Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Mini-Residency 2020-2021
  • Module I: October 23-25, 2020
    • Friday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Module II: January 22-24, 2021
    • Friday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Program Directors


NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S., holds a unique position in the field of Craniofacial Pain. He is a researcher, clinician and teacher who merged the expertise of private practice and 40 years of experience at Tufts Dental School. As Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts Dental School for 30 years, he has treated thousands of patients, has published extensively in the field of Craniofacial Pain, developed one of the first graduate MS degree programs in TMD and Orofacial Pain and has overseen more than 50 graduate dissertations in this field. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center and is Professor and Associate Dean for Global Relations at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, B.D.S., M.S. Associate professor and Director Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Co-Director Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program. Dr. Correa is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice, and has worked as a faculty member in the TUSDM Craniofacial Pain Center for over 20 years and is now the Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center. During this time, Dr. Correa worked alongside his mentor (Dr. Noshir Mehta), and other faculty members  to maintain the highest level of excellence in patient care and chairside training for residents and dental students. Dr. Correa is Associate Professor, Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program and Co-Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and received his Master’s Degree at Tufts University.

Course Details



This Mini-Residency program is designed for dentists who would like to increase their knowledge of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), and is suitable for both beginners and for individuals who have previous experience with TMD and/or sleep apnea patients utilizing oral appliances. Course participants will engage in lectures, group discussions and extensive hands-on workshops, with the goal of preparing themselves to evaluate both simple and complex TMD cases.

As part of this program, participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive TMD evaluation, and will be given detailed information on the epidemiology, classification, signs and symptoms of this condition. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care for 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. At the completion of the program, participants should be able to understand the correlation between the jaw, muscles, head, cervical spine and body posture in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with temporomandibular disorders.

On-site curriculum will include:


Case reviews

Clinical case-based learning

Extensive workshops and hands-on sessions

Guided self-study will include:

Literature review

Inter-module guided learning


  • Three Dimensional Concepts of Dental Occlusion as They Relate to TMD
  • Anatomy and Physiology of TMJ
  • Epidemiology and Classification of TMD
  • Myofascial Related Disorders
  • TMJ Related Disorders
  • Clinical Case-Based Learning
  • Diagnoses, Imaging and Clinical Diagnosis of TMD
  • Clinical History and Examination of TMD Patient
  • Oral Appliance Therapy Part I


  • Cervical Spine and Body Posture as it Relates to TMD
  • The Role of Physical Therapy in the Management of TMD
  • Adjunct Therapies for the Management of TMD
  • Clinical Case-based Learning
  • Oral Appliance Therapy Part II
  • Neurological Assessment of TMD Patients
  • Psychological Assessment of TMD Patients
  • Differential Diagnosis and Management of Headaches
  • Management of Complex TMD Cases
  • TMD and Sleep Disorders


Learning Objectives
  • Develop a familiarity with the causes and treatments for TMD practice case-based learning in regards to TMD diagnosis
  • Understand how to incorporate different forms of professional therapies for TMD patients, including oral appliance therapy
  • Become able to effectively diagnosis and treat patients with TMD

CE Credits

Approximately 40 Participation CE hours (including workshops and guided learning between modules).

AGD Code: 180

Course Fee




*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition in 2 equal installments of $3,250 each, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629. Installment 1 is due within one month of registration and Installment 2 is due by December 22, 2020.


Refund Policy for Dental Sleep Medicine Programs: Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least one month prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.


Wait List Policy: If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.


This course is supported by: True Function Laboratory, Inc


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Boston, MA 02111

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About Us


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


We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.

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