Nierman Practice Management Presents:

2024 Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 8-9th, 2024

Early Bird Pricing Ends July 31st!

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Learn

Acquire the knowledge to advance your dental sleep medicine practice by leveraging the strategies of the leading mentors in DSM.

Network

Develop invaluable connections for your sleep practice by connecting with DSM peers, speakers, and industry resources.

Grow

Bring your team and ignite the spark to action with practical content geared towards business growth that can be applied right away.

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Symposium Brochure

Seminar break at a medical billing/ crosscoding and dental sleep medicine ce course
Seminar break at a medical billing/ crosscoding and dental sleep medicine ce course

Symposium Details

Join us for an incredible event to ignite inspiration and action to take your dental sleep medicine practice to the next level.

2024 Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium will provide the latest in state-of-the-art patient care management, clinical research, and business strategy.

Featuring an array of the most prominent educators and companies in dental sleep medicine, networking receptions, and 1.5-days of thought-provoking sessions, you’ll be energized and ready to transform your dental sleep medicine business.

Location

Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina

1881 SE 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Embrace breathtaking waterfront views just minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach at a hotel situated along the Intracoastal Waterway. This location offers easy access to the sandy shores through a convenient beach shuttle service.

Guests can explore the allure of Las Olas Boulevard’s shopping and dining using the water taxi or attend local events. Enjoy moments of relaxation by the palm-lined pool area, and savor all-day dining at the outdoor tropical restaurant.

Room Block:

$269/Night
Ends Wednesday, 10/16/2024

Book online or call 954-463-4000 and ask for the
Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium” room block rate.

Agenda

6pm – 8pm | Welcome Reception

7:00am – 8:00am Registration  Speaker
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome and Introduction Jon Nierman
8:30am – 9:30am Why Airway is #1 in Dentistry Dr. Michael Gelb
9:30am – 10:30am The Foolproof Protocol for Optimizing Treatment of Airway & Sleep – It Starts with Data Collection Dr. Steve Lamberg
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Unveiling the Root Cause: Lessons from Renee Robinson’s Airway Journey Dr. Ryan Robinson
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm TMD, Sleep, and the Mandible Dr. Mayoor Patel
2:00pm – 3:00pm Incorporating TMD & Orofacial Pain into Your Sleep Practice Dr. Alan Blanton
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm All About Treating Pediatric Airway Dr. Joanna Green
4:30pm – 5:30pm Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy Karese Laguere
5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception
Beginner and Advanced Medical Billing Breakout and Sleep Coordinator Breakout Sessions are Friday Afternoon.

*Agenda Subject to Change
*Breakfast food is not included on Friday. Coffee All Day and Lunch Buffett is Provided.

 

7:00am – 8:00am Registration  Speaker
8:00am – 9:00am How to Become the Go-to DSM Practice in Your Area Dr. Ken Mogell
9:00am – 10:00am Physician Networking Your Way To the Top Dr. Anjoo Ely
10:00 – 10:30am The Need-to-Know Updates for Dental Sleep Medical Billing Rose Nierman
10:30am – 11:00am Break  
11:00am – 12:00pm Increase Case Acceptance with Laser Therapy While Optimizing Treatment Dr. Andrew Cohen
12:00pm – 1:00pm Creating Your Action Plan for Untapped Growth in 2025 Jon Nierman

*Agenda Subject to Change
*Lunch is not included on Saturday. Coffee All Day and Breakfast is Provided for Saturday.

Get your tickets now and gain the opportunity to network, learn, and have a great time at this year’s Conference.

2024 Speakers

Steve Lamberg

Steve Lamberg

DDS

Steven Lamberg

DDS

Dr. Steve Lamberg has been practicing all phases of general dentistry in Northport, New York, for 40 years with a focus on comprehensive restorative dentistry. Always passionate about sleep and wellness, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2011 and has served on their board review faculty.

He is the inventor of the Lamberg SleepWell Appliance, which is an FDA-cleared appliance for the treatment of OSA and holds several related patents. He regularly contributes articles to peer-reviewed journals, is on the editorial review board of Dental Sleep Practice, and lectures internationally to help dentists integrate dental sleep medicine into their general dental practices.

Dr. Lamberg also launched, and serves as the director of, the Pediatric and Adult Airway Network of New York (PAANNY), to provide a local platform where dentists, physicians, orofacial myologists, and other related professionals learn and collaborate on treatment patients of all ages. Additionally, Dr. Lamberg serves as a Scientific Advisor for airway at the Kois Center in Seattle and has created a curriculum there to help dentists practice dentistry on airway compromised patients. Dr. Lamberg also created a curriculum for Nierman Dental Sleep Medicine mini-residency where he also teaches.

