The Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency is a 4-session, 64 CE Credit program designed to give dental practices the knowledge and guidance to fully incorporate obstructive sleep apnea treatment into their practice.

Led by main speaker Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, RPSGT, D.ABDSM, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABOP, the mini-residency includes a line-up of experienced practitioners and thought-leaders, including former AACP president Dr. Terry Bennet, DDS, D.ABDSM, D.ABCP, D.ABCDSM, and various physician specialists.

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, attendees gain the skills and confidence needed to be successful.

In between each session, dentists are given homework and assignments to complete, including literature to read, and cases to prepare. Team members are also given tasks to work on, such as communication scripts and physician outreach goals.

By the end of session 4, the dental practice should be confidently treating obstructive sleep apnea patients, have physician referral networks in place, medical insurance reimbursement implemented, and be ready for various dental sleep medicine accreditation programs.


  • Start to finish hands-on walkthroughs: including screening, exams, impressions, appliance delivery, medical billing, and followups.
  • Includes custom-made appliances for attendees.
  • EMTs and sleep physician guest speakers teach the medical model of sleep apnea treatment.



Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Center of Georgia
200 Ashford Center N, Ste 195. Atlanta, GA 30338

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Dentist $5995
Team Member $2995
(Price Includes All 4 Sessions)


Dr. Mayoor Patel

Dr. Terry Bennett


64 CEUs


June 15-16th, 2018
8:00am Physiology of Normal & Abnormal Sleep 8:00am Intro to Medical Billing
9:45am Break 9:00am Anatomy of the Upper airway
10:00am Classification of sleep disorders 10:00am Break
12:00pm Lunch 10:15am TMJ Exam, Upper airway evaluation
1:00pm Dentistry role in sleep medicine and identifying patients within your practice 12:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Break 1:00pm Musculoskeletal disorders
3:15pm Understanding oral appliance therapy 2:00pm Impression and Bite for OAT
3:15pm Performing an examination and taking a bite (hands on)
August 3-4th, 2018
DAY 1     DAY 2  
8:00am Understanding the TMJ and its interrelationship with SDB   8:00am Managing side effects of OAT
10:00am Break   9:00am Marketing you sleep practice/ Building relationships
10:15am Understanding the TMJ and its interrelationship with SDB   10:00am Break
12:00pm Lunch   10:15am Understanding the role of the Nasal passage, CT of nasal and airway, sinus and GERD in OSA
1:00pm Treatment options for OSA   12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Process of appliance delivery & Titration of OA   1:00pm Understanding Impression and materials
3:00pm Break   2:00pm Discuss student Cases 2
3:15pm Understanding treatment failures   3:00pm Fitting of appliance (hands on)
4:15pm Discuss student Cases 1      
October 26-27th, 2018
DAY 1     DAY 2  
8:00am Sleep Bruxism, TMD-orofacial pain and sleep breathing interactions   8:00am Sleep apnea in children
10:00am Break   9:00am Understanding the Polysomnogram and HST
10:15am How to determine success   10:00am Break
11:15am TMJ splint therapy   10:15am Pediatric to Adolescent Airway (Skype or in person?)
12:00am Lunch   12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Adjunct therapy for pain management   1:00pm Role of dental team in a dental sleep medicine practice
2:00pm Long term follow up care   2:00pm Practice management
3:00pm Break   3:00pm Break
3:15pm Case studies / Marketing your practice / Building relationships   3:15pm Questions and Answers
February 8-9th, 2019 - Preparation & Review Course
Discuss key principals for dental sleep medicine
Discuss cases you have treated
Review articles for various board