Day One

Nasal Breathing

Dr. Dave Singh

Dr. Dave Singh is a US citizen who was born, educated, and trained in England. He holds three doctorates, including a degree in dental surgery, a PhD in craniofacial development, and a DDSc in orthodontics. He was invited to relocate to the Center for Craniofacial Disorders, USA, on the basis of being an “outstanding professor,” where he led an NIH-funded program of craniofacial research. Currently, he is a board member of the American Sleep and Breathing Association and the World Sleep Federation, an academic fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and a fellow of the International Association for Orthodontics, where he was awarded prizes in 2005, 2013, and 2014. Dr. Singh holds several patents in the USA, Canada, and Europe as well as internationally. He has published numerous articles and books in peer-reviewed medical, dental and orthodontic literature, and has lectured in Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.


  • To show how Nasal Breathing is linked to health.
  • How servicing the upper airway can positively improve health.
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Dr. Dave Singh

Bio Needed


  • FAQ – To Address the Top Questions Asked by Vivos Providers
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Advanced Cases Review

Dr. Martha Cortes

When I’m not busy with biological/airway dentistry, Clinical Advisory coaching, and lecturing, I enjoy rowing, biking with my son on bike trails, and dancing. When possible, I really enjoy watching my husband, or son, create a healthy meal made with love. I also visit my ninety-year-old parents weekly, providing them company, groceries and sometimes maid service. When I see their smiles, it makes everything worth it.


  • Looking at the Skull ~ Signal Transduction ~Transverse Palatal Sutures
  • Developmental Mechanism-Suture Homeostasis and Pneumatization Volumetric ~
  • Reconstruction of the Mid-Face
  • Circum-Maxillary Suture System ~ Induced Palatal Remodeling
  • Bone Formation ~ Facial Diagnostics ~ Facial Asymmetry
  • What do orbital features tell us?
  • Separating TMD and Airway Disorders ~ Connection Between Posture and Breathing/Apnea
  • Case Studies
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Live Q&A

Various Contributors


Live Question & Answer with the day’s speakers

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Day Two

Advanced Sleep

Ford Shippey MD

Dr. Shippey completed his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School and an internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at the University of Hawaii.  He completed his sleep medicine direct fellowship at Sleep Center Hawaii in 2009.  He practiced as an academic hospitalist for over 10 years taking care of general medical conditions.  He has served as medical director for several sleep labs, most recently in Kalispell, Montana.   He uses his extensive knowledge of sleep medicine as a consultant and speaker traveling across the country.  He has worked with sleep dentists for over 10 years and often speaks at dental conferences. 



  • Understanding the consequences of poor sleep
  • Sleep stages, sleep brainwaves, sleep architecture, sleep disorders, and sleep apnea
  • Recognizing the impact of undiagnosed/untreated OSA
  • Knowing the contraindications for Home Sleep Testing
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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Dr. Randy James

Dr. James received his graduate training at Palmer Iowa and his post doctorate board certification from Sherman College in South Carolina.  He is affiliated with the Sweat Institute for Orthogonal Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia and the Advanced Orthogonal Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to speaking engagements, he practices full time, with offices located in both Littleton and Denver, Colorado and is the founder of the Denver Headache and spine Center P.C. 


  • What is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?
  • Anatomy of the cranio-cervical joint
  • Injury to the cranio-cervical joint and the resulting conditions
  • How does CCJ injury impact a patient dentally?
  • When to refer?
  • The Team Approach between dentist and Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic for enhanced dental outcome
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Tongue Tie

Dr. Karen Wuertz

Dr. Jon W. Caulfield owns and operates Epic Dentistry in Littleton, Colorado, where he focuses on treating patients with airway, sleep and TMJ disorders. A self-proclaimed CE junkie, Dr. Caulfield has committed the practice to continuing education for himself, his team, and for other dentists around the country who share his passion for helping patients reclaim their health and live better lives. He has been fortunate to work alongside world leaders in neuromuscular occlusion, sleep, and airway improvement. He has been a certified DNA appliance provider since 2010 and is an employee and integrated clinical advisor for Vivos. He also holds a diplomate status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.


  • Introduction to Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Identify Barriers to Treament
  • Define Lingual, Labial & Buccal Frenums and potential complications
  • Understand the surgical technique used to preform Frenum releases
  • Explore laser interactions – wound healing
  • Active Wound Care vs Myofunctional Therapy
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