Steve Carstensen, DDS Dr. Steve Carstensen, DDS, is the co-founder of Premier Sleep Associates, a dental practice dedicated to treating obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983, he and his wife, Midge, a dental hygienist, started a private practice of general dentistry in Texas before moving to native Seattle in 1990. In 1996 he achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentists in recognition of over 3000 hours of advanced education in dentistry, with an increasing amount of time in both practice and classwork devoted to sleep medicine. A lifelong educator himself, Dr. Steve is currently the Sleep Education Director for both Pankey Institute and Spear Education, recognized as among the finest places for dentists to further their education. As a volunteer leader for the American Dental Association, he was a Program Chairman and General Chairman for the Annual Session, the biggest educational event the Association sponsors.
For the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine he’s been a Board Member, Secretary Treasurer, and President-Elect. In 2006 he achieved Certification by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Along with seeing patients, he keeps a very active international speaking schedule, addressing 20+ groups of dentists, physicians, and leaders in medicine each year to help them find ways to improve the health of their communities. In 2014, he became the founding Editor-in-Chief of Dental Sleep Practice magazine, a publication for medical professionals treating sleep patients. He is a frequent contributor to webinars and other online education in this field.
Erin Lommen, ND Dr. Lommen is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and is enjoying her 26th year of clinical family practice and health optimization utilizing naturopathic medicine. Hormone balancing, adrenal revitalization and neurotransmitter optimization are three cornerstones of her success in clinical practice. She is the CEO and co-founder of Labrix Clinical Services. She was a clinical investigator for a successful 5‐year study through the NIH (National Institute of Health) on chronic disease. Dr. Lommen has taught as an associate professor at NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) for 10 years. She is the co‐author of the popular book: Slim, Sane and Sexy; Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balancing (www.slimsaneandsexy.com).
Throughout the past decade, Dr. Lommen has presented at national conferences on a multitude of topics. Television interviews include both local and national stations, most notably CNN. Dr. Lommen is committed to pioneering new neuroendocrine solutions in the area of addictions.
Phil Mollica, MS, DMD, NMD Dr. Philip Mollica, MS, DMD, NMD, graduated from UMDNJ–New Jersey Dental School. He is Professor Emeritus from the Departments of Dentistry and Integrative Medicine at Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Washington, D.C. Dr. Mollica was chairman of the Institutional Review Board at CUIM. He now chairs the IRB for the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, lectures for a variety of Ozone Therapy Associations around the world, is Vice President of the AAO, and holds Ozone Therapy in Dentistry courses 25 to 30 times per year. He also is the director at Wellville Institute for Advanced Oxygen Studies. He has a private practice in Saddle Brook, N.J.
SURGERY FOR OSA
Reza Movahed, DMD Dr. Reza Movahed received a doctorate in dental medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2007.
His residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was completed at Nova Southeastern University, in which he was exposed to the full scope of the specialty including maxillofacial pathology, dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, maxillofacial reconstruction, microvascular surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and trauma.
Following the completion of his residency, he pursued his fellowship in orthognathic and TMJ surgery at Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, Texas).
As of January 2014, Dr. Movahed has joined the Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics as a clinical assistant professor involved in research, teaching, and overseeing surgical orthodontic cases.
AIRWAY AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Mark Murphy, DDS, FAGD Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD is the Principal of funktionaltracker.com and Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at MicroDental Laboratories and ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy and oversees the Practice and Financial Management Curriculum at the Pankey Institute. He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, TMD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Mark has been involved in Sleep Dentistry for over 25 years, is an AADSM member, and has trained with several of the leading sleep dentists and training institutes. He is an informative and entertaining speaker, blending a stand-up style of humor and anecdotes with current evidence based research that you can take home and use in your practice right away.
SLEEP AND METABOLIC DISEASE
Jerald Simmons, MD
Dr. Jerald Simmons is Triple Board-Certified by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology & American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is the Founding-Director of Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA (CSMA), with three locations. Dr. Simmons founded and directed The Sadler Clinic Sleep Disorders Center(s) from 1999-2012. He is also the Founding-Director of the Sleep Education Consortium, Inc., a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing the education of doctors and the community on sleep disorders.
After receiving his Neurology training at Washington University, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis MO in 1990 he went on to obtain fellowship training in Sleep Disorders Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and then in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the University of California, Davis, Department of Neurology, Sacramento CA. On completion of his training he joined the faculty at UCLA and held the positions of Co-Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center in Los Angeles and Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, UCLA / Olive View Medical Center Sylmar, California. While there at UCLA he was active in training other physicians in sleep disorders medicine. After six years he transitioned out of UCLA and into his current positions.
As a Neurologist, Dr. Simmons treats patients with a wide range of neurological conditions but he spends most of his practice evaluating and treating patients with sleep disorders. He has dedicated his career to provide the highest level of diagnostics testing to identify the full-spectrum of sleep disorders. He has been on the cutting-edge of implementing new technologies in the sleep laboratory, including esophageal pressure monitoring (Pes) to diagnose patients with the Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), a sleep disorder characterized by airway resistance to breathing during sleep.
He is committed to teaching both medical professionals and the general public on sleep disorders. As the Director of the Sleep Education Consortium, Inc., Dr. Simmons coordinates ongoing conferences to enhance the knowledge of sleep disorders of the health care community and general public.
SLEEP AND HRV
John Tucker, DMD Dr. Tucker is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best that dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Tucker is continually educating himself and his staff on the newest dental techniques in order to provide advanced, state-of-the-art, comfortable, personalized and antiseptic dental care. He has completed countless courses in all aspects of dentistry, including dental implants, sedation dentistry and Invisalign.
He is a member of many prestigious dental organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is a diplomat in the American Society of Osseointegration and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Tucker is currently one of 37 dentists in the world to have a Certificate in Esthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo.
FRENUM REVISION, ENT
Soroush Zaghi, MD Dr. Zaghi graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency in ENT (Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery) at UCLA, and Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University. The focus of his sub-specialty training is on the comprehensive treatment of nasal obstruction, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is very active in clinical research relating to sleep disordered breathing with over 60+ peer-reviewed research publications in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, and sleep-disordered breathing.
Dr. Zaghi is particularly interested in studying the impact of tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie) and oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is an invited lecturer, author, and journal reviewer for topics relating to the diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie disorders.