Masterclass in Integrated Dental Sleep Medicine

Masterclass in Integrated Dental Sleep Medicine

Program Overview

This Masterclass in Integrated Dental Sleep Medicine is a first of its kind in India and is designed to offer comprehensive training to all dentists who wish to expand their horizon into the world of Sleep Medicine. 

Call or Whatsapp +916366909092  for  details and information about fee schedule

*Recent BDS / MDS graduates from 2023 onwards would be eligible for special rates


Upcoming batches

Module 1 :  May  12th 2024  (On-demand recorded videos )

Module 2 :  May  19th     Sun  9 am – 4 pm

Module 3 :  May 26th     Sun  9 am – 4 pm

Module 4 :  June  9th      Sun  9 am – 4 pm

Module 5 :  June  14th  15th 16th  Onsite

Location  :-  THANC Hospital Chennai

Why Sleep Medicine for Dentists?

Statistics show that over 25% of current dental patient population suffer from undiagnosed Sleep Related Breathing Disorders. These SRBDs such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea have been shown to have direct consequences on heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression, chronic pain syndromes and many more adverse health issues.

Dentists have the unique opportunity to be the first gateway to screen these patients for upper air way obstructions and for SRBDs. In fact, this is now considered an essential screening process by American Dental Association and various dental organizations all over the world.

Once dentists realize the important role they play in Sleep Medicine, in Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and in development of airway space, there would be no going back. Dentists are physicians of the mouth and this is going beyond the 32 teeth and moving on to improving health and saving lives. This course will teach different management perspectives on conditions that dentists deal with on a daily basis in their practices like bruxism, generalized attrition, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, chronic orofacial pain, immune response, periodontal disease, etc. We will learn how sleep disorders influence and are frequently comorbid conditions for above.

In children physiology of sleep and clinical presentations of sleep disorders is different from that of adults, so is the treatment protocols. So Pediatric Sleep Medicine will be a separate course, along with craniofacial and airway space development.

Course Director

Dr Nivedita Kumar

Dr Nivedita Kumar is currently based in Bangalore, India and has international clinical and private practice experience, having trained at University of Michigan and Louisiana State University in USA and having practiced in Michigan for 15 plus years Her primary specialization and initial clinical practice was in Periodontics and Implant dentistry but eventually her special interest in sleep medicine prompted her to explore this relatively new field in dentistry.

Dr Nivedita brings a lot of practical knowledge with up-to-date scientific information, to her courses. The past years, she has dedicated a majority of her clinical practice time to sleep medicine having set up a Sleep Center which practices a wholistic collaborative approach to management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and other sleep disorders. She has also set up a Sleep lab for sleep studies and has started NK's Sleepwell Technologies, a go to center for solutions for dentists practicing Dental Sleep Medicine. This is the first of its kind in India.

Dr Nivedita (also known as Dr Nivi ) is eager to share this knowledge and help other dentists implement sleep apnea treatment within their practices and help save lives.

  • Board certified in American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Board Certified in American Board of RPSGT
  • Board Certified in American Board of Periodontology
  • Board Eligible in American Board of Orofacial Pain (written exam)
  • Mastership and Fellowship in OFP, TMD and DSM, Roseman University w. Smile USA
  • Mini residency in Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, USA
  • Masters in Periodontics, University of Michigan, USA
  • Fellow of International Congress of Implantology
  • General Practice Residency, Louisiana University , USA
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Govt Dental College, Bangalore

We have a core team of highly experienced experts from all sectors of Sleep Medicine. Additionally, we have many international and local speakers who will bring you top quality content from latest research and additionally take you through a multitude of clinical cases.

Course Faculty

Dr Alok Lathi BDS, MDS
(Oral Med and Maxillofacial Radiology)

Dr Alok Lathi has extensive experience in digital imaging and analysis of CBCT.  He is the co founder of digital dental implantology which manufactures surgical guides for implants and he also co-owns a chain of CBCT diagnostic imaging centers in India.  Dr Alok is an Associate professor at MA Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences Pune and he is a national and international speaker and trainer for CBCT and has conducted many workshops in India and Southeast Asia in CBCT imaging and analysis.


Anupam Kanodia MBBS, MS (ENT)

Dr Anupam Kanodia is an accomplished ENT surgeon who completed his MBBS training in AIIMS, New Delhi and completed his Ms in Otolaryngology in the same institution. He furthered his education by completing MRCs in UK and CTP training in Snoring and Sleep Disorders at AIG Hyderabad.

