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Dr. Jonathan A. Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In 1983, he joined a TMD and orofacial pain practice and in 1991, he expanded his practice to include treatment of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. In 2001, Dr. Parker transitioned out of his TMD practice and since then has been one of the few dentists in the country to focus on dental sleep medicine.
He is a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), has served on the Academy’s executive board, and is a past chairman of the reimbursement committee. He was the recipient of the Academy's Distinguished Service Award in 2003. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Parker is on the consulting staff of six different sleep disorders centers in the Minneapolis - St.Paul area and he works closely with the sleep medicine physicians at each center. Since 1993, Dr. Parker has lectured throughout the United States and has given presentations at all of the major dental conferences (ADA, Chicago Midwinter, Hinman, etc.) on the role of the dentist in evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Participants have stated that his presentations are informative, well organized, humorous, and very enjoyable. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliances used for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Chris Bez, the principal of Creativity Consulting and Coaching is an award winning Marketing and Advertising Executive, a Certified Advertising Specialist and a Certified Professional Life Coach. Her experience as a top-level corporate executive, a multimillion-dollar sales person and national motivational speaker has provided opportunities to develop expertise in real environments and in a variety of business models. She consults on creating and implementing marketing strategies that evolve with technology and business development. A champion of creative solutions, she focuses on the importance of creating companies that model respect, empowerment and open communications to attract and maintain the most exceptional employees, clients and/or patients. In support of evolving company identities, she coaches entrepreneurs, executives and salespeople in businesses of all sizes.
Julie, Jackie, Jean, Paula and Karen all work actively in the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center lab and with patients. Their extensive experience in clinical assisting in dental sleep medicine is shared with your assistants as part of the Masters Course sessions. In addition, they provide insight into procedural protocols that support a smooth running practice.
Kim Lahr and Julie Schedler - Are hands-on experts in dental sleep medicine office procedures and have developed, refined and recorded information on all of them that they share with staff attendees to Masters Course and as resources to the Comprehensive Course Doctors. Both have extensive experience in business management and practice protocols.
The DentalSleepology guest speakers have been selected for their unique experience in the area of dental sleep medicine and/or obstructive sleep apnea. We believe your practice can benefit from their expertise.
Laura Sheppard C.D.T., T.E. is the Director of Quality & Compliance for Dental Services Group Laboratories. A practicing dental technician since 1979, Laura’s career accomplishments include a degree from Ferris State University, national certification and PTC certifications in a number of disciplines. She has owned her own full service dental lab and joined DSG’s Davis Dental Laboratory in 1989. Her 1990 entry into the field of dental sleep devices led to the development of one of the nation’s top therapy product divisions.
Currently, she directs and implements all FDA compliance efforts for Dental Services Group 23 laboratories. She is the current chair of the National Board for Certification, trustee for the National Association of Dental Laboratories, education chairman for the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology and serves on the Industry Relations Committee for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
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Michael J. Howell, MD, an engaging speaker is board certified in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of MN Medical Center and Fairview Sleep Centers in Edina and Minneapolis. Also an Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, he is a recognized expert in the area of sleep and its relationship to neurological disorders and obesity.
Dr. Howell brings his perspective as both a subject matter expert and a referral resource to his presentations and has been well received for a number of years as a part of this seminar series.
Dr. Jeff Forslund completed his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1988. After graduating, he served 4 years in the Navy and joined Southern Heights Dental group in 1993. His enjoyment of all aspects of dentistry led him to a special interest in helping people with sleep apnea and TMJ problems. As a result, several years ago Dr. Forslund joined the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Edina and today provides oral appliance therapy solutions to patients who are unable or unwilling to use CPAP.
Dr. Forslund is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the International Association of Cosmetic Aestheticians and is board certified by the state of Minnesota.