Course Description

We now appreciate the critical relationships between dental malocclusions, TMD signs & symptoms, and airway/breathing disorders including sleep apnea.

How do we decipher and differentially diagnose the primary concern for our patients and select an appropriate long term treatment plan?

This hands-on implementation experience will help you develop a protocol sequence to make decisions. We will work through steps of screening and testing to find answers for both the simple and complex patient. Utilizing a decision tree checklist approach, each participant will take home a very clear plan for treating patients with occlusion-muscle, parafunction, TMD, snoring, mild, moderate & severe sleep disordered breathing. Different designs of trial occlusal appliances will be taught and fabricated during the class.

This workshop will provide each participant with practical, immediate implementation skills.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize a decision tree/checklist to guide their evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of masticatory system problems
  • Fabricate several oral appliances
  • Evaluate and interpret pulse oximeter and home sleep test studies

Course Dates

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.

Course Information

Class Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: See our calendar for specific locations.

Tuition: $780

CE Credits: 8

Instructor: DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD

Recommended Prerequisite: Airway Symposium

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists

Cancellation Policy:

Requests to cancel or transfer registration in a Dawson Academy course, lecture, or event will be accommodated until 60 DAYS PRIOR to start date. Upon request a refund will be provided minus a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, or a one-time course, lecture, or event transfer, which remains valid for 12 months. Less than 60 days prior to course, no refunds or transfers will be issued.

*Students who finance tuition through the Lending Club financing program are subject to special terms and conditions.

Please contact The Dawson Academy at 1.800.952.2178 for full details.


The Dawson Academy is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Dawson Academy designates this activity for 8 credit hours continuing education credits.