Navigation Links
Michael Simmons, DMD to speak at California Dental Association Meeting
Date:9/1/2009

Dentist and Educator Dr. Michael Simmons is scheduled to speak at the California Dental Association meeting in San Francisco on September 10, 2009 on the subject of sleep disordered breathing, that ranges from snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea. This is a hot topic for dentistry as the problem is largely unmet in the American population and dentists can have a great impact in helping manage these disorders.

(Vocus) September 1, 2009 -- Dentist and Educator Dr. Michael Simmons is scheduled to speak at the California Dental Association meeting in San Francisco on September 10, 2009 on the subject of sleep disordered breathing, that ranges from snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea. This is a hot topic for dentistry as the problem is largely unmet in the American population and dentists can have a great impact in helping manage these disorders.

Simmons will address dentists and their staff in attendance about their responsibility in the recognition and collaborative care with their patient's physician. Practitioners will be informed that many more than 40 million people in the U.S. are disturbed directly or indirectly by the effects of loud snoring and breathing lapses. Dr. Simmons will encourage and teach the dental team how to screen for these problems and will validate that more than 1 in 7 of their patients may have sleep disordered breathing. He will share the avenues dentists have to co-treat these conditions, which include customized mouthpieces, jaw surgeries and orthodontic approaches.

Dr. Simmons will also touch upon the lack of education for physicians in identifying and treating all Sleep disorders including other big hitters like insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders. Research shows MD's most often have only about 2 hours of training during their entire 4 years of medical school and the issues with SDB although recognized as enormous back in 1988 continue to be increasing.

Dr. Simmons is a part time lecturer at UCLA and Clinical Assistant Professor at USC's dental schools and frequently talks with members of the public. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Simmons has published original research, book chapters and is a frequent speaker in Dental and Orofacial maladies including TMJ, Orofacial Pain, Snoring and Sleep Apnea. He just recently completed a children book on Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Drowsy Driving to try and reach our younger population and further educate on these epidemic problems. Simmons also serves as the Ethics Chairman for his local dental society of more than 1400 members. Dr. Simmons is a member of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC.

About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC:
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.

Contact:
Dr. Michael Simmons
(818) 300-0070

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2812784.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Michael Moores SiCKO Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing An Inconvenient Truth
2. Katie Hood Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Michael J. Fox Foundation
3. Clarient Names Michael J. Pellini, M.D. Chief Operating Officer
4. Digital Healthcare Announces Dr. Michael Fleming Joins Executive Team as Medical Director
5. Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits Up to $2 Million for PD Drug Development Under Target Validation 2008
6. BioElectronics Corporation Announces Addition of Michael Seidenman, R.Ph. as Vice President of Sales
7. BioSeek Appoints Michael C. Venuti, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
8. Irene Hegeman Richard, MD, Appointed Senior Medical Advisor to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
9. Actress Jenifer Lewis, Authors Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Susan Taylor Among Featured Speakers for Senator Hughes Behavioral Mental Health Summit
10. Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008 Following Strong Inaugural Year Response
11. Siemens Medical Solutions Michael Long Recognized as one of Computerworlds 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of ... of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early ... in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton ... staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on ... Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... weekend at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by ... and physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” ... the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors ... a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January ... Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017   Divoti USA ... up to the standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates ... Anyone in need of Medical ID jewelry such as ... Jewelry are engraved in terms of the new FDA ... Divoti offers this ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Texas , Oct. 11, 2017  True ... services, has amplified its effort during National Breast ... about hereditary cancer risks. ... of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 ... have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have ...
(Date:10/7/2017)...   Provista, a proven leader in the ... purchasing power, today announced a new resource area on ... is the online home for case studies, articles ... news releases, slideshows and events. ... resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: