Comprehensive Course - Dental Sleep Medicine (INTERNATIONAL COURSE)

 

This program is in collaboration with The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Campus ENES León, and will be held at both UNAM's campus in León, Mexico and at Tufts' School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA!

 

Session I - In Person

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 - Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Both Days
  • Location: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in León, Mexico

Session II - Virtual Live-Streamed

  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Live Streamed

Session III - In Person

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Friday January 20, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Both Days
  • Location: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Session IV - In Person

  • Monday, March 6, 2023 - Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Both Days
  • Location: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico

 

 


Program Director

LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, BDS, MS,

Associate Professor and Division Director, Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
He is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice and has worked as a faculty member at Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center for over 20years.

Dr. Correa incorporated the teaching of Dental Sleep medicine into the pre and postgraduate programs at Tufts, and developed multiple continuing education courses including the Temporomandibular Disorders Mini-Residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency, Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency.

He is an active member of professional associations such as ADEA, ADA, AADSM, AASM, and WSS. Dr. Correa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD), and visiting professor indifferent dental schools.

He has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.



Guest Faculty

Noah Siegel, MD

 

Board certified in ENT and Sleep Medicine Clinical Associate, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School Medical Director of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Longwood Hospital, Boston. Director, Sleep Medicine and Surgery Division, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston

John Remmers, MD

 

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

 

Audrey Yoon, DDS, MS

Clinical Associate, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Clinical Faculty UCLA Adjunct Assistant Professor Stanford Sleep Medicine, and University of Pacific Honorary Assistant Professor University of Hong Kong Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, MD, DDS, FACS

Fellow, American College of Surgeons Medical and Dental Degrees from UCSF Director, Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University

Patricia Guerrero, DDS, DABOP

Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain Assistant Professor, Craniofacial Pain Center / Dental Sleep Clinic Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Program Overview

This hands-on program is intended for dentists looking to take the steps towards learning and understanding the practice of dental sleep medicine. The program includes information about sleep disorders, sleep medicine, diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea patients via oral appliance therapy and other treatment modalities.

 

Innovations in clinical techniques and protocols to achieve more successful treatment outcomes will be discussed. Lectures, workshops/demonstrations, clinical case-based learning, and literature reviews will provide participants a deep dive into the clinical approach of dental sleep medicine.

 

The program is divided into four modules (three onsite and one live-streamed), and is designed for dentists looking to develop and expand their understanding of dental sleep medicine. It emphasizes the connection between sleep medicine, dental sleep, and Temporomandibular Disorders.

 

MODULE I: UNAM in Leon, MEXICO September 19-20, 2022

 

Module I is designed for dentists with an interest in, but little or no background in dental sleep medicine. The module includes information about sleep physiology, sleep disorders, diagnosis and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treating snoring through the utilization of oral appliance therapy (OAT) and other treatment modalities.

 

This program examines fundamental concepts and practical techniques necessary to incorporate OAT into a general or specialty dental practice. Participants will be taught the practice protocols and clinical guidelines necessary to perform the proper patient screening, examination and record acquisition to begin treatment with competence and confidence.

 

MODULE II: Live-Streamed November 5, 2022

 

This module is designed for clinical cases-based learning, participants will gain a deeper understanding of patient selection, examination and management protocols including side effects.

 

MODULE III: Tufts University in Boston, USA January 19-20, 2023

 

Module III will be held at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. The module builds on the knowledge and clinical proficiency gained from previous sessions with continued emphasis on skill development. Participants will develop a better understanding of oral appliance selection and learn the required documentation to initiate oral appliance therapy. Clinical competence and confidence with oral

appliance fitting, titration protocols and management of side effects will be addressed. Lectures will develop a more in-depth understanding of normal sleep, consequences of sleep deprivation, other sleep disorders, prevention and management of side effects.

 

MODULE IV: UNAM in San Miguel de Allende Gto., MEXICO March 6-7, 2023

 

As the final didactic step, Module IV provides the participants with the proficiency to manage a broad spectrum of cases and severities of obstructive sleep apnea. A focus on titration goals, understanding maximum medical improvement, and side effect management furnishes practitioner confidence and promotes best patient care. Exploring alternative treatments such as surgery and PAP therapy will lay a foundation for guiding patient decision making and anticipating combination therapies for best outcomes. Understanding of pediatric sleep disorders, screening, referral and management will be presented.