Dr Anupam Kanodia, currently holds a position as Consultant ENT, Sleep apnea and Head-Neck Surgrey, CKS Hospitals and Surya Hospital Jaipur

Air Cdr Dr Balakrishnan Jayan, BDS,MDS Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Air Cdr Dr Balakrishnan Jayan, BDS,MDS Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Dr Balakrishnan Jayan, Professor, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedicsis the first dental professional in India to be awarded Hon. Fellowship in Sleep Medicine by the Indian Sleep disorders society. He has been very involved in clinical care and many research projects of treatment of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders,  Craniofacial development, Upper airway management. Dr Jayan has numerous presentations in various national and international conferences.  He has contributed to chapters in various popular International Orthodontic and sleep medicine books. Currently he holds the appointment of Commandant “Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences” and Dental Advisor (IAF).

Dr Harihara Murthy MBBS, MS, DLO

Dr Murthy is a consultant ENT and head and Neck surgeon with over 33 years of experience. He is a specialist in Head and Neck surgical procedures including Nasal plastic surgery, Microscopic, Endoscopic & Laser Surgery, Voice Surgery, ENT Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery etc.

His special interest is in sleep disorders, management of Sleep Apnea cases, surgical therapies for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and mentoring many young surgeons. He has developed soft palate plication surgery to reduce/eliminate snoring.  Dr Murthy is an eminent speaker and an exponent of collaborative care and interdisciplinary management of sleep apnea cases. He has instituted the first multi-disciplinary Sleep medicine department, for the first time in India, at Trustwell Hospitals, Bangalore

Dr Jeevanan Jahendran MBBS, MS ORL- HNS
( Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia)

Dr Jeevanan Jahendran is a Senior Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His current focus is in Rhinology, Airway and Sleep Disordered Breathing.  He has been president of Malaysian society of otolaryngologists and has served distinguished posts in various Sleep and surgical societies.

Dr Jeevanan is an international speaker and is currently dedicated in bringing a whole new concept of managing upper airway in an integrated manner through bridging multiple specialties.  Integrative Airway Summit, an international conference, recently organized by him , which featured many  eminent speakers stressed the importance of collaborative care in the management of dysfunctional breathing and sleep disordered breathing.

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Dr Lokesh Kumar Saini MBBS, MD ( Respiratory Medicine )

Dr Lokesh is an very experienced Interventional Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, who has been at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur from 2014 to 2017 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Division of Sleep Medicine, at AIIMS Rishikesh.  Dr Lokesh has published extensively in prominent journals of Sleep disorders and on pulmonary disease.  He is actively involved in teaching and is a well sought speaker on Sleep Medicine

Dr Mythili Kalladka BDS, MSD (Orofacial Pain )

Dr. Mythili Kalladka is a Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial pain and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, USA.  She also has a private practice dedicated to Orofacial pain management.

Dr Mythili’s  research interests include neuropathic pain, orofacial pain, sleep , temporomandibular disorders and cancer  pain and she is on the editorial board of several journals and has several publications in Pubmed indexed journals. She frequently lectures in National and International conferences.

Dr Prashant Makhija MBBS, MD ( Internal Med ) , DM ( Neurology ), Post Doc Fellow ( Epilespy and Sleep Medicine )

Dr Prashant is a Neurologist practicing at Wockhardt hospitals  in Mumbai and has an experience of over 19 years . He completed MBBS from JIWAJI university Gwalior in 2004 , MD in internal medicine from Awadesh Pratap Singh University in 2008 , Doctorate of Medicine ,in Neurology  from University of Delhi in 2014 and has also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine .  Dr Prashant has published extensively in prominent journals and is a well known speaker in Sleep Organizations and Conferences throughout India

Dr Prisly Thomas

Dr Prisly Thomas
BDS, MDS ( Prosthodontics), Diplomate American Board of Orofacial pain

Dr Prisly Thomas completed his MDS in Prosthodontics, Implantology and Crown and Bridge from Kerala University of Health Sciences.  He subsequently completed his Fellowship and Mastership  in TMD, Orofacial Pain and DSM from Roseman University , USA.   She is currently in Private practice and a well sought speaker in various dental societies

Dr N. Ramakrishnan is the Director of Nithra Institute of Sleep Sciences and Director of Critical Care Services, Apollo Hospitals

Dr N. Ramakrishnan is the Director of Nithra Institute of Sleep Sciences and Director of Critical Care Services, Apollo Hospitals. He is a quadruple American Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Obesity Medicine. His vast training and expertise includes specialisation programs in American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Indian college of Critical Care Medicine He has also been the Past President of Indian Sleep Disorders Association and has been passionate about creating awareness and teaching Sleep Medicine within India and Internationally.

