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Tufts - Hands on and Didactic Maxi-Residency in Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine

2023/2024 Dates:

Session 1: Oct. 13-14, 2023

Session 2: Nov. 10-11, 2023

Session 3: Dec. 8-9, 2023

Session 4: Jan. 12-13, 2024

Location: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine - Boston. MA

About The Event

This program includes FOUR 2-day sessions:

  • Session I is a hybrid session where participants have the option to attend in person for lectures and demonstrations or attend virtually for live lectures and demonstrations.

  • Session II is an in person session at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Participants will receive lectures, demonstrations, and hands on workshops. 

  • Session III is a hybrid session where participants have the option to attend in person for lectures and demonstrations or attend virtually for live lectures and demonstrations.

  • Session IV is an in person session at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Participants will receive lectures, demonstrations, and hands on workshops.

COURSE DETAILS
  • Dentists and their teams are uniquely positioned to screen for sleep apnea and craniofacial pain. Why? Because they are trained to evaluate the entire patient. And with dentists seeing patients at least twice a year, they can recognize traits, characteristics, and behaviors that may predispose patients to various systemic conditions. It is time to consider screening for sleep apnea and craniofacial pain in your dental practice.

  • Globally, about 1 billion people between the ages of 30 and 69 have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The prevalence of OSA continues to rise and affect all countries, especially as it is driven by an increase in obesity, a major risk factor for sleep apnea.

  • On top of that, craniofacial pain appears to occur in about 10% of the adult population, with women affected two times more than men. And it is one of the most common causes of chronic pain after back, neck, and knee pain. Yet, while acute pain in the craniofacial area is often tooth-related, chronic craniofacial pain is most commonly related to musculoskeletal disorders such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs).

  • Any way you look at it, OSA and craniofacial pain are interrupting the lives of individuals across the globe. Knowing the prevalence of these conditions signals a growing need to provide relief for patients with these conditions, and dentists are in a unique position to do so.

  • As dentists, we are committed to providing our patients with relief from their conditions. However, it is vital that dentists advance their education to learn more about dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain in order to provide proper care.

COURSE TOPICS

Craniofacial Pain:

  • 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 OAT for Pain and Sleep

Dental Sleep Medicine:

  • 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

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“I have had the opportunity to study under Dr. Terry Bennet and Dr. Mayoor Patel for 2 years now and I have thoroughly enjoyed his lectures and his approach to treating orofacial pain and sleep.

For anyone who is considering this challenging field of dentistry, I would strongly recommend attending Dr. Bennett’s and Patel’s courses.

Dr’s Bennett and Patel are a dynamic duo with a firm grasp on ALL topics of this field. Meeting them has truly changed my practice and I am forever grateful!”

-Tejal Kakade, DMD - Carrollton, GA

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