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Mark A. Cruz, DDS

Mark A. Cruz, DDSMark A. Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started a dental practice in Monarch Beach, CA upon graduation. He has lectured nationally and internationally and is a member of various dental organizations, including the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He was a part-time lecturer at UCLA and member of the faculty group practice and was past assistant director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry. He has served on the National Institute of Health/NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) Grant Review Committee in Washington D.C. and is currently serving on the NIDCR, DSMB (Data and Safety Monitoring Board) for the National Practice-Based Research Network. He is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (Elsevier). Please visit www.markacruzdds.com for a more detailed CV.

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Barry Raphael, DMD

Barry Raphael, DMDBarry has been an orthodontist in Clifton, New Jersey for over thirty years. He is the owner of the Center for Integrative Orthodontics and the newly opened Center for Integrative Education. His concentration on airway-focused orthodontics came late in his career, but has now dramatically changed the way he practices.

He teaches these concepts at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, on the lecture circuit and at the Center.

Barry is a Past-President of the Passaic County Dental Society and Vice-President elect of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists. He serves on the boards of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry and the Academy of Oral Myofunctional Therapy. Barry and Mark are co-hosts of the Airway and Facial Development Collaboration on Spreecast. He also chairs the New Jersey division of the AAO Donated Orthodontic Services program.

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Steven Park, MD

Steven Park, MDDr. Steven Y. Park is an author and surgeon who helps people who are always sick or tired to once again reclaim their health and energy. For the past 10 years in private practice, he has helped thousands of men and women breathe better, sleep better, and live more fulfilling lives. His passion is to identify and empower people to overcome sleep-related breathing problems, which most people don’t realize is the real reason for many of their common medical ailments.

Dr. Park is a native of New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. His otolaryngology residency training was completed at Albert Einstein/Montefiore. He is: Dr. Park practices integrative medicine and surgery, with a firm belief that other models of health and disease can complement traditional, Western medicine. He provides monthly live teleseminars with experts not only related to his field, but also professionals in other areas—he has interviewed an acupuncturist, dietician, and a neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis expert in the past. He firmly believes that one must treat the whole person first, including addressing his or her diet, lifestyle, stresses and emotional states, rather than focusing on one simple symptom or area of the body.

He is a published author of the book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. It was endorsed by numerous New York Times best-selling authors such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Mary Shomon.

Dr. Park provides office consultations at his Midtown Manhattan practice, as well as actively giving seminars, talks and lectures to numerous lay organizations and medical professionals.

In his spare time, he loves to cook Latin food. Dr. Park is also an avid runner with the Van Cortlandt Track Club in the Bronx. He is happily married to his wife, Kathy, and adores his three boys Jonas, Devin, and Brennan.

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Bertrand Da Silva, MD

Dr. Bertrand Da Silva Education
Medical School - St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, University of London-London, England

Residency
Tustin Hospital and Medical Center, Queen Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Thomas Hospital

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Ronald Harper, PhD

Ronald Harper, PhD Department / Division Affiliations
Distinguished Professor and Professor, Neurobiology

Member, ACCESS Program: Dept. of Neurobiology, Access Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Home Area, Access Neuroscience Home Area, Brain Research Institute, CTSI, Neuroscience IDP

The laboratory examines neural mechanisms underlying sleep state: control of breathing, somatomotor activity, and cardiovascular action in developing and adult small animal preparations. Neural mechanisms are examined through neurophysiologic techniques which include assessment of intrinsic optical changes in neural tissue, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and chronic single neuron recording; the optical imaging and cell recording studies are often combined with microdialysis techniques to determine neurochemical mechanisms underlying cell action. We found that a substantial portion of sleep effects on normal and disordered breathing result from rostral brain influences on pontine and medullary structures, that activity over wide areas of these structures can be visualized during ventilatory and pressor challenges in freely behaving animals, and that immature development of mechanisms controlling descending rostral brain influences on breathing can place the organism at risk.

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Tasha Turzo, DO

Tasha L. Turzo, D.O. Tasha L. Turzo, D.O., has been in practice in Santa Cruz for 18 years as a traditional osteopathic physician and classical homeopath, treating patients of all ages from newborn to geriatrics. She has a particular interest in working with facial dysfunctions including TMD, malocclusions and head injuries.

Dr. Turzo is a nationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on the use of Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) devices. She is a founding faculty member with the ALF Educational Institute. She is co directing an ALF mini residency program with Dr. Bronson. Dr. Turzo has been teaching for the last seven years osteopaths and dentist the application of the ALF appliances as well as diagnosis and treatment of facial dysfunction. Dr. Turzo has been co treating patients and working monthly with Dr. Nordstrom DDS (founder of the ALF appliances) for the last 18 years.