 


Course Objectives
  • Develop a critical understanding of the physiology of sleep and the pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing (SDB).
  • Understand risk factors, signs and symptoms, and co-morbidities of Sleep Disordered Breathing.
  • Understand screening, diagnosis, examination, clinical protocols, attributes and limitations of various oral devices design features.
  • Comprehend standards of dental sleep medicine practice to be incorporated into a general or specialty practice setting with patient flow algorithms, practice standard requirements, documentation, comprehensive examination, records and bite acquisition.
  • Comprehend comorbidities of SDBs such as cardiovascular, metabolic and neurocognitive concerns.
  • Identify critical data of sleep studies including sleep architecture, respiratory parameters and influence on oral appliance success expectations.
  • Learn clinical protocols for patient care such as clinical history and examination, diagnosis, oral appliance delivery, follow ups, medical record documentation and correspondence with physicians.
  • Comprehend oral appliance titration, monitoring signs, symptoms and management of side effects.
  • Develop an appropriate algorithm for patient management that begins with screening and ends with long-term follow-up.
  • Explore alternative and emerging therapies for OSA.
  • Anticipate oral appliance efficacy and side effects for individual cases and consider combinations of therapies for best clinical outcomes. Understand the health consequences of sleep deficiency.
  • Comprehend the etiology and prevalence of pediatric OSA, the differences with adult OSA and the efficacies of treatment options.
  • Understand pediatric sleep disorders, screening, referral, and management.
  • Understand the interrelationship between TMD, bruxism, and sleep

Audience

All Dental Professionals interested in the topic.

 

For those attendees who for some reason cannot make the trip to Boston, they will have the option to attend the lecture through live broadcast.

 

Live translation will be available for all lectures


CE Credits

Dental Continuing Education Credits: Approximately 45 Participation hours

 

AGD Code: 200, 730


Course Fee

Tuition:

 

  • Dentist: $4400 USD

 

*A payment plan is available for three payments: $1500 due at registration (latest August 15), and $1450 due November 1, and $1450 due January 13. You may choose to utilize the payment plan on the registration page.


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COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

Tufts University is committed to promoting a safe campus environment and therefore requires all members of the university community to be vaccinated and boosted when eligible. (You are eligible for a booster shot if you completed a 2-dose vaccine seriese.g., Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, etc. six or more months ago or received a Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose vaccine two or more months ago.) Visitors attending events on campus are required to show proof of vaccination/booster shot in advance of their arrival.


In accordance with the university's current COVID safety protocols, disposable face masks must always be worn indoors when not eating or drinking.

Prior to visiting Tufts University Dental School, you will be required to fill out a pre-screening survey regarding COVID-19 each time you are scheduled to be in the building. Any event attendee with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 must not engage in group activities and should seek medical advice right away. Please see the Coronavirus and Health Safety Policy below for more information.


Coronavirus and Health Safety Refund 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 for the portion of the course missed. If you have any questions, please contact dentalce@tufts.edu.


Refund Policy

Full tuition refund will be given for cancellations received by August 15, 2022. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued after this time or if a participant no-shows. (Please see the above Coronavirus and Health Safety Policy for more refund information.)


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.


Enrollment and Cancellation Policy

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to close registration when an enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

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.


Educational Method

• Lectures by renowned speakers

• Workshops / Demonstrations

• Case-Based Learning

• Reading Assignments


Location

This program will be held at UNAM, TUSDM and virtually.

 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Av. Universidad 3004, Col, Copilco Universidad,

Coyoacán, 04510 Ciudad de México,

CDMX, Mexico

 

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM)

1 Kneeland Street

Boston, MA 02111

USA

 

Click here for directions


About Us

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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.


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Inclusion Statement

It is our intent that participants from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well-served by this program, that participants' learning needs be addressed both in and out of the virtual classroom, and that the diversity that participants bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit.

 

It is our intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let us know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other participants.

 

To help accomplish this: If you have a name and/or set of pronouns that differ from those that appear in your Tufts registration, please let us know If any of our class meetings conflict with your religious events, please let us know so that we can make arrangements for you.

 

If you feel like your performance in the class is being impacted by your experiences outside of class, please don't hesitate to come and talk to me, I want to be a resource for you. Remember that you can also submit anonymous feedback (which will lead to me making a general announcement to the class, if

necessary to address your concerns).

 

We (like many people) are still in the process of learning about diverse perspectives and identities. If something was said in class that made you feel uncomfortable, please talk to us about it.