Advanced Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

Program Overview

First lectures available 25th of July and full course available 1 September 2020.

With a combination of some of the leading experts in sleep medicine from around the world this course not only brings you top quality content from latest research but takes you through a multitude of real life cases. As you work through these case studies you will begin to understand more about the nuances of treating patient suffering from OSA.

This course is more than just applying the theory you’ve learnt at introductory level, you will leave this course understanding treatment requirements for different diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing and how to better work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You will finish this course one step closer to becoming a dental sleep master.

95% of the course has been uploaded to commence your study with the final modules to be released in the coming weeks.

Entry requirements and course prerequisites

The program is aimed at dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, Maxillofacial specialists and Oral Medicine specialists with an interest in providing advanced care to patients with sleep disordered breathing pathologies. 

  • Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine course or equivalent as assessed by the admissions board
  • Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Certificate course or have equivalent qualifications.
  • In order to qualify for the Fellowship program participants must have completed the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • To be eligible for the ongoing mentoring program you must have completed at least the Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine or equivalent.
STEP 1

Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

No previous formal training in this field is required for the Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine course.

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STEP 2 (this course)

Advanced Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Certificate course, or have equivalent qualifications.

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STEP 3

Mentoring and Fellowship program

  • In order to qualify for the Fellowship Program participants must have completed the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • To be eligible for the ongoing Mentoring Program you must have completed at least the Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine or equivalent.
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Program structure

Associate Professor Michael Stubbs
  1. Sleep Bruxism
  2. Temporomandibular disorders and Sleep disordered breathing
  3. Complications associated with a Mandibular Advancement splint
  4. Dealing with clinical complications in patients with a mandibular Advancement Splint
  5. Screening your patient
Dr Linda Schachter
  1. How to improve sleep
  2. A summary of other sleep disorders
  3. An overview of using CPAP and troubleshooting problems
  4. An approach to the sleepy patient
  5. Determining treatment options from sleep studies
Dr Lye Kok Weng
  1. Maxillofacial interventions in treating obstructive sleep apnea
  2. Special interest topic
  3. Case study 1
  4. Case study 2
Dr Kenneth Oo
  1. “Surgical interventions for OSA”
  2. “Snoring to OSA-A Continuum”
    1. Case study 1
    2. Case study 2
Case Studies

 This section of the course will vigorously test your knowledge in the field. You will need to practically apply your knowledge through a problem based learning approach. You will be tested on a number of diagnostic and therapeutic parameters, asked to interpret results and create treatment plans for real life patients.

Learning Outcomes

Treating different levels of sleep apnea, assigning appropriate therapies for different levels of sleep apnea, treating snoring, different types of diagnostic testing and what they indicate, CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, TMD, bruxism, UARS, troubleshooting complex cases, overcome challenges with mandibular advancement devices, CPAP intolerant patient and MAD intolerant patients.

This course is focused on learning outcomes and as such we have focused on helping you understand how to treat REAL LIFE PATIENTS.

Course lecturers

Program delivery and assessment

All our programs are offered online and access is available forever for all participants

The modules are all self paced and split into smaller micro-modules so that you can spend as little or as much time on the course at anytime that you like

Every month we have a Q and A online with one of our lecturers where you can ask questions before and during the session. These run for 90 minutes and include a brief update or a case study of a real life patient.

Knowledge will be assessed in a number of different ways. 

Each module has a short quiz at the end. These are multiple choice and short answer.

Some modules include practical assignments where you will perform practical exercises within your clinic. You will be given all the tools you need to undertake these assignments.

What do I get with the course?

The course comes with:

  • All course content from the course in a professional coursebook
  • Digital versions of screening forms, assessments and other material necessary for starting dental sleep medicine in your practice.
  • Disposable NightOwl device used for assignment in sleep testing 
  • 2 months free baseline subscription to Resdentapp
  • Bite registration gauge – Autoclavable that you can use for all your patients

Certificate and Accreditation

advanced certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

After successful completion of the course we will send you your certificate of completion. Here is an example of what it looks like.

Affiliates

$1,600,000
Approximate annual revenue increase for participants clinics.

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