IAOS Diplomate Program

The Most Comprehensive Education Program in Dental Sleep Medicine

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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 asks you to evaluate literature differently and think critically about it.

In the end, you'll know sleep in your sleep.

A Diplomate Program Like No Other

Experience truly immersive learning and uncover a new way of thinking

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The IAOS Diplomate Program teaches in a way for you to truly LEARN the material. This rigorous program is designed to produce experts.

Requirements:

4 In-Person Lectures and 8 Virtual Lectures over the Course of a Year
Literature Reviews for Each Module
In-Depth Case Presentations
Clinical Presentation
Final Written Exam

Learn to Think Critically

This Course Teaches Critical Thinking - Not Just How to Regurgitate Information

Other Diplomate programs are little more than marketing schemes, and ineffective ones at that.

This is NOT a "mini-residency" program, jamming days of lecture into a tiny window of time.

This is NOT a program that feeds you factoids for you to spit out like you're on a game show.

This is NOT a program that sells the answers to the test questions for an additional fee.

The IAOS Diplomate Program is a 12-month, immersive experience which encourages REAL LEARNING over time, and allows you to build upon previous learnings.

Our goal is to provide you with a world-class, evidence-based program to give you a strong enough base in science to guide your craft.

The Curriculum

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

step-4

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.

step-5

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.

step-6

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.

step-7

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.

step-8

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? 

step-9

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. Rebecca Lauck, DDS, FAGD, FIAO, DABCP

Director of Education | Lead Instructor

Dr. Rebecca Lauck received her fellowship from the Academy of General Dentists for her outstanding commitment to continuing education. She has attended more than 2,500 hours of continuing education with an emphasis on sleep apnea, orthodontics, TMD, facial pain, and cosmetic dentistry. 

Dr. Lauck has earned recognition for her advanced education including:

  • Fellowship and Diplomate for the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Fellowship in orthodontics from the International Association of Orthodontics
  • Fellowship in general dentistry from the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Lauck is a sustaining member in the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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What People Are Saying

Dr. Rashid Beirute-Prada

"I thought I knew a lot of sleep, but since the program started, I noticed there is so much out there I don't know. Now, the perception I project to doctors is much stronger than before because of my confidence. My confidence clinically has gone up with patients, and when I visit physicians my confidence is up. I met with a physician 3 weeks ago and now we're closing on the agreement - the Diplomate Program had a lot to do with that because my approach was different."

Dr. Nate Cogswell

"This has given me the ability to comprehensively and critically evaluate some of the different things people are saying and the intent behind (their questions) and how I can communicate better to other patients and providers."

Dr. Chad Denman

"It's allowed me to hone in on the patient profile to understand if you can help this person or not. From a patient perspective, my case acceptance has gone up just knowing all the data on hand. And from a doctor's perspective, being able to know the numbers and talk at their level it has made me a better sales person."

Two Pricing Options

Enroll Now in the IAOS Diplomate Program

$16,200

One-Time Fee,
Pay Up Front

$1,494

Monthly Payments
12 Total Installments