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:
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NOSHIR R. MEHTA, D.M.D., M.S., For over 49 years, Dr. Mehta has been a part of the faculty at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In 1976, he co-founded the first school based TMD center in the country which grew into the current Craniofacial pain center at Tufts. He is currently a senior adviser to the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep he co-founded. Dr. Mehta has a special interest in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. He lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Mehta has received numerous awards from various dental organizations including the prestigious Hayden Stack Award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and, most recently, 2015 Clinician of the Year from the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, is editor of the sleep section for the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice and sits on the editorial board of several other international publications.
JONATHAN PARKER, D.D.S., Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and an adjunct faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has treated patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for over 29 years and has a full-time practice in dental sleep medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2001. Dr. Parker has lectured internationally on the role of the dentist in managing snoring and OSA. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for OSA.
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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.”
Approximately 145 CEU hours available
Participation CEU hours: Approximately 65 hours are available during modules
Self-Study CEU hours: Approximately 80 hours are available during intermodule discussions and assignments
AGD Code: 730, 180
*Discounts Available -- See Details Below
*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.
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 a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
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.
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.
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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.
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.