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Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine

What they are saying
Average evaluation rating of 4.85/5 out of 800 attendees in 2013!
"I have attended several sleep courses, this one was by far the best, most informative and complete. I highly recommend this course. Every dentist and their team should learn from this seminar."
-Dr. Charisse Cobbs   More Testimonials
What sets our courses apart?
  • Practical Implementation Focus: Success and speed of implementation of any new service is highly dependent on each team members’ motivation and understanding of their role. Our courses are crafted to effectively train each key member of the practice, throughout all stages of implementation.
  • Learn from Clinical and Administrative Industry Leaders Our faculty members know the keys to building some of the most successful dental sleep medicine & TMD practices in North America, they are respected for their innovative scientific contributions and they are all passionate about growing and strengthening the industry by helping other practices succeed in implementing Dental Sleep Medicine.
  • Become a Successful CrossCode™ Office: It’s no secret that the most common barrier to successful implementation of dental sleep medicine is administrative. The secrets are that a little education goes a long way and integrating medical insurance reimbursement isn’t a barrier, but an opportunity to maximize your ROI dental sleep medicine and other medically necessary treatments such as TMD & implants/oral surgery. The key to success is an educated and confident team, regardless of whether you choose to use a billing service or take full ownership. After 25 years of teaching thousands of dental practices the ins and outs of billing medical insurance, we know how to teach practical implementation in a couple days. We will help your practice understand your options for billing medical insurance, while teaching the core knowledge base you need to ensure you are managing your practice’s risk and maximizing your reimbursement.
  • Hands-on: All attendees have the opportunity to participate in these interactive sessions.
    • Wear an overnight sleep study and learn how to read the study results
    • Perform bite-registrations on fellow attendees
    • Feel the difference in nasal breathing with a free-sample of Max-Air Nose Cones®
    • Learning Games such as Medical Billing Photo Hunt increase retention in a fun way
  • Ongoing Support Network: Gain access to an ongoing support network, ready to assist with all aspects of implementing dental sleep medicine.
Course Objectives: Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Establish Yourself as the Go-To OSA Dental Practice in Your Community
  • Understand Core Dental Sleep Medicine Including:
    • Sleep Stages
    • Clinical Issues
    • Nasal Airway
    • Appliances
    • Bite Registrations
    • Home Sleep Testing
    • Medical Billing
    • Sleep Lab Connections
  • Referral Building - Learn Best Practices to Cultivate, Track and Maintain Physician Referrals
  • Become a CrossCoding office - confidently integrate medical billing into your practice & get paid for oral appliance therapy.
  • The treatment protocol – from the first phone call to yearly follow-up visits – and integrating the workflow into your practice
  • The differences between oral appliances and which appliance best suits each patient
Additional courses available in the Implementation Series
Industry Support

We believe that our practices should see and experience a wide range of products and services that can assist them on their journey to implementing dental sleep medicine. Attendees can try a variety of home sleep studies and view a wide range of oral appliances for the treatment of OSA while at the seminar. Some of the industry leading companies attending and supporting our seminars include:

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Nierman Seminars 2014 Faculty
Rose Nierman, RDH
Rose Nierman has been at the forefront of educating dental practices on medical billing in dentistry, crosscoding and services expansion for over 25 years. A pioneer in the industry of the treatment of TMJ and dental sleep medicine, she has developed DentalWriter™ and CrossCode™ Software to assist dentists with documentation and billing medical insurance and has authored 5 dental practice management manuals and over 100 articles. Ms. Nierman is a frequent presenter at major dental CE programs, teaching dentists and their teams how to implement and expand services such as Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD and dental implants. Each year, Nierman Practice Management assists their dental clients in obtaining millions of dollars in medical reimbursement.
Kent Smith, DDS
Dr. Kent Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is on the Advisory Committee of the Australasian Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In 2007, he was asked to start a sleep curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Clinical Studies. In 2011, he started the SKISH Initiative ("School Kids in Safe Hands"), to keep our bus drivers and students safe on the roads. In 2012, he was the first in Texas to be awarded a Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation. He is the creator of the “Best Sleep Hygiene” app, which is a free download, and in 2013, he was asked to host a weekly radio show on sleep disorders, and is now "The Sleep Doctor", heard every Tuesday at 1PM on KAAM 770 in the Dallas area.