Prof. Dr. Ramkumar Subramaniam

Prof. Dr. Ramkumar Subramaniam MDS, DNB, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon , Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain, Associate Fellow in American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr Ram is an experienced and accomplished Maxillo-Facial surgeon who has worked extensively on surgical therapies for Sleep Apnea cases, including Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenesis procedures.  Dr Ram is well published in numerous well known journals. He is an invited speaker for many conferences  and is also actively involved in training and guiding postgraduate residents in clinics and in surgery.  His recent passion in Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine led him to pursue further training and he has also cleared the American Board of OroFacial Pain. 

Dr. V. Rangarajan

Prof. Dr. V. Rangarajan

Dr. V. Rangarajan Graduated in dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry, Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1988 receiving the ‘Best-outgoing student – Gold Medal’ & completed his Masters Degree in the speciality of Prosthodontics from R.Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata in 1993.

He received the “ Diplomate in Oral Implantology“ from ICOI, New York, in 2003. Completed the Fellowship & Mastership in TMD, Oro-facial pain & Dental sleep medicine (Roseman University, USA) and is now a ‘Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain’ in 2023.

He is currently: Prof & HOD Prosthodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College, Chennai, India

He has co-authored the popular ‘Textbook of Prosthodontics’. Dr Rangarajan Has been in private practice since 1993 & runs a multispecialty dental center in Chennai called ‘the iDentity’

Lt. Gen. N K Sahoo, PVSM, VSM, PHDS (Retd)

Lieutenant General Nanda Kishore Sahoo, PVSM, VSM, PHDS an eminent Maxillofacial surgeon who during his distinguished military career of 38 years, has held multiple important appointments including Director General of Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps.

Lt. Gen. Sahoo has over 140 publications to boast with numerous and highly cited national and international papers. He also serves in the editorial and review boards of various reputed scientific publications.

His areas of keen interest include Orthognathic surgery with emphasis on sleep medicine and
obstructive sleep apnea, distraction osteogenesis for reconstruction of maxillofacial defects,craniofacial trauma, amongst other disciplines of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is actively

Dr sangeetha bhat

Ms Sangeeth Bhatt; Masters in Food and Nutrition ( Delhi Univ ),
Certified in CBT-I ( Wink Institute, Australia)

Ms Sangeeth is a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for insomnia and is actively involved in supportive therapy of  sleep disorders for patients at NK’s Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center. As qualified and experienced Nutritionist and Lifestyle & Mindset coach, and having worked in many healthcare facilities , Ms. Sangeetha has had over 20 years of experience as a health consultant. She has conducted many courses and seminars at various corporate events, schools and colleges.  She is also a co-author of books “diet and diabetes “and “Madhumeh mei aahar. 


Dr Shalu Chandna Bathla

Dr Shalu Chandna Bathla, Director, Zenith Academy, Karnal – A centre for Perio, Implant Lasers. Former professor in the department of Periodontology and Oral    Implantology at MMCDSR, Mullana. Graduated from DAV Dental College, Yamunanagar in 2002. She completed her Postgraduate Education from PGIMS Rohtak in 2006. She has authored three books of Periodontology and contributed Chapters in other three international textbooks.She has pursued Implant fellowship from New York University. She is a trained Lasers Practitioner by none other than Laser stalwart Dr     Donald J. Coluzzi and Dr Kripa Jowar. She is the executive member of IDA branch, Karnal; life member of – Indian Society of Periodontology; Indian Society of Oral Implantologists (ISOI), Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry and Punjabi Dental Society Canada. In recognition of significant contribution for the advancement of Medical Sciences she has received membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in year 2016.

Dr Shreya Singh BDS, MDS
( Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics)

Dr. Shreya Singh is an experienced orthodontist running an independent practice and working as a consultant in multiple clinics across Bangalore. She has worked as a Senior lecturer in SVDC, Bangalore. She has received certifications in areas of sleep apnea, neuromuscular disorders, skeletal anchorage, orthognathic surgery, technology led diagnosis and many more. She has published 2 papers. She has keen interest and expertise in  the area of preventive and interceptive orthodontics and has treated many patients with narrow maxilla using various expansion appliances.

