2022 Dental Sleep
Have you been wanting to truly implement and thrive with dental sleep medicine, but find yourself only dabbling year after year?
Join our comprehensive dental sleep medicine mini-residency and gain the education, training, and accountability needed to finally achieve sustained growth and success. Learn from the brightest minds and mentors in dental sleep medicine in a structured pathway for key knowledge and practical results.
See our recap video from Session 1:
Dr. Michael Gelb Kicks off the 2022 Dental Sleep Mini-Residency. Dr. Gelb is a world-renowned TMJ and Airway dentist and one of our main speakers for the 2022 Dental Sleep Mini-Residency. Gain free access to his keynote speech!
Get Session 1 On-Demand and join us for Session 2 and beyond, starting September 30-October 1st!
2022 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Brochure
Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency At a Glance
See why the Nierman Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency is a powerful and effective CE program for achieving implementation and growth in dental sleep medicine and airway dentistry.
The mini-residency consists of four 2-day sessions (Friday-Saturday) for implementing dental sleep medicine.
Limited to 20 Participants
Each class is limited to 20 live participants to facilitate a personalized experience you can gain the most out of.
Hands-on training walkthroughs: Screening, exams, bite registrations, interim appliances, & adjustments.
Receive 2 Custom Appliances
Experience oral appliance therapy yourself with 2 custom devices and practice fitting and adjusting them.
Physician guest speakers including a sleep physician, ENT, OFM and RPSGT share their knowledge.
Learn Medical Billing for DSM
Learn the secrets to getting paid by medical insurance for oral appliance therapy and airway treatment.
2022 Mini-Residency Location
Nierman Practice Management Learning Center
221 N Old Dixie Hwy #5, Tequesta, FL 33469
Hotel recommendations and travel details
2022 Dental Sleep Mini Residency Class Dates
Session 1: Recording Included
Session 2: Sept 30-Oct 1, 2022
Session 3: November 4-5, 2022
*Session 4: December 9-10, 2022 (1.5 Day Review Session)
Not mandatory to attend all sessions. Participants will receive the recording of each session for 180 days and will also have the opportunity to livestream sessions.
Join us in beautiful Jupiter, FL, and enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery, warm beaches, crystal clear inlets, laidback tiki bars, and unique restaurants. Bring your family and create a memorable trip while you learn.
64 CE Credits
Seminar Pricing (Up to 6 Payments No Interest)
On-Demand Seminar Recording
This 4-session, 64 CE credit program is a comprehensive educational experience for implementing airway and sleep apnea treatment into a dental practice.
Learn from leading educators in dental sleep medicine, including Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, Steve Lamberg, DDS, Dr. Anjoo Ely, DDS and Rose Nierman, and more, as well as our guest faculty that includes a sleep physician, ENT, neurologist, an RPSGT.
To provide a unique, personalized experience, each Mini-Residency class is limited to the first 20 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, you will gain the skills, knowledge, and blueprints needed to incorporate sleep apnea treatment into a dental practice successfully.
Dentists receive 2 sleep apnea appliances to experience for themselves as they do hands-on walkthroughs of the entire workflow including screening, the examination and workup, sleep apnea appliance bite registrations, appliance delivery and fitting, and follow-up/calibration appointments.
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.
Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.
The Gelb Center was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Michael Gelb’s father, Dr. Harold Gelb. Since then, Dr. Michael has taken his father’s findings to the next level through his Airway Centric® integrated therapy. He invented the ACG™ Airway Centric® System with the help of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. The ACG System is the first day and night dental appliance solution that offers an integrated approach to addressing airway issues. Dr. Michael Gelb is dedicated to improving his patients’ health by reducing pain, restoring refreshing sleep and transforming lives.
Dr. Ely is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School 1997, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for over 20 years and has been through several post-graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her DDS degree. Dr. Ely is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Member of the American Dental Association, and Member of the Michigan Dental Association.
Dr. Ely is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and also a staff member of Ascension Hospitals Group.
Her emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Ely has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to Invisalign, and root canal treatments.
Karese is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. She founded The Myo Spot, a practice aimed at amplifying oral wellness to whole body wellness. Through tele-therapy she helps clients of all ages overcome tongue ties, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, grinding, anxiety, and various breathing, and orofacial dysfunction. Passionate about education and self-help, she published Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout and Execute Goals. When not working with clients globally she spends time with her husband and four kids.
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.
Physician Guest Speakers
|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
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.