Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency 2022-2023 (LIVE-STREAMED ONLINE & ON CAMPUS)
    • Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
    • Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
    • Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Module II: ON CAMPUS
    • Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2023, Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST; Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST



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Program Directors and Instructors

AUDREY YOON, DDS, MS, Dr. Audrey Yoon is a dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist. She is also a diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center, an adjunct assistant professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific and also a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University.

Dr. Yoon has worked on a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters in several leading textbooks. Currently her active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, customized distraction techniques, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, BDS, MS,  Associate Professor and Director of Division of Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Leopoldo P. Correa, BDS, MS, is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice and has worked as a faculty member at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Craniofacial Pain Center, Department of Diagnostic Sciences for more than 15 years. Dr. Correa is Associate Professor, Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Programs at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and received his Master’s of Sciences Degree at Tufts University. Dr. Correa teaches Dental Sleep Medicine to the pre- and postgraduate programs at Tufts University and has participated as a speaker in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin-America.

UMAKANTH KATWA, MD, is an Attending Physician; Co-Director of Sleep Center, Co-Director of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine. Dr. Katwa received his medical education from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, India and completed his Pediatrics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and at Weil Cornell Medical School. He completed his pediatric pulmonary training at Boston Children's Hospital and sleep medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also a Tufts University Dental School Clinical Associate. ?Dr. Katwa is physician scientist, his clinical and research interest includes children with complex sleep and breathing disorders. He is an expert in clinical and sleep study phenotyping of children with complex sleep related breathing disorders. He established the first of its kind sleep apnea and sleep surgery program to evaluate and treat children with complex airway and persistent sleep apnea. He is extensively involved in training pediatric and dentist with sleep disorders. 

STANLEY YUNG-CHUAN LIU, MD, DDS, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and by Courtesy, of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Liu received medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar and Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow. He completed the Stanford sleep surgery fellowship in 2014 with the Department of Otolaryngology and sleep surgery pioneer Dr. Robert Riley. Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, adult maxillary expansion (DOME), and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He introduced the updated sleep surgery algorithm at Stanford, which has been published in textbooks across various specialties including pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, maxillofacial surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Liu's active areas of research include dynamic airway examination to optimize sleep surgery outcome, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, neuromodulation of the upper airway, and airway growth and development. He has given keynote talks and grand rounds at preeminent conferences and universities worldwide. He has published over 100 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery. His developmental approach to airway intervention aims to optimize both pediatric and adult sleep and breathing.



Plus additional guest speakers!

Guest Speakers

Bobby A. Ghaheri, MD, Dr. Ghaheri hails from the great land of southwestern Ohio. He did his undergraduate training in Spanish and Anthropology at The Ohio State University, and remained there for medical school. In 2002, he and his wonderful wife relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he did his residency training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2007, he joined The Oregon Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in Oregon. His clinical interest is helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties. This desire stems from personal experiences, where both of his daughters had significant problems breastfeeding. He was the first ENT surgeon in the US who uses an in-office laser treatment for assisting babies to latch on to the breast, in addition to treating older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.


David Hatcher, DDS, MSC, MRCD(C), Dr. Hatcher is an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Washington in 1973. Subsequently he completed two years of active duty in the U.S. Public Health Service and a one year general practice residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Following three years as an instructor and one year as active director of the general practice residency program and the hospital dental clinic at the University of Washington. Dr. Hatcher completed the graduate program in radiology at the University of Toronto and was granted a specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 1982 and an M.Sc. in 1983. His thesis topic dealt with radiology of mandibular dysfunction.

Dr. Hatcher was an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Division of Radiology for five years at the University of Alberta, Canada. He was also Director of the Temporo mandibular Joint Investigation Unit and Clinic while at the University of Alberta. He has faculty appointments at both the University of California San Francisco and the University of Pacific Dental Schools. He has published many articles and lectured extensively to medical and dental organizations around the World.


Rebecca Thorsen, MS, CCC-SLP, COM® is a licensed speech pathologist and certified orofacial myologist and owner of Long Beach Speech Pathology, a private practice in Southern California. She is licensed through the state of California and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Rebecca currently serves on the board of directors for the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology). She is a guest lecturer at Chapman University and is published in the area of orofacial myology. Rebecca has been serving the needs of her patients for over twenty years.


