2018 Mini Residency in Dental Sleep Medicine

UCSF School of Dentistry

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The UCSF Mini-Residency in Dental Sleep Medicine is designed for dental professionals to develop in-depth knowledge and clinical procedures for treating sleep-related breathing disorders. Participants will become skilled at utilizing oral appliance therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep disordered breathing, and snoring patients in their practices.

The medical lecturers are experts in sleep medicine, coming from both the UCSF and Stanford Schools of Medicine. Additional speakers were selected from all over North America to provide a distinguished international faculty.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define the dental and medical terminology used in sleep medicine and OSA.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, demographics and sequelae of OSA.
  • Analyze and evaluate polysomnogram reports.
  • Describe the role of medical evaluation and the multidisciplinary membership.
  • Describe the treatment options available for OSA including the indications, contraindications,
    complications and the side effects associated with each.
  • Describe the practical concepts required for building a successful dental sleep medicine
    practice including informed consent, relationships with physicians, sources of patient referrals,
    follow-up for patients, records keeping, and medical insurance billing.


Saturdays: April 21, June 16, July 21, & August 18, 2018

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.

Craig Pettengill, DDS, MAGD - Discussion of Clinic Procedures, Insurance, Report Writing, Appeals
Stacey Quo, DDS, MS - Orthodontic Exam; OSA Considerations in Growing Children
Dennis Bailey, DDS - Sleep Medicine and Oral Appliance Therapy
David Hatcher, DDS, MSc, MRCD(c) - Value of Imaging Including Cone Beam CT, MRI and Plain Film X-Rays
Shannon Sullivan, MD - Sleep Apnea: Anatomy, Function and Malfunction
Michelle Cao, MD - Medical Management of OSA; CPAP and Pharmacotherapy
Christian Guilleminault, MD - Advances in Pediatric Sleep Apnea
Gilles Lavigne, DDS, PhD - Sleep Bruxism and Its Relationship to OSA and TMD

CDE Coursework Units:
8 Category I Units/ day

Dentist - $3,999 (tuition includes $1,000 non-refundable deposit)
UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, lunch, course materials, and parking.
Please note, this course has limited enrollment and will be on a first-come, first-basis.

Tuition refund, less the non-refundable deposit, will be given for cancellations received by April 7, 2018. Refund will not be issued for no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.

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