DAY 1:  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

8:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM to 9:55 AM

Topic: Making the Case for Oral Appliance Therapy to Public Officials: Learn about all the ways that the Federal Government is involved with sleep disorders and how ASBA members can educate Congress and the Federal Agencies about the benefits of oral appliance therapy

Presenter: Former Congressman Marty Russo

Marty Russo is a noted speaker on how to have more influence in Washington, in business, and in life. Using dynamic story telling and listing useful tips, former Congressman Russo is a energetic speaker on having more influence. You will leave with the leadership knowledge and action oriented tips you need to make a difference.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Topic: One Appliance Does Not Fit All – Selecting the Right Appliance for Each Individual on site?

Presenter: Dr Rob Veis DDS

Dr. Veis was a clinical instructor and lecturer at the University of Southern California for thirteen years. He was on the faculty at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has guest lectured at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and New York City’s Columbia University. Several thousand dental professionals and students have attended and continue to attend his courses throughout the world. Dr. Veis is an internationally renowned lecturer on the topics of Dental Sleep Medicine, Orthodontics for the General Practice and Appliance Therapy.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee/Tea Break and Exhibits

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Topic: Review of current evidence on physiologic remodeling of the upper airway, specifically with respect to the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing, including OSA

Presenter: Dr Dave Singh DMD PhD DDSc

Dr. Singh is the founder of the field of pneumopedics and cranofacial epigenetics, including epigenetic orthodontics, having realized a few years ago that there is a natural way for the body to remodel the upper airway, reshape bone and move teeth into their correct positions painlessly without the use of surgery or drugs




1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Topic: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its Cardiovascular Consequences

Presenter: Dr. Archie Roberts M.D.

Founder of the Living Heart Foundation, a 501(c)(3) group, combating sudden cardiac death as well as identifying, studying, and directing the appropriate lifestyle treatment of early cardiovascular risk factors, including improper levels of nutrition, stress, and exercise. Dr. Roberts has performed more than 4,000 open-heart surgeries over 20 years. He is also published in over 110 journal and scientific peer-review articles and books

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Topic: Integrating Dentistry and Medicine, the Time is Now!

Presenter: Mohammad Cheema, MD, DAASM, FAAFP

Dr. Cheema is a Louisiana native, who completed his undergraduate at LSU-S and further completing his residency at LSU-HSC in New Orleans. After completion of his residency Dr. Cheema moved to the “City of Brotherly Love” to become fellowship-trained in Sleep Medicine, which he completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completion of Fellowship and realizing the immense need for a Pediatric Sleep Specialist here in his own back yard, he moved back to “The Big Easy” and has established the first of its kind Sleep Center.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Topic: Protocols for Reducing Time and Achieving Optimal Appliance Outcomes

Presenter: John Nadeau and Dr. John Carollo DMD

John Nadeau is an expert on the airway, imaging and home sleep testing John authored the SGS protocol manual detailing the steps-by-step process involved in taking a patient from initial screening through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. John’s passion for dental sleep medicine comes through strongly in his lectures and he has been an invited guest instructor at many dental meetings and teaching facilities across North America.

John Carollo DMD is a respected author, lecturer and peer. He has helped thousands of dentists learn about the latest clinical techniques both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has written more than 20 articles that have been published in a variety of dental journals. At the same time, he actively searches for opportunities to expand his knowledge and to learn from others.

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: “NIGHTLASE™” A unique new non-surgical approach to the management of snoring and sleep apnea, using the Fotona Lightwalker family of Lasers.

Presenter: Dr. Harvey Shiffman DDS

Dr. Shiffman is in general practice at the Laser Dental Center in Boynton Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Georgetown University Medical Center with an emphasis on treating medically compromised patients. Dr. Shiffman completed certification with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in three types of Laser systems and was recently awarded a Fellowship in the ALD. He is personally involved in the use and development of cutting edge technology and has performed thousands of laser dental procedures over the last decade.