Barry Glassman, DMD
Dr. Barry Glassman, located in Allentown, PA, maintains a private practice which is limited to chronic pain management, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine. A Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the American Academy of Pain Management, as well as a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and the Academy of Dentistry International, he is also on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Glassman is a Diplomate of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is on the staff at the Sacred Heart Hospital Sleep Disorder Center, as well as serving as the Chief Dental Consultant to three other sleep centers in the Lehigh Valley. Dr. Glassman has published a number of articles on pain management and sleep disorders in both peer and non peer reviewed journals. His editorials and articles on joint dysfunction, appliance therapy, and sleep disorders have appeared in Cranio, Inside Dentistry, Pain Management, and others. For his dedication to education, Dr. Glassman has been awarded the prestigious Haden-Stack award, given by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Steve Carstensen, DDS
Steve has marveled at what’s out there to be learned for as far back as he can remember. As early as fourth grade he was helping his classmates with the lessons; that passion for sharing the wonder of new knowledge continues to this day. Fostered by mentors at Baylor College of Dentistry, the Pankey Institute, Spear Education and the Pride institute, helping others learn more about how to make people healthy is as important to Steve’s professional life as treating people with dental problems and sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Carstensen is a Diplomate on the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD
Having treated several thousand patients for various dental related problems, Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson’s expertise has led him to be an extremely popular educator and leader in Dentistry. He has trained over 4,000 dentists through hands-on workshops with the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies, where he serves as a senior lecturer. He served in 2010-2011 as President of the American Equilibration Society, the leading organization in the world for the study of dental occlusion (bite) and Temporomandibular Disorders. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health (AAOSH). He works closely with local physicians treating headaches, snoring and sleep apnea through oral appliances.
Mark Levy, DDS
Dr. Mark Levy’s passion for dentistry has led to his reputation as one of Ohio's foremost dentists. Dr. Levy was the first dentist in Central Ohio to be trained in the discipline of combining aesthetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry to provide esthetics as well as function in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction. Dr. Levy has studied with some of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Dental Sleep Apnea. As a result, he is an active member of active member of ACSDD (The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines), A.A.D.S.M. (The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine), and A.A.S.M (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
Mark Paschen, DDS
After graduating from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1983, Dr. Mark Paschen began practicing general dentistry in his hometown of Baraboo, Wisconsin. In 2005 after doing both general dentistry and orthodontics for over 20 years, he decided to limit his practice to sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics, and the treatment of TMJ Disorders. Presently, he is a Senior Certified Orthodontic Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO). He has spoken both nationally and abroad on Orthodontic Practice Management and has authored several articles on that subject. He has also spoken at the annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD) and at the summer meeting of the IAO on dental sleep appliances. He has achieved his Academic Diplomat certification in the ACSDD and is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Terry Bennett, DMD
Dr. Terry Bennett graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972 with a B.S. in Zoology. He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and graduated in 1977. Dr. Bennett started his private practice that same year. He soon developed an interest in treating patients with chronic head, neck and facial pain disorders. Since 1990 his practice has been exclusively devoted to the treatment of Temporomandibular-related disorders, snoring, sleep apnea, and bruxism. To stay up to date on the latest procedures, Dr. Bennett’s credentials include Fellow, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, Fellow, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain President, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (2-year term), Program Chairman, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (last 4 years prior to being elected President), Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Diplomate, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Jamison Spencer, DMD
Dr. Jamison Spencer is the director of the Craniofacial Pain Center of Idaho in Boise and the Craniofacial Pain Center of Colorado in Denver. He is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University. He teaches head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center in both the craniofacial pain residency and dental sleep medicine programs. Dr. Spencer is a founding faculty member of both the AACP’s Craniofacial Pain Mini-Residency and the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency program. He is also the inventor of the Silent Sleep oral appliance, FDA approved for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Spencer has lectured across the United States, in Latin America, Australia, Europe, Eastern Europe and India. Dr. Spencer lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife of 21 years Jennifer, and their 6 children.
