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Opening Airways and Opportunities

October 20–23, 2021 | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, NV

October 20–23, 2021
Caesars Palace Las Vegas, NV

As a dentist, you are essential to solving the sleep and breathing epidemic. Why? Dentists serve as the front line to proper screening and education and, therefore, can change the course of healthcare forever. That is why we’re inviting you to join us for our exclusive, four-day Breathing Wellness Conference! Earn 14 CE Credits and learn more about the innovative and life-changing treatments for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing.

As our guests at this exclusive, four-day event, you will . . .

  • Hear from the industry’s top experts on obstructive sleep apnea’s impact on chronic conditions like heart disease, chronic fatigue, and dementia
  • Learn how innovations supporting the science of dentofacial sleep medicine are transforming the future of dentistry forever
  • Earn 14 CE credits
  • Receive free meals, a hotel stay, and entertainment, including an all-day golf tournament at the Bali Hai Gold Club, social cocktail hours, and more, all included with a golden ticket for qualifying doctors!
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See renowned sleep expert Matthew Walker, PhD, LIVE!

As a professor of neuroscience at the University of California Berkeley, the author of Why We Sleep, and the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, Matt Walker has years of experience with teaching and learning about sleep.

Get ready for the dental conference of the decade at the world-renowned Caesars Palace Hotel!

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Save $15 by using the link below to book additional rooms for team members and staff:

Get ready for the dental conference of the decade at the world-renowned Caesars Palace Hotel!

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palace

Save $15 by using the link below to book additional rooms for team members and staff:

Speakers

​G. Dave Singh, DMD, PhD, DDSc

  • Earned his Degree in Dental Surgery, which was validated at Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in the US. Obtained his PhD in Craniofacial Development and his DDSc in Orthodontics
  • Author of “Epigenetic Orthodontics in Adults” and “Pneumopedics and Craniofacial Epigenetics: Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy for Pediatric and Adult Sleep Disordered Breathing”
  • Founder of Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Chief Medical Officer, Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Member of Board of Directors, Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Member of the World Sleep Society
  • Board Member of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy
  • Senior Instructor, International Association for Orthodontics
  • Academic Fellow, World Federation of Orthodontists

Ben Miraglia, DDS

  • Graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Member of ADA, AGD, NYSAGD, and the Ninth District Dental Society
  • Member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry
  • President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY
Jon Caulfield

Jon Caulfield, DDS

  • Owner of Epic Dentistry in Littleton, CO
  • Instructor at The Vivos Institute
  • Clinical Advisory and Advocate Program Leader at Vivos Therapeutics
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and American Sleep and Breathing Academy
Sahil Chopra

Sahil Chopra, MD

  • Founder and chief sleep giver at Empower Sleep, a digital sleep medicine center
  • Expert in delivering care through telemedicine platforms and integration of wearables in population management
  • Public speaker
  • Faculty member at The Vivos institute
  • Sleep medicine fellowship (BIDMC) at Harvard Medical School
  • Internal medicine residency at UCLA
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Chris Farrugia, DDS

  • Nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and leader in the areas of medical billing and digital dentistry
  • Early adopter of digital CAD/CAM technology
  • Author of 5-book series Successful Medical Billing
  • Teaches dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with CAD/CAM digital restorative techniques, digital imaging and successfully access medical benefits for their services
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing
  • Former medical director of Pensacola Imaging
  • Currently practices digital restorative dentistry, TMD, and dental sleep medicine in Destin, FL
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Kalli Hale, DDS

  • Received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her Master of Public Health from Texas A&M University
  • Earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
  • Clinical Advocate for Vivos Therapeutics and an accomplished airway dentist
  • Lectures across the country and loves helping dentists with the “secret” to implementing airway centered dentistry in their practice
  • Affiliate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a certified Invisalign provider
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Matthew Walker, PhD

  • Graduate of University of Nottingham and Newcastle University
  • Professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep

Mimi Guarneri, MD

  • Clinical associate professor at University of California, San Diego
  • Board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, and integrative holistic medicine
  • Founder and president of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
  • Serves on the founding board of the American Board of Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine
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Mark DeEulio

  • Internationally recognized motivational speaker, executive trainer, and consultant
  • Has spoken to well over 300,000 people in Canada, the US, and other countries over the last 23 years, assisting them with business and people skills
Join us for an exciting golf tournament on Wednesday, October 20, at the magnificent

Bali Hai Golf Club

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Agenda Highlights

October 20

Wednesday

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast at Golf Course

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Shotgun Start

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Golf Awards

1:30 p.m.
Return to Caesars Palace

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Conference Registration

7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

October 21

Thursday

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Waldo Waldman

Wingman Leadership

Course Description
Flying solo? You might think so, but take a look around: You have support staff and managers. You have directors, suppliers, and partners. And you have colleagues and significant others. In today’s highly competitive world of change and uncertainty, those who build trust, lead with courage, and collaborate with others will dodge the missiles of adversity and win. During his high-energy, interactive keynote, decorated fighter pilot, New York Times bestselling author, executive coach, and Hall of Fame speaker Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman will share tools to overcome obstacles, break performance barriers, and take charge of change during adverse times. 