Dr. Turzo graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California in 1994 where she completed an OMM/ Anatomy Teaching Fellowship as well as a Burroughs Wellcome Research Fellowship. She completed her internship at the University of California, San Francisco's affiliate Family Medicine program at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. She received her certification in homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathic Medicine, Berkeley, CA in 1999 and continued as a guest lecturer. She has earned a Proficiency Certification from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and is certified in Prolotherapy.

Dr. Turzo is active in the Waldorf community, where her husband was a teacher and administrator for several years, and where her daughters have attended school. She enjoys yoga, pilates, nutrition, and actively works to match patients with movement therapies, where appropriate for greater healing and function.

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Rick Roblee, DDS, MS

Rick Roblee, DDS, MSDr. Roblee practiced restorative dentistry in Dallas, Texas, before specializing in orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry. He is renowned for his work in esthetic dentistry, orthodontic techniques, electronic health records and interdisciplinary therapy. Dr. Roblee lectures extensively and is the author of numerous publications including a textbook entitled Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy. He is an associate clinical professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in both the restorative and orthodontic departments. He is an active member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy for Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Roblee is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains a full-time practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary therapy.

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Licia Paskay, BA, MS

Licia PaskayLicia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP: Certified speech language pathologists and orofacial myofunctional therapist working in private practice. Author of journal articles and various presentations on orofacial myology and myofunctional therapy. Advisory Board Member of and course lecturer for the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT). President of the newly formed 501(c)3 Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS).

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Ted Belfor, DMD

Ted Belfor, DDS Dr. Theodore R. Belfor graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry, served his country as Brigade Dental Surgeon Captain for the 196th Light Infantry, Chu Lai, Vietnam, and has been in private practice for 40 years. He has been published in The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (CRANIO),The New York State Dental Journal, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry Today, Dentistry Today, The Journal for the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, The Functional Orthodontist, International Journal for Orthodontics, Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy, Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Belfor has been lecturing, teaching and training the Homeoblock™ protocol for more than seven years at USA and International venues. Additionally, Dr. Belfor is a Senior Certified Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO), is Chairman and President of OrthoSmile, Inc. and the inventor of the patented Homeoblock™ orthopedic/orthodontic appliance.

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Ellen Crean MS, DDS, Ph.D

Ellen Crean MS, DDS, Ph.D Dr. Crean spent 10 years working with craniofacial pain, TMD, and sleep patients as a partner at the Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Center of Arizona. Dr. Crean is currently president and CEO of Sleep Alternatives, LLC. Sleep Alternatives is a company that partners with sleep medicine physicians to provide oral appliance therapy for sleep disordered breathing to appropriate patients. She works closely with the physicians, sleep techs, respiratory therapists and sleep labs, to ensure that optimum clinical outcomes are achieved. Dr. Crean is also a partner in Kosmo Technologies, Per4maxPlus, LLC and a consultant to Triton Medical Solutions. Dr. Crean has taught nationally on the topic of oral appliance therapy for sleep disordered breathing from the business, insurance and clinical aspects. She is a member of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Crean resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Roger Price, BS, PharmD

Roger Price Buteyko Trainer: Roger Price
Consultant Respiratory Physiologist, Member of the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO), Approved Buteyko Institute Practitioner Trainer, Certificate in Integrative Medicine, Queensland University.

Available for training in: New South Wales, Australia

Roger Price of Buteyko Breathing Well Pty Ltd is a qualified pharmacist and physiologist and accredited Buteyko Practitioner. Roger is accepted by the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health as an approved practitioner trainer.

Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Pharmacy Diploma in Pharmacology and Physiology Cert. of Integrative Medicine (University of Queensland).

Professional Memberships: Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS); Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH); Member of the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO); Member of the International Functional Association (IFUNA); Associate Member Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP); Australian Asthma Research and Education Association (AAREA); Australian Sleep Association (ASA).

Work and Research: Roger started his career as a pharmacist and went on to many years of additional study and experience in the fields of pharmacology, physiology, forensic toxicology, homeopathic and naturopathic medicine manufacture. Roger qualified as a Buteyko Practitioner in 2000 and has been involved fulltime since then. He founded Breathing Well Pty Ltd. Roger has presented hundreds of lectures on the Buteyko Method in Australia and overseas to the public, nursing groups, health professionals, dentists, orthodontists, teachers, and to health and community groups. He has been interviewed extensively for radio, television and print media throughout Australia and is becoming an increasingly sought after speaker on both the local and overseas circuits.

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