Friday April 13th for Dental Sleep Medicine 101 and program for assistants and office staff.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Topic:The Connection Between Gut Health & Sleep

Presenters: Dr. Anthony R. Bennardo DDS and Dr. Aaron Street

Dr. Bennardo received his DDS degree from the University of Illinois in 1990 and has been involved in dental sleep medicine since 2008. After being diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2014 his desire to advance his knowledge and treatment abilities increased. He became a member of the ASBA through his affiliation with the International Academy of Sleep and became an ASBA diplomate in 2017. His desire to treat his patients to the highest level possible lead him to dig deeper into the research on the biochemical components of sleep and how gut health plays a major role. This dual approach, treating the mechanical components of sleep with oral appliance therapy and now the chemical components of sleep with optimizing body ph and gut health, has given him greater treatment success and increased patient wellness. Aaron Street is a highly experienced and sought-after wellness educator and nutrition doctor. Each year he presents entertaining educational and inspirational wellness lectures, workshops, and programs to thousands all over the US and abroad. Aaron Street and his team of staff and physicians have been committed to impacting and educating patients to optimal health for 17 years. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education.. Dr. Street promotes total wellness through Encouragement, Education, and by Equipping people with the necessary tools they can use to reach their wellness goals.


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Topic: The Manifest Destiny for Dentistry in the 21st Century: Treat OSA with the Full Breath Sleep Appliance with and without oxygen

This will be a presentation of the Full Breath Solution Sleep Appliance that depresses the tongue and opens the airway. It has a model with O2 tubes that connects to an oxygen concentrator and delivers 92% O2 to the body. The O2 version gets the following Post-tx results: 97% treated had Mean O2 of 95% or greater. And 54.5% had their AHI <5.

With great O2 delivery American Dentistry can change the health of the world.

Presenter: Bryan Keropian DDS


Dr. Keropian graduated from the USC School of Dentistry. He has practiced LA since graduation. He spent 10 years doing general dentistry, 20 years treating TMJ and orofacial pain, and past 15 treating OSA.

In the past 15 years he has developed 7 sleep oral appliances and attained 5 Patents and FDA Clearances. His latest innovation is adding O2 tubes to the Full Breath Appliance and getting very successful treatment results. He has demonstrated successful results with a medical device with and without O2 available for treating OSA.




9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Topic: Sleep Medicine Oral Appliance Therapy: A Real Model for Dentist Physician Collaboration

Presenters: Dr. Rudi Ferrate M.D.

Dr. Rudi Ferrate is a Board Certified Sleep Physician in private practice in Glendale, AZ. Besides his expertise in Family Medicine he has been diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders, medical weight loss as well as preventative medicine with an emphasis or hormones and nutrition. Dr. Ferrate is also boarded in Family Medicine, non surgical Bariatric Medicine. From the very beginning of his medical career has nurtured his passion to find the best, most specific yet natural treatments in the field of Wellness, rejuvenation, sleep disorders and weight loss. He is an active member of various academies and holds medical licenses in multiple states as well as outside of the US. In the sleep medicine field his purpose is to collaborate with the best in the field to define the future of sleep disorders treatment and performance where dentists and physicians will work together using all available therapies as well as develop innovative protocols, tools and medical devices for sleep disorders performance where dentists and physicians will work together using all available therapies as well as develop innovative protocols, tools and medical devices for sleep disorders.