Fabi Moy, M.A., CCC/SLP/COM© owns a private practice in Southern California devoted to providing speech-language, feeding, and orofacial services for children and adults. Fabi is licensed by the state of California and holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Fabi serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®). With a specialty in feeding disorders, Fabi's practice has focused on working with infants, children, and adults with feeding, deglutition, swallowing, articulation and myofunctional disorders. Fabi is passionate about effective teamwork and she collaborates with airway professionals including pediatricians, dentists, ENTs, and oral surgeons.


Orfeu Buxton, PhD, Dr. Buxton's research primarily focuses on 1) the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, and 2) the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies involve sleep loss, aging, and insomnia, as well as health disparities. Dr. Buxton serves on the Internal Advisory Board for the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Well-being. Dr. Buxton is a member of the Work, Family, and Health Network, co-chairs the Steering Committe, and leads the Biomarker and Actigraphy Data Coordinating Center (BADCC) for the Work, Family, and Health Study, among others.

Program Overview

To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients and 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, bed wetting, excessive sleepiness, and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders.


Despite these alarming facts, research has shown that children are suboptimally screened for SDB in their routine physical and dental check-ups, making it difficult to initiate the early intervention strategies necessary to improve children's overall quality of life and learning whilst preventing the development of significant and lasting morbidity.


This course is designed to bring awareness to the importance of early intervention in treating pediatric SDB, this first-of-its-kind program will help dentists understand the basics of normal sleep maturation, respiratory physiology, and craniofacial development throughout childhood. A host of treatment options will be presented by a team of multidisciplinary instructors representing medical, surgical, and dental backgrounds. Participants will become familiar with various sleep disorders in children and adolescents and review cutting-edge research and techniques in evaluation and treatment of SDB in children.


Hands-On Workshops


  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • Frenuloplasty
  • Orthodontic Appliances
  • MARPE hands-on workshop on 3D Skulls


Program Syllabus

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the dentist's role in screening for pediatric SDB
  • Learn screening protocols and the spectrum of available therapies
  • Review normal sleep maturation, respiratory physiology, and upper airway development
  • Learn the consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children
  • Overview of pediatric polysomnogram and other diagnostic tests in children
  • Comprehend the various treatment options including medical, dental, and surgical
  • How to select and design the specific appliances for pediatric patients
  • Overview of craniofacial growth modification protocol in children
  • Comprehend the role of alternative/abjuvant treatment options
  • Role of oral appliances and customizing treatment options
  • Comprehend the approach of myofunctional therapy
  • Understand tongue-tie and frenuloplasty techniques

CE Credits

Approximately 40 Participation CE Hours

AGD Code: 730, 430

Tuition Fee



$7,600* (Dentists)

$3,500* (Allied Health Professionals)


*Discounts Available - See Below


*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629.The first half is due at registration and the remainder is due by May 2.


Refund Policy for Dental Sleep Medicine Programs: Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least one month prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.


Coronavirus and Health Safety Policy

For the health and safety of our participants and school community, all participants are required to adhere to the most current COVID-19 policies listed on the registration page. If these school policies change, all participants will be notified of the change and the registration page will be updated. If a participant does not adhere to the vaccination/booster requirements or mask policy, they are not eligible for a refund and cannot join the event.

If a participant is unable to join the day of due to symptoms or a positive COVID test, they will be eligible for credit towards future Continuing Education events with an expiration date of one year after the credit is issued. If you have any questions, please contact



Wait List Policy: If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.

Discounts Available

Available Discounts!


  • 10% TUSDM Alumni
  • 10% TUSDM faculty


During registration, please click on the registration type that applies to you to access the appropriate discount.



**Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount can be applied to this course.




Sponsorship / Exhibitors

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International Travelers

For our international participants attending On Campus modules, please review necessary travel requirements prior to entering the United States of America. As Continuing Education programs do not lead to a degree, they are not eligible for Student Visas (category F) and are instead eligible for Visitor Business Visas (category B-1). Please visit or individual United States of America's Embassy/Consulate's website. If you require a letter verifying your registration and payment for a course in the United States of America, please contact the Continuing Education Office at Please also review this website for current entry limitations into the US: These rules are subject to change, so please continuously monitor.


This course will be offered with Live-Streamed Online and On Campus modules.


For On Campus modules, the program will be held at:


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Boston, MA 02111

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