2020 UCSF Mini-Residency in Dental Sleep Medicine

UCSF School of Dentistry - Parnasuss Campus

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

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

Educational Objectives:

  • Hands-on workshop: including screening, exams, bite registrations, fitting oral appliance
  • Analyze and evaluate polysomnogram and HST reports
  • Describe the treatment options available for OSA including the indications, contraindications,
    complications and the side effects associated with each
  • Sleep apnea in children
  • 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: May 30, June 20, July 18, & August 29, 2020
Friday: August 28, 2020

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
David Claman, MD - Introduction to Sleep Medicine
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
Jolie Chang, MD - Medical Management of the Airway
Logan Schneider, MD - Monitoring Sleep in the Lab and at Home

Special Feature:

  • Each participant will get a chance to participate in a home sleep test.
  • Course is limited to 20 participants to ensure each participant receives optimal interaction with faculty

CDE Coursework Units:

8 Category I Units/ day


Dentist - $3,500 (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 May 11, 2020. 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.