Todd Morgan, DMD
Dr. Todd Morgan is a clinician and researcher with 20 years of experience in dental sleep medicine and a highly respected leader in the field. His team has completed several NIH funded clinical trials and authored several peer-reviewed articles and books on the treatment of sleep apnea with dental appliances. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and sits on the Board of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is the Chief of Oral Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital. He is also a consultant to Scripps Clinic Division of Sleep Medicine in La Jolla, California.
Dawne Slabach, DDS
Dr. Dawne Slabach has a clinical practice focused on Sleep-Disordered Breathing, TMJ disorders and orthodontics. Her passion for treating patients comes from her own personal experiences with all three areas of treatment. Dr. Slabach received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 1984 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1988, both from the Ohio State University. She is a Diplomate in the Academy of Sleep Disorders Disciplines, Distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a Certified Assistant Instructor for the International Association of Orthodontics. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and an assistant instructor for Rondeau Seminars. She has been practicing and teaching Dental Sleep Medicine for the past 8 years.
Mayoor Patel, DDS
Dr. Mayoor Patel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994. After graduation he completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). Dr. Patel also earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also became a Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Orofacial Pain and American Board of Craniofacial Pain. Previously, Dr. Patel served as a board member with the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals and presently serves on the board for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. With extensive dental knowledge and expertise, Dr. Mayoor Patel has served as Director of Dental Sleep Medicine for FusionSleep since 2008. He also is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Tufts University, Georgia Regents University and The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine. And since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain and Sleep Apnea. Additional contributions have been published textbook chapters and journal articles.
Shouresh Charkhandeh, DDS
Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh received his DDS and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada and earned his Fellowship from Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He maintains a group of private practices in Edmonton and Calgary with a focus on Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD and advanced occlusal reconstructive cases. He is actively involved in research to improve treatment outcome predictability for OAT, using the MATRx Technology and is the “Chief Dental Officer” at Zephyr Sleep Technologies. He is the recipient of the “2012 Clinical Research Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), and has lectured at numerous meetings such as American Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, AADSM Annual Meeting, IAO (International Association for Orthodontics) Annual Meeting, and many more Sleep meetings across North America. He is one of the SomnoMed Academy Speakers and is also the “Clinical Director” at The Snore Centre in Calgary, Alberta; a multidisciplinary clinic offering personalized diagnostic and treatment services for snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Dr. Charkhandeh is a major advocate for the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to Dental Sleep Medicine which focuses on the collaboration of Sleep Physicians, Sleep Dentists and CPAP Providers and has successfully treated hundreds of OSA patients.
Ken Berley, DDS, JD
Dr. Ken Berley is a native Arkansan and has practiced dentistry in the state since 1980. He graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis with high honors. Dr. Berley has been practicing Cosmetic Dentistry for over 25 years and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Berley completed his first implant case in 1984. He graduated from the University of Arkansas Little Rock in 1995 with a JD degree. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Master of the Implant Prosthodontics Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Therefore, he is one of the few dentists in the State of Arkansas trained and qualified to both surgically place and restore implants. Additionally, Dr. Berley is a Fellow of the Academyof General Dentistry and can perform all phases of general and restorative dentistry. Dr. Berley is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and trained in sedation and anesthesis at the University of Alabama. Dr. Berley is a Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Berley has lectured nationally in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Risk Management. He has lectured for such prestigious organizations as the Texas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
Refund and Cancellation Policies: Cancellations are to be made in writing. All paid registration fees will be refunded at 100% for cancellations received 14 days prior to start of course. An assessment fee of $250.00 will be taken for cancellations received after this time. This course provider reserves the right to cancel a course or to provide a substitute instructor if conditions warrant. All registration fees will be returned if the course is cancelled.