Course Objectives

  • How to leverage your mindset to maintain focus amidst change and uncertainty 
  • Innovative tactics to cultivate resilience and courage and lead under pressure 
  • Tools to nurture trust, accountability, and confidence with your teammates
  • How to grow influence, trust, and impact with customers, coworkers, and partners by collaborating more effectively 

Credits: 1.0 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Dental Practice Management, Self-Improvement

Subject Code: 770 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NONE

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Morning Break

9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Mimi Guarneri, MD

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Reversible Cardiovascular Risk Factor

Course Description
Understand the effects of OSA on the cardiovascular system.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the link between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular risk 
  2. Understanding the need for screening of sleep-disordered breathing to mitigate a risk factor for accidents and disease
  3. Explore treatment protocols that demonstrate the importance of an MD-DDS healthcare team 

Credits: 1.5 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Medical and Health Subjects, Oral and Systemic Health

Subject Code: 150 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Mimi Guarneri, MD, ABIOM, is affiliated with Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Dave Singh, DMD, PhD, DDSc

Introduction to Craniofacial Sleep Medicine

Course Description
Sleep-disordered breathing ranges from upper-airway resistance syndrome (UARS) to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is a serious medical condition in both children and adults since it adversely affects the upper airway and breathing during sleep. Biomimetic oral appliance therapy differs from conventional mandibular advancement devices and traditional palatal expansion as it is used to correct the nasopharyngeal airway through epigenetic midfacial redevelopment in combination with mandibular correction for the oropharyngeal airway in order to improve the upper airway in both children and adults. Over 50 published studies have indicated that correction of sleep-related breathing disorders is possible using this novel approach for nonsurgical upper-airway remodeling.

Course Objectives

  • Realize the correlation of craniofacial growth upper-airway adequacy
  • Appreciate the principles of craniofacial epigenetics
  • Introduce the principles of nonsurgical upper-airway remodeling
  • Gain preliminary knowledge of biomimetic oral appliance therapy

Credits: 1.50

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Categories: Epidemiology, Sleep Medicine/Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Educational Methodology, Education in Critical Thinking/Evaluation and Discerning Reliability/Verifiable Information within Literature

Subject Code: 730

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites: NA

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Ben Miraglia, DDS

How Did We Get Here – Origins of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea

Course Description:
Understanding normal craniofacial growth and development and the impact that palatal expansion, myofunctional therapy, and nasal breathing have on that development. Looks at the impact of Western culture on craniofacial development. Focus on the dental clues that indicate craniofacial underdevelopment.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the normal craniofacial development in children
  • Understand the impact of palatal expansion
  • Realize the benefits of myofunctional therapy
  • Appreciate the impact of nasal breathing on proper development

Credits: 2.00

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Categories: Orthodontics Care and Treatment of Children

Subject Code: 430

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites: NA

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Presenter is affiliated with Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Jon Caulfield, DDS

The Paradigm Shift – Looking Beyond the Mouth

Course Description:
Dr. Jon W. Caulfield owns and operates Epic Dentistry in Littleton, Colorado, where he focuses on treating patients with airway, sleep, and TMJ disorders. He has been fortunate to work alongside world leaders in neuromuscular occlusion, sleep, and airway improvement. He has been a Vivos Integrated Practice since 2010, is an employee of the Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine, and is an integrated clinical advisor for Vivos Therapeutics.

Course Objectives:

  • Normal craniofacial growth and development
  • Effects of Western culture on growth and development
  • Importance of nasal breathing facial and dental clues

Credits: 2.00

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Categories: Oral/Dental Health Oral Pathology, Oral/Dental Health Conditions

Subject Code: 730

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites: NA

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Presenter is affiliated with Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. and is an employee/shareholder.

October 22

Friday

7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Matthew Walker, PhD

Why Sleep?

Course Description
Understand
the role of sleep and sleep loss on the human brain and body.

Course Objectives

  • How sleep is related to learning and memory 
  • How sleep changes in later life 
  • How sleep impacts the immune system 
  • How sleep impacts genes 

Credits: 1.0 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Sleep Medicine 

Subject Code: 150  

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA 

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Jerry Hu, DDS
My Personal Journey

Course Description
Dr. Jerry Hu with Smiles of Alaska discusses airway-focused dentistry, the impact it has on the overall health of your patients, and how it can help achieve better treatment outcomes. Listen here to learn more about what you can do and how you can help more patients in your practice.   

Course Objectives

  1. Learn the importance of addressing airway in your patients
  2. Learn how to address airway in your practice
  3. Learn how airway affects your patients’ overall health 

Credits: 1.0  

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Sleep Medicine 

Subject Code: 730 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA 

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Morning Break

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Kalli Hale, DDS

Don't Roll the Dice on Your Airway

Course Description
The American Dental Association recommends dentists screen their patients for sleep-disordered breathing. The ability to recognize the signs of sleep-disordered breathing in the mouth is critical for providing top-of-the-line care to our patients. Dr. Hale provides detailed chairside information for dentists and their team to help implement airway-centered dentistry in their practice. Sleep test interpretation is also covered in detail during this presentation. 

