TMJ for the Dental Sleep Medicine Practice – Dental CE Course Description

Become a more well-rounded sleep-apnea and TMD dentist and provide the best quality care for your patients

There is a strong correlation between obstructive sleep apnea and TMD. Often your sleep apnea patients will present with TM disorders and vice versa. Therefore it is important to be well-versed in the temporomandibular joint when treating obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. 

This 2-day course will provide a solid foundation on TMJ and TMD treatment for dental sleep medicine practitioners, including the correlation of TMJ and sleep disorders, how to minimize TMD issues with oral appliance therapy, the various treatment options for TMD patients, how to treat patients with both sleep apnea and TMD, and more.

If you a dental sleep medicine pracititioner, this course is essential to have under your belt.

A TMJ and orofacial screening should be incorporated into every sleep apnea exam to identify, document, and review any underlying pain or TMJ disorder.

This program features multiple hands-on sessions, including the TMD and sleep examination/workup, as well as trigger-point injections, quicksplints, spray-and-stretch, and other TMD treatment components.


10 CE Credits



Livestream: $795

30-Day Access Pass: $1495



Spk-PatelDr. Mayoor Patel

I took Dr. Patel’s course on Craniofacial Pain. His course was a HUGE eye-opener. I now look forward to sharing what I have learned with my patients and helping them on their own personal journeys to better sleep and resolving their pain.

Dr. Leslie Monroe

Course Objectives

  • Minimize side effects and/or address any TMJ issues that may arise during oral appliance therapy for OSA.
  • Understand how to diagnose various TMJ disorders. 
  • Appliance selection and treatment options for the array of TMJ disorders.
  • Triage patients with sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. What needs to be treated first.
  • Hands-on trigger-Point Injections and/or PRP inejctions.





Day 1

9:00 am Introductions; Pre-Test & Review of Dental Sleep Medicine Concepts and Terminology
10:00 am Anatomy & Neuroanatomy Review 
11:00 am Break
11:15 am TMJ & Pain Conditions to be Familiar with 
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Diagnosing TMD; Imaging Managing Potential Jaw Pain Side Effects of Sleep Appliances
2:00 pm Medical Billing for TMD & Sleep Apnea

Day 2

9:00 am Treatment Options for TMD; Appliance & Splints for TMD
10:00 am Working with Physicians- Building Referral Networks for Sleep & TMD 
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Triaging Sleep & TMD Patients (Flowchart)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm TMD & Sleep Apnea Case Studies; Q&A 

Upcoming Dates & Locations

May 15-16, 2020 | Virtual Seminar

This is now a virtual course on May 15-16th, 2020. 

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Nierman Practice Management is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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.