Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency 2020-2021 (LIVE-STREAMED ONLINE & ON CAMPUS)
    • Saturday, November 7, 2020
    • Saturday, January 9, 2021
    • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Module II: ON-CAMPUS
    • Friday-Sunday, April 30 - May 2, 2021


Program Directors and Instructors

AUDREY YOON, D.D.S., M.S.,  Dr. Yoon completed her orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residencies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She also earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree, completing extensive research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at UCLA. Upon completion of her dual specialty degrees, Dr. Yoon was invited to join UCLA’s School of Dentistry as a Clinical Faculty. She is also an honorary assistant professor of Orthodontics at the University of Hong Kong, and an adjunct assistant professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific. She is also a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University. Dr. Yoon is a collaborative team member at Stanford Medical Center in the sleep apnea research. She has worked on a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters on this subject in several leading textbooks. She has created an interdisciplinary rotation program between Stanford Sleep Surgery and the University of Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program to teach the importance of airway to future orthodontists. Currently her active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, B.D.S., M.S.,  is an associate professor and director of the Dental Sleep Medicine fellowship program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He assisted in incorporating the teaching of dental sleep medicine into the pre- and post-graduate programs at Tufts and developed various continuing education programs at the university including Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program, Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Interdisciplinary Course. Dr. Correa is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and visiting professor in different dental schools. He is an active member of professional associations. His passion for education allowed him to share and teach Dental Sleep Medicine programs in the USA, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and Asia.

UMAKANTH KATWA, M.D., is an Attending Physician; Director of Sleep Laboratories, Director of Aero-digestive Center, and Director of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He specializes in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Lung Disease, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Apnea, Cough, Respiratory Diseases, Aerodigestive Disorders, and Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. Khatwa received his medical education from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and completed his training at Lincoln Medical Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Weil Cornell Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children's Hospital. Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

STANLEY LIU, M.D., D.D.S., is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, and of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by courtesy, at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Liu received medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar and Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow. He completed the Stanford sleep surgery fellowship in 2014 with the Department of Otolaryngology and sleep surgery pioneer Dr. Robert Riley. Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, adult maxillary expansion (DOME), and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He introduced an updated sleep surgery algorithm at Stanford. Dr. Liu's active areas of research include dynamic airway examination to optimize sleep surgery outcome, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the upper airway. He has given keynote talks and grand rounds internationally at preeminent sleep conferences and universities across disciplines. He has published over 70 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery.




Plus additional guest speakers!

Guest Speakers

Bobby A. Ghaheri, MD, Dr. Ghaheri hails from the great land of southwestern Ohio. He did his undergraduate training in Spanish and Anthropology at The Ohio State University, and remained there for medical school. In 2002, he and his wonderful wife relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he did his residency training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2007, he joined The Oregon Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in Oregon. His clinical interest is helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties. This desire stems from personal experiences, where both of his daughters had significant problems breastfeeding. He was the first ENT surgeon in the US who uses an in-office laser treatment for assisting babies to latch on to the breast, in addition to treating older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.

David Hatcher, DDS, Dr. Hatcher is an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1973. Subsequently he completed two years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service and a one year general practice residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Following three years as an instructor and one year as active director of the general practice residency program and the hospital dental clinic at the University of Washington. Dr. Hatcher completed the graduate program in radiology at the University of Toronto and was granted a specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1982 and an M.Sc. in 1983. His thesis topic dealt with radiology of mandibular dysfunction.

Dr. Hatcher was an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Division of Radiology for five years at the University of Alberta, Canada. He was also Director of the Temporo mandibular Joint Investigation Unit and Clinic while at the University of Alberta. He has faculty appointments at both the University of California San Francisco and the University of Pacific Dental Schools. He has published many articles and lectured extensively to medical and dental organizations around the World.

Rebecca Thorsen, MS, CCC-SLP, COM® is a licensed speech pathologist and certified orofacial myologist and owner of Long Beach Speech Pathology, a private practice in Southern California. She is licensed through the state of California and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rebecca currently serves on the board of directors for the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology). She is a guest lecturer at Chapman University and is published in the area of orofacial myology. Rebecca has been serving the needs of her patients for over twenty years.

Fabi Moy, M.A., CCC/SLP/COM© owns a private practice in Southern California devoted to providing speech-language, feeding, and orofacial services for children and adults. Fabi is licensed by the state of California and holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Fabi serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®). With a specialty in feeding disorders, Fabi's practice has focused on working with infants, children, and adults with feeding, deglutition, swallowing, articulation and myofunctional disorders. Fabi is passionate about effective teamwork and she collaborates with airway professionals including pediatricians, dentists, ENTs, and oral surgeons.

Orfeu Buxton, PhD Dr. Buxton's research primarily focuses on 1) the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, and 2) the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies involve sleep loss, aging, and insomnia, as well as health disparities. Dr. Buxton serves on the Internal Advisory Board for the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Well-being. Dr. Buxton is a member of the Work, Family, and Health Network, co-chairs the Steering Committe, and leads the Biomarker and Actigraphy Data Coordinating Center (BADCC) for the Work, Family, and Health Study, among others.

Program Overview


We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency!


To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients and 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, bed wetting, excessive sleepiness, and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders.


Despite these alarming facts, research has shown that children are suboptimally screened for SDB in their routine physical and dental check-ups, making it difficult to initiate the early intervention strategies necessary to improve children's overall quality of life and learning whilst preventing the development of significant and lasting morbidity.


Designed to bring awareness to the importance of early intervention in treating pediatric SDB, this first-of-its-kind program will help dentists understand the basics of normal sleep maturation, respiratory physiology, and craniofacial development throughout childhood. A host of treatment options will be presented by a team of multidisciplinary instructors representing medical, surgical, and dental backgrounds. Participants will become familiar with various sleep disorders in children and adolescents and review cutting-edge research and techniques in evaluation and treatment of SDB in children.


Hands-On Workshops


  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • Frenulopasty
  • Orthodontic Appliances
  • MARPE hands-on workshop on 3D Skulls


Learning Objectives
  • Understand the dentist's role in screening for pediatric SDB
  • Learn screening protocols and the spectrum of available therapies
  • Review normal sleep maturation, respiratory physiology, and upper airway development
  • Learn the consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children
  • Overview of pediatric polysomnogram and other diagnostic tests in children
  • Comprehend the various treatment options including medical, dental, and surgical
  • How to select and design the specific appliances for pediatric patients
  • Overview of craniofacial growth modification protocol in children
  • Comprehend the role of alternative/abjuvant treatment options
  • Role of oral appliances and customizing treatment options
  • Comprehend the approach of myofunctional therapy
  • Understand tongue-tie and frenuloplasty techniques

Tuition Fee

$6,500* (Dentists)

$2,999* (Allied Health Professionals)



*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 February 1, 2021.


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

AGD Code: 730, 430


This course is supported by Lightscalpel LLC, Great Lakes Dental Technologies, and Myofunctional Research Co.


If you'd like to register online, please click here:






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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