Unbiased Review of Oral Appliances for the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Hands-on Course

Leopoldo P. Correa, B.D.S., M.S. is an associate professor and division head of dental sleep medicine at the Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University Dental School and is certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures nationally and internationally in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Noshir R. Mehta, DMD, MS is professor, senior consultant at the Craniofacial Pain Center, and associate dean for global relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures globally in the fields of TMD and Sleep.

Noah Siegel, MD

Dr. Siegel is adjunct faculty at the Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Sleep Medicine. He lectures nationally and internationally in the field of Sleep Medicine.

Participants attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of the protocols and training needed to achieve outstanding results in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with the use of oral appliance therapy.  The purpose of this seminar is to offer an assessment of the practice of sleep medicine in dentistry, including an unbiased review of existing oral appliances for the management of OSA.  The program will examine the critical elements of medical record documentation, patient examination, assessment, treatment planning, and management of TMD symptoms as side effects from the use of oral appliances. Participants will also learn the specific actions needed to implement a multidisciplinary approach to identify sleep disorders on existing dental patients through screening tools, referrals to other specialties and collaboration with sleep physicians.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand the practice of dental sleep medicine.
  • Gain an unbiased review of selection, use and limitations of different oral appliances.
  • Understand the key areas of clinical examination, patient selection.
  • Become familiar with updated bite registration techniques, and management of TMD symptoms
  • Learn to implement a multidisciplinary approach for the management of sleep patients.

The hands-on portion of the class will include the following:

  • Clinical Examination of masticatory muscles, TMJ, oropharyngeal, head and neck areas.
    • Reading and interpretation of sleep studies
    • Bite registration updated techniques
    • Fitting and adjustments of sleep oral appliances
    • Fitting and adjustments of morning jaw repositioning appliance
    • Fitting and adjustments of daytime TMD appliance