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



  Dentist      $6,995

Team Member      $4,995

(Price Includes All 4 Sessions)




Dr. Mayoor Patel

Dr. Terry Bennett

Program Highlights

  • 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.




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


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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2020 Class C Dates (4 sessions):

June 26-27, 2020 | August 7-8, 2020 | TBD | March 5-6, 2021

Upcoming Dates

26jun - 27All Day2020 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Class C (Session 1) - 6 SEATS LEFTSpeaker: Mayoor Patel & Terry Bennett Location: Atlanta, GA

7aug - 8All Day2020 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Class C (Session 2)Speaker: Mayoor Patel & Terry Bennett Location: Atlanta, GA

5mar - 6All Day2020 Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Class C (Session 4)Speaker: Mayoor Patel & Terry Bennett Location: Atlanta, GA

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

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.