Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency

Hands On Course – Class Size Limited

    • Dates & Times:

      Session I

      Thurs.-Sat., October 23-25, 2014, 8am-5pm

      Session II

      Thurs.-Sat., January 8-10, 2015, 8am-5pm

      Session III

      Thurs.-Sat., April 30-May 2, 2015, 8am-5pm


  • Tuition: $9,000 payable to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Credit: Approx. 60 total hours available – participation
  • AGD Code: 160/182
  • Course #: H12

To register, please contact AACP at 800.322.8651

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Dental Sleep Mini Residency, 2013 Class

2013 Sleep Medicine Class


NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S. Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service, senior consultant at the Craniofacial Pain Center, and Associate Dean for Global Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, B.D.S., M.S. Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain; Head, Dental Sleep Medicine Section of Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

ROBERT L. TALLEY, D.D.S. Founding Member, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain; two-time Past President

JAMISON R. SPENCER, D.M.D., M.S. President, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.


On-site curriculum will include:

  • Lectures by leading clinicians in the Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine fields
  • Hands-on session
  • Case presentations
  • Video conferences

Guided self-study will include:

  • Sleep lab experience
  • Literature review
  • Case study preparation
  • Inter-module guided learning (i.e. assignments to be completed in advance of modules)
  • Video lecture review

Learning Objectives

  • The basics of normal sleep, physiology of sleep, chronobiology (circadian rhythms), breathing and non-breathing related sleep disorders, sleep related movement disorders, upper airway resistance syndrome, adult obstructive sleep apnea, pediatric sleep disorders, and the health consequences of sleep deficiency
  • The interrelationship between TMD and sleep, the significance of this relationship, and how to avoid potential TMD-related problems will be discussed
  • Hands-on experience with proper examination principles and bite registration techniques will be provided
  • How to get started screening, evaluating, examining, referring, and treating obstructive sleep apnea patients
  • Students will be given an overview of oral appliances for the treatment of OSA and review appliance selection criteria
  • A hands-on workshop will be presented on bite registration techniques for OA therapy as well as basic TMD appliances
  • Students will have the opportunity to personally experience several different custom-fabricated oral appliances with a hands-on appliance fitting workshop
  • Students will learn how to incorporate dental sleep medicine into their general dental practice, including working with sleep laboratories, and medico-legal issues related to dental sleep medicine practice