The Most Comprehensive Education Program in Dental Sleep Medicine
Unleash Your Full Potential as a Clinician
There are dozens of sleep courses available. Some are weekend courses, some are longer-term. You’ll receive lectures from very intelligent people, and in some cases get letters at the end of your name.
But it is impossible to develop true learning, understanding, and mastery at these courses. By packing tons of information into a tight window of time, the courses don’t allow for full absorption of the material into your brain.
Some courses even offer to sell the answers to the final exam. So if you’re looking to buy your way into Diplomate status, this is not the program for you.
This program is designed to change the way you think.
Our rigorous curriculum takes you deep into the world of dental sleep medicine. It forces you to evaluate literature differently and think critically about it. In the end, you know sleep in your sleep.
A Diplomate Program Like No Other
Experience truly immersive learning and uncover a new way of thinking.
The IAOS Diplomate Program forces you to truly LEARN the material. This rigorous program is not designed to crank out certifications, it’s designed to produce experts.
Each module includes a full day lecture, 6-10 supporting pieces of literature, and a pre-test to evaluate your progress.
Basic Sleep Medicine and Dentistry’s Role
Exploring and understanding the dental model vs. the medical model. Understanding sleep medicine physiology, history, and epidemiology. Understanding the diagnosis of sleep – PSG channels, sleep stages and cycles, and disorders.
Sleep Pathology and Diagnosis
The depth of the program allows a more thorough evaluation of the pathophysiology of sleep disturbed breathing as well as a concentration on the basic physiology of normal sleep. Guest lectures highlight the program with concentrations on EEG, the physiology of sleep initiation and the hormonal effects of altered sleep, and how we can not just learn about sleep hygiene, but appreciate how sleep hygiene can be used to help our patients with oral appliance therapy.
Bruxism, TMD, and Occlusion
Our program will explore the many myths about occlusion and parafunction which allows us to treat our patients with more confidence. A careful look at the reality of occlusion and when altered occlusion matters as well as when it doesn’t! A careful evaluation leads us to the understanding of the relationship of parafunction to most of our muscle and joint complications. This allows us not only to treat those complications, but in most cases, avoid them.
OSA Treatment / Oral Appliance Therapy
A careful look at combination therapy, as well as the role of the altering upper airway resistance with oral appliance therapy allows us to maximize the effectiveness of OAT.
Pharmacology and Sleep
We study pharmacology by carefully evaluating neurotransmitters. Not only does this help us more deeply understand the physiology of sleep, but explains the response of sleep alteration by the pharmacotherapy.
Diagnosis and Treatment Review
A thorough evaluation of central sleep apnea and it’s treatment options allows us to more comprehensively understand the role of OAT in the treatment of mixed apnea as well as CSA.
Technology and Dental Sleep
We do a deep dive into the diagnostic process as well as how we use HST and oximetry and more in our titration and post treatment confirmation processes. Imaging, Matrix, High Resolution oximetry, HST’s, PSG’s, DICE, MSLT, MWT, Technology of PAP, Bluetooth wearables and apps.
Advanced Communications with Physicians
How do we explain the role of OAT to our patients and referring physicians. How do we explain to them the likelihood of response without inappropriately setting unrealistic expectations?
Sleep and Dreams
Understanding why we dream and what it means. Anxiety's role in dreaming. We evaluate post traumatic nightmares and their effect on our patients.
Dr. Barry Glassman
Lead Instructor | Director of Education
Dr. Glassman is Diplomate of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Disorders. He is the medical director of SandBOX Dental Labs and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of TSOI. He teaches Orofacial Pain and Joint Dysfunction and Dental Sleep Medicine internationally. He is the Director of Education for the International Academy of Sleep.