DAY 1: FRIDAY, JULY 23rd, 2021

7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open

7:50 AM to 8:00 AM

Welcome to the Conference – Kent Smith DDS

8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

Topic: The NFLPA Sleep Health Program and the Health initiative for former NFL Players
Presenter: Andre Collins, Executive Director PAF and NFLPA

Andre, a former player himself, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation helping players transition out of the game. He is responsible for creating a sense of community and opportunity for former players. Andre’s driving force to make the transition smoother for former players is made stronger by his personal experiences after leaving the game. 

LHF has begun a national health screening program involving current and retired professional football players

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Topic: Integrated, Whole Health Approach to Sleep, and TMJ
Presenter: Jon Caulfield, DDS

Dr. Jon W. Caulfield owns and operates Epic Dentistry in Littleton, Colorado where he takes an integrated, whole health approach to dentistry, specializing in the areas of Sleep, Airway and TMJ. He has been fortunate to work alongside world leaders in neuromuscular occlusion and pneumopedics and is now paying it forward, teaching hundreds of dentists worldwide how to integrate solutions for sleep, airway and TMJ into their practices. Dr. Caulfield is an instructor at the Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine and leads the Clinical Advisory and Advocate Program at Vivos Therapeutics. A graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Caulfield also holds an advanced graduate degree with Occlusion Connections and a diplomate status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

10:00am to 10:40am

Break and Exhibits

10:40 AM to 10:55 AM

Topic: The Sleep Supplement for Everyone
Presenter: Dar Radfar, DDS

Dr. Radfar graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in 2002. His practices in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard, CA have flourished because he has seamlessly integrated the screening and treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring. He’s the dentists’ dentist, meaning he not only lectures nationally on how any practice can implement his system, but he also sees 20-30 patients a day, performing a variety of dental services. He understands what the dentist and staff need, what they go through and what tools are necessary in order to help your patients with the epidemic known as Sleep Apnea. 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Topic: When Patients Come Back – Educational Seminar Addresses Simple Steps to Address Pain
Presenters: Dan Tache DMD and John Carollo 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.

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.

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


1:00PM to 2:00PM

Special Lunch Presentation:  “Introducing the Next EVOlution from ProSomnus”

Join our esteemed DSM panel as they review their clinical experiences and compare their hands-on knowledge with ProSomnus® EVO™. Panelists will discuss their key findings in terms of features, advantages and benefits within a clinical setting. Hear first-hand their personal case studies and patient testimonials when prescribing ProSomnus EVO. With over 150 FDA approved devices for treating OSA, why are clinicians recommending EVO? Learn what types of patients benefit from this novel oral appliance, utilizing artificial intelligent design, robotic manufacturing and the most advanced, medical grade material to date.


Kent Smith, DDS, D-ABDSM, D-ASBA

John A. Carollo, DMD, D-ABDSM


Mark T. Murphy, DDS, D-ABDSM

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Topic: Gender Disparity in OSA
Presenters: Anjoo Ely DDS and Mona Patel, DMD

Dr. Ely is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School 1997, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for over 20 years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her DDS degree. Dr. Ely is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Member of the American Dental Association, and Member of the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Ely is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and also a staff member of Ascension Hospitals Group.

Her emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Ely has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to Invisalign, and root canal treatments.

Dr. Mona Patel graduated from University of Birmingham Queen Elisabeth Dental School at the age of 17 and obtained her B.D.S. at the age of 21. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, where she obtained her D.M.D in 1995. Dr. Patel has created a practice dedicated to comprehensive and complex dentistry implementing dental sleep medicine as a vital part of patient care. She is on faculty for University of Pennsylvania and Clinical Mastery Series.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Sleep and Breathing academy, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Montgomery/Bucks Dental Society, Pennsylvania Dental Association.

3:10 PM to 3:50 PM

Topic: Closing More Cases for Maximum Practice Growth
Presenter: Mark T. Murphy, DDS

With nearly 40 years experience in the dental and dental laboratory professions and recently in the dental manufacturing industries, Mark has a gestalt perspective of the various functions and relationships. A long standing role with the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne has had significant influence on this point of view. After receiving various awards and honors within the dental profession and selling his very successful practice in 1998, he drifted towards a more global industry view and role serving with Dental Technologies Inc. and as a consultant to several manufacturers and suppliers for dentistry and the laboratory profession.

Currently, Mark is the Lead Faculty for ProSomnus Sleep Technology in the Bay area and practices Dental Sleep Medicine part time in Rochester Hills MI and is on the faculty at UDM school of dentistry snd the Pankey institute. 

Specialties: Dental Sleep Medicine, strategic planning, change management, implementation oversight, performance metrics and motivational speaking.

3:50 PM to 4:20 PM

Break and Exhibits

4:20 PM to 5:15 PM

Topic: Growing Your Practice
Presenter: Jeff Rodgers DMD

Dr. Jeff Rodgers specializes in dental sleep medicine and has been in private practice for over 20 years. A Diplomate of both the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA), Rodgers is a board-certified expert in sleep, treating patients who suffer from sleep breathing disorders at his practice Sleep Better Georgia in Dunwoody, Ga.

He is committed to raising awareness of sleep issues and oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for the common, but often undiagnosed, condition of sleep apnea. Dr. Rodgers earned a BS in biology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn, and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

5:20 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Medical Billing – Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Rani Ben-David CEO/Founder | Sleep Group Solutions

DAY 2: SATURDAY, JULY 24th, 2021

7:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

Topic: Cardiac Function and Sleep
Presenters: Jennifer Cook, MD and Atul Malhotra, MD

Dr. Cook’s expertise includes the evidence based diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions. Similar to other cardiologists, I see cardiac patients with a variety of heart conditions. My unique expertise is the care of patients suffering from heart failure, representing the sickest of cardiac patients. These patients with abnormal heart function face limitations in their quality of life, exercise capability and life expectancy. Few patients in my practice get heart transplants or mechanical circulatory assist devices.

