Beginning October 13, we will be offering a four-part residency in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine at Tufts University in Boston. This course allows dentists to learn more about craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine so they can provide their patients with the best care possible. 

We have some exciting news. Are you interested in learning more about craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine? Well, you’re in luck because we have a new hands on and didactic maxi-residency in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. The first session of this four-part residency begins October 13 at Tufts University!

Four two-day sessions

Before we dive into the topics, let’s look at what each session will cover and how it can be attended. Session one will be a hybrid session where participants have the option to attend in person for lectures and demonstrations or you can attend virtually for live lectures and demonstrations. 

Next, session two is an in person session at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. This is a hands-on component where participants will receive lectures, demonstrations and workshops. For session three, this is another hybrid session where participants can attend virtually or in person. The last session will be another hands-on course that should be attended in person for the best experience. 

Hands on learning

For the hands on demonstrations throughout the four sessions, each attendee will receive two different dental sleep appliances made for themselves. The hands on modules will cover:

  • TMJ evaluation, ROM, cranial nerve evaluation and muscle palpation workshop.
  • Fitting temporary appliances.
  • Injection workshop.
  • Bit registrations for TMD and sleep appliances. 
  • Seating sleep apnea appliances and troubleshooting problems.

Course topics

Throughout the residency, we will be covering a wide range of topics. For craniofacial pain, we will touch on:

  • Anatomy Related to Sleep and TMD
  • Neuroanatomy related to pain
  • TMJ Disorder
  • Muscle Disorders
  • History taking for pain
  • Imaging for TMD and Sleep
  • Pharmacology for Pain
  • Injections
  • Basic Concept of Pain
  • TMJ Splint Therapy
  • Neurovascular/Neuropathic Pain
  • Understanding Oral Appliance Therapy for Pain and Sleep

Then, for dental sleep medicine, we will be covering the following information:

  • Physiology of Normal and Abnormal Sleep
  • Classification of Sleep Disorders and HST/PSG
  • Screening for Dental Sleep Medicine and Identifying Patients within your Practice
  • Treatment Options for OSA
  • Oral Appliance Selection and Procedures
  • Dental Sleep Medicine Case Management
  • Building a TMD and DSM Practice
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Getting paid – medical billing

We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to register today before spaces fill up.