Co-founder of the American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry Held a Symposium on The Silent Airway Problem that can Impact a Child’s Brain Development

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The symposium on October 6, 2012 to stimulate awareness and early intervention of disturbed breathing issues in children and the role practitioners must play in the solution was a huge success.

Yesterday, Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS MS, co-founder of The American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) and owner of The Gelb Center sponsored a symposium to stimulate awareness and early intervention of disturbed breathing issues in children and the role practitioners must play in the solution.

The AAPMD is a multidisciplinary membership organization dedicated to studying the role of sleep disordered breathing/disturbed breathing in health, brain development and well-being. The event was held in the Sakland Auditorium at NYU College of Dentistry from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Dr. Gelb has recently incorporated a new approach to dentistry in his practice called Airway Centric™ Dentistry. The new Gelb 4/7™ appliance takes dentistry into the field of Dental Sleep Medicine and allows the dentist or physician to find a position to treat apnea, hypopnea, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), as well as snoring. Airway Centric™ Dentistry enables the dentist to achieve a higher level of health and wellness with their patients. This new approach will help the patient to have a better night’s sleep, with fewer awakenings and renewed energy in the morning and throughout the day. Dr. Gelb’s approach to dentistry reduces sleep fragmentation, increases oxygen saturation, improves heart rate variability, and reduces apnea, hypopnea, UARS and snoring.

Disturbed Breathing or Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties that occur during sleep. Its hallmarks are snoring and sleep apnea. SDB reportedly peaks from two to six years of age, but also occurs in younger children and infants. By integrating Airway Centric™ Dentistry into his practice, Dr. Gelb has been successful in treating infants to adults with SDB and the issues it causes.

“It is my life’s passion to make our community and nation know how dentistry impacts child brain development, social and emotional skills, peer relationships, hyperactivity, and behavior,” said Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS MS.

For additional information regarding The Silent Airway Problem that Can Impact a Child’s Brain Development, please visit http://www.gelbcenter.com and http://www.aapmd.org.

About The Gelb Center
The Gelb Center, located in New York and White Plains, NY, offers integrated treatment for head, neck, and jaw pain and dysfunction including headache, snoring, and sleep apnea. The professional pain team, led by Dr. Michael Gelb, integrates physical therapy, nutrition, biofeedback, applied kinesiology, and cranial therapy in their treatment regime—and focuses on beauty, health, and wellness. For patients with sleep disorders, The Gelb Center offers two affordable, patient-friendly, at-home sleep test systems, which aid in patient screening, clinical assessment, and treatment to restore peace and quiet to their bedrooms.

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