Course Objectives

  1. How to do 30+ cases sleep cases per month
  2. How to increase your sleep-case acceptance rate
  3. How to quickly and efficiently work up cases (Kimberly Isaacson, RDA)
  4. Systems and office goals to improve efficiency in case workup
  5. How to get patients ASKING YOU for a sleep appliance 

Credits: 1.5 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Practice Management  

Subject Code: 550 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Kalli Hale is a clinical advisor for Vivos.

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Sahil Chopra, MD

Interpreting Home Sleep Tests

Course Description
During this course, Dr. Chopra will review at-home sleep tests and explain how we move between sympathetic and parasympathetic states and how these result in stable versus unstable sleep. He will cover heart rate and breathing during sleep and how that is connected to sympathetic and parasympathetic predominance. Dr. Chopra explains how to look at a sleep test, including the spectrogram, the hypnogram, the Sleep Quality Index, sleep pathology, sleep stability, and oximetry data. In addition, he reviews when an HST is not indicated for use.

Course Objectives

  • Understand sympathetic and parasympathetic states
  • Review stable versus unstable sleep
  • Understand the spectrogram and the hypnogram
  • Understand the sleep quality index
  • Understand oximetry data
  • Understand when an HST is not indicated for use

Credits: 1.50

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Categories: Oral Health Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Sleep Medicine Snoring, and Sleep Apnea

Subject Code: 730

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites: NA

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA

2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Susie McCullough
Panel Discussion and Case Presentation – “Integrating Vivos into Your Practice”

3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Chris Farrugia, DDS 

Medical Billing: Opportunities in the Dental Sleep Practice

Course Description
Medical benefits are payable to dental practices for a wide range of services. An understanding of medical insurance is especially important to practices offering dental sleep medicine services. Sleep apnea is a medical condition almost universally covered by medical insurance. Case acceptance and financial success for treating sleep patients are directly tied to the participation of medical insurance in the cost of care.  

Course Objectives

  1. The range of services, including dental sleep medicine, payable to dental practices
  2. Reasonable expectations for medical insurance and medical benefits
  3. The importance of medical necessity and its impact on payable benefits
  4. The impact of the medical deductible on payments to the dentist 

Credits: 1.0 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Medical Billing and Coding 

Subject Code: 550 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Farrugia is a contractor with Vivos Therapeutics

7:00 p.m.
Dinner, Awards, Dancing, and Fun – Masquerade Ball

October 23

Saturday

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Mark DeEulio

Prospering No Matter What

Course Description
The connection between mental outlook/attitude and prosperity has been the subject of countless books and articles. In this presentation, we will connect the dots between attitude and outcome in real-life terms. There is much anyone can do in action steps to manage and maintain the “prosperity attitude.” From there, the platform is set for prosperity in the endeavor of choice. And to be clear, prosperity is not solely about money or financial wealth: It is about the correct use of your own talent toward the creation of moments of fulfillment. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn the source of attitude control
  • Gain practical steps to create a prosperity attitude
  • Implement realistic promotional plans that can put you on the road to prosperity
  • Discover the simple secret to momentum in planning and execution

Credits: 1.5 

Course Contact: [email protected] 

Course Categories: Self-Improvement  

Subject Code: 770 

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Morning Break

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Dave Stech

Financial Freedom for Dentists: 6 Keys to Adding a Zero . . . and How to Accelerate It

Course Description
The one thing all business owners have in common is the quest for financial freedom. Dentists, to their credit, are better positioned to accomplish it than almost any entrepreneur. The problem is that dentists are not taught business in dental school; worse yet, they’re not given the financial freedom blueprint to both accomplish it and accelerate it. “Financial Freedom for Dentists” covers the six keys to adding a zero to your financial legacy and how to do it faster than your current plan (or lack thereof). Building your dental practice revenue, profit, and valuation is critical to be sure, but it’s only one-third of the freedom formula, at best. 

Course Objectives
Understand how financial freedom is about six mission-critical keys: 

  1. Understanding how the money game really works (not what you’ve been taught) 
  2. Why “keeping it” is key, and avoiding the two ways dentists lose it 
  3. Contrarian networking: focusing on the “Fewer Betters,” the opposite of what you’ve been told 
  4. The power of appreciation and leverage in wealth accumulation, and the secondary role of cash flow 
  5. The one key accelerant to get you to financial freedom faster 
  6. Time is your real currency: the speed with which financial freedom leads to time freedom and your family’s ability to live life on your terms

CE Credits: 1.0

Course Contact: [email protected]

Course Category: Personal money management

Subject code: 770

Educational Type: Live 

Educational Method: Lecture 

Prerequisites: NA 

Sponsor(s): Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: NA

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Kirk Huntsman
“Why Vivos?”

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussions / Q&A

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