After numerous polysomnographic training courses and workshops, Mr. Townsend earned his RPSGT certification in 2005. He has worked as a polysomnographer for Vascular Diagnostics and Georgia Lung, has worked at Northside-Cherokee Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina. Mr. Townsend has presented to numerous organizations including the North Carolina Association of Respiratory Care, the Montana Sleep Society, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Techologists, and the Carolina Sleep Society. In 2009, he started a group on Facebook for sleep technologists with membership at 2400 individuals to date. Additionally, he established a group on LinkedIn which has over 700 members currently, and he created The Sleep Professionals Association which currently has over 1000 members. Mr. Townsend is a Lead Polysomnographer with Lowcountry Sleep Medicine in South Carolina.
Before his current tenure in Congress, Dr. Paul Gosar owned his own dental practice in Flagstaff, AZ, for twenty-five years. He graduated from Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry in 1985. Presently, Congressman Gosar is focused on achieving a number of goals including reforming health care and reining in government spending. Both goals are well aligned with those of the ACSDD Consortium. He is committed to the Consortium cause and our three Consortium initiatives. His experience in Dentistry earned him the recognition of the Arizona Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year,” and he was also inducted into the Arizona Dental Association’s Hall of Fame. Download the conference agenda Download the conference flyer
Dr. Shrivastava is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonary and Critical Care at UC Davis School of Medicine, and he is Chief of Sleep, Critical Care and Pulmonary Services at San Joaquin General Hospital. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California and is a Senior Faculty Member in the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at UC Davis. Throughout his 35-plus years in medicine, Dr. Shrivastava has been and continues to be directly involved in health care quality and performance improvement activities. Additionally, he is the ACSDD’s Medical Director. Download the conference agenda Download the conference flyer
Dr. Philip W. Cooper, Jr., a native of Savannah, Georgia, graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. In addition to practicing dentistry, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Investigator for Smiles Are Meaningful, Inc., a research organization whose focus is the impact of Sleep Apnea on the growth and development of African American Children. Dr. Cooper is also the Clinical Director of Coastal Sleep Solutions, a dental clinical practice devoted to treating Sleep Apnea patients who are CPAP intolerant and Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome patients. Dr. Cooper is the author of the 2009 book, Why African American Children Cannot Read, which emphasizes the impact of Sleep Apnea on children’s ability to learn to read. Download the conference agenda Download the conference flyer
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Wolford is currently a clinical professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A & M, and he is Director and Sponsor of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship Program at the Baylor University Medical Center and the Baylor College of Dentistry. Additionally, he is on the graduate faculty at Baylor University Medical Center and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1969. Download the conference agenda Download the conference flyer
A neurologist specializing in Sleep Medicine, Dr. Michael Lacey is the Medical Director of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and is Chief of the Neurology Section at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. He maintains a private practice in the specialty of Neurology and participates extensively in clinical research in the areas of Sleep Medicine and Neurology in his capacity of Medical Director of Neurotrials, Inc, in Atlanta. He has lectured at national and regional meetings on the subjects of Sleep Medicine and Neurology and has appeared on ABC, CNN, NBC, and NPR.
Dr. Ellen Crean and I recently met with Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS. Yes the Congressman is a dentist by profession. Moreover, he has experience in using oral appliances in his practice. We met with him to seek his assistance in our ACSDD Consortium efforts to educate the public, educate the physician and educate insurance carriers. Not only has he agreed to assist us he was overwhelmingly informed on the insurance, physician and medicare/Medicaid issues impacting dentists. We will meet with the Congressman in early September to take next steps. Your ACSDD is taking action for you. Join the Consortium effort. Our next meeting is October 18th from 2-4 the day before our conference.
Dr. Hang has been practicing dentistry / orthodontics for over 40 years, after graduating number one in the class of 1970 at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Hang emphasizes early recognition and treatment of orthodontic problems, and he also treats many adult patients who are using orthodontics to have their mouths and smiles restored. Ultimately, it is poor oral posture (improper jaw, tongue, lip, and cheek posture) that causes poor facial balance and crooked teeth. Another segment of his adult practice involves patients who come to him to alleviate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Improving the airway through orthodontics or orthodontics and surgery can improve someone’s quality and quantity of life.
Are you interested in learning more about the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System? Join John Bixby, DMD,D.ACSDD and OASYS developer, previous ACSDD conference lecturer, and ACSDD member, Mark Abramson, DDS for a lecture and hands-on learning experience. You can download the brochure for more information.
Roger Price will unveil his educational and training program in its entirety to our October conference attendees. We are glad that we can bring Roger's full program to our conference attendees. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Mr. Price is the creator of this educational and training program which is designed to train dental team members in posture and breathing assessments in order to obtain a clearer picture of the overall body structure as it relates to dental issues.