Dr. Barry Glassman Seminar Website




1. Safe academic atmosphere

2.  Evidenced Based — Relevant literature provided

3.  Small group learning for all type of learners

4.  Myth busting in occlusion as well as our courses in sleep

5.  Entertaining and Practical

“Barry provides a patient-centered, evidenced based approach to the proper diagnosis and treatment of Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders.”

Dr. Steven Scrivani — Former Professor at the Craniofacial Pain Center, Department of Diagnostic Services, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

“Dr. Barry Glassman is a passionate and knowledgable educator who prides himself by ‘keeping it ‘real.’ His evidenced based programs provide exactly what you need to know to confidently implement the management of both orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine in your practice.”

Dr. John Viviano, DDS, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

“As an educator who teaches occlusion, it has taken me a lifetime to understand everything we have taught about occlusion has been based on a cookie cutter approach based on anecdotal observations.  The unintended consequence has been the creation of occlusal camps teaching concepts without any scientific rationale.  Correct diagnosis and treatment  decisions demands a complete understanding of the medical model and this means unlearning many of these engrained myths.  Dr. Barry Glassman teaches honest evidenced based, global concepts that will provide you with the ability to see past these occlusion based fallacies and allow you to provide the best treatment for your patients.” 

Dr. Lane Ochi –  Associated Clinical Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and Specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital of West Los Angeles. 

I have learned more about the mechanisms and treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing and TMJ disorders (TMD) from Barry than anyone else. During the past 12 years, I have watched him bring his passion for science, people, medicine, and dentistry to the medico-dental community. His seminal lectures have influenced and informed many of today’s respected opinion leaders and they’ve gone forth to exponentially share their own message with his experience as their foundation. He’s an unsung hero in the field. Barry bucks conventional norms and marches to the beat of his own drum. This can be offputting to some but it is refreshing to most. His audiences get an unfiltered, unbiased, science-supported, and experience-bolstered rollercoaster ride through his time in private practice, in academia, and in life. He is unapologetic and doesn’t adhere to slides or schedules. His emphasis is on imparting what he’s learned, read, and seen so that practitioners can make informed decisions regarding their patients’ care. Barry has always shared information freely, providing research references, slides, and insights. This has been done with glib commentary as he effortlessly crafts a narrative bringing you along to arrive at your own conclusion…always leaving a bit smarter and feeling a bit dumber for not figuring it out yourself. I’m a cynic, a skeptic, and an astute detector of charlatanism. After hearing Dr. Glassman lecture many times about the way he practiced, about the connections he formed with patients, and the transformative impact he had on so many of their lives, I assumed hyperbole had run amok. Then, I spent a couple days at his office. I observed him practice everything he preached; uninterrupted focus on his patients to make them feel like the only people in the world, critical evaluations of their presentation, and a singular focus on their wellness. I was astounded and wildly impressed. His laugh is infectious. His experience is vast. His passion is unparalleled. I’m thankful to call Dr. Barry Glassman a mentor and friend. An opportunity to learn from Barry at a course or in a sidebar conversation is one that should never be passed up. See less

Jason Tierney. Editor In Chief of Dental Sleep Practice

The dental sleep medicine seminar series not only teaches the basic evidenced based science of sleep medicine, but also, with an eye toward the ever changing world of health care distribution, fully preparing you for the difficult implementation of dental sleep medicine into your general dental practice.  Together with Dr. John Viviano who operates a facility that is accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a totally no biased, non commercial approach is taught.  Both Drs. Glassman and Viviano are committed to assuring their attendees a comprehensive and evidenced based approach.  You will have many choices, from a one day introduction (taught by Dr. Viviano,) two a two or four day more comprehensive opportunity,  Not sure what is best for you?  No problem… just email Dr. Glassman (which could lead to a phone call) and find out for sure what would be your best option.  

After teaching this seminar series for over 15 years, Dr. Glassman has announced an altered schedule for 2020 – 21 seasons.   There will be courses taught with Dr. John Viviano in Dental Sleep Medicine and also Dr. Glassman will be teaching his popular, life changing TMD and Occlusion course in Toronto again this year.  We have added a somewhat more intensive Orofacial Pain and Joint Dysfunction Diagnosis and Treatment course with Dr. Steve Scrivani!  This course was taught last year for the first time and it was well received.  We continue to communicate with those who took the course and are thrilled with their implementation of the concepts.    

Of course, there will be additional lectures and courses given, and they are listed in the Guest Presentations Section.

Dr. Glassman will be dedicating the bulk of his time to reading and writing.  Dr. Glassman plans to complete the writing of his book that he is co-authoring with Dr. Micah Sadigh.  The book explores the myths of dentistry that have been passed down through the ages and delves deeply into the damage these myths do to both us as professionals and ultimately to our patients.  Occlusion and TMD have become controversial subjects for no good reason.  Dr. Sadigh’s and Dr. Glassman’s book will review how and why this happened, and at the same time look closely at our dental education and how the process has negatively affected so many in the profession.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email for a prompt response.


or Call:  610-360-5480


  • Occlusion and Parafunctional Control for the General Dentist/ Practical Diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and joint dysfunction 

February 21-23 2020. St. Petersburg, FL WITH DR. JIM BOYD

Occlusion and Parafunctional Control with Jim Boyd

April 17-18 2020.  Village Dental Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

Occlusion and Parafunctional Control Indianapolis

June 4-5  2020. Sleep Disorders Learning and Research Center, Toronto, Canada

Toronto Occlusion/Parafunction/TMD General Dentist

June 19 – 20 2020  (optional hands on)  Glasgow, Scotland   Sheffield, 

June 25-26, 202. (optional hands on).  London England 

Glasgow and London Occlusion/Parafunction 2020



Take back valuable information to immediately and positively impact your practice and patient health immediately.  Dr. Glassman refers to the “tortuous path” his CE took him to arrive at truths that have positively effected his outlook on dentistry, his relationships with patients, and occlusal concepts and sleep medicine concepts that eliminate the “myths.” Teaching these concepts  helps attendees in their lives and in their daily practices immediately.



Explore ways to assure that the science guides the “art” of clinical dentistry.  While we are no better than the science, we know that practicing only evidenced based dentistry will hand cuff us and not allow for comprehensive therapy.  Science without art is ineffective; art without science is practicing voodoo.  Learning to balance the two to make informed risk benefit decisions is the key to successful, fulfilling dentistry in the fields of dental sleep medicine, and general dentistry adding appropriate occlusal, joint and muscle concepts to everyday practice.



Understand not just the importance of occlusal concepts but also the more important concept of when they matter.

Conquer the pain/restorative disconnect and simplify therapy.

Learn the truth about Dental Sleep Medicine. It is not simply the science that is taught, but the critically important model change that is required to implement sleep medicine successfully.   This honest and real approach increases the likelihood of your success by not sugarcoating the potential, but clearly reviewing ALL the challenges that face dentistry as it moves into sleep medicine.



Benefit from Dr. Glassman’s unique style and advanced training by educational experts. Embrace the small class settings which put the emphasis on you and create a safe learning environment.  Gain from the post course support.



Your attendance makes you a member of Dr. Glassman’s academic family.  Dr. Glassman will make every attempt to respond to your questions about concepts or individual patient issues via email providing whenever possible  timely answers to specific questions and patient care support.

There will be links given that provide you not with simply the abstracts, but the literature that supports the science you are taught, as well as folders with case reports, sample office forms, patient and referral letters, etc.