 29, 2023

Venue:  Embassy Suites

Address:  101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Breakfast & Registration – 8:00 a.m.
  • Event – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch – 12:00-1:00pm
  • Dismissal – 3:00 p.m.

Tuition:  AIDA members: $149 per person (50% Discount).  General Admission: $299 per person

CE:  5 Lecture CE Credits


AGD Subject Code:  250

Live or Webinar:  Live

Prerequisites:  None

Registration Openings:

  • Feb 20 for AIDA Members
  • Apr 3 for General Admission

Course Description

What is it that successful independent or small group dentists do that differentiates them from the DSO’s and most of their competitors? The answer lies in offering services that others simply cannot.  Functional Dentistry brings the disciplines of Airway, Occlusal, and TMJ services together in a way that can improve outcomes for your patients while adding new procedures for practice profitability. This course will introduce the concept of Functional Dentistry and how a basic understanding of the underlying disciplines can change a practice forever. A roadmap to understanding and implementing these services will be developed so that dentists can return to their practices with a plan to provide unique and sought-after care…

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Function as a primary mode of restorative failure.
  • Proper history, exam and records to identify functional concerns.
  • The basics of successful diagnosis/treatment for sleep disordered breathing.
  • Differentiating occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders.
  • Applying Functional Dentistry to treatment planning based on etiology of the condition.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Lon McRae, DDS

Dr. McRae graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1996. He has since built a successful practice in Meridian, Idaho receiving recognition as the best dental practice in the Treasure Valley. He is a respected lifetime qualified member of the elite Crown Council Dental Association, American Dental Association, International Academy of Dental Implants (IADI), International Academy of Oral Medicine of Toxicology (IAOMT), and International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).

Dr. McRae has been a clinical mentor for cosmetic dentistry with the Hornbrook Clinical Education Group since 2005. He has taught aesthetic dentistry both nationally and internationally. Dr. McRae has had his work published in many publications including The Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the President of the International Academy of Dental Implantology (IADI), a diplomate of the IADI, and a fellow of the ICOI. He is the clinical director of implants for Utah Valley Dental Lab as well as the developer of the One Stage Implant with Improved Immediate Loading.