Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency program is intended for dentists who desire to increase knowledge and skills in the screening, evaluation and management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The ideal participant will have already attended at least a basic introductory course. During the three weekend sessions (a total of 6 days), participants will take part in lectures from world renowned sleep physicians and dentists and participate in hands-on sessions. The mini residency is designed to provide an ideal balance of the academic and clinical aspects of dental sleep medicine. Critical practice management and medical billing aspects will also be given significant focus.

Program Topics

  • Normal and abnormal sleep
  • Comorbidities related to sleep apnea
  • Pediatric sleep
  • Growth and development
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Screening of dental patients
  • Sleep bruxism
  • Non-surgical treatment of sleep apnea
  • Surgical treatment of sleep apnea, including orthognathics
  • PAP therapy and comparison to oral appliance therapy
  • Combination PAP and oral appliance therapy
  • The role of orthodontics in sleep apnea
  • Long-term sequelae of treated and untreated OSA
  • TMD: evaluation, avoidance and treatment
  • Basic and advanced management of TMJ issues
  • Patient examination and records for oral appliance therapy
  • Oral appliance selection, fitting, adjustment and follow up
  • Avoiding and management of oral appliance therapy-related side effects
  • Objective measurement of oral appliance therapy efficacy
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Medical coding and working with third-party payers
  • Principles of dental sleep medicine practice management

You Will Learn

  • How to screen, evaluate and manage obstructive sleep apnea as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • To recognize the connections between sleep apnea, bruxism, TMD, periodontal disease and other factors related to the oral and overall health of your patients
  • How to select and effectively employ several different designs of oral appliances
  • To evaluate, avoid and manage TMDs related to oral appliance therapy
  • To make informed decisions regarding utilization of medical billing
  • How to incorporate dental sleep medicine into your practice management paradigm

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays
May 19-20, 2017
July 21-22, 2017
September 15-16, 2017

Tuition: $6,700 

Program: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco

Credits: This activity is designated for 60 units of continuing education credit.

Qualified Dentist Designation

The Dugoni School of Dentistry's Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency meets the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's (AADSM) continuing education criteria for the Qualified Dentist designation.  Completion of the course may count toward fulfillment of the continuing education requirements for the designation. For more information regarding the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation, or to apply, visit

This program is limited to 30 participants and includes continental breakfast and lunch each day. Participants are required to purchase oral appliances for the course. A list of supplies will be sent to you upon receipt of registration.

Course Directors

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS, is director of the Craniofacial Pain Center of Idaho and the Craniofacial Pain Center of Colorado. He is past president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has a master’s degree in craniofacial pain from Tufts University. He teaches head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center.

Cameron Kuehne, DMD, MS, received a master’s degree in craniofacial pain and dental sleep medicine from Tufts University and is an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Eugene T. Santucci, DDS, MA, is an associate professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Science at Pacific Dugoni. He has a master’s degree in educational psychology and counseling and teaches occlusion, aesthetics and TMD. He has authored chapters on aesthetic dentistry and occlusion and is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Additional world-renowned experts will be guest lecturers during this mini residency program.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.