Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop

Sleep Apnea and Appliances

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar - Friday, March 9, 2018

Obtain necessary knowledge and clinical skills to excel in all the steps of management of OSA in the dental office, through small group discussions and hands-on practice.

To ensure one-on-one time with our instructors, we are offering a small format hands-on program for 36 attendees. Groups of 12 participants will rotate through three learning stations, each led by a University of Minnesota faculty member. 

Learn How To

  • Evaluate and screen patients for the presence of sleep apnea through history, exam and questionnaires
  • Perform a full evaluation on a patient with sleep apnea
  • Assess dental considerations that may impact appliance selection
  • Identify risks that may alter treatment

During our training, you will also learn how to:

  • Take a bite registration for the fabrication of an oral appliance
  • Fabricate a morning repositioner to help minimize bite changes

Training Methods

Materials-based, hands-on activities, case discussions

Meet Our Experts

Shanti Kaimal, BDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain and the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Her research interests include the etiology of temporomandibular disorders, particularly the role of hormones, and management of oral mucosal diseases.

Vladimir Leon-Salazar, DDS, MSD, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Salazar started his education in dentistry at Inca Garcilaso de La Vega University in Peru before receiving his Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He went on to earn Advanced certificates in both Orthodontics and TMD and Orofacial Pain from the University of Minnesota. He is currently in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mariona Mulet Pradera, DDS, MS, Associate Program Director, Graduate Program in TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Mulet also maintains a clinical practice with HealthPartners focusing on temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain, oral medicine, and dental sleep medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. This course is under the direction of Dr. Mulet Pradera.  


  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • There will be a 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature. 

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) prior to the program. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program, $100 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 36.


$495 dentist


3.5 hours

Minnesota Credits
2 fundamental
1.5 core (Diagnosis and Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in oral medicine, oral diagnosis and oral pathology.


8:30 AM to 12:00 PM 


School of Dentistry
Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus 

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