Session I - Hybrid - In Person or Live-Streamed Virtual
Session II - In Person
Session III - Hybrid - In Person or Live-Streamed Virtual
Session IV - In Person
*Virtual option is available for In Person Modules upon request, please note that these In Person Modules will focus on hands on workshops that will not translate to a virtual format, please reach out to Office of Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning for more information at email@example.com
Presently, Dr. Patel is a cofounder of the British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Ben-Pat Institute. He also served on the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain as secretary, board member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a board member and as examination chair for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Holds adjunct faculty with the Atlanta Sleep School. In the past has served as a founding and board member of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals.
Since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Apnea. Additional contributions have been published a textbook for Dental Sleep Medicine and numerous textbook chapters on orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, consumer books, one on treatment options for sleep apnea and the other on understanding temporomandibular disorders, and various professional and consumer articles.Dr. Patel speaks nationally and internationally on topics of dental sleep medicine, Orofacial pain and TMJ disorders.
For over three decades, Dr. Bennett has limited his practice to the conservative treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and sleep apnea. This has allowed him to expand his area of expertise in dentistry to continue to treat his patients to his utmost ability. To continue to expand his knowledge in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, Dr. Bennett is a member of many organizations. He also holds diplomate certifications in several of these dental organizations.
In particular, Dr. Bennett has been extremely active in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) having served on the board of directors for more than a decade. He also served as program chair for four years and president of the AACP for two years. Additionally, Dr. Bennett served as the AACP Institute Director of Education, which allowed him to organize and provide education around the treatment of TMD and dental sleep medicine.
Currently, Dr. Bennett divides his time between his TMD and Sleep practice in Tulsa and lecturing for dental schools and several organizations across the country and internationally. He was directly involved with the University of North Carolina Dental School in establishing their Dental Sleep Mini Residency for Dentists. Dr. Bennett and Dr. Mayoor Patel have also started the BenPat Institute for Education and provides TMD and Sleep courses in those two disciplines. He also enjoys being with his grandchildren, playing golf and enjoying the sun and sand at his beach house in Alabama.
Dentists and their teams are uniquely positioned to screen for sleep apnea and craniofacial pain. Why? Because they are trained to evaluate the entire patient. And with dentists seeing patients at least twice a year, they can recognize traits, characteristics, and behaviors that may predispose patients to various systemic conditions. It is time to consider screening for sleep apnea and craniofacial pain in your dental practice.
Globally, about 1 billion people between the ages of 30 and 69 have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The prevalence of OSA continues to rise and affect all countries, especially as it is driven by an increase in obesity, a major risk factor for sleep apnea.
On top of that, craniofacial pain appears to occur in about 10% of the adult population, with women affected two times more than men. And it is one of the most common causes of chronic pain after back, neck, and knee pain. Yet, while acute pain in the craniofacial area is often tooth-related, chronic craniofacial pain is most commonly related to musculoskeletal disorders such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs).
Any way you look at it, OSA and craniofacial pain are interrupting the lives of individuals across the globe. Knowing the prevalence of these conditions signals a growing need to provide relief for patients with these conditions, and dentists are in a unique position to do so.
As dentists, we are committed to providing our patients with relief from their conditions. However, it is vital that dentists advance their education to learn more about dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain in order to provide proper care.
Dental Sleep Medicine:
This Mini-Residency program offers a variety of exciting workshops and hands on demonstrations throughout the four sessions.
Through these workshops, each attendee will receive two different dental sleep appliances made for themselves.
- TMJ Evaluation, ROM, Cranial Nerve Evaluation, Muscle Palpation Workshop
- Fitting Temp Appliances
- Injection Workshop
- Bite Registrations for TMD and Sleep Appliances
- Seating OSA Appliances and Trouble Shooting Problems
TUSDM Alumni: $9000
TUSDM Faculty: $9000
VA Members: $7980
Payment Plans are available. You can select this option when registering for this course. You will be required to pay $2,500 upon registration and then 1/3 of the remaining balance two weeks prior to each session.
All Dental Professionals interested in this topic and those interested in incorporating it into their practice.
Participation Credit Hours: 60
AGD Code: 730, 180
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.
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.
Tufts University is committed to promoting safe campus environment. Currently there are no required screenings prior to attending a Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning and Distance Education course at Tufts University School Dental Medicine.
Individuals are asked to use masks on clinical floors and masking is an option in classroom settings.
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 https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also review this website for current entry limitations into the US: https://icenter.tufts.edu/immigration/covid-19/coronavirus-travel-suspensions/. These rules are subject to change, so please continuously monitor.
This program includes four 2-day sessions.
Session I is a hybrid session where participants have the option to attend in person for lectures and demonstrations or attend virtually for live lectures and demonstrations.
Session II is an in person session at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Participants will receive lectures, demonstrations, and hands on workshops.
Session III is a hybrid session where participants have the option to attend in person for lectures and demonstrations or attend virtually for live lectures and demonstrations.
Session IV is an in person session at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Participants will receive lectures, demonstrations, and hands on workshops.
This course will be offered with Virtual and In Person modules.
For In Person modules, the program will be held at:
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629