Dr Shweta Kanchan MBBS , MD (Physiology) , PhD, Sleep Medicine Specialist, RPSGT

Dr Shwetha Kanchan is an International Sleep Medicine Specialist, certified by the prestigious World Sleep Federation program, USA and is an American Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist  by BRPT and is also certified in Pediatric Sleep Medicine by AASM. Dr Shwetha has co-authored a book RPSGT PEARLS and has published several research articles in renowned journals. She is passionate about teaching about sleep medicine and sleep technology and regularly conducts training programs and workshops on the same.

Dr Srinivas Kishore Sistla MBBS, MS- ENT

Dr Srinivas Kishore is the director and Head of the department of Otolaryngology at AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad.  He completed MBBS from Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India in 1995 and MS – ENT from Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India in 1999. Additionally, he has also completed Fellowships in Sleep Apnea Surgery in Singapore and at University of Wisconsin, USA and fellowship Endoscopic sinus surgery at University of Pennsylvania

He is a highly sought out speaker in Otolaryngology and in Sleep Medicine  and has multiple paper presentations in Sleep Apnea Surgeries and Management.

Dr. Tripat Deep Singh MBBS, MD (Physiology), RPSGT, RST, CCSH

Dr Tripat is an International Sleep Specialist (World Sleep Federation Program) and is the founder director of Academy of Sleep Wake Science. He has authored 3 books “Basic Polysomnography- An algorithmic approach to Sleep Scoring”, “Sleep Technology Review” and “RPSGT and CPSGT Mock Exams” and also has many journal publications to his credit.

Dr. Vijaya Krishnan P, MBBS, MS Otolaryngology

Dr Vijaya Krishnan is the Head of the Dept of Snoring & Sleep Disorders, Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai.  He is the current President of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnea (IASSA) and Secretary of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee member of the World Sleep Society. 

Dr Vijaya Krishnan is highly published in many major National and International Journals and has been on the editorial board reviewer of various international journals. He has been an invited faculty in several National and International Conferences and has demonstrated various surgical procedures for OSAS in many National and International Workshops.

How is the Course Structured?

• Hybrid course with combination of Online and Onsite Modules

• 5 modules that will be covered in 2 months (duration )

• Online Modules will include On-demand videos that would be released and available for a scheduled period, webinars with interactive sessions which cover various clinical topics, PDFs and Journal articles to read and discuss.

• Onsite Module will be a 3 day intensive course at Chennai with clinical examinations, case discussions and treatment planning, hands-on workshops on MADs, demonstrations of a Sleep Lab structure, PSG equipment and sleep study hook up, demonstration of CPAP therapy, demonstration of myofunctional therapies.

• Certification of completion after finishing On-Site Module

• After the course, All participants will have an opportunity for continued learning though our NK’s Beyond 32 Study Group.

• This Masterclass in Integrated Dental Sleep Medicine will be a suggested pre requisite for dentists, for other advanced sleep courses like Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine, Setting up sleep labs for sleep studies, others.

What are the Learning Outcomes of this Masterclass course?

This course will cover scientific based, latest up to date information about both dental and general sleep medicine. Topics will be chosen to get you knowledgeable and comfortable with screening and examination, interpretation of sleep studies, treating Snoring, UARS, Obstructive Sleep Apnea cases of adults, in your practice. You will be able to implement Dental Sleep Medicine verticals in your practice as soon as you have completed the program. We also offer extended support until you are confident with treating your patients independently.

What is the Course Content ?


• Fundamental aspects of Sleep Medicine
• Terminology used in Sleep Medicine
• Functional and clinical anatomy of upper airway, Nose, Palate, tongue Fascia – how does it effect SRBDs , ENT evaluation - endoscopic, Imaging, Use of DISE, VOTE classification, How to incorporate DISE and MADs for treatment planning
• Respiratory and Airway physiology, Pathophysiology, Sleep related medical comorbidities, what do Loop gain, Pcrit, Heart rate variability, Oxidative stress mean?
• Functional anatomy of TMJ and associated structures
• Sleep Physiology, Neurophysiology of sleep, importance of sleep, adverse effects of inadequate sleep
• Sleep Disorders, classification and discussion – Insomnia , Parasomnias, Circadian rhythm disorders, Sleep Related Movement Disorders
• Sleep studies- Types, indications, interpretation of sleep study reports, diagnostic uses and limitations
• Sleep related breathing disorders- Snoring, UARS, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Central Sleep Apnea, Sleep- related hypoventilation and hypoxemia disorders
• SRBDs- clinical features, medical and dental presentation and consequences, Know your phenotypes and Co-morbidities
• Role of Dentists in SRBDs, Airway -Focused Dentistry. Know the different interventional and therapeutic procedures that dentists can get involved in.
• OSA- history taking, screening, examination, diagnostic procedures, upper airway analysis, phenotypes, indications for imaging, therapeutic options, treatment decisions
• Mandibular advancement devices- Types, device selection, bite registration techniques, delivery, titration, monitoring, critical thinking and clinical protocols, how to gauge success
• How to mitigate side effects, management and trouble-shooting
• How to screen for TMJ and management of TMD issues during treatment
• Learn about relationship between Sleep , Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and Pain
• Role of Imaging ( CBCT, Lateral Ceph, CT ) in Sleep, Airway and breathing disorders
• Palatal expansion – indications, Adults vs peds, orthodontic and surgical techniques.
• Collaborative care with ENT and Sleep Physicians
• Combination therapies – Learn about combination therapies with MADs and CPAPs,
• Case discussions and treatment planning of participant’s cases

