Leopoldo Correa

Leopoldo Correa

(617) 636-3421
Research/Areas of Interest: Development of clinical protocols for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with oral appliance therapy


  • MS, Dental Research, Tufts University, United States, 2011
  • BDS, University of Veracruz Dental School, Mexico, 1993


Dr. Correa is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice and has worked as a faculty member at TUSDM Craniofacial Pain Center, for almost 20 years. During this time, Dr. Correa worked alongside faculty members to maintain the highest level of excellence in patient care and chair-side training for residents and dental students. Dr. Correa is an active member of professional associations such as ADEA, ADA, AADSM, AASM, and WSS. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD), and visiting professor in different dental schools. He received his certificate of achievement in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain under the guidance of his mentor Dr. Noshir R. Mehta, and his Master's of Sciences Degree at Tufts University. Dr. Correa incorporated the teaching of Dental Sleep medicine into the pre and postgraduate programs, and developed various CE programs at Tufts.

In addition to the service Dr. Correa provides within TUSDM, he also plays a leadership role outside the institution, having organized multiple community service events both locally and internationally for faculty and students.

Dr. Correa has mentored students and has taken on an increasing number of significant leadership responsibilities during his tenure at TUSDM, where he is currently appointed Director of the Division of Craniofacial Pain in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He also serves as Program Director of the division's two advanced graduate education programs, the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship and the Orofacial Pain Advanced Graduate Education program.

The international reputation Dr. Correa holds is evident from his multiple well-attended continuing education courses, which receive overwhelmingly positive feedback. These include the Temporomandibular Disorders Mini-residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency. He also has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.