Dental Sleep Medicine and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Why It’s Important to Your Practice

Saturday, July 10, 2021         
Live Interactive Webinar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)




To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) patients - including pediatric patients - this burgeoning field is of the utmost importance. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is increasingly recognized as a chronic disorder of dysfunctional breathing during sleep in children and can range from habitual snoring to OSA. The spectrum of SDB can result in adverse neurocognitive consequences from sleep fragmentation and intermittent hypoxemia, as well as adverse craniofacial maldevelopment; abnormal breathing patterns; learning difficulties; ADD and ADHD; poor academic performances; excessive sleepiness; and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders. As part of this program, participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive TMD evaluation and will be given information on the epidemiology, classification, signs, and symptoms of these conditions. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care for SLEEP - TMD patients, while understanding when adjunct forms of therapy should be incorporated. The program will provide a clear understanding of the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD and OSA.



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

  • Develop an understanding of normal sleep, adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the health consequences of sleep deficiency
  • Understand the interrelationship between Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)  and sleep
  • Learn how to get started screening, evaluating, referring, and managing OSA patients

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Course Tuition

$39 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

Course fee is due at time of registration.
Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

Courses hosted in collaboration with the ACDE Webinar series are not eligible for any discounts. Tuition is based on the CDE credit hour(s) set by the ACDE Webinar Series planning committee and the participating universities.

About Our Speaker


Leopoldo Correa, BDS, MSis an associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). Appointed the director of the Craniofacial Pain Center, he also serves as the program director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and the Orofacial Pain Advanced Graduate Education program. His research and clinical interest are in the development of clinical protocols for the use of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and the management of side effects from short and long-term use of MADs. Dr. Correa has developed various Dental Sleep Medicine continuing education programs including Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program, Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Tufts Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program. He has mentored students in Dental Sleep Medicine and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for more than 15 years. Dr. Correa has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and he has contributed multiple abstracts and publications to the literature over the years..



Credit Hours

160 Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy - Lecture: Hours - 1


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston — PACE Center and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.


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Webinar Link Opens | 9:30 AM (CST)

Presentation | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)


Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar


As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the presentation.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).

Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037



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