Do you know the relationship between sleep apnea, bruxism, and craniofacial pain?

It is becoming increasingly clear that dentists involved in either sleep apnea, TMJ pain, or bruxism treatment should be knowledgeable in all three areas. Learn how to assess your patients, prioritize, and fabricate a treatment plan that provides the best results for these three conditions.

During the ABC: Airway, Bruxism, and Craniofacial Pain dental seminar, Dr. Mayoor Patel will be introducing the relationship between these three disorders. With clenching or grinding of one’s teeth being a symptom of pain, OR a way for the brain to protect itself from suffocation, we will demonstrate how to implement a screening process to help identify bruxism as a sign of TMJ/craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing, and manage their disorders.

Getting your patients out of pain and restoring their energy, health, and quality of life is immensely rewarding and needed by so many patients with sleep apnea, orofacial pain, and bruxism, and this dental course will help you give these patients the best quality care possible.


  • Discover the link between obstructive sleep apnea, bruxism, and craniofacial pain.
  • Increase your patients’ quality of care by providing the best treatment options.
  • Build stronger referral relationships with physicians.


Dentist $1,295
Team Member $795
Dentist + 2 Team M. $2295


Dr. Mayoor Patel


16 CEUs


7:30am - Breakfast & Registration
8:00am - Pre-test, Review current literature on the etiology of bruxism
9:00am - Understand how sleep apnea may be related to bruxism
10:00am - Morning Break
10:15am - Screen patients for possible sleep apnea related bruxism
11:00am - Learn how to protect the patient’s teeth by protecting their airway
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - How is bruxism related to craniofacial pain, treating the craniofacial pain and bruxism patient
3:00pm - Afternoon Break
3:15pm - Treating more patients through these connections

*Agenda subject to change
7:30am - Breakfast
8:00am - Basic treatment of common Craniofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders
10:00am - Morning Break
10:15am - How to manage complex patients with both pain and SBD issues
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Case Studies
3:00pm - Afternoon Break
3:15pm - Post-test, tying it all together, review, action steps for implementation

*Agenda subject to change


Dental practices that are treating at least one of the following:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Bruxism
  • Craniofacial Pain /TMJ Disorders

  • The ABC: Airway, Bruxism, & Craniofacial Pain is suited for dental practices both:

  • New to sleep apnea or craniofacial pain treatment
  • Established in sleep apnea or craniofacial pain treatment

  • This dental course will provide a more complete understanding of the relationship and correlation between these 3 disorders, allowing you to better identify the underlying cause and provide the best quality care for your patients.

    The ABC dental course is recommended for dental practices that have taken an introduction course in dental sleep medicine or craniofacial pain / TMJ treatment.

    Even if your practice has not yet begun implementing dental sleep medicine or craniofacial pain / TMJ treatment, it can serve as a great primer course, giving you a foundation on how to identify sleep apnea and pain patients in your practice.

    It is an essential course for practices in any stage of their dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain practice, as the in-depth content is typically not found in other courses, and will greatly benefit the practice in gaining new sleep / pain patients as well as building referral relationships with physicians and the medical community.