Ben-Pat Institute and TUFTS University are partnering to provide continuing dental education to dentists and their teams across the country. Through a hybrid approach, our program allows for flexibility, convenience and travel cost savings.

Starting October 13, let’s take a look at what you can expect with this mini residency that covers craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine.

Ways to attend

The first option is to attend all sessions in a live setting. This is because many dentists feel that being there in person is the best learning experience possible.

For the second option, this is why we call it a hybrid. It includes two sessions that are virtual and interactive and two sessions that are in-person. This means you can get the lectures and learn from the comfort of your own home, and still participate in both the TMD and sleep hands-on portion of the course at the in-person sessions.

What you will learn

Throughout our time together, there are a variety of things that dentists can expect to learn. They are:

  • Understand the importance of anatomy and neuroanatomy as it applies to pain and sleep.
  • Understand the pain and sleep history and the relevance of asking the questions and its impact on your diagnosis and treatment.
  • Obtain skills to perform a comprehensive examination for pain and sleep patients.
  • How to diagnose the various TMD, Orofacial pain conditions and manage them.
  • Learn how to get paid for your services and build a pain and sleep practice.
  • Understanding imaging and its findings as it impacts your treatment plan.

When and where

This mini-residency series will begin Oct. 13 and meet every month for four total sessions. The last session is Jan. 12. For the location, this mini residency will be held at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. 


We hope to see you all there in person or virtually–or both!