Atul Malhotra, MD is a board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist and research chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is active clinically in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In the sleep clinic, Dr. Malhotra provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with sleep-related disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep disorders associated with medical or psychiatric conditions. He has a special interest in the treatment of sleep apnea.

9:25 AM to 10:20 AM

Topic: Successful Medical Billing For Dentists
Presenter: Chris P. Farrugia, DDS

Dr. Chris P. Farrugia is a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and leader in digital dentistry and in medical billing by dental practices. Dr. Farrugia practices digital restorative dentistry, TMD, and dental sleep medicine in Destin, Florida utilizing advanced technologies such as digital imaging, CAD/CAM, CT, and 3D printing to provide comprehensive, high quality care. He speaks to and trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with digital (CBCT) imaging, digital restorative dentistry (including all CAD/CAM procedures and materials, CAD/CAM/CT integration, and 3D printing), and to successfully access medical benefits for their services. All dentists should be properly compensated for what they know and do. Medical insurance provides benefits for services provided by dentists including exams, radiographs, imaging, and treatment. These are routinely under- or uncompensated to dental practitioners.

10:20 AM to 11:00 AM

Break and Exhibits

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Topic: Cannabidiol (CBD) As a New Path for Treating Anxiety and Sleep Problems
Presenter: 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.

11:50 AM to 12:45 PM

Topic: Comparative Bite Position Analysis; adding vertical and other dimensions to bite taking methods.
Presenter: Dr. Jerry Hu, DDS

Dr. Hu, grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and home of the world record King Salmon. He graduated from Soldotna High School in 1991, earning abundant local, state and national scholarships and was also admitted to a very competitive dual-degree program, called the “Preferred Admissions Program” at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He knew he wanted to become a dentist ever since middle school, and being admitted to this vigorous program, he was able to attain both his bachelor’s and doctorate degree at age 24. While at Michigan Dental School, Dr. Hu earned research recognition and awards, for his study, “Searching for practical methods to monitor Streptococcus mutans levels” under Dr. Walter J. Loesche, former President of the International Academy of Dental Research (IADR) and American Academy of Dental Research (AADR).

Currently, Dr. Hu is dedicated to providing exceptional dentistry in Anchorage and Soldotna. Over the years, Dr. Hu has attained extensive training at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He has earned many Fellowships and Masterships and has published numerous articles with his research in cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep apnea treatment. In 2017, he became the first full time dentist in Alaska to earn Board certification for Dental Sleep Medicine as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

12:45 PM to 2:00 PM


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Special Lunch Presentation: “Efficient DSM Digital Workflow for a Profitable DSM Practice

Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) can be the most profitable service a dental office can deliver when you utilize efficient systems and team engagement.  DSM is not technically difficult, but the overall process can be complex.  Many offices struggle with developing proper systems for each of the hundreds of steps needed to efficiently provide quality care for our sleep patients.

During this talk Dr. Gy Yatros will discuss how today’s technology has laid the groundwork for dramatically increasing DSM efficiency and profitability.  Digital scanning techniques, digital device construction and advances in telemedicine and HSAT technology facilitate appointment efficiencies and quality of patient care that was not even possible just a few years ago. From

initial contact to annual recall, you will learn time saving systems for streamlined workflow.  Through this process Dr. Yatros will also discuss when to incorporate fee for service as well as his newest FastTrack calibration technique which facilitates device calibration in days instead of months.   Your time spent during this fast-paced lecture will save you hours of treatment time in the future!


Gy Yatros, DDS


Kim Solomon

2:00 PM to 2:55 PM

Topic: Review Of Current Evidence On Physiologic Remodeling Of The Upper Airway
Presenter: Dr. Dave Singh

Dr Dave Singh is a Board Member of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Member of the World Sleep Society, Academic Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and Fellow of the International Association for Orthodontics, where he was awarded prizes in 2005, 2013 and 2014.

He has published over 200 articles in the peer-reviewed medical, dental and orthodontic literature, has published 7 books/chapters, and has recently published his new book entitled “Pneumopedics and craniofacial epigenetics”, which focuses on craniofacial sleep medicine with a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea in both children and adults. He is currently collaborating with Stanford University Sleep Medicine in developing a craniofacial facility.

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Topic: Managing the SDB Patient
Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Mericle

In addition to her role as your dentist, Dr. Mericle also is an instructor for the American Academy of Facial Esthetics where she teaches dentists and doctors on the subjects of Dental Sleep Medicine, TMJ Therapy, and Facial Esthetics. Dr. Mericle is also a lecturer for Glidewell Dental where she lectures on Sleep Dentistry.
Dr. Mericle has published several articles and is a member of numerous reputable professional organizations. She maintains professional memberships in the Georgia Dental Association, The American Dental Association, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and The American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She is also a Diplomate with American Sleep and Breathing Academy and a Qualifying Dentist with the AADSM.

3:30 PM to 3:50 PM

Break and Exhibits

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Topic: Recognizing and Treating Oral Appliance Therapy Side Effects

Dr. Damian Blum, DMD is a dentistry practitioner in Elliott City, MD and has been practicing for 37 years since he graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1983 and practices dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine as well as a member of the Education Committee in the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. In 2019, Dr. Blum received State of Maryland Governor’s Citation for outstanding contributions in the field of sleep disorders, Top Sleep Apnea & TMJ Therapy and Top Invisalign Dentist for Baltimore/Washington area. Dr. Blum is a Fellow in the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

4:40 PM

Topic: Topic: Announcements, Housekeeping, Election Results