Sleep & Wellness Conference 2018 Speakers

Dr. Kent Smith DDS

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.

Marty Russo, Former Congressman

A native of Chicago, Former Congressman Marty Russo has spent a career navigating the maze of federal institutions in Washington, D.C. First elected to Congress at the age of 30, Marty served his constituents for nine terms alongside legendary Congressional leaders and Presidents from both political parties. Marty believes in taking an active role to make our government and country a better place. As part of a capstone to a successful career as a top lobbyist, he speaks to audiences about how to have more influence so your voice can be heard to make a difference in Washington.

Dr. Michael Breus PHD

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction.

Dr. Breus is the author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), a groundbreaking book discussing the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers.

It is now available in paperback as BEAUTY SLEEP: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep..

Rudi Ferrate MD

Dr Rudi Ferrate MD, FAAFP, DABSM is the Medical director for Sleep Alternatives, Salt Lake in South Jordan, Utah. And for In Motion Health and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona. His private practice is in the Salt Lake Valley and is focused on Integrative Medicine and Wellness. From early on in his career he understood that anyone’s Knowledge is quickly outdated. That medicine is a wonderful yet highly complex science that is constantly upgrading and that the different organ, emotional and biological systems interplay in ways we are just beginning to understand. For this reason he has been dedicated to continued studies in the fields and specialties pertaining to healthy aging and wellness. His practice includes health aging, hormone balance, weight loss, sleep disorders and nutrition. His goal is to find ways to permit the body to utilize its own healing processes and diminish the need for synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Richard Bonato Ph.D., M.A., RPSGT

Dr. Bonato has worked in numerous capacities within the medical devices industry, sleep disorders medicine, and sleep research fields during the past 30 years. He has taught university courses on Sleeping and Dreaming, has been on the executive committee of the Canadian Sleep Society, has authored and co-authored numerous presentations and articles in sleep journals, has been an invited reviewer for the scientific journalSleep, and has been the manager of a hospital-based sleep disorders laboratory. He has also been heavily involved in the design of medical devices during the past 20 years including numerous marketing, budgetary, product and business development, and product road-map capacities in sleep disorders medicine and dental sleep medicine. His experience as a registered sleep technologist enables him to design product from both the user and manufacturer perspectives, and he possesses extensive experience in the area of instrumentation and methodology.

Dr. G. David Singh D.Sc. PhD DMD

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.

Dr. Robert Veis DDS

Dr. Veis began practicing in 1984 as a solo general dentist and has been a part of both solo and group practices since then. A graduate of USC Dental School, he taught for 12 years at the University of Southern California as a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry; is an internationally renowned lecturer (at locations including UNLV, Columbia University, Loma Linda University and NYU) on the topics of Dental Sleep Medicine, Orthodontics for the General Practice and Appliance Therapy; and has served on the faculty of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He is the co-author of The Principles of Appliance Therapy for Adults and Children – considered one of the definitive texts on the subject — and has lectured extensively for the Academy of General Dentistry.

Eric Dickerson L.A. Rams

Eric Dickerson is a member of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is one of the greatest running backs ever and is one of only five NFL players to ever gain 2,000 in a single season. He is currently a color commentator on several television and radio sports shows and also appears on the new 2017 season of Celebrity apprentice hosted by Arnold Schwarzengger,

Eric keenly understands that ‘sleep’ is a key pillar of health, along with diet and exercise. He is unique as a celebrity speaker who has the knowledge and vision to tie all the elements of sleep health together for physicians, dentists and the public.