Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
Dentist and Educator Dr. Michael Simmons (http://www.DrMichaelSimmons.com) is scheduled to speak at the Houston, Sleep Education Consortium in Texas from February 10th to February 11th on the subject of sleep disordered breathing, that covers a range of topics from snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Treating sleep disorders is of growing interest for dentists and the medical field in general, as the epidemic of poor sleep and sleep disorders affects a large number of the American population. Dentists can really benefit from the information in helping their patients and can incorporate dental sleep medicine into their practice.
In the conference, Dr. Simmons will speak to dentists and physicians on the subject of “Screening of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) by the Dentist and current trends in dental school.” Sleep disordered breathing affects over 20 percent of the population in the world; its severe form can cause fatal cardiovascular damage. A dentist can help patients at risk by giving them appropriate screening and collaborating with the patient’s physicians. Dr. Simmons will also cover the use of treatment alternatives that address sleep disordered breathing including customized mouthpieces, jaw surgeries and orthodontic approaches.
“I invite you to come as a dentist or as physician to learn about how you can help your patients that have snoring, sleep apnea or other sleep disorder problems including sleep disorder breathing, movement disorders at night and insomnia,” says Dr. Simmons.
About Michael Simmons, D.M.D.,
Dr. Simmons is a highly respected and established dental professional for almost thirty years and educator since 1987 at UCLA School of Dentistry, and has dedicated himself to rigorous study and research in the areas of sleep apnea, orofacial pain, and TMJ. Dr. Simmons is a part time lecturer at UCLA and Clinical Assistant Professor at USC's dental schools. He has published original research, presented at scientific meetings and has a wealth of information.
Dr. Simmons is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, in the Academy of General Dentistry, and from UCLA’s medical school pain management center. He is a frequent speaker on Dental and Orofacial maladies including TMJ, Orofacial Pain, Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Simmons also wrote a children book on Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Drowsy Driving, illustrating the impact and treatment of the epidemic. Dr. Simmons previously served for 3 years as the Ethics Chairman for his local dental society of more than 1300 members and is now the Secretary for this dental society. He is also a board member for national sleep groups such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Sleep Apnea Association.
Dr. Simmons is providing patients with the most exceptional and professional care available in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley areas. Along with a very courteous and helpful staff at his two practices, Dr. Simmons offers snoring and sleep apnea patients equally effective alternatives to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, including oral appliances, behavioral approaches and combination therapy including oral appliances and reduced pressure CPAP, for more information, visit http://www.DrMichaelSimmons.com
Dr. Simmons also coordinates treatment with other healthcare providers for better treatment outcomes by combining the different specialty approaches. This often includes pulmonology, neurology, psychology, otolaryngology, oral surgical and nutritional approaches.
Contact Dr. Michael Simmons at http://drmichaelsimmons.com/directions.php
18386 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818) 300-0070
1029 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
Phone: (661) 947-0077