Nierman 2017 Continuing Education Faculty & Speakers

Dental Sleep Speakers

Rose Nierman, RDH

Founder of Nierman Practice Management

Rose Nierman is a pioneer of cross coding in dentistry and leading expert in her field. She is an entrepreneur, educator and author. Ms. Nierman created the first manual, seminar, and software program dedicated to helping dentists implement medical billing into their practice. Her life’s work for nearly 30 years has enabled dental practices to procure medical insurance reimbursement for their patients.

Ms. Nierman is a frequent presenter at major dental CE conferences, teaching dentists and their teams how to get paid by medical insurance for Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD, Oral Surgeries / Implants, and more. In addition, she is the speaker of Nierman Practice Management’s renowned course – CrossCoding: Unlocking the Code to Medical Billing in Dentistry, held 15+ times a year nationwide. Rose has more experience training dental practices in cross-coding than any other person or group.

Her journey began as a hygienist in a busy dental practice treating TMJ disorders. Rose recognized a way to successfully bill patients’ medical insurance, allowing patients to receive treatments they otherwise would not have been able to obtain. Realizing the potential to help others, she refined and documented her protocols, and in 1988 wrote her first manual “Successful Medical Insurance in Dentistry.”

During the same year, she founded Nierman Practice Management and began teaching other dental practices how to implement medical billing in their own practice. Her secret revolves around proper communication and documentation – knowing how to communicate with insurance companies, and showing medical necessity through thorough narrative reports.

In 1991, she developed the first version of DentalWriter™ and CrossCode™ Software, which has since become the leading dental software for implementing dental sleep medicine, TMD, and medical billing.

To date, she has authored 5 dental practice management manuals, over 100 articles, educated over 10,000 dental professionals, and continues to lead the cross-coding industry through her advancements in education, technology, and experience.

Dental Sleep Speakers

Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS

NPM Clinical Director of Education

Having a limited practice to Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Patel utilizes his experience and expertise to help dentists across the country excel in these areas within their dental practices. As a Clinical Education Director with Nierman Practice Management, Dr. Patel works with dentists and speakers to provide up-to-date information for dentists to continue to expand their practices. Dr. Mayoor 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 and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also became a 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 serves as a board member with the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals, the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He also has taken the role as examination chair for the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Craniofacial Pain. With extensive dental knowledge and expertise, Dr. Mayoor Patel has served as Director of Dental Sleep Medicine for FusionSleep from 2008-2014 and as Adjunct Faculty Member at Tufts University from 2011-2014. He presently is an Adjunct Faculty member with Georgia Regents University and The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine. Since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Patel utilizes his experience and expertise to help dentists across the country excel in these areas within their dental practices. Additionally a peer reviewer, published textbook chapters, articles and a consumer book on alternate to CPAP, co-owner of a dental lab, and holds several patents.

Dental Sleep Speakers

Ken Berley, DDS, JD

Dr. Ken Berley has lectured nationally in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Risk Management. Through his experience and expertise, Dr. Berley focuses on Protecting Your Practice in the Medical Arena. Dr. Berley is a native Arkansan and has practiced dentistry in the state since 1980.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas Little Rock in 1995 with a JD degree.

He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Master of the Implant Prosthodontics Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Therefore, he is one of the few dentists in the State of Arkansas trained and qualified to both surgically place and restore implants. Additionally, Dr. Berley is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and can perform all phases of general and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Berley is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and trained in sedation and anesthesis at the University of Alabama. Dr. Berley is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Berley has lectured nationally in the fields of Dental Sleep Medicine, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Risk Management. He has lectured for such prestigious organizations as the Texas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.

Being the sole attorney and practicing dental sleep medicine Diplomate, Dr. Berley has developed a completely unique and imperative risk management for dental sleep medicine course. Utilizing his knowledge as an attorney and his experience of treating hundreds of sleep apnea cases, Dr. Berley has refined and documented the protocols he implements in his practice to ensure maximum protection.

