Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency 2018-2019
  • Module I: October 18-20, 2018
    • All Days: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Module II: January 10-12, 2019
    • All Days: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Module III: April 11-13, 2019
    • All Days: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Course Details



This Mini-Residency Program is divided into three modules, each consisting of three days of lectures, workshops, and inter-module guided learning. This allows participants to incorporate their learning into their clinical practice as they progress.


This program is designed for dentists looking to expand their understanding of dental sleep medicine, as well as for individuals who plan to seek Diplomate Certification with the ABDSM. It emphasizes the connection between sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine, craniofacial pain and TMD.


On-site curriculum will include:


  • Lectures by leading clinicians and researchers
  • Extensive hands-on sessions
  • Clinical case-based learning
  • Video conferences


Guided self-study will include:


  • Literature review
  • Case study preparation
  • Inter-module guided learning through homework assignments
  • Inter-module webinars


Course Outline


  1. Dental Sleep Medicine
    1. Dental Management of OSA
    2. Adjunct Therapies for OSA
    3. Surgical Procedures
    4. Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Protocols
  2. Clinical Case-Based Learning
    1. Clinical case presentations and discussions
  3. Insurance, Billing and Legal Issues
    1. Overview of Private and Governmental Medical Insurances
    2. The Scope of Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine
    3. Legal Issues Related to the Practice of Sleep Medicine
  4. Literature Review
    1. Reading and Understanding Scientific Literature
    2. Evidence-Based Dental Sleep Medicine Reviews
    3. Intermodule Guided Learning (article review)
  5. Sleep and TMD
  6. Course Workshops
    1. Clinical Examinations
    2. Dental Impressions
    3. Bite Registration
    4. Oral Appliance Fittings and Adjustments
  7. Somnology and Sleep Medicine
    1. History of Sleep Medicine
    2. Causes of Sleep Deficiency
    3. Health Consequences of Sleep Deficiency
    4. Reducing Health Disparities
    5. Anatomy of the Airway
    6. Sleep Disorders
    7. Medical Management of OSA



LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, B.D.S., M.S., is an Associate Professor, Division Head of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Director of Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston Massachusetts.  He is diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, received his Master Degree in orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at Tufts University where he has treated sleep apnea and TMD patients for over 15 years. Dr. Correa teaches Dental Sleep Medicine into the pre and postgraduate programs at Tufts University, and also participate as speaker in national and international seminars.

NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S. Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Senior Consultant, Craniofacial Pain Center; Associate Dean, Global Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

ROBERT L. TALLEY, D.D.S., Founding Member, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Private Practice dedicated to dental sleep medicine and TMD, Oklahoma. Diplomates of the Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Board of Craniofacial Pain

JAMISON R. SPENCER, D.M.D., M.S., Past President, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Diplomates of the Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Board of Craniofacial Pain

JONATHAN PARKER, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Orofacial Pain, Charter Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Recipient of the Academy's Distinguished Service Award in 2003, past President of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

ORFEU BUXTON, PhD, Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University, Assistant Professor Division of Sleep Medicine Harvard Medical School, Associate Neuroscientist Department of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Faculty Affiliate of Penn State's Population Research Institute (PRI), Member of the Graduate Faculty in Neuroscience

KHALID ISMAIL, M.D. Pulmonary Physician, Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, and Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Tufts Medical Center; Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine

JOHN REMMERS, M.D., Pulmonologist & Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary,  recognized physiologist, physician, pioneer & innovator in sleep medicine, having invented products ranging from portable diagnostic sleep monitors to auto-titrating CPAP devices

Plus additional guest speakers! Stay tuned for a full list of speaker bios.

Learning Objectives
  • Develop a deeper understanding of sleep, the physiology of sleep, chronobiology (circadian rhythms), breathing and non-breathing related sleep disorders, sleep related movement disorders, upper airway resistance syndrome, adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the health consequences of sleep deficiency
  • Understand the interrelationship between TMD and sleep
  • Develop proper examina­tion principles and bite registration techniques
  • Learn how to get started screening, evaluating, referring, and managing OSA patients
  • Obtain an unbiased review of oral appliances for the management of OSA and review appliance selection criteria
  • Practice bite registration techniques for OSA oral appliance therapy
  • Gain experience using several different custom-fabricated oral appliances with a hands-on appliance fitting and adjustments workshops
  • Participants will learn how to incorporate dental sleep medicine into their practice, including working with sleep laboratories, and medico-legal issues related to dental sleep medicine practice

What Past Participants are Saying

'Felt speakers' knowledge and command of subject seemed world class'


'I'm overwhelmed by the quality of the information and speakers.'


'Excellent for dentists new to sleep dentistry.'

CE Credits

Participation: Credit Hours - 70

AGD Code: 730, 180

Course Fee

Tuition: $9,000, payable in 3 equal installments of $3,000 each

(Installment 1 is due with registration; Installment 2 is due by Dec. 15, 2018; Installment 3 is due by Mar. 1, 2019)







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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19.


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