The Ultimate Triad: Apnea | TMD | Orthodontics

The most intensive Apnea-TMD-Ortho course on the market!

Experts estimate over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ Syndrome (TMD). Also estimated, is that 1 out of 15 Americans currently suffer from Sleep Apnea or Sleep-Obstruction Disorders. With millions of Americans hurting from Sleep Apnea or TMD, many look to their general dentist to help alleviate their pain and fix their disorders. With the right guidance, you can significantly help many of your patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of  Sleep Apnea and or dentofacial/TMD  pain.

This 2-day seminar packs in diagnostic approaches, treatment options, and practical and easy steps to start helping your patients immediately upon returning to your practice. 

Dr. Richard Richter will be teaching you how to assess and manage your case while being mindful of the frequently encountered.

Ortho, TMD  and Sleep Apnea connection.  Also to be discussed is getting your team oriented and positioned to more easily treat your patients needs. He will explain many of the current appliances available today and the advantages and disadvantages of each appliance.  You must understand how to manage TMD  before prescribing appliances for Sleep Apnea issues.




  • Orthodontic approaches and principles  to TMD cases
  • Screening and examination techniques
  • Radiography 
  • 3-D airway analysis 
  • Treatment planning and sequencing 
  • Various TMD appliance therapies 
  • Sleep Apnea appliance types and guidelines for selection 
  • Fitting the appliances 
  • Ortho TMD Management
  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Physical therapy treatment
  • Laser pain therapy 
  • Occlusal Equilibration. When , why, how
  • Corresponding with treating physicians
  • Insurance and billing tips 
  • SOAP notes
  • How to work with the sleep clinic, family physician and ENT
  • Step by step case handling
  • Marketing
  • Avoiding liability issues
  • Child Sleep Apnea
  • And more


Virtual class (new!). No pandemic is going to stand in the way of our mission to spread knowledge and improve patient care.

This virtual course will be discounted for a limited time.





Dr. Richard Richter is an international lecturer with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars. He also lecturers on Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Laser Dental Surgery, Laser Restorative Dentistry, Dental Technology, and Oral Cancer. He helped provide valuable data in the development of one of the leading digital radiography companies. He has two successful private practices in New York that have distinguished themselves as the “high tech” leaders in the area.

Dr. Richter currently has two private practices in New York and has been one of the early pioneers in most of the latest technologies enjoyed today in dentistry. He was one of the first ten KCP/Pac units to be placed in dental offices, was a Beta test site for Shick technologies digital radiography, and has over 18 years of experience in the field of laser dentistry. Dr. Richter is also trained in the use of the latest CADCAM single visit crown technologies (CEREC).


  • 1984 – LIU CW POST, Bookville, NY
    • B.S. in Biology with Honors
  • 1988 – Fairleigh Dickinson College of Dental Medicine, Teaneck, NJ
    • D.M.D. Degree
  • Progressive Orthodontic Seminars
    • Comprehensive Orthodontics Series
    • Advanced Orthodontic Series
  • Implant Mini Residency
  • Several hundred hours of additional continuing education

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Provided vital research data and input into the development of one of the leading digital x-ray imaging systems today.
  • Is past president for the South Shore Dental Study club.
  • Has completed certifications in Enteral conscious sedation, Laser certification in the use of Neodinium YAG lasers, Holmium YAG Lasers and Erbium Cromium lasers in dental care.
  • Awarded Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry

He is or has held memberships in the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, The Suffolk County Dental Society, Dentists for Oral Conscious Sedation, and the World Clinical Laser Institute, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Nassau County Dental Society.