Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency 2019-2020 (Cohort 2)

Boston, MA •November 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency has been designated as an Accredited AADSM Mastery Program Provide. 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, craniofacial pain and TMD.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Course Information

On-site curriculum will include:


  • Lectures by leading clinicians and researchers
  • Extensive hands-on sessions
  • Clinical case-based learning
  • Video conferences


Guided self-study will include:


  • Literature review
  • Case study preparation
  • Inter-module guided learning through homework assignments
  • Inter-module webinars


Course Outline

  1.  Dental Sleep Medicine
    1. Dental Management of OSA
    2. Adjunct Therapies for OSA
    3. Surgical Procedures
    4. Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Protocols
  2. Clinical Case-Based Learning
    1. Clinical case presentations and discussions
  3. Insurance, Billing and Legal Issues
    1. Overview of Private and Governmental Medical Insurances
    2. The Scope of Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine
    3. Legal Issues Related to the Practice of Sleep Medicine
  4. Literature Review
    1. Reading and Understanding Scientific Literature
    2. Evidence-Based Dental Sleep Medicine Reviews
    3. Intermodule Guided Learning (article review)
  5. Sleep and TMD
  6. Course Workshops
    1. Clinical Examinations
    2. Dental Impressions
    3. Bite Registration
    4. Oral Appliance Fittings and Adjustments
  7. Somnology and Sleep Medicine
    1. History of Sleep Medicine
    2. Causes of Sleep Deficiency
    3. Health Consequences of Sleep Deficiency
    4. Reducing Health Disparities
    5. Anatomy of the Airway
    6. Sleep Disorders
    7. Medical Management of OSA
Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information
NOSHIR R. MEHTA, D.M.D., M.S., Dr. Mehta is the Senior Advisor for the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center and Associate Dean of Global Relations at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Mehta is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters in major textbooks on orofacial pain and continues to lecture nationally and internationally on his areas of interest including: dental occlusion, bruxism, and dental sleep medicine.

JAMISON R. SPENCER, D.M.D., M.S., Dr. Spencer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and an AACP Institute faculty member. He completed a 3-year distance learning MS degree program through Tufts University. Spencer's private practice is limited to dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of anatomy, craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine.

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 sleep apnea for over 24 years and has a full-time practice in dental sleep medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2001. Parker has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Credit Information
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 90.0 continuing education credits.

ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Program 
Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when 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 Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, 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.


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.
90.0 CEU's for $9,000
Registration Information

We may be reached by email at, and by phone at 617-636-6629.

*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition in 3 equal installments of $3,000 each, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629. Installment 1 is due within a week of registration, Installment 2 is due by 1/3/20, and Installment 3 is due by 2/28/20.