Associated topics:

• Tongue tie- anatomy, science, and indications for therapy
• Mouth breathing vs nasal breathing
• Movement disorders in sleep
• Sleep bruxism
• Other Sleep disorders- Insomnia, Circadian rhythm disorders, Parasomnias
• TMD, Dental disorders, Orofacial pain as comorbidities of sleep disorders
• Myofunctional therapy for SRBDs, rationale and evidence
• Surgical therapy for sleep apnea , palatal expansion in adults
• Sleep Hygiene and CBT I introduction, role of weight loss and nutrition on SRBDs
• Perspectives and talks by ENT, Pulmonologist, Sleep Physicians


• Workshops on MADs- the A to Zzzs, Impressions, Fabrication bite, Delivery of appliance, Adjustments, Treatment sequencing
• Digital scanning and Digital workflow
• Myofunctional Therapy
• Model demonstration of Rapid Palatal expanders and protocols
• CPAP therapy, indication, demonstration, how it works
• Sleep lab demonstration, CPAP demonstration
• Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine, an introduction
• Case discussions, treatment planning sessions, interpretation of different sleep studies
• Practice management – how to build and develop Dental Sleep Medicine as a separate vertical within your practice, how to market and develop a referral base, how to set up a dental consultant practice as a sleep specialist

What will you gain after completion of the program?

Apart from the knowledge to screen and confidently treat SRBD cases immediately after completion. This course will also equip you to market, promote and start a new vertical in your practice. This course offers

Certifications :

1. Certificate of course completion
2. Certification of Accredited Dental Provider of NK's Sleepwell Technologies. This will certify you to work with NK’ Sleepwell technologies for various custom made MADs for your patients

Marketing, Promotional and Practice opportunities:

1. You will be promoted and listed as a certified specialist of dental sleep medicine through our company, NK’s Brand
2. Network setup through our platforms- with airway and sleep focused health care professionals in India and Globally
3. Opportunity to generate a strong practice referral base in your local areas
4. Opportunity to work as a consultant through our network and be an advocate of DSM and airway focused dentistry on our networking platforms.

Value added Freebies:

1. Starter Kit - Digital versions of screening forms, assessment forms, checklist of armamentarium needed, Resource materials for your clinic like patient marketing package (digital brochures, PPTs), SOPs for training your staff and implementing a DSM practice from day one. George gauge Bite registration Kit will also be given

2. Exclusive Membership - One-year free membership to Beyond 32 Study Club.

3. Marketing and Promotional activities for doctors graduated from our academy

Who can apply?

• Open to all graduated dentists from all countries, Both general and other specialties
• This Masterclass will be a suggested prerequisite for other advanced sleep courses

How to apply?

• Please WhatsApp to +916366909092

What are the Course Fees ?

Call or Whatsapp +916366909092 for a detailed fee schedule and special offers
Course fees are inclusive of
  1. The entire academic program as listed,
  2. 2. Starter kit, all resource materials
  3. Lunch for the onsite modules.
  4. One year membership in Beyond 32 Study club (which starts on completion of the entire program).
* Course fees does not cover accommodation for onsite modules
* Other advanced courses or conferences or expert talks that would be arranged occasionally have separate charges
* Full payment is expected at the time of registration

What is the Refund Policy?

• If you decide not to proceed with the course , tuition refund ( minus 5% processing fees) will be given for cancellations received upto 15 days prior to the course start date.
• Refunds or Tuition credits will not be given after that time or to no-shows.