Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine
For the Dentist & Team

2-Day Dental Sleep Medicine Course – 16 CE

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A Two-Day Immersive Dental Sleep Medicine Course

2022 Dates & Locations

Dallas, TX

March 4-5th, 2022

Speaker: Shouresh Charkhandeh, DDS

Orange County, CA

August 26-27th, 2022

Speaker: Steve Carstensen, DDS

The LeadingDental Sleep Medicine Training

If you want to implement sleep apnea appliance therapy or 10x your cases per month, this course is for you.

This is the premier seminar that since 2010 has helped thousands of dental professionals establish a successful dental sleep medicine practice.

Obtain the proven blueprints from dental sleep medicine mentors and gain hands-on training for you and your team to achieve powerful practice growth and transform the lives of obstructive sleep apnea patients.

Why Attend This Dental Sleep Medicine Course?

Dental sleep medicine can be an incredibly rewarding and profitable service. We teach you how to remove roadblocks and establish a game plan for powerful and sustained dental sleep medicine practice growth. 


Have you faced any of these common challenges while trying to grow dental sleep medicine (DSM)?

  1. Inefficient systems – Dental sleep medicine is considered a medically necessary service with requirements and protocols differing from other dental services. We share our proven workflow that allows dentists to efficiently shift into the medical model for OSA cases that saves time and doesn’t disrupt productivity.
  2. Team not trained – Dentists that don’t have their team on board rarely see success in DSM. It is essential that your team is assigned and trained in their roles and passionate about changing lives. We empower your team with the key skills that facilitate success, including screening, communication, and case acceptance.
  3. Plateau on case volume – Many offices get stuck doing only 2 dental sleep cases a month. Small but strategic improvements can make a big impact on practice growth. It’s possible to 10x that case volume through a multi-channel approach that includes referrals, marketing campaigns, and conversion optimization.
  4. Lack of physician referrals – The most successful dental sleep practices have referral networks with the sleep and medical community. We show you how to gain referrals and build strong partnerships through proven communication techniques for sustained long-term growth.
  5. Medical billing struggles – This is often the biggest roadblock for dentists which is why we have a dedicated course next door to train your front office on how to efficiently implement medical billing for oral appliance therapy and other services like TMD and oral surgeries.

The following attributes are what make this dental sleep medicine course so effective for overcoming hurdles and facilitating implementation:

Expert Guidance

Learn from industry leaders in dental sleep medicine the key components for implementing sleep apnea into your practice with a step-by-step plan .

Team-Based Approach

Dental sleep medicine is a team-driven service. Bring your team to learn their roles and become passionate about saving lives to maximize your implementation success.

Practice Growth Focused

Systematically overcome roadblocks in dental sleep medicine to increase case acceptance and gain referrals. Gain the blueprints to do more cases each month.

Have Questions?

Call 1-800-879-6468, option 4 and speak with a specialist.

This dental sleep medicine course contains the following hands-on and practice growth sessions, and more:

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Studies: In-Lab and Home Sleep Testing

Dental Sleep Examination & App. Workflows

Physician Referrals: Building Referral Networks

Hand-On Bite Reg. for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dental Sleep Medicine Marketing and Growth Strategies

Oral Appliance Mechanics: Pros & Cons

Medical Billing for Sleep Apnea Appliance Therapy

Upcoming Courses

March 4-5th 2022 | Dallas, TX

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Main Speaker:
Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh

Friday – Saturday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Event Location:
Kimpton Pittman Hotel Dallas
2551 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Room Block: $189/night | Cut Off Date: 2/18
Book a room with our discount

August 26-27th 2022 | Orange County, CA

Main Speaker:
Dr. Steve Carstensen

Friday – Saturday
8:00am – 5:00pm


Event Location:
Coming Soon


Learn directly from KOL’s and dental sleep industry leaders. Nierman Practice Management partners with the
most experienced and esteemed mentors in dental sleep medicine to provide the highest quality continuing education.

Shouresh Charkhandeh

Shouresh Charkhandeh


Shouresh Charkhandeh

Shouresh Charkhandeh


As a well-known and passionate educator, researcher, and innovator in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Charkhandeh has lectured at numerous national sleep meetings across the world, such as AASM & AADSM Annual Meetings (USA), CSS Annual Meeting (Canada), iBEDSMA Annual Meeting (Belgium), NVTS Annual Meeting (Netherlands), DGZS Annual Meeting (Germany), SBOE Annual Meeting (Brazil) and many more dental meetings. 

