Breathing/Sleep Disorders: Stay Awake For Life

Friday, September 17, 2021
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8:30 AM-12:00 PM CST


These lectures by three MUSOD dentists emphasize airway disorder consequences beginning in infancy with co-morbidities as patients age. Sleep disorders are often breathing disorders which involve obstructive and/or dysfunctional factors of the airway. Effective remedies for behavioral , structural, functional, UARS, RERA's, sleep fragmentation, and other influencers help prevent or delay end-stage OSA problems later in life. Breathing, airway and sleep trumps all therapies, and precedes occlusal corrections.


Earlier Airway and Facial Resolutions - Dr. Grummons:

Adolescent breathing/airway screening for sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) with earlier interventions provide effective resolutions and life changing benefits. Therapeutic resolution of neurocognitive, behavioral, inflammatory, structural, epigenetic influencers, and functional aspects are emphasized. Face-forward dento-facial orthopedics, orthopedic growth modification of the naso-maxillo-mandibular complex develops optimized physiologic airway and breathing conditions. This promotes best nasal airflow pathway with harmonized jaws optimized and tongue/perioral muscles functioning to posture/swallow properly, with allied medical and wellness therapies are integrated with flow efficiencies. It is better to shape the child's developing facial structures, to optimize functional breathing and sleep capabilities, than to repair them as adults. Prevention is better than the cure.


“Save the Children” One Airway at a Time - Dr. Lehman:

Airway health is rapidly coming to favor in all arms of the health community but especially in Dentistry. Incorporating this essential information into your daily practice is easy, rewarding and extremely helpful to patients who have been left behind by old school (diagnose and drug) medicine. There are many signs (if we know what to look for) right before our eyes. Many of our paradigms and orthodoxies will be challenged here to the betterment of the care we can deliver to our patients.


Stop False Healthcare for Women - Dr. Seymour:

Women double and triple the number of men who suffer from 25 life-altering neurological disorders involving the brain and CNS: chronic migraines, sinus and tension headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, chronic depression, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, eyesight, blindness and neck pain. The Trigeminal Nerve System (TNS) is the Chief & Largest Sensory Nerve System of the Brain (CSNB). It directly connects the maxillae, mandible, every tooth and TMJoints to both halves of the brain. Malocclusion and dislocated TMJoints assault the CSNB thousands of times day/night for a lifetime, and the entire medical community is permitted not to examine obvious traumatic alignments in the skeleton of the skull when diagnosing these global neurological pandemics plaguing women.


Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage airway by earlier interventions
  • Understand structural, functional, wellness and behavioral therapies
  • Identify airway disease in infants, children, and adults and easily incorporate it into your routine oral exam
  • Give advice on how your patients (through communicating with their parents) can move toward better Airway Health
  • Recognize etiologic factors for chronic facial pain and neurologic disorders
  • Provide or refer for therapies


Educational Method: Live Lecture


Dr. Duane Grummons is a Board-Certified Orthodontist who has authored and lectured for 35 years. His Facial Frontal Analysis and facemask orthopedic appliance innovations are sensible and extensively utilized. He is a leader in adolescent airway analyses and “earlier” (ages 4-8 years) facial orthopedic individualized pre-aligner therapy approaches and non-extraction methods are applied. Dr. Grummons is Associate Professor of Orthodontics at The Loma Linda University Medical Center Orthopedic Department. He developed two efficient and productive practices: first in Marina del Rey, California and again in Spokane, Washington. He has appeared before airway, orthodontic, dental, and medical conferences and made radio and TV appearances.


Dr. James Lehman earned his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1982. He opened a practice in Kenosha, WI in 1982 and in Libertyville, IL in 1998. In 2005 Dr. Lehman invented and patented a unique manual toothbrush. He has also dedicated the last 8 years of his career traveling coast to coast to conferences learning the latest strategies of Airway Health development. He is a defender of all airways, young or old.


Dr. Richard Seymour has been a chronic pain solution specialist for 42 years. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1970 and spent two years in the dental corps of the United States Air Force. Dr. Seymour has lectured and led discussion on chronic pain and TMJ related neuromuscular disorders and appeared on multiple TV & radio talk shows. In 2013, he authored the book “Stop The Headache” and in 2016 published the article “Why Women” in CRANIO. Dr. Seymour spearheaded with the WDA TMJ legislation mandating medical insurance coverage for TMJ orthotic therapy.


The above instructors have no conflict of interest to disclose.





Registration open through 9/14/2021 11:59 PM


Registration is $99

Continuing Education
Lecture Credit Hours: Hours - 3.5


Marquette University School of Dentistry