Tufts Dental Sleep Global Summit 2022: The Evolution and Future of Dental Sleep Medicine (Live-Streamed Virtual)

A Live-Streamed Event hosted from the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France



  • Friday, July 22, 2022 
  • 8:00 AM-1:00 PM EST


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LEOPOLDO P. CORREA, B.D.S., M.S. Associate professor, Division Director, Cranofacial Pain Center and Director Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Co-Director Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program. Dr. Correa is committed to supporting academic learning as well as clinical practice, and has worked as a faculty member in the TUSDM Craniofacial Pain Center for over 20 years and is now the Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center. During this time, Dr. Correa worked alongside his mentor (Dr. Noshir Mehta), and other faculty members  to maintain the highest level of excellence in patient care and chairside training for residents and dental students. Dr. Correa is Associate Professor, Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program and Co-Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and received his Master’s Degree at Tufts University.

JOHN REMMERS, M.D., 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. He is a recognized physiologist, physician, pioneer & innovator in sleep medicine, having invented products ranging from portable diagnostic sleep monitors to auto-titrating CPAP devices.

A world renowned expert in the field of snoring & obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), being the first researcher to elucidate the pathogenesis of sleep apnea & to demonstrate that sleep apnea is caused by an anatomical narrowing of the pharynx. Dr. Remmers is a well known respiratory physiologist, who contributes to the fields of the neurobiology of respiratory rhythmogenesis, chemoreception, & the pathophysiology of the control of

Published over one hundred peer reviewed publications in the area of respiratory physiology & served two terms as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology. His recent research has been dedicated to oral appliance therapy (OAT) to address the needs of OSA patients who are dissatisfied & non-compliant with CPAP. A key factor inhibiting the widespread use of OAT is the challenge of determining which patients will respond to this therapy.

NOAH SIEGEL, MD, Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery- Harvard Medical School
Medical Director of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eya and Ear Longwood Hospital. Director, Sleep Medicine and Surgery Division, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital

Dr. 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. He is a member of the Faculties at Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both his undergraduate and Medical School training where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995.

He completed his general surgery internship at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency at Harvard University in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Siegel has an active medical practice with primary interest in sleep disorders, allergy and pediatric otolaryngology. In addition, he regularly teaches courses and classes at national conferences and for academic medical/dental training programs.

FERNANDA ALMEIDA, DDS, PHD; D. ABDSM, Dr. Almeida s an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Dr. Almeida received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her Master of Science from the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is an alumna of UBC, where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Dental Sciences). Dr. Almeida has been involved in oral appliance research and the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea since 1996, and her research is focused on oral appliance side effects, compliance, titration modalities, imaging and treatment outcome. With other UBC Dentistry faculty, Almeida has designed an interdisciplinary program in dental sleep medicine for the clinical specialty graduate programs in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. She is also a member of the executive board and research chair of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

SCOTT SANDS, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He has a unique combination of experience in 1) mechanistic physiology trails in patients with sleep apnea (e.g. supplemental oxygen, respiratory stimulation with acetazolamide, oral appliaces, atomosetine.oxybutynin). 2) deep phenotyping physiology studies to understand the mechanisms of sleep apnea (involving esophageal catheters, intramuscular electrodes, specialized manipulation with continuous positive airway pressure). and 3) development of novel engineering-based methods to non-invasively estimate the causes of sleep apnea and predict responses to therapies.

He has taught deep phenotyping methods to investigators (physicans and PhDs) locally, nationally and internationally. His non-invasive methods of estimating the causes of sleep apnea from routine sleep studies are being applied to translational research studies internationally.

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.

CLETE A. KUSHIDA, MD, PhD, Dr. Clete A. Kushida is a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of sleep related breathing disorders (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea), sleep-related movement disorders (e.g., restless legs syndrome), and parasomnias (e.g., sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorder). He is a neurologist, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford; Associate Chair, Division Chief, and Medical Director of Stanford Sleep Medicine; and Director of the Stanford Center for Human Sleep Research. He is the inaugural President of the World Sleep Society, past President of the World Sleep Federation, past President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and founding President of the California Sleep Society. Dr. Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977, served as Principal Investigator for numerous large federally and industry sponsored studies, and his research interests include the anatomic and physiologic changes associated with sleep apnea, the management of restless legs syndrome, and countermeasures for sleep loss. He has authored or edited over 300 publications including six books, and serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Sleep Science and Practice as well as the largest publication on the field of sleep to date, the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors).


Welcome and Overview of the Tufts Dental Sleep Global Summit

by Shibani Sahni, BDS - Director of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


The Developing of Dental Sleep Medicine around the globe (DSM)

by Leopoldo Correa, BDS, MS


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Historical Perspective

by John Remmers, MD


OSA Diagnosis and Management Overview

by Noah Siegel, MD


Landmark Publications in the Field of Dental Sleep

by Fernanda Almeida, DDS, PhD


Endotypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by Scott Sands, PhD


Development and Future of Pediatric Dental Sleep

by Audrey Yoon, DDS, MS


The Evolution of Sleep and Future of Dental Sleep

by Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD


Closing Remarks Q/ A Session, and Future Educational Opportunities

by Leopoldo P. Correa, BDS, MS

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the development of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Comprehend obstructive sleep apnea from a historical perspective
  • Learn Diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Identify the key publications in dental sleep medicine
  • Understand endotypes of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Understand an overview of pediatric dental sleep medicine
  • Appreciate the evolution of sleep medicine and future of dental sleep


This course is appropriate for general dentists, hygienists, and dental team members.

CE Credits

Credit Hours: Lecture: Credit Hours - 5


Course Fee

All: $50



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Refund Policy

Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.

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

Live-streamed lectures via zoom



Live-Streamed Program Information

You will receive a link to the virtual program from the TUSDM Continuing Education Office closer to the event in a separate email closer to the date of the program.


On the date/time of the program:

Click on the link in the confirmation or reminder email to join the live-streamed program. The course will begin at the designated start time.


To participate:

You can participate from home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This Webinar Series uses Zoom software. Zoom works best if you download the Zoom app. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or webinar.

About Us


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.


For course registration questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 617.636.6629 or dentalce@tufts.edu.

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