After creating a medical screening questionnaire, the Lamberg Questionnaire, he went on to publish a supporting book, "Treat the Cause…Treat the Airway” which correlates many common medical conditions to airway and sleep and is available on Amazon.

Mayoor Patel

Mayoor Patel

DDS, MS

Mayoor Patel

DDS, MS

Dr. Patel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994. After graduation he completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). In 2011 he completed a Masters in Science from Tufts University in the area of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Patel has earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also has earned Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Orofacial Pain, American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.

Presently, Dr. Patel is a cofounder of the British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Ben-Pat Institute. He also served on the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain as secretary, board member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a board member and as examination chair for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. In the past has served as a founding and board member of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals.

Since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Apnea. Additional contributions have been published a textbook for Dental Sleep Medicine and numerous textbook chapters on orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, consumer books, one on treatment options for sleep apnea and the other on understanding temporomandibular disorders, and various professional and consumer articles.

Dr. Patel speaks nationally and internationally on topics of dental sleep medicine, Orofacial pain and TMJ disorders.

Rose Nierman

Rose Nierman

RDH

Rose Nierman speaking at the Medical Billing/ CrossCoding CE Course

Rose Nierman

Founder - Nierman Practice Management

Rose Nierman is the founder & CEO of Nierman Practice Management, a dental innovator, pioneer, and educator. Rose is on a 34-year mission to help dentists get paid by medical insurance and has a long history of innovation of medical billing in dentistry solutions, including education, technology, and support resources.  

Rose is a former dental hygienist that worked in a prominent TMJ disorder treatment practice. She developed her passion and skills for helping TMD patients get out of pain and increasing case acceptance through medical insurance reimbursement. Her entrepreneurial spirit drove the creation of the first manual, forms, workshops, and software for medical billing for TMD and dental sleep medicine.  

Today, Nierman Practice Management has helped over 15,000 dental professionals implement dental sleep medicine, TMD, and medical billing. 

Ryan Robinson

Ryan Robinson

DDS

Ryan Robinson

DDS

Dr. Robinson is among a select group of dentists nationwide who are Triple Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Pain. With a deep passion for educating others about the importance of sleep and living a pain-free life, Dr. Robinson has dedicated his career to advancing the field of airway health. Recognizing the limitations of conventional medicine and dentistry that rely on medications and temporary solutions, he believes in an approach to identify and address the root causes of these debilitating health problems.

This vision led to the creation of The Pain and Sleep Therapy Center and The Center for Airway and Facial Development. These sister specialty practices integrate medical and dental professionals under one roof to provide comprehensive and collaborative care for both adults and children. Dr. Robinson's innovative clinical approach emphasizes identifying and resolving the underlying issues, enabling patients to achieve lasting health and wellness.

Dr. Robinson has invested over 2,000 hours in advanced education on Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders and he has been mentored by some of the world's foremost experts in these fields. Known for staying at the forefront of TMJ and sleep medicine, Dr. Robinson dedicates time outside his clinic to share his knowledge, advancing the #airwaymovement.

His passion for education inspired him to create Integrative Airways, a boutique CE company that offers education, training, and mentorship for doctors worldwide. His first published book, "The Root Cause," chronicles his patients' health journeys and showcases how he has provided them with permanent healing solutions. The book also includes stories about his wife, Renee, and their two children, Bryce and Reese who have had their own airway journeys of transformation and growth!

Outside of his business endeavors, Dr. Robinson enjoys spending quality time with his family who love all things sports, the beach and traveling!

Anjoo Ely

Anjoo Ely

DDS

Anjoo Ely

DDS

Dr. Ely is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School 1997, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for over 20 years and has been through several post-graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving her DDS degree. Dr. Ely is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, Member of the American Dental Association, and Member of the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Ely is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and also a staff member of Ascension Hospitals Group.

Her emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Ely has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to Invisalign, and root canal treatments.

Michael Gelb

Michael Gelb

DDS

Dr. Michael Gelb

Michael Gelb

DDS

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.

The Gelb Center was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Michael Gelb’s father, Dr. Harold Gelb. Since then, Dr. Michael has taken his father’s findings to the next level through his Airway Centric® integrated therapy. He invented the ACG™ Airway Centric® System with the help of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. The ACG System is the first day and night dental appliance solution that offers an integrated approach to addressing airway issues. Dr. Michael Gelb is dedicated to improving his patients’ health by reducing pain, restoring refreshing sleep and transforming lives.

