Transforming a Generation

Diagnosing and Treating Airway and Sleep Problems in Pediatric Patients

OCTOBER 18, 2019

World leaders in the diagnoses and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and airway will convene to address the most crucial of patients… The pediatric population.

Sleep Disordered Breathing can be prevented, avoided & sometimes cured in pediatric patients yet the access to qualified care is limited.

Please join Dr. Eric Phelps from Nor Cal Airway and Phelps and Cohen Orthodontics in welcoming key opinion leaders and experts to impact a generation to come.

Eric Phelps


Daniel Klauer


Darius Loghmanee


Kevin Boyd

DDS, M. Sc.

Doug Liepert




7:00 – 8:00   Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15   Dr. Phelps  –  Welcome

8:15 – 8:45   Dr. Daniel Klauer – The State of Sleep

  • Creating Awareness and Advocating for pediatric patients
  • Treating adult patients now who didn’t receive these treatment modalities as children
  • Getting the message out to the medical community
  • Demand is high for airway/sleep treatment, we need more providers dedicated to the specialty

  • 8:45 – 10:15
       Dr. Darius Loghmanee – Obstructive Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: Why It's Important and What We Can Do About It

  • Screening for sleepy children and what to watch for
  • Evaluating and treating obstructive sleep-disordered breathing in children; do we still have a gold standard?
  • Strengthening multidisciplinary collaboration in the age of population sleep health
  • 10:15 – 10:30   Break

    10:30 - Noon  Dr. Kevin Boyd – Pediatric Malocclusion, An Easily Identifiable Comorbidity of Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • How soon should children be treated for specific malocclusion traits that are known to be co-morbid with pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)/obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
  • What are the published standards of care that delineate when a sleep study (overnight PSG or HST) should be recommended for a child who displays behavioral and/or physical traits that are known to be co-morbid with pediatric SDB/OSA?
  • What are some specific barriers to communication between orthodontists, general dentists, pediatric dentists and other health professionals who might be in a good position to identify a child with increased SDB/OSA risk.

  • Noon – 1:15   

    1:15 – 1:45  Dr. Daniel Klauer - Introduction of Dr. Liepert

    1:45 – 3:15    Dr. Douglas Liepert -  Medical and Dental Collaboration in The Nasal Airway

  • To understand the profound impact of the nasal airway in each profession.
  • To appreciate the special needs of a TMD patient that both the dentist and physician needs to know.

  • To identify the techniques that maximize this collaboration.
  • To appreciate the different surgerical techniques regarding the sleep and TMD patient.
  • 3:15 – 3:30   Break

    3:30 – 4:45  Local panel moderated by Dr. Klauer - Orchestrating Optimal Local Treatment

    4:45 Dr. Phelps Closing Remarks

    Friday, October 18, 2019
     Fairmont San Jose

    Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm


    Fairmont San Jose
    170 South Market Street
    San Jose,
    California, United States

    Per Attendee Registration $395

    Medical and Dental School Residents please contact Kari Santoro at [email protected] for discount registration.

    Breakfast and Lunch Provided

    8 CE Credits/8 CME Credits will be provided.

    Click here to learn about
    AMA PRA Category 2 Credit )

    Refunds cannot be issued within 30 days of the event.

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    For questions about this event, please contact us at  [email protected]

    Nor Cal Airway

    2075 Forest Avenue, Suite #6, San Jose, CA 95128

    Phone: (408) 247-9291

    Fax: (408) 247-9292

    Email: [email protected]

    MON - THU : Closed

    FRI : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    SAT - SUN : Closed