2021 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency


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2021 DSM Mini-Residency Dates: Session 1: June 11-12, 2021 • Session 2: September 17-18, 2021 •  Session 3: December 10-11, 2021 •  Session 4: March 4-5, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Mini-Residency Details

The next class begins with Session 1: June 11-12th, 2021. 

2021 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Highlights

  • The program consists of four 2-day sessions for implementing dental sleep medicine.
  • Each class limited to 23 live participants for a unique and personalized experience.
  • Start to finish hands-on walkthroughs: including screening, communication, exams, bite registration techniques, appliance deliveries & adjustments.
  • Increase your knowledge in TMD, correlation with sleep, and managing side effects.
  • Learn medical billing for dental sleep medicine from cross-coding icon Rose Nierman.
  • Includes custom-made appliances for attendees for an immersive hands-on experience.
  • Physician guest speakers including a sleep physician, ENT, neurologist, and RPSGT teach the medical model of sleep apnea treatment and provide referral building strategies.

Case Study

Take a look at our 2018 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency case study with Dr. Maria Nater.

Nierman PM Sleep Study


This 4-session, 64 CE credit program is a comprehensive educational experience for implementing airway and sleep apnea treatment into a dental practice.

Led by leading mentors in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, Dr. Terry Bennett, DMD, and Rose Nierman, this program features a multi-disciplinary faculty with 7 renowned lecturers including a sleep physician, ENT, neurologist, an RPSGT.

To provide a unique, personalized experience, each Mini-Residency class is limited to the first 23 live participants. This allows us to devote the necessary time to each practitioner’s background and individual goals in dental sleep medicine. The class becomes a cohesive group during the 4 sessions with open discussions and idea-sharing.

With an emphasis on hands-on and practical integration, dentists will gain the skills, knowledge, and blueprints needed to incorporate sleep apnea treatment into a dental practice successfully.

Dentists receive 2 sleep apnea appliances for themselves as they do hands-on walkthroughs of the entire workflow including the patient questionnaire/examination / workup, sleep apnea appliance bite registrations, appliance delivery and fitting, and follow-up/calibration appointments.

The class has the opportunity to shadow an AASM accredited sleep lab throughout the program.

In between each session, the class maintains group discussions and are given assignments to complete, including literature to read, and cases to prepare. Team members are also given tasks to work on, such as communication scripts and physician outreach goals.

By the end of session 4, the dental practice should be confidently treating obstructive sleep apnea patients, have physician referral networks in place, medical insurance reimbursement implemented, be ready for various dental sleep medicine accreditation programs, and have their practice set-up for dental sleep medicine success.

64 CE Credits

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Upcoming Dates

10dec(dec 10)8:00 am11(dec 11)5:00 pm2021 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency (Session 3)In-Person or Virtual8:00 am - 5:00 pm (11) 200 Ashford Center N #195, Atlanta, GA 30338Speaker:Dr. Mayoor Patel & Dr. Terry Bennett Location:Atlanta, GA

04mar(mar 4)8:00 am05(mar 5)5:00 pm2021 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency (Session 4)In-Person or Virtual8:00 am - 5:00 pm (5) 200 Ashford Center N #195, Atlanta, GA 30338Speaker:Dr. Mayoor Patel Location:Atlanta, GA / Interactive Livestream

Venue Details

Course Location

Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Center of Georgia
200 Ashford Center N, Ste 195. Atlanta, GA 30338

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or via Virtual Livestream

2021 Class Dates

Session 1: June 11-12, 2021
Session 2: September 17-18, 2021
Session 3: December 10-11, 2021
Session 4: March 4-5, 2022



8:00am Physiology of Normal & Abnormal Sleep 8:00am Intro to Medical Billing
9:45am Break 9:00am Anatomy of the Upper airway
10:00am Classification of sleep disorders 10:00am Break
12:00pm Lunch 10:15am TMJ Exam, Upper airway evaluation
1:00pm Dentistry role in sleep medicine and identifying patients within your practice 12:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Break 1:00pm Musculoskeletal disorders
3:15pm Understanding oral appliance therapy 2:00pm Impression and Bite for OAT
3:15pm Performing an examination and taking a bite (hands on)




8:00am Understanding the TMJ and its interrelationship with SDB 8:00am Managing side effects of OAT
10:00am Break 9:00am Marketing you sleep practice/ Building relationships
10:15am Understanding the TMJ and its interrelationship with SDB 10:00am Break
12:00pm Lunch 10:15am Understanding the role of the Nasal passage, CT of nasal and airway, sinus and GERD in OSA
1:00pm Treatment options for OSA 12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Process of appliance delivery & Titration of OA 1:00pm Understanding Impression and materials
3:00pm Break 2:00pm Discuss student Cases 2
3:15pm Understanding treatment failures 3:00pm Fitting of appliance (hands on)
4:15pm Discuss student Cases 1




8:00am Sleep Bruxism, TMD-orofacial pain and sleep breathing interactions 8:00am Sleep apnea in children
10:00am Break 9:00am Understanding the Polysomnogram and HST
10:15am How to determine success 10:00am Break
11:15am TMJ splint therapy 10:15am Pediatric to Adolescent Airway (Skype or in person?)
12:00am Lunch 12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Adjunct therapy for pain management 1:00pm Role of dental team in a dental sleep medicine practice
2:00pm Long term follow up care 2:00pm Practice management
3:00pm Break 3:00pm Break
3:15pm Case studies / Marketing your practice / Building relationships 3:15pm Questions and Answers




Preparation & Review Course

Discuss key principals for dental sleep medicine

Discuss cases you have treated

Review articles for various board reviews

Planning for success


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Rose and Jon Nierman with Cross Coding Attendees

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 and also increase your reimbursement, case acceptance, and bottom line for sleep apnea, TMD, implants, oral surgeries, frenectomies, and more. Register today!


Mayoor Patel

Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS

Dr. Terry Bennett

Dr. Terry Bennett, DMD

Rose Nierman, RDH

Jagdeep Bijwadia

Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia, MD

Dr. David Dillard

Dr. David Dillard, MD

Dr. Quraishi

Dr. Ghazala Quraishi, MD

Keir Noe, RPSGT

Keir Noe, RPSGT

Jon Nierman

Jon Nierman, Host


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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.