Everyone wants to belong somewhere — even the tongue. Dr. John Caulfield joined The ZZZ Pack to share his journey from treating teeth with neuromuscular dentistry to saving lives with sleep and airway.
Dr. Caulfield has more tools in his armamentarium than you have socks in your drawers, and one of these tools has eliminated patients' need for PAP or MAD. Pull up a chair as he drops knowledge on transpalatal expansion, nasal breathing, engaging consultations, and the benefits AND limitations of CBCT in airway analysis. Sleep tests, improving physiology and anatomy, and his own experience as a VIVOS patient. He created the time and space to discuss all this with the ZZZs.
Learn how to do more dentistry AND better dentistry by putting everything in the right place. Your restorations will last longer, your patients will live healthier lives, and you'll be on the path to creating a village of practitioners that stop building dams and start building bridges so everything downstream gets better.
Jon W. Caulfield
Dr. Jon W. Caulfield owns and operates Epic Dentistry in Littleton, Colorado where he takes an integrated, whole health approach to dentistry, specializing in the areas of Sleep, Airway and TMJ. He has been fortunate to work alongside world leaders in neuromuscular occlusion and pneumopedics and is now paying it forward, teaching hundreds of dentists worldwide how to integrate solutions for sleep, airway and TMJ into their practices. Dr. Caulfield is an instructor at the Vivos Institute and leads the Clinical Advisory and Advocate Program at Vivos Therapeutics. A graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Caulfield also holds an advanced graduate degree with Occlusion Connections and a diplomate status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
The Vivos System is an advanced therapeutic protocol which combines the use of oral appliance technology developed by Vivos and prescribed by specially-trained independent dentists in cooperation with their medical colleagues.
The Vivos System is indicated for use to treat mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disordered breathing in adults.
Additionally, Vivos has designed a series of Class I medical devices for tooth positioning and palatal expansion for pediatric patients to promote proper growth and development.
Meet the ZZZ Pack:
Lisa Moler is founder and CEO of MedMark LLC and publisher of several dental specialty publications. Her personal experience with obstructive sleep apnea inspired her to launch Dental Sleep Practice magazine.
Dr. Erin Elliott lectures extensively on dental sleep medicine and short term orthodontics and loves to help general dentists extend this life-saving service to their patients. She teaches sleep apnea with 3D-Dentists and Dr. Tarun Agarwal and privately coaches practices about sleep.
Jason Tierney is the founder of the North American Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium and has contributed to the development of numerous devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and migraine headaches. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Dental Sleep Practice magazine.