ABC: Airway, Bruxism, & Craniofacial Pain Dental Course Description

Do you know the relationship between sleep apnea, bruxism, and craniofacial pain?

It is becoming increasingly clear that dentists involved in either sleep apnea, TMJ pain, or bruxism treatment should be knowledgeable in all three areas. Learn how to assess your patients, prioritize, and fabricate a treatment plan that provides the best results for these three conditions.

During the ABC: Airway, Bruxism, and Craniofacial Pain dental seminar provided by the SCOPE Institute for Sleep Apnea & Craniofacial Pain Education, Dr. Mayoor Patel will be introducing the relationship between these three disorders. With clenching or grinding of one’s teeth being a symptom of pain, OR a way for the brain to protect itself from suffocation, we will demonstrate how to implement a screening process to help identify bruxism as a sign of TMJ/craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing, and manage their disorders.

Getting your patients out of pain and restoring their energy, health, and quality of life is immensely rewarding and needed by so many patients with sleep apnea, orofacial pain, and bruxism, and this dental course will help you give these patients the best quality care possible.

Benefits of Attending


  • Discover the link between obstructive sleep apnea, bruxism, and craniofacial pain.
  • Increase your patients’ quality of care by providing the best treatment options.
  • Build stronger referral relationships with physicians.


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7:30am Breakfast & Registration 7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Pre-test, Review current literature on the etiology of bruxism 8:00am Basic treatment of common Craniofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders
9:00am Understand how sleep apnea may be related to bruxism 10:00am Morning Break
10:00am Morning Break 10:15am How to manage complex patients with both pain and SBD issues
10:15am Screen patients for possible sleep apnea related bruxism 12:00pm Lunch
11:00am Learn how to protect the patient’s teeth by protecting their airway 1:00pm Case Studies
12:00pm Lunch 3:00pm Afternoon Break
1:00pm How is bruxism related to craniofacial pain, treating the craniofacial pain and bruxism patient 3:15pm Post-test, tying it all together, review, action steps for implementation
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:15pm Treating more patients through these connections
Dental Sleep Course

16 CE Credits



Dentist   $1,295

Team Member   $795

Dentist + 2 Team M.   $2295



Dr. Mayoor Patel

Upcoming Dates

9feb - 10All DayABC - Airway, Bruxism & Craniofacial PainSpeaker: Mayoor Patel Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Reserve your spot today. Call 1-800-879-6468 option 3, email, or click below


ABC: Airway, Bruxism, Craniofacial Pain Course FAQs

Who is the ABC course geared towards?
Dental practices that are treating at least one of the following:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Bruxism
  • Craniofacial Pain /TMJ Disorders

The ABC: Airway, Bruxism, & Craniofacial Pain is suited for dental practices both:

  • New to sleep apnea or craniofacial pain treatment
  • Established in sleep apnea or craniofacial pain treatment

This dental course will provide a more complete understanding of the relationship and correlation between these 3 disorders, allowing you to better identify the underlying cause and provide the best quality care for your patients.

Are there any pre-requisites before taking this course?
The ABC dental course is recommended for dental practices that have taken an introduction course in dental sleep medicine or craniofacial pain / TMJ treatment.

Even if your practice has not yet begun implementing dental sleep medicine or craniofacial pain / TMJ treatment, it can serve as a great primer course, giving you a foundation on how to identify sleep apnea and pain patients in your practice.

It is an essential course for practices in any stage of their dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain practice, as the in-depth content is typically not found in other courses, and will greatly benefit the practice in gaining new sleep / pain patients as well as building referral relationships with physicians and the medical community.

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PACEProgram Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance bya state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 8/1/2016 to 7/31/2019.

Refund and Cancellation Policies:
All cancellations are to be made in writing. Registrations will be refunded at 100% for cancellations received up to 7 days after initial registration.
· An assessment fee of 15% will be taken for refunds requested 8 days after initial registration if prior to 21 days before course.
· An assessment fee of 40% will be taken for refunds requested less than 21 days prior to the start of the course.
*Offices may choose to transfer the registration to another attendee or hold a credit in the full amount for up to 12 months. Credits are only good towards other Nierman Education programs.

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