University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Dental Sleep Medicine and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Why It's Important to your Practice

Saturday, July 10, 2021

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 7/9/2021 4:00 PM


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Course Description

Course Description:

To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) patients - including pediatric patients - this burgeoning field is of the utmost importance. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is increasingly recognized as a chronic disorder of dysfunctional breathing during sleep in children and can range from habitual snoring to OSA. The spectrum of SDB can result in adverse neurocognitive consequences from sleep fragmentation and intermittent hypoxemia, as well as adverse craniofacial maldevelopment; abnormal breathing patterns; learning difficulties; ADD and ADHD; poor academic performances; excessive sleepiness; and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders. As part of this program, participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive TMD evaluation and will be given information on the epidemiology, classification, signs, and symptoms of these conditions. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care for SLEEP - TMD patients, while understanding when adjunct forms of therapy should be incorporated. The program will provide a clear understanding of the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD and OSA.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of normal sleep, adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the health consequences of sleep deficiency
  2. Understand the interrelationship between Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and sleep
  3. Learn how to get started screening, evaluating, referring, and managing OSA patients



This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)


This course is hosted by: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Leopoldo Correa, B.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Correa is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). Appointed Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center; he also serves as Program Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and the Orofacial Pain Advanced Graduate Education program. His research and clinical interest are in the development of clinical protocols for the use of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and the management of side effects from short and long-term use of MADs. Dr. Correa has developed various Dental Sleep Medicine Continuing Education programs including: Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program, Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Tufts Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program. He has mentored students in Dental Sleep Medicine and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for more than 15 years. Dr. Correa has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and he has contributed multiple abstracts and publications to the literature over the years.


Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $39

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1
Course #: 58021W
AGD Code: 730



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

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University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


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