How To Access Dental Resources and Benefits with SomnoMed Academy

SomnoMed Academy is a dentist’s online dental sleep education portal for their practice. When dentists and their staff join the SomnoMed community by enrolling in SomnoMed Academy, they gain access to free resources and benefits to help with next steps in the journey to a successful dental sleep medicine practice. Read on to learn how it works.


SomnoMed Academy is a comprehensive sleep dental training program. All courses and information provided are conducted by leading industry professionals who harbor the appropriate skill set and experience practicing in the dental sleep medicine field.

SomnoMed Academy offers a vast education program. As a dental office, if dentists and/or their staff need access to training videos on the use of the SomGauge to provide a comfortable bite record for patients, SomnoMed Academy has that covered. Dentists and their staff will also learn tips and tricks for all types of IOS scanners.

So, what do SomnoMed Academy courses look like?


SomnoMed Academy Course Structure

With SomnoMed Academy, dentists and staff will learn everything they need to know to get started successfully treating patients with Oral Appliance Therapy. SomnoMed Academy courses cover everything from initial appointment, to submitting a first case, to final device fitting and follow-up. SomnoMed® also reviews fitting and titration of the oral appliance.

Below is a breakdown of all the courses offered  so dentists and their staff know what to expect after enrolling.


Course 1: Initial Appointment

During the Initial Appointment course, dentists and their staff will learn how to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for an oral appliance.

Learning Path

Lesson 1 – Upper Airway Exam

Lesson 2 – TMJ Exam

Lesson 3 – Range Of Motion

Lesson 4 – Contraindications For Oral Devices

Lesson 5 – Potential Side Effects

Lesson 6 – Edentulous Patients

Lesson 7 – Patient Pathway To Comfortable, Compliant Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

After completing this course, dentists and their staff will know how to:

  • Determine if a patient has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Discover the proper technique to conduct accurate assessment tests


Course 2: How to Send Your First Case

The lessons offered in Course 2 will give dentists and their staff instructions so they know how to take the right bite registration and impressions to ensure orders are complete.

Learning Path

Lesson 1 – Taking A Bite Registration

Lesson 2 – Scanning

Lesson 3 – Examples Of Acceptable Scans

Lesson 4 – Soft Tissue Extensions

Lesson 5 – Occlusion

Lesson 6 – Optional Features

After completing this course, dentists and their staff will know how to:

  • Interpret device information
  • Take a correct bite registration.
  • Access to SomAccount for ordering devices.


Course 3: Follow Up Appointment

This course highlights key elements to check during follow-up appointments with patients.

Learning Path

Lesson 1 – Fitting The Device

Lesson 2 – Titration Instructions

Lesson 3 – Cleaning Instructions

After completing this course, dentists and their staff will know how to:

  • Fit and titrate the devices.
  • Inform patients on the proper way to clean their devices


Course 4: Repairs and Remakes

In the final course, dentists and their staff will learn what needs to be done if there is a repair or remake case.

Learning Path

Lesson 1 – Sending In Repair Or Replacement Devices

Lesson 2 – Bite Issues

Lesson 3 – Warranty

After completing this course, dentists and their staff will know how to:

  • Find warranty information
  • Find repair/remake process information.


Join SomnoMed Academy

At SomnoMed®, we strive with both the dental and healthcare communities to support and maximize adherence to Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Helping sleep dentists and their staff continuously grow their knowledge means decreased device turnaround time, a first time fit that will increase patient adherence and positively impact patient lives.

With SomnoMed Academy, dentists and staff can learn at their own pace, take interactive quizzes, get tips to grow their practice, and more. Upon completion of the modules and account set-up, a dental practice will be eligible for a discount off of their first 3 cases! These discounts are limited only to the practicing dentist.

Get started with SomnoMed Academy today!

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