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Continuing Dental Education

Dental Sleep Medicine and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Why It’s Important to your Practice – a live webinar

Leopoldo Correa, BDS, MS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


Course Description

To anyone treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) patients – including pediatric patients – this burgeoning field is of the utmost importance. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is increasingly recognized as a chronic disorder of dysfunctional breathing during sleep in children and can range from habitual snoring to OSA. The spectrum of SDB can result in adverse neurocognitive consequences from sleep fragmentation and intermittent hypoxemia, as well as adverse craniofacial maldevelopment; abnormal breathing patterns; learning difficulties; ADD and ADHD; poor academic performances; excessive sleepiness; and behavioral, mood, and anxiety disorders. As part of this program, participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive TMD evaluation and will be given information on the epidemiology, classification, signs, and symptoms of these conditions. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care for SLEEP – TMD patients, while understanding when adjunct forms of therapy should be incorporated. The program will provide a clear understanding of the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD and OSA.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of normal sleep, adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the health consequences of sleep deficiency
  • Understand the interrelationship between Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and sleep
  • Learn how to get started screening, evaluating, referring, and managing OSA patients


Dr. Leopoldo CorreaDr. Leopoldo Correa s an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). Appointed Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center; he also serves as Program Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and the Orofacial Pain Advanced Graduate Education program. His research and clinical interest are in the development of clinical protocols for the use of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and the management of side effects from short and long-term use of MADs. Dr. Correa has developed various Dental Sleep Medicine Continuing Education programs including: Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program, Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Comprehensive Introduction, and Tufts Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program. He has mentored students in Dental Sleep Medicine and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for more than 15 years. Dr. Correa has been invited to present at institutions across multiple continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and he has contributed multiple abstracts and publications to the literature over the years.

Course Logistics

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

8:00am – 9:00am Pacific time


1 hours

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.