Day 1 - The Evidence for Improving Pediatric Sleep
This course is designed for both pediatric dentists and pediatricians looking for a better way to manage sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children less than six years of age.
Dr. Boyd will discuss the principles of Darwinian dentistry, otherwise known as evolutionary medicine, and how it explains changes in human facial morphology and their role as a primary risk factor for SDB. He will also discuss current research being done at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Loghmanee is Director of the Pediatric Sleep Service Line for the Advocate Children's Hospital in Illinois. He will be discussing the current state of pediatric sleep medicine and how it’s interface with dentistry and orthodontics can be helpful to our youngest patients.
Dr. Marianna Evans is a dual specialist in orthodontics and periodontics at Infinity Dental Specialists, Newtown Square, PA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Barry Raphael is an orthodontic specialist who teaches how to work with very young children by addressing both form and function.
Day 2 – Treatment Techniques and Protocols
Designed to teach the techniques to the practicing dentist, this part of the course will cover everything needed to deal with the young sleep disordered patient.
The part of the course will cover:
Hands-on demonstrations in the afternoon will give participants a better idea of appliance handling and adjustment.
Participants will be able to begin screening and treatment of the young patient on Monday morning. Collaborative healthcare practitioners (MD’s RDH’s, OMT’s, PT’s) who want to be familiar with these procedures are also welcome.
Kevin Boyd, DDS, M.Sc.
Kevin Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago. He is also an attending instructor in the residency-training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as chief dental consultant to the LurienSleep Medicine service.
Prior to completing his dental degree from Loyola University's Chicago College of Dentistry in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University where his research interests were focused on unhealthy eating, dental caries, obesity and diabetes. Kevin attended the University of Iowa for his post-graduate residency training where he received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1988. Dr. Boyd has served on the teaching faculties of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, the University of Michigan’s College of Dentistry, the University of Chicago Hospital, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital as an attending clinical instructor; he also recently served as an interim program director at UCLA's C.H.A.T. residency training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.
He is currently a Visiting Scholar Consultant at the University of Pennsylvania Museum-Section of Anthropology and completing pre-requisite course work in Biological Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University in preparation for graduate study and research in the newly emerging discipline of Evolutionary Medicine. His clinical focus is centered upon prevention of oral and systemic disease through promotion of healthy breathing and eating; his primary research interest is in the area of infant/early childhood feeding practices and how they impact palatal-facial development, naso-respiratory competence and neuro-cognitive development.
Darius Loghmanee, MD, FAAP
Dr. Loghmanee is Director of the Pediatric Sleep Service Line for the Advocate Children's Hospital in Illinois
Dr. Loghmanee received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and trained as a fellow in the Sleep Disorders Center. After his training he spent seven years at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he evaluated and treated children with sleep disorders and served as the Associate Director of the Sleep Medicine Center. He believes that sleep is an essential aspect of wellness and is interested in learning about how a growing number of health care providers can support families, health care providers, and communities in their efforts to optimize sleep in children and adolescents.
Marianna Evans, DMD
Dr. Marianna Evans is a board certified dual specialist in orthodontics and periodontics. Dr. Evans divides her time between private practice, Infinity Dental Specialists, Newtown Square, PA and teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthodontics. She will discuss how to use CBCT images and clinical exam to identify patients with skeletal deficiencies contributing to SDB/OSA. She will also discuss the Tx protocol that is used in her practice to improve airway craniofacial and architecture in young/very young children; this section will also include content about how to fabricate and deliver fixed palate expanders and criteria for implementing reverse-pull facemasks for maxillary sagittal deficient patients.
Barry Raphael, DMD
Dr. Barry Raphael is a specialist in orthodontics who concentrates on keeping children out of braces. His
work with very young children by addressing both form AND function has many children growing up with
better faces, better airway, and straighter teeth as a bonus. He is the owner of the Center for Integrative
Orthodontics and the Center for Integrative Education.
The following details will help to optimize your experience at the Raphael Center for Integrative Education.
Course sessions will begin and conclude promptly each day. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided. Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes prior to the course commencement time for breakfast, if desired. When you register for the course, please ensure that you indicate whether you have dietary restrictions.
Newark - EWR: - Approximately 25 minutes from Training Facility
La Guardia - LGA - Approximately 40 minutes from Training Facility
Kennedy International Airport – JFK - Approximately 50 minutes from Training Facility
Transportation: Vehicle rental is highly recommended if you choose not to drive your own vehicle, or are traveling from out-of-town.
Super Shuttle – 1-800-258-3826
You can check with your hotel regarding their transportation recommendations, too!
Best Western Executive , Fairfield, NJ
Crowne Plaza, Fairfield, NJ
CEU's: 15; Course codes: 430 & 149
The Raphael Center for Integrative Education is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 5/1/2015 to 4/30/2018
Approved PACE Program Provider ID #364272.