Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Overview
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 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 even 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
Team Member $4,995
(Price Includes All 4 Sessions)
Dr. Mayoor Patel
Dr. Terry Bennett
- Each class limited to 23 participants for a unique and personalized experience.
- Start to finish hands-on walkthroughs: including screening, exams, bite registrations, appliance delivery, medical billing, referral building and followups.
- Includes custom-made appliances for attendees for a 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.
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|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|
|3:15pm||Understanding oral appliance therapy||2:00pm||Impression and Bite for OAT|
|3:15pm||Performing an examination and taking a bite (hands on)|
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|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|
|DAY 1||DAY 2|
|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?)|
|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|
|3:15pm||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
Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Center of Georgia
200 Ashford Center N, Ste 195. Atlanta, GA 30338
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2020 Class C Dates (4 sessions):
June 26-27, 2020 | August 7-8, 2020 | TBD | March 5-6, 2021
Refund and Cancellation Policies:
All cancellations are to be made in writing. Registrations may be refunded at 100% if cancelled within the first 7 days of registration. An assessment fee of 30% will be taken for cancellations 8 days after registration if prior to 21 days before the course. An assessment fee of 50% will be taken for cancellations that are 21 days before the course or less. Attendees can transfer their registration to another course without penalty up until 10 days prior to course. Within 10 days of course, a 20% penalty to transfers will be applied.