Expert Practitioners in sleep and pain, a comprehensive guide to clinical success
Sydney, 25th to 28th July 2019

Expert Practitioners in sleep and pain, a comprehensive guide to clinical success - Sydney, 25th to 28th July 2019

This four-day course established by Drs. Mayoor Patel and Terry Bennett is designed to educate and encourage a dentist of any ability to better understand and learn the new and exciting treatments for TMD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The course goes in detail about Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions and Dental Sleep disorders and details the correlation of one to the other. After the four days, the registrant should have a good understanding of both disciplines and should be able to start initiating these disciplines into their general practice.
Many of these patients are currently going undiagnosed in your practice. Learn how to diagnose and treat.
By learning these new treatments, you will add new profit centers to your practice.
Self satisfaction achieved by treating many of these patients that have endured debilitating pain for years.
By learning these new skills, you will be able to offer a total care philosophy to your patients.


Differentially diagnose the most common orofacial pains seen in a general dental practice.
Differentiate Direct Pain from Referred Pain and treat each appropriately.
Differentiate between Dental Pain, Sinus Pain, Referred Pain and Neuropathic Pain.
Diagnose Odontalgias and Neuromas; and treat them with Neurosensory Stents using compounded pharmaceutical ointments.
Utilize basic pharmaceutical management of common Orofacial Neuropathic Pains.
Understand when and how to give diagnostic and treatment injections.
Managing and minimizing side effects from oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.
How to review and understand a diagnostic sleep study. What you need to know to treat effectively.
How to manage a TMJ disorder and obstructive sleep apnea simultaneously.

Day 1:

Basic Head, neck and TMJ anatomy as it relates to TMD and Sleep. Neuroanatomy, craniofacial and neuropathic pain syndromes. Comprehensive head and neck examination along with range of motion evaluations as it relates to TMD and Sleep disorders.

Day 2:

Radiographic evaluations of plain film and CT imaging, Musculoskeletal and Craniofacial pain disorders. Appliances used for craniofacial pain and construction of these appliances in your office.

Day 3:

Physiology of normal and abnormal sleep along with classification of sleep disorders. Understanding oral appliances for sleep and picking the appropriate appliance. Understanding the correct bite relationship and taking of this bite.

Day 4:

Understanding the TMJ and it’s relationship with SDB, treatment options for OSA, adjunct therapy for pain management. Understanding OSA treatments and how to deal with failures, how to read and understand the PSG and HST.

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Bullet Points:

Estimated that 25-40% of your current practice involves one or more of these disciplines.
There is a 50-70% correlation of sleep disorders and TMD and good chance if a patient has one of these problems, they will have the other.
You can provide TMD treatment with an oral device designed to treat a sleep disorder problem.
Increase your practice profitability without having to add new patients to your practice.
Learn to market to your patients and other doctors about this new and exciting discipline of dentistry.

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Full Registration Includes

4 Days registration includes entry to all sessions for the full four days. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. In the submission form please advise us on any dietary needs you may have.

CPD Points & fees

CPD for 4 days Anticipated 27.5 hours
AACP Member $2350 Incl GST
Non Member $2650 Incl GST
Physical therapists $990 incl GST (limited to 10 spaces)
Please email Jaz to go on the waitlist


The event will be held at Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel, Sydney, Australia - 93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

For accommodation please contact Jaz by 11th July. $320 per night 1 person include full buffet breakfast.

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Dr. Mayoor Patel

Synopsis After receiving his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994, Dr. Mayoor Patel went on to complete a one-year AEGD program. In addition to being a Diplomate in the American Board of Orofacial Pain, Craniofacial Pain, Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Patel earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Patel is the 2nd dentist that has fulfilled the necessary requirements and is a registered polysomnographic technologist. Dr. Patel had faculty appointments at Tufts University, Augusta University and Atlanta Sleep School. His practice is located in Atlanta, GA and is limited to Orofacial Pain, TMJ Disorders and Sleep disordered breathing. He has published two consumer books on pain and sleep as well as written numerous textbook chapters. Dr. Patel lectures on topics of orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine both nationally and internationally. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Haden-Stack award presented by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

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Dr. Terry Bennett

Synopsis & Biography Dr. Bennett graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1977. He is entering his 40th year of private practice with the last 27 being in a practice limited to the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea.
He is a member of several organizations and hold certifications in many of these. He has been extremely active in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and has served as Program Chair for 4 years and also President for 2 years. Among the many certifications he has attained are DABCP (Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain), DABCDSM (Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine), DABDSM (Diplomate American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, DAAPM (Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management). Dr. Bennett lectures frequently throughout the United States and enjoys this aspect of his professional career.

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