9:50 AM to 11:00 AM

Topic: When Patients Come Back – Educational Seminar Addresses Simple Steps to Address Pain

Presenter: Dr. Dan Tache DMD

Dr. Taché is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from dental school, he completed an advanced General Dentistry Residency program at the Veterans Administration Hospital (VA)/University of Texas Dental Branch (UTDB). Dr. Taché attended an 18-month training program for the diagnosis and treatment of Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (MPD). Dr. Taché established a successful practice in Houston, Texas, where he emphasized Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (MPD) and Sleep Apnea (SA). During that time, he maintained his position as an assistant clinical professor, lecturing on TMD/MPD. In 1999, Dr. Taché and his family moved back home to Appleton and became the first board-certified dentist in Dental Sleep Mediine in the state of Wisconsin.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee/Tea Break and Exhibits

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Topic: How to work with Physicians for Patient Referals

Presenters: Dr. Kent Smith DDS and Dr. Rosemarie Rohatgi DMD

Formally trained sleep apnea dentist San Diego and recognized as an expert, Dr. Rosemarie Rohatgi utilizes Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) which is action taken by people who are unable to tolerate a CPAP machine, otherwise known as CPAP intolerant. Everyone’s case of sleep apnea is different and must be treated uniquely.  A properly fitting oral device will prevent the airway from being blocked, resulting in a significantly better night’s rest. It will also stop the snoring associated with the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) disorder. Dr. Rohatgi is versed in the construction of the industry’s leading oral appliances thereby effectively selecting the proper appliance for your unique case of sleep apnea.

Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of both the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is on the Advisory Committee of the Australasian Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. In 2007, he was asked to start a sleep curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Clinical Studies. In 2011, he started the SKISH Initiative (“School Kids in Safe Hands”), to keep bus drivers and students safe on the roads. In 2012, he was the first in Texas to be awarded a Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation and is the creator of the “Best Sleep Hygiene” app. He is current President of the ASBA.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


2:00 PM to 2:55 PM

Topic: State Laws Effecting Transportation Industry Workers and the Sleep Component

Presenter: Mark Brnovich

Mark Brnovich is a lawyer and politician from the state of Arizona who currently serves as Attorney General of Arizona. It’s the largest law office in Arizona, with approximately 430 attorneys and over 1,000 employees.

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Topic: Making a Dent in the Sleep Medicine Universe While Providing Affordable, Efficient Care

Presenters: David Berg

Dr. David Berg is President and co-founder of Redirect Health, a national healthcare company that solves the #1 NEW people problem small and medium businesses face. Unlike a few years ago, it is now impossible for low and mid wage employees to buy healthcare on their own in any market in America. This is creating new pressures on CEO’s to fix this problem or risk the increasing costs of turnover, recruiting, productivity loss and workers compensation. With Redirect Health’s solution a CEO can sponsor an employee health plan that makes it possible for employees to purchase healthcare on their own for much less than on the open market — and at no cost to the company. Dave’s vision for the future of healthcare is simple and compelling — He sees a day when any CEO in America can have their company’s health plan working so well, so inexpensively, that they decide to provide it for free to their employees because of the free market competitive advantage they gain. Dave’s own company’s healthcare plan has the best cost to benefit ratio in the nation, and he is able to provide all employees and their families with free healthcare because of his unique solution and unique way of thinking about this problem. He is the author of “The Business Owners Guide to Fighting Healthcare” — a how-to guide that teaches business owners to leverage their companies to make healthcare affordable and to create a competitive advantage. The Phoenix Business Journal honored Dave with their 2017 Healthcare Heroes Innovator award for solving this very real business problem with his transformative solution.

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Scope of Practice in Dental Sleep Medicine

Attendees will be given an overview of the current board complaints and status of scope of practice in dental sleep medicine. The current controversy regarding the appropriate usage of HST’s will be discussed, State regulations will be presented and the risks of practicing medicine without a license will be examined. You do not want to miss this updated review of the law of dental sleep medicine.

Presenter: Ken Berley, DDS, JD, DABDSM

Ken Berley, DDS, JD, DABDSM, has practiced general, implant and cosmetic dentistry for over 35 years. A concern and passion for the patient’s well being combined with his dental experience, led Dr. Berley to complete extensive training in the field of dental sleep medicine to ensure the effective and appropriate treatment of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Berley has gained recognition among physicians, dentists, and patients for his ability to effectively treat an manage patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. Dr. Berley is also an attorney and with his knowledge and experience he teaches other dentists across the nation how to effectively treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.