Alan Blanton

Alan Blanton

DDS

Alan Blanton

DDS

Alan Blanton, DDS, MS, D. ABDSM, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is the former Director of the Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain Program and Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.

His private practice is limited to Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain/TMD. He has lectured nationally on Oral Appliance Therapy and Orofacial Pain for the AADSM as well as other dental organizations and groups. He is a former member of the AADSM Board of Directors and the past Chair of the AADSM Board Review Course, AADSM Advanced Course and the AADSM MASTERY Course.

Karese Laguerre

Karese Laguerre

CRDH, MAS

Karese Laguerre RDH

Karese Laguerre

RDH

Karese is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. She founded The Myo Spot, a practice aimed at amplifying oral wellness to whole body wellness. Through tele-therapy she helps clients of all ages overcome tongue ties, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, grinding, anxiety, and various breathing, and orofacial dysfunction. Passionate about education and self-help, she published Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout and Execute Goals. When not working with clients globally she spends time with her husband and four kids.

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen

DMD

Andrew Cohen

DMD

Dr. Andrew Cohen graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with a BS in psychology and received his DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1998. The following year, he completed an advanced education General Practice Dental Residency at Abington-Jefferson Health. In 2019, he earned diplomat status in dental sleep medicine from the ACSDD.

He lectures nationally on “Sleep Disorders, “Case Presentation”, “Photography”, “Fotona Lasers”, and “The Comprehensive Exams”. In 2012 he was appointed a visiting faculty position at Spear Education, where he mentors dentists from around the world. He is a contributing author for Spear Digest, an online dental education journal, and is a content moderator for the online dental forum, “Spear Talk”. Previously, he served as a clinical instructor at the Temple University School of Dentistry from 1999-2002. He was asked to join the Surgical and Dental Staff at Abington-Jefferson Health in 2000 as a Dental Attending in their residency program.

Dr. Cohen earned honors by being named Top Dentist by his peers in Philadelphia Magazine from 2012 through 2023. Dr. Cohen focuses on the benefits of understanding and treating the correlation between medicine and dental health. In 2012, he started the Spear Study Group of Philadelphia. He serves on the board of directors for the ACSDD, and is a member of the AGD, AACD, ALD, AAFE, and Philadelphia Dental Clinics Club, of which he has been a past president and where he currently serves on the Board and as the Continuing Education Advisor.

Ken Mogell

Ken Mogell

DMD

Ken Mogell

DMD

Dr. Mogell is a leading expert in sleep medicine with over a decade of experience in treating sleep apnea and snoring. At Florida Dental Sleep Disorders, his practice is exclusively dedicated to improving patients' health through quality, restorative sleep.

Double-board certified in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Mogell is a trusted partner for many local sleep physicians and medical professionals, providing specialized treatment through oral appliance therapy. Beyond his clinical work, he actively participates in industry events, roundtables, webinars, and contributes to medical articles to advance and share his expertise in oral appliance therapy.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Mogell enjoys spending quality time with his wife, daughters, friends, and colleagues. A passionate Florida State fan, he ensures to attend at least one home football game each year to cheer on the Seminoles.

Joanna Green

Joanna Green

DDS

Joanna Green

DDS

Dr. Joanna Green is the owner and chief clinical director at a unique specialty practice focused on treating the youngest of patients with frenectomy, early intervention orthodontics, and myofunctional therapy so they can breathe, sleep, grow, develop and thrive! The Center for Airway and Facial Development opened its doors in 2022 as a collaborative and multidisciplinary practice with the mission to advocate for the health and wellbeing of children utilizing early intervention for optimal growth and development. The goal at AFD is to grow healthy children to keep them from becoming adult sleep and TMD patients! 

Dr. Green found her life’s purpose after treating children and adults for years while feeling like she was not addressing the root cause of tireless amounts of cavities, teeth grinding, TMD, and sleep problems. Feeling constantly defeated that no one was addressing the “Why” behind all of this, she devoted herself to learning from the biggest and brightest thought leaders and went on to reinvent her career as focusing on holistic care for children with poor growth and sleep disordered breathing.  Dr. Green prides herself in having a patient and family centric approach that is customized to every patient. Through her diverse knowledge of appliances and approaches, she is able to treat every patient as a unique individual while incorporating family values and patient needs into her treatment plans.

