Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency 2019-2020 (Cohort 2)
  • COHORT 2, Module I: November 22-24, 2019
    • Day one: 8am to 7pm
    • Day two: 8am to 6pm
    • Day three: 8am to 2pm
  • COHORT 2, Module II: February 7-9, 2020
  • COHORT 2, Module III: April 3-5, 2020


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Program Director

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, BDS, MS, Dr. Correa is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice and has worked as a faculty member at TUSDM Craniofacial Pain Center, for almost 20 years. During this time, Dr. Correa worked alongside faculty members to maintain the highest level of excellence in patient care and chair-side training for residents and dental students. Dr. Correa is an active member of professional associations such as ADEA, ADA, AADSM, AASM, and WSS. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD), and visiting professor in different dental schools. He received his certificate of achievement in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain under the guidance of his mentor Dr. Noshir R. Mehta, and his Master’s of Sciences Degree at Tufts University. Dr. Correa incorporated the teaching of Dental Sleep medicine into the pre and postgraduate programs, and developed various CE programs at Tufts.
In addition to the service Dr. Correa provides within TUSDM, he also plays a leadership role outside the institution, having organized multiple community service events both locally and internationally for faculty and students.
Dr. Correa has mentored students and has taken on an increasing number of significant leadership responsibilities during his tenure at TUSDM, where he is currently appointed Director of the Division of Craniofacial Pain in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He also serves as Program Director of the division’s two advanced graduate education programs, the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship and the Orofacial Pain Advanced Graduate Education program.
The international reputation Dr. Correa holds is evident from his multiple well-attended continuing education courses, which receive overwhelmingly positive feedback. These include the Temporomandibular Disorders Mini-residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency. He also has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. 

Program Coordinators

NOSHIR R. MEHTA, D.M.D., M.S., Dr. Mehta is the Senior Advisor for the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center and Associate Dean of Global Relations at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Mehta is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters in major textbooks on orofacial pain and continues to lecture nationally and internationally on his areas of interest including: dental occlusion, bruxism, and dental sleep medicine.


JAMISON R. SPENCER, D.M.D., M.S., Dr. Spencer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and an AACP Institute faculty member. He completed a 3-year distance learning MS degree program through Tufts University. Spencer's private practice is limited to dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of anatomy, craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine.


JONATHAN PARKER, D.D.S., Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and an adjunct faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has treated patients with snoring and sleep apnea for over 24 years and has a full-time practice in dental sleep medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2001. Parker has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


Plus additional guest speakers! For our full list of speakers with bios, please click here for our brochure.


Course Details



Tufts University School of Dental Medicine's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency has been designated as an Accredited AADSM Mastery Program Provider. Attendees of accredited Mastery Program Provider programs are eligible to earn the AADSM Qualified Dentists designation and apply for the ABDSM certification exam through the Mastery Track.


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. 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


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 examina¬≠tion 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.'


What sets us apart:


  • Longest university-based Dental Sleep Medicine mini-residency in the USA
  • Sold out for 11 consecutive years
  • Strong community from limited class size
  • International, renowned speakers
  • Extensive hands-on workshops including:
    • Examination
    • Bite registration techniques
    • Fitting and adjustments of oral devices
    • Fitting of morning jaw aligners
  • Strong foundation in understanding and managing TMD symptoms
  • Completion of the program by April 2020, fulfilling requirements to sit for the ABDSM Exam in May 2020

Course Fee

Tuition: $9,000*


*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition in 3 equal installments of $3,000 each, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629. Installment 1 is due within a week of registration, Installment 2 is due by 1/3/20, and Installment 3 is due by 2/28/20.



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.


CE Credits

Approximately 90 CEU hours are available (including all modules and guided self-study)

AGD Code: 730, 180







Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1 Kneeland St
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.


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