2024 Dental Sleep Medicine



2-Session CE Program 


April 5-6, 2024 • May 3-4, 2024 | Jupiter, FL


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2024 Dental Sleep
Medicine Mini-Residency

Are you implementing sleep and airway, but find yourself overwhelmed by various hurdles that are preventing you from pursuing your passion? Then we invite you to the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency, a comprehensive 2-session program meticulously designed to provide a clear dental sleep implementation pathway to overcome these obstacles.


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.

2 Jam-Packed Sessions

​The mini-residency consists of two 2-day sessions (Friday-Saturday) that provides practical training for implementation.

Limited to 20 Dentists

Each class is limited to 20 dentists to facilitate a personalized experience you can gain the most out of.

Hands-on Training

Hands-on training walkthroughs: Screening, exams, bite registrations, interim appliances, & adjustments.

Receive A Custom Appliance

Experience oral appliance therapy yourself with a custom device and practice fitting and adjusting it.

Renowned Faculty

Learn from the most experienced and influential dental sleep medicine educators Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Steve Lamberg. 

Learn Medical Billing for DSM

Learn the secrets to getting paid by medical insurance for oral appliance therapy and airway treatment.

Why You Should Care About Sleep

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned airway and TMJ dentist and one of the main speakers for the 2023 Dental Sleep Mini-Residency.

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.


Upcoming Dates

2023 Dental Sleep Mini Residency Dates

Session 2: December 1-2, 2023

2024 Dental Sleep Mini Residency Dates

Session 1: April 5-6, 2024

Session 2: May 3-4, 2024

Participants will receive the recording of each session for 180 days and will also have the opportunity to livestream sessions.


Spots fill up fast. Don’t wait and save your seat!

Give us a call at 1-800-879-6468, option 4 or email Jon@dentalwriter.com.

Dental Sleep Medicine Team Course

Breakout Session

This breakout session is designed to equip your team or any dental professional with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address and implement sleep-related breathing disorders and collaborate as a cohesive team to improve patient lives.

Incorporating dental sleep medicine into your practice can be a rewarding endeavor, benefiting both your patients and your business. Addressing your staff’s concerns with patience, education, and support will help create a more engaged and enthusiastic team ready to provide comprehensive care to patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.

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Dental Sleep Medicine Team Course

What Challenges Does This DSM Course Address?

  1. Find Your Why- Find your passion and connection to why implementing dental sleep medicine is important to you and your team.
  2. Inadequate Training and Knowledge – Participate in continuing education courses like this one, attend workshops, and stay up-to-date with the latest research and guidelines in dental sleep medicine implementation.
  3. No Clarity in Roles/Accountability – Foster a culture of adaptability within your practice. Encourage staff to embrace new challenges and acknowledge their strengths and efforts to delegate and place them in specific role that they can thrive in.

Mini-Residency Case Study

Sleep Case Study


Includes on-demand recording. Dentist registration includes 1 custom sleep device. 



Team Member


Team Course



Event Location:

Nierman Practice Management Training Center
221 N Old Dixie Hwy #5,
Tequesta, FL 33469


Wyndham Grand Jupiter
122 Soundings Ave
Jupiter, FL 33477
Book our group rate for December’s Course

Closest Airport: Palm Beach International (PBI) 25 minutes
2nd Closest Airport: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) 60 minutes

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.


Michael Gelb

Michael Gelb


Dr. Michael Gelb

Michael Gelb


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.

Steve Lamberg

Steve Lamberg


Anjoo Ely

Anjoo Ely


Shouresh Charkhandeh

Shouresh Charkhandeh


Mayoor Patel

Mayoor Patel


Karese Laguerre

Karese Laguerre


Karese Laguerre RDH

Karese Laguerre


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.

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. 

Physician Guest Speakers

Physician Guest Speakers

Mini-Residency Details

This 2-session, 32 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, Karese Laguerre, OMT 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 2 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 a sleep apnea appliance 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 2, 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.


By prioritizing hands-on and practical application, you’ll acquire the expertise, comprehension, and actionable strategies necessary to effectively integrate sleep apnea treatment into your dental practice.


Day 1 Day 2
  • Airway-Centric Dentistry. WHY become a sleep dentist.
  • The science of sleep and breathing.
  • Foundations of dental sleep medicine / terminology.
  • Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Dentistry’s role in sleep medicine. Guidelines & literature.
  • Oral appliance therapy deep dive.
  • Implementing a fool-proof screening protocol.
  • Home sleep studies and sleep testing workflow.
  • Correlation of OSA and 180 medical conditions.
  • Team member roles for dental sleep success.
  • Communication techniques for case acceptance.
  • Hands-on history, exam & workup & bite registration.
  • Documentation & medical billing for dental sleep medicine.
  • The Lamberg dental sleep medicine toolkit.
  • Q&A / Checklist & next steps for implementation.

*Agenda subject to change


Day 1 Day 2
  • Bruxism, TMD, and the connection with sleep disordered breathing.
  • Managing side effects of oral appliance therapy.
  • Introduction to myofunctional therapy.
  • Pediatric Airway, growth and development, early intervention.
  • Understanding the role of the nasal passage.
  • Start to finish treatment workflow & visits.
  • Marketing your sleep practice / building referrals.
  • Transcending AHI.
  • Process of appliance delivery & calibration of oral appliances.
  • Hands-on: Appliance delivery and fitting visit (attendees receive appliance).
  • Discuss class case studies.
  • Dental sleep medicine practice growth.
  • Practice management, medical billing review, final Q&A and next steps.

*Agenda subject to change


“Great netwroking opportunity! All of us learning together!”

Dr. Rick Swanson

“I would recommend this program to anyone interested in sleep, getting started in sleep, or who has attended previous courses and is looking for more didactic or clinical information for more real-world application of dental sleep medicine. It truly is an all-encompassing course that prepares you from point A to point Z to implement dental sleep.

Dr. Logan Clements

“My biggest regret is that I didn’t start this journey earlier in my career.”

Dr. Randall Smith

“Truly enjoyed the lecture. Feel way more prepared than when I started. Looking forward to more courses.”

Dr. Eduardo Aguilar

I have gained education, hands-on experience, and expertise from phenomenal speakers. One of the things I enjoyed the most is getting to work with the materials on colleagues and getting to see how sleep apnea treatment can help my patients.

Dr. Leigh Bennett

“Thoroughly enjoyed. Like the class size. Rose, Jon, Mike, Steve, and staff enthusiastically helpful and enjoyable!”

Dr. C Terry Ennis

“No matter how many time I come, I still learn new things. Thank you for the opportunity. See you next time.”

Dr. Brandon Snell

“Really informative and instructional. Great tools to take home and practice.”

Dr. Thomas James Manzione

“Commentators were professional. Thanks for picking these extremely well trained ovators.”

Dr. Raymond Swainson

“Grateful for all this knowledge I have taken away fromt this course. It’s been a pleasure getting to know everyone.”

Bring your Team to the Medical Billing for Dentistry Seminar Next-Door

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!

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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.