Dental Sleep Speakers

Brock Rondeau, DDS

Dr. Brock Rondeau is a Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate-Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, Diplomate American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, Master Senior Certified Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics and was awarded the IAO’s highest honor – the Leon Pinker Award and Duane Stanford Award.

He has published over 30 articles and numerous videos on orthodontics and is also a contributing editor for the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry and the Journal of General Orthodontics.

Dental Sleep Speakers

Shouresh Charkandeh, DDS

As a strong advocate for the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Charkandeh has successfully treated hundreds of OSA patients. With his focus on Titration Technologies and Recent Research on Efficacy of OAT, Dr. Charkandeh works with Sleep Physicians, Sleep Dentists and CPAP providers to provide proper treatment for patients.

Dr. Shouresh Charkandeh received his DDS and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada and earned his Fellowship from Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He maintains a group of private practices in Edmonton and Calgary with a focus on Dental Sleep Medicine, TMD and advanced occlusal reconstructive cases. He is actively involved in research to improve treatment outcome predictability for OAT, using the MATRx Technology and is the “Chief Dental Officer” at Zephyr Sleep Technologies.

He is the recipient of the “2012 Clinical Research Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), and has lectured at numerous meetings such as American Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, AADSM Annual Meeting, IAO (International Association for Orthodontics) Annual Meeting, and many more Sleep meetings across North America. He is one of the SomnoMed Academy Speakers and is also the “Clinical Director” at The Snore Centre in Calgary, Alberta; a multidisciplinary clinic offering personalized diagnostic and treatment services for snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Dental Sleep Speakers

Anthony Sims, DDS

Dr. Anthony B. Sims has been Practicing Dentistry for over 30 Years.  He attended college in Lincoln Nebraska and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University.

Dr. Sims has always had a desire to be of service to others which lead to his practicing Dentistry on the mission field of Ghana, West Africa.

Dr. Sims has been married for over 36 years. He is the father of three adult children and the grandfather of two.  In addition to his passion for family, Dr. Sims has a passion to educate people on the importance of maintaining excellent dental care and the effect it has on the quality of a person’s life, including how dentistry interrelates with the many different types of movement disorders.

Dr. Sims is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and practices in Columbia Maryland, where he also treats TMJ/Tourette’s patients. He has lectured on TMJ dysfunction, its treatment and its connection to the various movement disorders.  He has also lectured in London England on the Modern Advances in TMJ Treatment.

Dr. Sims peer- reviewed Published articles include:

  • Published:  Tourette syndrome: A Pilot Study for the Discontinuance of Movement Disorder: primary article in the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (’09)
  • Published: The Relationship between Posture and Equilibrium and the Auriculotemporal Nerve in Patients with Disturbed Gait and Balance:  Journal of Craniomandibular Practrice (’09)
  • Published: An Intraoral Neurocranial Vertical Distractor Appliance Provided Unique Treatment for Tourette’s Syndrome and Resolves Comorbid Neurobehavioral Problems of Obsessive Conplulsive Disorder: Medical Hypothesis Journal (2010)
  • Published: Spasmodic Torticollis: The Dental Connection: Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (2012)
  • Published: Supression of Movement Disorders by Jaw Realignment: Journal of Pain Medicine (2012)
Dental Sleep Speakers

Terry Bennett, DMD

Dr. Bennett received his dental degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1977. Dr. Bennett started his private practice that same year. He soon developed an interest in treating patients with chronic head, neck and facial pain disorders. Since 1990 his practice has been exclusively devoted to the treatment of Temporomandibular-related disorders, snoring, sleep apnea, and bruxism.
To stay up to date on the latest procedures, Dr. Bennett has attended national meetings including extensive post-graduate and continuing education courses. He has accumulated more than 2,500 hours pertaining to TMJ disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Orthopedics, Orthodontics, and Craniofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Bennett has been an invited lecturer to other doctors on TMJ disorders and snoring/sleep apnea.