Join your colleagues for an intensive examination of the many complex issues related to obstructive sleep apnea and orthodontic treatment. Make plans to join the AAO January 25-27 in Marco Island, Florida for the 2019 Winter Conference, “Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics: Consensus and Guidance.”

Attendees will receive a wealth of information about diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing issues, especially pediatric and adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), pediatric airway development, and OSA relative to orthodontic practice. Experts representing multiple disciplines will engage attendees with in-depth presentations on aspects of the conference topic, with the intimate conference format making possible detailed discussion with lecturers.

– Register for the 2019 Winter Conference

– View conference information, including early registration rates.
(Registration fees include scheduled breakfasts, lunches and snack breaks.)

The conference speakers’ list includes:

Medical Specialists

(Keynote Speaker) Anita Shelgikar, MD, FAASM, of the Department of Neurology Sleep Clinic at the University of Michigan. Dr. Shelgikar is the program director of the UM Sleep Medicine Fellowship.

(Keynote Speaker) Christian Guilleminault, MD, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences and Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Stanford University.  Dr. Guilleminault is known for having established
sleep medicine as a medical field.

(Keynote Speaker) Ron B. Mitchell, MD, William Beckner Distinguished Chair in Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mitchell is a practicing physician at Children’s Health Specialty Center and is a national leader in ENT management of OSA.

Douglas Kirsch, MD, FAAN, FAASM, associate professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Medical Director, CHS Sleep Medicine, Carolinas  Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC.

Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH, FAASM, professor of medicine; Director of Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Washington.

Timothy F. Hoban, MD, FAASM, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology; Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology, The University of Michigan.

Dental Specialists

R. Scott Conley, DDS, chair, Department of Orthodontics, the University of Buffalo.

Carlos Flores-Mir, DDS, MSc, PhD, head, Orthodontics Division and director, Orthodontic Graduate Program, University of Alberta.

Benjamin Pliska, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), assistant professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of British Columbia; private practice of orthodontics, Vancouver, BC.

Sean Edwards, DDS, MD, associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the University of Michigan; in practice at the Michigan Medicine Oral Surgery Clinic with emphasis on craniomaxillofacial deformity and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

Stacy Quo, DDS, MS, clinical professor of orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco; adjunct assistant clinical professor, Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic; and co- director of the UCSF Continuing Dental Education Series on Dental Sleep Medicine.

Mark Hans, DDS, MSD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University.

Juan-Carlos Quintero, DDS, MS, private practice of orthodontics, Miami, Florida; faculty member, The L.D. Pankey Institute; attending professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Miami Children’s Hospital; Board of Directors, Baptist Hospital Foundation.

Sean Carlson, DDS, MS, private practice of orthodontics, Mill Valley, CA; associate professor of Orthodontics, Dugoni School of Dentistry, The University of the Pacific; Senior Investigator in the Craniofacial Research and Instrumentation Laboratory at UOP. Dr. Carlson has been at the forefront of diagnosis with 3-D (Cone Beam CT) imaging technology.

Rose D. Sheats, DMD, MPH, Graduate Orthodontic Program Director (retired), The University of North Carolina; Board of Directors, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine; associate editor, Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Mitchell Levine, DMD, MS, private practice of orthodontics, Jacksonville, Florida; Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics; Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

J. Martin Palomo, DDS, MSD, professor of orthodontics, director of the Orthodontic Program, director of the Craniofacial Imaging Center, School of Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University.

Ki Beom Kim, DDS, MS, PhD, associate professor and director of the Graduate Orthodontic Program, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University; Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics; Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kim recently published a book, Comprehensive Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Evidence-based Guidelines, with other medical and dental experts.

Spyros N. Papageorgiou, DDS, PhD, senior teaching and research assistant at the Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich in Switzerland.

The conference will conclude on Sunday, January 27 with a presentation by Dr. Rolf G.  Behrents, editor-in-chief of the AJO-DO and professor emeritus, Graduate Orthodontic Program, Saint Louis University.  Dr. Behrents, who is the chair of the AAO Task Force on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics, will present, “Essential Ingredients of the AAO Draft Guidelines on OSA and Orthodontics.”

Watch your in-box in August for an announcement that registration for the 2019 Winter Conference is open.