Full speaker list will be posted soon!

Last year’s Conference featured all the speakers listed below

About 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.

About Rishi Jay Gupta DDS, M.D.

Dr. Gupta currently serves as the Section Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at San Francisco VA Health Care System and as Staff Surgeon in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at VA Northern California Health Care System. I hold an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF. I am also in private practice as Sleep Surgeon/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Dental Implant and Oral Surgery of San Francisco and California Pacific Medical Center.

About Chris Chui DDS

Chris Chui DDS is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and of UC San Francisco as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Chui has been continuously recognized for his stellar work and genuine patient caring, receiving prestigious accolades such as KRON4 News Best of the Bay Dentist and America’s Top Dentist. He is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as a Fellow of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. A recipient of many honors and awards, Dr. Chui has been a guest lecturer at universities and at conventions and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show as an expert in Dentistry.

About Rebeka Silva DMD, FACD

Rebeka Silva DMD, FACD was born in New York and obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from Syracuse University. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Silva obtained advanced training in Hospital Dentistry from the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center after which she obtained her specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. After her training, Dr. Silva taught at the University of California San Francisco as an Assistant Clinical Professor teaching students and residents while also serving as Section Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco where she later became the Chief of the Dental Service.

About Pat McBride PhD, CCSH

Pat has spent 41 years as a full time clinician and educator in the fields of dentistry, respiratory medicine and sleep medicine. Her extensive experience in clinical, laboratory, research and educational arenas has led to the development of interdisciplinary care model delivery systems used by physicians and dentists around the globe. Pat’s publications span both medical and psychosocial spectrums. She has a unique ability to intervene in the interstices of global systems, developing protocols which can be translated across demographics and cultures into improved clinical outcomes.

About Manisha Witmans M.D.

Dr. Witmans is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and completed her medical degree with BSc Med with honors. Following residency and fellowship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary, she completed additional respirology and sleep medicine training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.  She is board certified in sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatrics.  She has an ABIM certification for sleep medicine.

About 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.

About Randy James DC, BCAO

Dr. James received his graduate training at Palmer Iowa and his post doctorate board certification from Sherman College in South Carolina.  He is affiliated with the Sweat Institute for Orthogonal Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia and the Advanced Orthogonal Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In addition to speaking engagements, he practices full time, with offices located in both Littleton and Denver, Colorado and is the founder of the Denver Headache and spine Center P.C.

About Sekhar Vemparala

Sekhar Vemparala is one of the most sought after investment advisors around today. Known for his ability to connect with almost anyone, he leverages his networking prowess to bring together top industry transformers and leaders.

Sekhar Vemparala is the senior advisor and principal of Wealth Planning Advisory Group. He is also the creator of wealthDNA, which is a unique process that is designed to discover your individual wealth signature and has markers that will help manage, accumulate and distribute your wealth with the greatest tax efficiency. 

About Bret Christiansen

Dr. Christensen attended Creighton University School of Dentistry graduating 3rd in his class in 1993. Completed his AEGD US Army Dental Corp at Fort Carson, Colorado 1993-1994. There he received specialized training in oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics.  From 1993-1997 he served as a general dentist at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.

About 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

About Dr. Jerry Hu DDS

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.

About 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.

About Rebecca Layhe

Rebecca Layhe has worked in the medical field for over 25 years. She has experience in dental and medical practice management, as well as in medical billing, coding, transcription, and is a medical language specialist. She has extensive marketing experience and has worked recently developing the leading dental sleep medicine practice in Arkansas. She has a passion for education and marketing, lecturing regularly on the role of Dental Sleep Medicine in the treatment of sleep apnea.

About Dr. Jeff Harrison

Dr. Jeff Harrison is the National Clinical Director of Sleep Group Solutions. SGS is the only company today offering a comprehensive solution for dental offices wanting to implement a “Turn-Key” Dental Sleep Medicine department. Dr. Harrison graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, completed a General Practice Residency at St John’s Mercy Medical Center in his hometown of St Louis, MO, and has achieved Mastership Certification in laser assisted dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Harrison serves the dental profession as a Key Opinion Leader, Educator, Professional Speaker, Consultant, and Clinician. He is the Founder of Colorado Laser Dentistry and Sleeping Giant Sleep Solutions.

About Sairam Parthasarathy M.D.

Professor of medicine and director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Center for Sleep Disorders, Chief of the Pulmonary Division, University of Arizona.

Dr. Parthasarathy has served as interim PACCS chief for two years. He joined the UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty in 2004, when he moved here from Chicago to practice at the Southern Arizona VA HealthCare System’s Tucson VA Medical Center. He later became director of the SAVAHCS Sleep Medicine Lab, chief of its Pulmonary and Critical Care Section and SAVAHCS chief of research. In 2011, he joined the UA faculty full time and he launched the Center for Sleep Disorders at what was then University Medical Center and, in 2013, he became program director of the UA’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship. In Chicago, he was on faculty at Loyola University Medical Center, where he was director of the Sleep Disorders Center, and the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, where he was director of respiratory care and home oxygen therapy.

About Edward Sall DDS M.D.

Dr. Sall graduated from University of Vermont in 1976 with a BA in Zoology and his DDS from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1980.   In 1984 Dr. Sall returned to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and graduated with an MD in 1987.  He completed his residency at Upstate in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and became board certified in 1994.

In 1992 Dr. Sall began private practice as an Otolaryngologist and Dentist with an emphasis on TMD, Orofacial Pain, general Otolaryngology, and the surgical and medical management of sleep disorders.  In 2000 Dr. Sall earned an MBA from SUNY Binghamton with an emphasis in health care.  In 2012 Dr. Sall became board certified in Sleep Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Sall is the CEO of Sleep Center of CNY and has delivered Oral Appliance Therapy for 20 years to over 4000 patients.