With education as a core value at the Center for Airway and Facial Development, Dr. Green hosts many educational seminars, lunch and learns, and shadowing opportunities.  These initiatives allow providers from any discipline to learn how to screen, ask the right questions, and get down to the root cause of children’s sleep disordered breathing and poor growth, furthering the reach of her mission. 

Dr Green is the mother of 3 kids and a husband that keep her busy and on her toes. She loves the outdoors, live music, and a good cup of coffee!

Jon Nierman

Jon Nierman

President of Nierman Practice Mgmt

Jon and Rose Nierman

Jon Nierman

President

Jon Nierman’s mission is to remove the barriers and make it easier for dental practices to implement airway and orofacial pain treatment. 

As President of Nierman Practice Management, he specializes in the development of continuing education programs, software systems, and medical billing services to facilitate dental practice growth for medically necessary services. 

Under Jon, Nierman Practice Management has provided over 5,000 hours of continuing education featuring an internationally renowned faculty. 

Jon is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, a brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, and a classical/jazz pianist.  

Favorite Hobbies

Piano, Jiu-Jitsu, Traveling

Skills, Qualities, or Attributes

Strategic planning, innovation, public speaking, leadership, management, marketing, sales, promotion, networking, education.

Years of Experience

12

Years at Nierman Practice MGMT

12

Michael Cowen

Michael Cowen

CEO & Founder of Awaken2Sleep

Michael Cowen

CEO, and Founder of Awaken2Sleep

Michael Cowen is the most dynamic speaker at any dental conference. His passion for empowering others, coupled with his extensive history in sleep medicine—over 20 years—and dentistry, allows him to speak to the modern dental professional.

CEO, and Founder of Awaken2Sleep started his journey in sleep medicine in 2003, performing in-lab sleep studies as a pediatric sleep technician at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital in Southern California. Five years later, this training and experience empowered him to save his infant daughter’s life from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a leading cause of SIDS in infants. After recognizing his calling to passionately assist others in helping their patients, Michael became an expert in the Business of Sleep Medicine, working with physicians, building sleep centers, CPAP technology, and home sleep tests.

In 2015, he founded Awaken2Sleep, which empowers growth-minded dental practices to level up with proven dental sleep medicine coaching, team training, and sleep testing

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Testimonials

The event Nierman sponsored was amazing. If you’re looking to implement sleep, this is an event that will elevate your practice, and elevate you as a provider, and I would highly recommend it. I’ve attended a lot of sleep conferences, and this is at the top of my list

Naomi Amador

“A great meeting! Speakers, topics, and the vendors were all impressive!”
Dr. Suzanne Mericle

“It’s not easy putting on an event like this, so congrats to the Nierman team. Everyone on the panel is working towards the same goal of growing our industry. Looking forward to future discussions.”
David Walton

“Thank you Rose and Jon for the WONDERFUL meeting.”
Dr. Viet Nghiem

“Fabulous course!!!!”
Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson

“Thanks to the Entire NPM team for their hospitality and providing a sense of community and collaboration for all!”
Dr. Eric Farmer

Had a fantastic time in Denver at THE Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium with Nierman Practice Management. Jon Nierman, Rose Nierman, & their entire team did a fantastic job creating a fun learning environment for all. I look forward to seeing this meeting evolve and grow to become the premier dental sleep medicine symposium.
Jason Tierney

Great panel discussion. Change happens when you work together. Thank you Scott & Dr. Feigenbaum for moderating and Jon Nieman for putting this together.
Kim Solomon

“Was so fun!!”
Dr. Suzanne Robertson

“What an absolute course ever!”
Dr. Samuel E Cress

“Such a well run conference with industry leaders, who could ask for anything better! Definitely looking forward to the next one!”
Karese Laguerre, CRDH

Jon, kudos to you and the entire event team for putting together an excellent program. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute.”
Len Liptak

“Great meeting, thanks to Jon Nierman and all the other speakers, vendors, and learners that made it fantastic for us all.”
Dr. Steve Cartensen

“Profound joy being at such a well executed conference in person with some of the greatest mentors and vendors.”
Dr. Anjoo Ely

“Loved the entire weekend!”
Dr. Michael Gelb

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible.
NiermanPM Sponsor Dynaflex
Nierman PM Sponsor- Kettenbach Dental
Airway Management
Prosomnus sleep technologies
Dental Sleep Profits
itmar medical
Airway Management
Quicksplint
itmar medical
SGS
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