Tufts University School of Dental Medicine's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency is a 6-month program where participants engage with world-renowned experts in the field through lectures and workshops, both live-streamed online and in person. Between modules, program directors provide guided self-study and intermodule sessions.
This program is split into three 3-day modules and two half-day intermodules:
Dr. Parker has become one of the country’s leading experts and teachers in the field. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker has lectured internationally on evaluation and treatment of snoring and OSA. He is well-known for developing innovative techniques and protocols to improve patient care and treatment success in dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Parker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a past president of the board of directors of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). He received the AADSM's prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
ORFEU BUXTON, PhD, Associate Professor Biobehavioral Health Penn State University, Assistant Professor Division of Sleep Medicine Harvard Medical School, Associate Neuroscientist Department of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Harvard School of Public Health, Faculty Affiliate of Penn State's Population Research Institute (PRI), Member of the Graduate Faculty in Neuroscience.
GREG ESSICK, DDS, Dr. Greg Essick was Professor of Comprehensive Oral Health at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry where he founded and oversaw the Dental Sleep Clinic.
JOHN REMMERS, MD, Dr. Remmers is a pulmonologist & clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Calgary with an active sleep practice in the sleep lab at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.
NOAH SIEGEL, MD, Noah S. Siegel is board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). Dr. Siegel is the Medical Director of Otolaryngology for Massachusetts Eye and Ear's Longwood facility in Boston.
Plus additional speakers! List of speakers to come.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency has been designated as an Accredited AADSM Mastery Program Provider. Attendees of accredited Mastery Program Provider programs are eligible to earn the AADSM Qualified Dentists designation and apply for the ABDSM certification exam through the Mastery Track.
This Mini-Residency Program is divided into three modules, each consisting of three days of lectures, workshops, and inter-module guided learning. This allows participants to incorporate their learning into their clinical practice as they progress.
This program is designed for dentists looking to expand their understanding of dental sleep medicine. It emphasizes the connection between sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine and TMD.
On-site curriculum will include:
Guided self-study will include:
Course Learning Modalities
This course does not guarantee a participant board certification but rather supports their foundational academic pursuits in Dental Sleep Medicine.
“Tufts Dental Sleep Program was a great educational experience for me. Excellent scientific material presented by exceptional speakers that significantly improved my professional life. Thanks to this program I can now confidently help many of my patients.”
“It played a very important role in my journey in becoming an International Certificant by ABDSM.”
“Dr. Correa is a master of gathering together the best educators and speakers in the dental sleep medicine community. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to take Dental Sleep Medicine seriously.”
“I could not imagine entering the field of dental sleep medicine without having a solid foundation of training and I don't believe that there is a better program than the Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency for providing that training and education.”
All Dental Professionals interested in the topic of Dental Sleep Medicine and those interested in incorporating Dental Sleep Medicine into their practice.
This course is also designed for those interested in becoming a dentists with AADSM Qualified Dentists designation.
Approximately 120 CEU hours available
Participation CEU hours: Approximately 65 hours are available during modules
Self-Study CEU hours: Approximately 55 hours are available during intermodule discussions and assignments
AGD Code: 730, 180
*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition in 3 equal installments of $4,000 each, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629.
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**Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount can be applied to this course.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Office of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel or postpone a course. If a course has been canceled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course's status.
This program includes live-streamed lectures and workshops, self study, and in person live lectures and 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