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What's happening in the Dental Sleep Medicine industry?


Below are updates in the dental sleep medicine industry, hand-picked from our expert faculty at Tucker Educational Excellence.  Enjoy!

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  Chinese Proverb - Author unknown

Dental Sleep Medicine Education Website - Did you see it?


Launched in November, The Tucker Educational Excellence website is live and better than ever.  With a user-friendly approach, dentists' and team members can easily find a course in airway and breathing disorders for any level of experience.  The new blog section is updated weekly with popular topics such as Tips From TEE, TEEmonials, sleep apnea related articles and studies, seminar recaps, and industry news.  It's a great starting place for dentists' looking to implement or amplify (or both!) an airway & breathing disorders practice. 

Take me to your new website!

Introducing the Complete Program!

The Essentials Course and the Amplification Course

Nationwide Courses

New in 2020, Tucker Educational Excellence is providing the Complete Program for dental offices to learn a successful implementation of airway & breathing disorders.  This program is a two-course approach, consisting of the Essentials course and the Amplification course.

Step one is registering for our Essentials course, where we cover the basics of airway & breathing disorders in the dental space.  In this entry-level course, attendees will learn the most common hurdles you and your dental team will need to overcome in order to successfully implement treating patients with Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) in your practice. 

Step two is registering for our Amplification course, which will circle back to the same city and venue 60 - 90 days after your Essentials course.  During the Amplification course is where you apply the knowledge and protocol from the Essentials course, to literally AMP UP your airway & breathing disorders practice.

Take a look at our 2020 Complete Program dates and locations: 

The Complete Program

The Breakout Session
 Just for the Team

Nationwide Courses

Did you know...According to dentists and dental office managers, dental assistants contribute to the practice's overall profitability in many ways.  Specifically, 97% reported that dental assistants contribute to patient retention and 91% said dental assistants make it more likely that the patient will accept the dentist-recommended treatment plan. (Reference DALE Foundation)

At Tucker Educational Excellence, we understand that dental sleep medicine is VERY team driven.  A HUGE draw to our Complete Program is the special breakout sessions JUST FOR THE TEAM.  A first of its kind, this program was developed exclusively for team members involved in sleep and airway health and is presented during one of the two-days during the seminar.  Dentists and team members are all together for merged learning on one day, and the team breaks away on their own for the following day.  Tammy Caldwell does a fantastic job leading the breakout segment, 'Clinical Management of Your Dental Sleep Medicine Patients' and shares critical protocols with team members that will help them thrive in their respective roles.

Take a look inside the Breakout Session Classroom!

Article Spotlight

From the DALE Foundation

The Value of Dental Assistants to the Dental Practice

A recent national survey of nearly 3,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental office managers, and dental assistants aimed to capture the ways in which dental assistants bring value to the dental office. The survey, the Value of Dental Assistants to the Dental Practice, was commissioned by the DALE Foundation, the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

The results of this first-of-its-kind survey show that dental assistants contribute to the dental practice in many ways.


Overall, 99% of dentists and dental office managers agreed that dental assistants contribute to the productivity of the dental practice. They said that dental assistants make significant contributions — 97% agreed that effective dental assistants allow the dentist to move to the next patient more quickly and 98% said that effective dental assistants contribute to team synergy and make all team members more effective. They also help alleviate strain on the team, as 86% noted that dental assistants help prevent the dentist from becoming burned out.


Dental assistants contribute to the practice’s profitability in many ways, according to dentists and dental office managers. Specifically, 97% reported that dental assistants contribute to patient retention and 91% said dental assistants make it more likely that the patient will accept the dentist-recommended treatment plan.


Articles and Studies of Interest Related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Check them out

Below are a few sourced articles that can help in educating and raising awareness on the topic of airway and breathing disorders in the dental space.

A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy
College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep
Hidden Health Crisis Costing America Billions
Is an epidemic of sleeplessness increasing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease?
Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke

TEEmonial Spotlight

Featured Testimonial

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Looking for a Friend in the Area of Team Training, Medical Billing and Diagnostics?

We know people

The main hurdles in dental sleep medicine success are training the team, obtaining a diagnosis, and getting paid.  TEE has teamed up with some pretty amazing rockstars, and we are willing to share.

-Team Training-
If the team needs more than a two-day TEE Amplification course, OSA University has a great program.

-Obtaining a Diagnosis-
Let the experts do what they do best. has been many dental offices go-to for diagnostics.

-Getting Paid-
Pristine Medical Billing is the only billing service dedicated to OSA in the dental office, who can turn frustrations into opportunities.

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