Advances in Dental Sleep Medicine Course

October 6-7, 2018


This course will include the presentation of current and future technologies and strategies for optimizing management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. The information and insight gained by course attendees will lead to a deeper understanding of the complexities of treating OSA patients. While this course may be beneficial in some instances for dentists who are seeking to become Diplomates of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, it is not specifically directed toward preparation for the board certification exam. 

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The AADSM designates this activity for 13 ADA CERP continuing education credits.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify trending technologies used in the treatment of OSA
  • Describe options and strategies for optimizing treatment outcomes
  • Elucidate predictors of treatment success to properly manage expectations of the dentist, physician, and patient
  • Appreciate the importance of treating OSA through a collaborative approach


  • Anxiety, Depression, and OSA
    Colin Shapiro, MD
  • Awake Examination vs. DISE for Decision Making in Patients with OSA
    Robson Capasso, MD
  • Eye Diseases and OSA
    Don Farquhar, DDS (Vice-chair)
  • How to Improve Objective Compliance 
    Don Farquhar, DDS (Vice-chair)
  • Imaging and OSA: When and Why?
    Fernanda Almeida, DDS, Ph.D
  • Insomnia and OSA: Which One to Treat First
    Colin Shapiro, MD
  • Oral Appliance Failures 
    Katie Phillips, DDS
  • Pearls from the JDSM
    Jean-Francois Masse, DMD
  • Pregnancy, OSA, and Oral Appliances
     Nelly Huynh, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Sleep Apnea and Sleep Bruxism: Are They Linked?
    Nelly Huynh, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Understanding the Role of the Dentist in Managing Non-OSA Sleep Problems 
    Jonathan Parker, DDS
  • Updates in the Field of DSM
    Fernanda Almeida, DDS, Ph.D.

Session Times: 

7:00 am– 7:45 am Continental Breakfast* and Registration
7:45 am– 12:15 pm General Session
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch*
1:15 pm – 5:30 pm General Session
7:15 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast*
8:00 am – 1:15 pm General Session
*These meals are provided; attendees are responsible for all other meals. This course includes an exhibit hall that will be open during breaks and lunch.


  • Nelly Huynh, PhD (Chair)
  • Don Farquhar, DDS (Vice-chair)
  • Fernanda Almeida, DDS, PhD
  • Robson Capasso, MD
  • Colin Shapiro, MD
  • Jonathan Parker, DDS
  • Katie Phillips, DDS


(Until 9/7/18)
AADSM Member $550 $650
AADSM Student Member $425 $525
AADSM Active-Duty Military Member $140 $165
Dental Staff of AADSM Member $425 $525
Dental Staff of Nonmember $525 $625
Nonmember $650 $750
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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Rate: $166
(Available until September 7, 2018, or until the room block sells out)
Check-in time: 4:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am