SomnoMed EducationThe goal of the SomnoMed Dental Sleep Medicine Continuing Education program is to provide dental sleep medicine protocols for general dentists and support staff wishing to further their knowledge and understanding in treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

 SomnoMed’s program will define sleep disorders, review the epidemiology of sleep, discuss complications, symptomology, diagnosis and prevalence of OSA as well as treatment options. Upon completion of our web-based, on demand courses you will feel confident in submitting your first OSA case!

CE Events

SomnoMed Customers are now eligible to receive $300 off for any Nierman Product/service including course tuition, the DentalWriter software license, or medical billing service set-up fee.

In partnership with Sleep Group Solutions, SomnoMed presents the following Dental Sleep Seminars for 2018.  Save $350 on Sleep Group Solutions course registration by using SomnoMed350 at checkout. 

On Demand CE Courses

The following online classes are available for CE credit at somnomededucation.com. You can view the classes without logging in, however, if you decide to take the exam for CE credit, you will need to create your free training account.

Welcome to SomnoMed Education Online learning

Gain immediate access to our multimedia training library where you can learn how to take your GP to a dental sleep practice! Earn self-study CE credit by viewing the on-demand webinars.

Obstructed Airway
Introduction: Overview of OSA for the GP

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Carstensen, D.D.S. •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The definition of sleep disordered breathing and associated complications and the definition of obstructive sleep apnea, how to diagnose OSA and treatment options.

Frequency of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Session 1: Sleep Medicine 101 & OSA Prevalence

Presenter: Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia, SomnoMed C.M.O. •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The principles of sleep medicine, classification of sleep disorders, OSA prevalence and the effects it has on society.

Session 2: Diagnosis, Sleep Studies & Treatment Options

Presenter: Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia, SomnoMed C.M.O. •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The options for diagnosing sleep apnea, how to read sleep studies, and how to select treatment options.

Session 3: Screening Your GP Patients for OSA

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Carstensen, D.D.S. •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The screening options to identify OSA patients in your practice, oral signs and symptoms, the referral process, how oral appliances work and device options.

Session 4: Examinations, Bite Impressions & Case Processing

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Poss, D.D.S. •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The examination, the importance of collecting baseline records, how to capture the bite and the appliance delivery process.

Medical Insurance Billing for Oral Appliance Therapy
Session 5: Medical Insurance & Billing Options

Presenter: Victoria Hang •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
Medical billing insurance plans for OSA treatment, billing options and the financial opportunity of treating OSA in your practice.

Session 6: From GP to Dental Sleep Practice

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Poss, DDS •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
How to start treating OSA patients in a general dental practice, reaching out to sleep physicians in the community and marketing a new dental sleep practice.

Building Your Dental Sleep Practice: Identifying Sleep Apnea in Your Dental Patients

Presenter: Dr. Steven Greenman, DDS •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
The need for dentists to take a greater role in the identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has never been higher; according to a Harvard health report approximately 25 million adults in the U.S. suffer from the condition and almost 19 million of them are undiagnosed. OSA is a condition that affects the airway and since dentists and dental hygienists see the airway of their dental patients every day, they can potentially be the first line of defense in the identification of OSA. During this webinar, we will explore screening options to identify OSA patients in your practice, oral signs and symptoms, the referral process, how oral appliances work, and device options by patient type.

  • The impact of sleep apnea on your patient’s quality of life
  • Science of sleep and how the positioning of the jaw impacts the airway
  • Dental signs of sleep apnea and patient evaluation processes for oral appliance therapy treatment
  • Oral appliance therapy treatment (OAT) results and how to make OAT a pragmatic portion of your practice

Enter code APNEA18 to access for free.

Building Your Dental Sleep Practice: Building Your Dental Sleep Dream Team

Presenter: Gina Pepitone-Mattiello RDH, C.ACSDD •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:
From the receptionist and billing coordinator to the hygienist and dental assistant, every employee should play an integral role in the screening and managing of potential patients who might not know they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In Dental Sleep Medicine, a team approach is vital as each team member evolves with the new roles and responsibilities to help obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers. During this webinar, we will explore staff member’s roles in to help your practice build an in-office dental sleep “dream team.”

  • How to transition a routine dental visit into sleep disordered breathing treatment with oral appliance therapy (OAT)
  • In-practice roles and responsibilities to establish your dental sleep “dream team”
  • Commitment to achieve success – processes and protocols to implement
  • Establishing a patient experience for better sleep/health the moment they interact with your practice
  •  Scenarios for better case acceptance for OAT

Enter code SLEEPTEAM to access free.

Building Your Dental Sleep Practice: Physician Referrals and Collaboration Crucial to Interdisciplinary Team

Presenter: Dr. Steven Greenman •   Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study
On completion of this course, you should understand:

Without collaborative relationships with physicians, dentists’ efforts to provide an acceptable standard of care are compromised. For example, to fit an oral appliance without a proper medical evaluation gives patients a false sense of diagnosis, deterring them from pursuing a comprehensive exam with a licensed physician.  Partnerships between qualified dentists and physicians are not only key for optimal patient care; they also increase the breadth of a dentist’s dental sleep medicine practice. During this webinar, we will cover how dentists can bridge the treatment gap to secure more physician referrals and work as an interdisciplinary team to treat your patient’s sleep breathing disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with oral appliance therapy (OAT).

  • A framework for Physician-Dentist Collaboration in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • How to network with physicians and build a collaborative, inter-disciplinary treatment team
  • The referral process: integrating and collaborating primary care with oral health
  • After diagnosis: importance of communication and a sound medical billing process

Enter code DREAMTEAM to access free.

In partnership with Sleep Group Solutions, SomnoMed presents the following Dental Sleep Seminars for 2018.  Save $350 on Sleep Group Solutions course registration by using SomnoMed17 at checkout. 

If you would like more information about SomnoMed’s Dental Sleep Medicine Continuing Education, contact us.