He is the recipient of the “2012 & 2015 Clinical Research Award” and “2015 Clinical Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Dr. Charkhandeh is a general dentist who is actively involved in clinical research in Dental Sleep Medicine and his research focuses on developing new technologies to improve treatment outcome predictability and patient selection in Oral Appliance Therapy for patients with OSA (i.e. Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and improving clinical workflow efficiencies, utilizing different digital technologies.

Steve Carstensen

Steve Carstensen


Dr. Carstensen

Steve Carstensen


Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

After Dr. Carstensen graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983, he and his wife, Midge, a dental hygienist, started a private practice of general dentistry in Texas before moving to native Seattle in 1990.

In 1996 he achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentists in recognition of over 3000 hours of advanced education in dentistry, with an increasing amount of time in both practice and classwork devoted to sleep medicine. A lifelong educator himself, Dr. Steve is currently the Sleep Education Director for both Pankey Institute and Spear Education, recognized as among the finest places for dentists to further their education. As a volunteer leader for the American Dental Association, he was a Program Chairman and General Chairman for the Annual Session, the biggest educational event the Association sponsors.

He’s a Consultant to the American Dental Association for sleep-related breathing disorders and co-author of a textbook for dentists treating the disease.

For the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, he’s been a Board Member, Secretary-Treasurer, and President-Elect. In 2006 he achieved Certification by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Rose Nierman

Rose Nierman


Rose Nierman speaking at the Medical Billing/ CrossCoding CE Course

Rose Nierman

Founder - Nierman Practice Management

Rose Nierman is the founder & CEO of Nierman Practice Management, a dental innovator, pioneer, and educator. Rose is on a 34-year mission to help dentists get paid by medical insurance and has a long history of innovation of medical billing in dentistry solutions, including education, technology, and support resources.  

Rose is a former dental hygienist that worked in a prominent TMJ disorder treatment practice. She developed her passion and skills for helping TMD patients get out of pain and increasing case acceptance through medical insurance reimbursement. Her entrepreneurial spirit drove the creation of the first manual, forms, workshops, and software for medical billing for TMD and dental sleep medicine.  

Today, Nierman Practice Management has helped over 15,000 dental professionals implement dental sleep medicine, TMD, and medical billing. 


Day 1

7:15 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
8:30 AM The Science, Statistics & Terminology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) & Sleep Medicine
9:00 AM Finding Your “Why.”
11:00 AM Treatment Options for OSA
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM The Treatment Protocol for OSA Using Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)
1:30 PM Oral Appliance Types and Selection
2:30 PM Hands-On: Bite Registration Techniques for OAT
3:15 PM PSG and Home Sleep Testing
4:00 PM Hands-On: Sleep Studies Overnight
5:00 PM Q&A

Day 2

7:15 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:00 AM Managing Side Effects
8:30 AM Documentation and Communication for DSM
9:00 AM Building the Sleep Practice Through Marketing
11:00 AM Driving Qualified Patients Into the Practice
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Integrating Medical Insurance Reimbursement
1:30 PM Leveraging Technology for Efficient Workflow
2:30 PM Case Studies
3:15 PM Creating your Action Plan for Implementation
4:00 PM Q&A and Next Steps for Success

Course Pricing

16 CE Credits




Team Member


Dentist + 2 Team members


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Our Guarantee

In addition to our 24-hour risk-free cancellation, if this course does not meet
your expectations during the first day, we will even provide a refund of your tuition.

Each year we educate hundreds of dental professionals in dental sleep medicine,
combining evidence-based information with practical guidance and proven systems.

We are confident that you will take away the knowledge to achieve rewarding and powerful growth with the guidance of leading dental sleep experts. It is a win-win for your practice and the lives of untreated OSA patients.


Ready to Implement or Grow Your Dental Sleep Medicine Practice?

Join our Medical Billing in Dentistry Course Next Door

Rose Nierman speaking at the Medical Billing/ CrossCoding CE Course

Learn how to get paid by medical insurance in dentistry from start-to-finish with Cross-Coding icon Rose Nierman.

Next door, bring your team where they will learn how to successfully bill medical insurance, increase case acceptance, and revenue for sleep apnea, TMD, oral surgeries and more. Register today!

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Refund and Cancellation Policies:
All cancellations are to be made in writing. Registrations may be refunded at 100% if canceled within the first 24 hours of registration. Attendees can transfer their registration to another course one time without penalty up until 10 days prior to the course. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 10 days of the course.

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