POSTPONED: Comprehensive Overview of Dental Sleep Medicine: Practical Implementation

Friday, August 28, 2020

RESCHEDULED: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020


This course is designed to satisfy the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) 12 hour requirements for  RULE §108.12 to treat obstructive sleep apnea.




This course will examine the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing and is meant to introduce dental practitioners to the field of dental sleep medicine. We will have a detailed discussion on patient selection, examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient management of the sleep apnea patient using oral appliance therapy (OAT). The hands-on component the dentist will construct a bite record and make a trial oral appliance on each other. You will leave with the confidence to pursue treating patients with sleep breathing disorders.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand consequences and co-morbidities of sleep apnea
  • Discuss the importance of patient selection when deciding to pursing Oral Appliance Therapy for your patient
  • Describe why dentists should be responsible to screen patients for sleep apnea
  • Describe different types of mandibular advancement devices and when to select based on patient factors
  • Discuss the possible adverse effects of OAT
  • Describe long-term management of patients receiving oral appliances
  • Know the dentist's role in treating sleep-disordered breathing, in collaborating with a sleep physician.

The prerequisite online course consist of 4 one-hour video presentations.  

Presentations are taken individually, upon completion of the entire video and 80% passing grade of the video(s) you will access next video.

Participants must complete the 4 hour online prerequisite videos and exams no later than Monday, August 24, 2020 in order to meet TSBDE Rule § 108.12 (Dental Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea) 12 hour educational requirement.

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Limited Space Available!

As a courtesy, please register for all courses at least two weeks in advance. For your convenience however, you may register up to 72 hour prior to the day of the course with no additional charge.

Note: an additional non-refundable fee of $35 per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received 72 hours or less prior to the start of the course, including any walk-in registrations.

Tuition | Course Fee

$385 - Dentist (In-Person course)

$225 - Allied Dental Personnel (In-Person course)
$275 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel (Prerequisite Online course)


$285 - New UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston Dental Alumni (In-Person course)

$195 - New UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston Dental Hygiene Alumni (In-Person course)

Course fee is due at time of registration.

We aim to accommodate walk-in registrations for all programs; although lecture room and hands-on training space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee your space.

About Our Speakers


Magda R. AbdelFattah, DMD, MS, FAGD is an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College Of Dentistry. After the completion of an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Miami Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Florida, she pursued a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a qualified dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Her areas of focus are in the prevention, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction disorders, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.




Aaron Glick, DDS, D.ABDSM, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and a qualified dentist of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). In addition, he is a Fellow of both the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His research focuses on the role of dentistry in obstructive sleep apnea and digital dentistry.



Paul Levine, DDS, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, where he also serves as course director for a predoctoral sleep medicine course. He earned a DDS from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 1982. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Levine maintains a private practice with a focus on the dental management of sleep-disordered breathing. He volunteers his time to speak at study club groups and other organizations to help facilitate awareness of sleep breathing disorders.


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Credit Hours

200 Orofacial Pain - Lecture: Hours - 2
730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology (Sleep Medicne) - Lecture: Hours - 2
730 Oral Medicne, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology (Sleep Medicine) - Participation: Hours - 4

730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology (Sleep Medicine) - Online: Hours - 4





Registration | 7:30 AM

Introduction | 7:50 AM

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom
7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054
(University doors open at 7:30 AM)

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