International Board Member of British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine

Over the past year, I have been working closely with Dr. Aditi Desai and her team at the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) to educate dentists. Together we have created an effective lecture series to better provide advanced information for dentists in the UK.

Last summer I flew to London to lead an “Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine” with the BSDSM. This group of dentists were so interested in dental sleep medicine that we worked together to ensure we could continue to provide these courses every year. In the introduction course, I worked with Dr. Desai on a module for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), craniofacial pain (CFP), and sleep bruxism (SB).

After working with Dr. Desai at the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine, it is my pleasure to announce my new position as International Board. I look forward to working more with Dr. Desai, other board members and the dentists in London, as well as surrounding countries. Together we can continue to provide exceptional education on dental sleep medicine, TMD and craniofacial pain.

Join Dr. Patel and Nierman Practice Management in Las Vegas

Ready to complete more continuing education courses? Come and join us November 11-12th in Las Vegas for the Dental Sleep, TMJ, and Craniofacial Pain Symposium! In this symposium, we bring together the brightest minds in sleep and pain related specialties. Why? To bring their knowledge into education so that everyone can understand the roles different specialties play in not only sleep apnea, but TMD and Craniofacial Pain–even Tourette’s treatment. We join forces with experienced sleep and TMD dentists to gain the skills you need to build strong referral relationships in addition to growing your practice.

What We Will Learn

I know Las Vegas is a place to go for fun and warmth, but you will also be getting some of the best education possible. After each session, feel free to have your fun, but make sure you’re paying attention to this symposium–it’ll go a long way for your dental practice. This symposium is geared towards dental practices that are currently involved in sleep apnea treatment, or TMJ and craniofacial pain treatment, and are interested in growing their specialties. By working closely with the medical community, you can accomplish this and we can help.

The sessions will also include a detailed cross-coding breakout for more in-depth information on how to maximize your patient’s medical benefits for sleep apnea, TMD, implants/oral surgery, and other procedures. You should attend this sleep, TMD and Craniofacial Pain symposium to:

  • Increase your knowledge in sleep medicine, TMD and Pain.
  • Build strong referral relationships.
  • Bill medical insurance and increase case acceptance.

For more information you can visit my Lectures page or Nierman Practice Management. We look forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas November 11-12th for continuing education!

4 Day Sleep Course with AACP in San Diego

Hurry! Hurry! Are you ready for a 4-day sleep course with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) in San Diego? I know I am! What better way to learn about dental sleep medicine than on a trip to sunny California! While it won’t be all fun in the sun (we need to learn a lot in these short 4-days, too) I can ensure you that you will leave this mini-residency with more pep in your step because you will be ready to keep pushing through dental sleep medicine and the services available for your patients. Let’s take a look at what to expect in this 4-day sleep course with the AACP in San Diego September 28 – October 1, 2016.

Come Ready to Learn

Yes, this is a 4-day weekend course in sunny San Diego! In this sleep course with the AACP there will be lectures, hands-on workshops and case studies. By completing this mini-seminar you will receive approximately 38 CE credits, but hurry because enrollment is strictly limited to only 25 students!

In this mini-seminar you will pick up the knowledge and clinical skills required to assess and differentially diagnose commonly encountered temporomandibular disorders seen in a dental practice that might impact the success of treatment for a patient with a sleep breathing disorder, such as sleep apnea. You will also gain advanced medical and dental training to successfully treat patients. While learning these specific areas, you will also make progress toward fulfilling AACP fellowship and AGD Mastership requirements. Now that sounds like a win-win to me, doesn’t it?!

Training is provided by both dentists and physicians to increase the scope of understanding, as well as fostering the importance of a team approach to ensure the highest level of patient care possible. Remember, space is limited to only 25 students, so sign up now before it is too late! I hope to see many of you there! If not, please visit my lectures page for more continuing education opportunities. 

Lectures for 2016

With 2016 right around the corner, what do you have planned for the New Year? For the New Year why not expand your knowledge of craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine? To help you improve the services your practice has to offer in 2016, there are several lectures available for you to choose from! Take a look:

January 29-30, 2016: ABC – Airway, Bruxism and Craniofacial Pain

Taking place in Jupiter, Florida, Dr. Mayoor Patel will introduce the relationship between the Airway, Bruxism and Craniofacial Pain. By attending this lecture series you will learn how to assess your patients, prioritize and fabricate a treatment plan that provides the best results for all three conditions. It is important to attend this lecture series to:

  • Understand the correlation between sleep apnea, bruxism and craniofacial pain.
  • Screen and identify the underlying cause of these disorders, and treat your patients more effectively.
  • Build a referral network with the medical community and get paid by medical insurance for your services.

February 19-20, 2016: Pinpoint the Pain: TMD and Craniofacial Pain

This lecture series takes place in Jupiter, Florida and helps to provide dentists with an opportunity to understand the neuroanatomical relationship within the cranio-cervical area that can complicate the diagnosis of a simple toothache or other orofacial related pain. Pain referral patterns can render misdiagnosis, potentially leading to unnecessary or ineffective treatment.

March 11-12, 2016: Advancing Your Dental Sleep Medicine Practice

This two day lecture series is the next step in implementing dental sleep medicine. It is an advanced course that empowers dentists and their teams to overcome clinical and administrative obstacles to incorporate sleep apnea therapy into their practice. Taught by credentialed industry leaders, Dr. Patel and other lecturers will utilize unique teaching tools to ensure each dentist in attendance will gain the skills needed to manage challenges that practices may experience when treating obstructive sleep apnea.

March 11-12, 2016: A Hygienist’s Role in Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental Hygienists are in the opportune position to screen general dentistry patients for sleep breathing disorders, which helps to increase the amount of sleep apnea cases organically.  By having your practice’s dental hygienists trained in their role, you can help grow your dental sleep medicine practice from within while you build referral relationships with the sleep community. If your hygienists are not maximizing their effectiveness in screening for OSA, this course is just what they need!

For more information on upcoming lectures for 2016 please contact Dr. Mayoor Patel or by visiting his Upcoming Lectures page.