University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Dental Sleep Medicine: Clearing the Hurdles to Successful Implementation

Dental Alumni Weekend


Friday, November 12, 2021


LOCATION CHANGE: This event is now being held at the University School of Dental Medicine located at 3501 Terrace St, 2148 Salk Hall, Edward J. Forrest Continuing Education Center.

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Course Description



There are hurdles that dentists and team members face when approaching dental sleep medicine and this course will teach you how to overcome those hurdles.

This course will cover sleep physiology and how it affects overall wellness. Attendees will also learn how to: screen for obstructive sleep apnea in the dental practice, diagnose, choose the appropriate oral appliance design, and learn about different medical billing options.

This course is for participants who are just entering the world of Dental Sleep Medicine and want to learn seamless implementation.


  • Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Dental Practice
  • How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Help Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oral Appliance Designs and Fabrication
  • Implementation of Systems, Office Flow and Integration Into Your Practice
  • Documentation, Medical Billing and Reimbursement for the Dental Practice
  • Marketing Your Dental Sleep Medicine Practice
  • Communicating with Physicians and Sleep Laboratories
  • Building Your Dental Sleep Team for Success



Upon completion of this course, participants will learn:


  • to build and maintain a solid dental sleep medicine practice;
  • appropriate patient screening;
  • to select an oral appliance;
  • to communicate with physicians;
  • to bill medical insurance and get paid; it's not about software!;
  • an effcient scheduling protocol;
  • taking the proper bite; and
  • to handle patient objections.


Supported in part by the T. F. Bowser Memorial Fund



John H. Tucker, DMD, DABDSM, DICOI

Private Practice. Erie, PA

Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine


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Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

3501 Terrace St.

2148 Salk Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15261



$ 125 Non-Alum Dentist
$ 75 Non-Alum Auxiliary

$ 75 Dentist Alum
$ 50 Auxiliary Alum

$ 50 Spouse of Alum

Credit: Lecture: Credit Hours - 4
Course #: 60621L
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University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

3501 Terrace St
2148 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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