Airway Sleep: The Medical Dental Collaboration
   Lecture Description:   
  This track is for all healthcare practitioners interested in initiating or advancing their Airway/Sleep practice. Optimal outcomes necessitate recognizing all factors present whether they are medical, dental, structural or nutritional. Learn what other disciplines do.
Leading educators from different disciplines will discuss why, when and how to collaborate. Physicians, dentists, physical therapists and myofunctional therapists will offer presentations. Whether a beginning or advanced practitioner, this track is for you. 
Steve Carstensen, DDS
Steve Carstensen DDS started treating sleep problems in 1998 and practices at Premier Sleep in Bellevue, WA. He’s completed UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Sleep and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He lectures internationally, directs sleep education at the Pankey Institute and is a guest lecturer at Spear Education, University of the Pacific, and Louisiana State University Dental Schools. Since 2014 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine. In 2019, Quintessence will publish A Clinician’s Handbook of Dental Sleep Medicine, written with a co-author.

  Jerald Simmons, MD
Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. is the Founding-Director of The Sleep Education Consortium (SEC) and Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA (CSMA). He is Triple Board-Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Ohio State University, he trained in Neurology at Washington University, Sleep Medicine at Stanford University and Epilepsy at University of California. He began his professional career as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCLA while co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and directing the Clinical Neuro-physiology lab at Olive View UCLA. In 1999 he moved to Houston establishing his sleep disorders practices. He continues to conduct research studies relating to sleep disorders and developing methods to enhance the assessment and treatment of patients with sleep disturbances. His most recent research involves the relationship between Clenching / Sleep Bruxism / TMJ Disorder with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as the relationship between ADHD And disturbances of sleep. Education is an important aspect of his career, having trained medical students, residents and fellows in sleep medicine and then establishing the SEC as an outreach to educate the healthcare community. He has been instrumental in providing guidance to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners that led to the new rules requiring dentists to obtain some degree of education in sleep medicine in order to provide appliance  therapy to patients with OSA.
  Crispin Simmons, DDS
Dr. Simmons has been providing innovative diagnosis and treatment for health conscious individuals with complex dental and TMJ-related issues for over 30 years. No one has the technology, the years of experience, or the knowledge to more effectively treat TMJ…experience matters.
Following graduation from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in 1978, Dr. Simmons founded a general dental practice in Bristol, Tennessee. In 1990, Dr. Simmons relocated to Seattle to establish a dental practice devoted exclusively to providing care for patients suffering from craniofacial pain and temporomandibular disotders, commonly referred to as TMJ.
Dr. Simmons has completed more than 4,000 hours of accredited,advanced dental instruction. His course work has included studies of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, pain management, orthodontics and sleep dentistry. Some of the world’s leading authorities in these fields have been his mentors.
He currently maintains practices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington for diagnosis and treatment of jaw dysfunction disorders. Dr. Simmons is excited to introduce Myobrace orthodontic treatment to leave a legacy of children who will grow up with beautiful smiles and healthy faces, significantly reducing their risk of breathing disorders, malocclusion and TMJ.
  Gregg Johnson, PT
He is 1971 graduate from the University of Southern California and completed a one year residency at Kaiser Vallejo under Maggie Knott. He remained as senior faculty for six years. Mr. Johnson developed the first Soft Tissue Mobilization course for P.T.’s in 1980. He has also developed courses in Functional Mobilization and Resistance Enhanced Manipulation™. He is the co-founder of the Institute of Physical Art and the Functional Manual Therapy approach. He is Director of an credentialed AAOMPT Fellowship program and has published multiple chapters and articles on STM, PNF, and Functional Manual Therapy (FTM). He is currently involved in several research projects on FMT. 

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