Dr Angela Tenholder
Dr Angela Tenholder, USA
Dr. Angie is a general dentist, mother of three, wife of an US Air Force Veteran and Founder of Synergy Dental Solutions.
Dr. Angie is Board Certified in the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM) and currently serves as the Secretary on the ABCDSM Board of Directors.
She has achieved Fellowship status in the Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and currently serves as the Chairperson of Online Education in the AACP Board of Directors.
She also has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and maintains AGD PACE approval status for courses that she sponsors through The Synergy Academy.
She has years of experience as an instructor with The Synergy Academy and the ALF InterFACE Academy. By working closely with Dr. Darick Nordstrom, the combination of professional guidance and personal experience has allowed her to use her knowledge as a former chronic pain patient, a parent of children with orofacial challenges and a provider of patients with medical challenges to creatively utilize the many tools available to her including ALF Therapy, OraLase and BabyLase services.
Dr Jeevanan Jahendran
Dr Jeevanan Jahendran, Malaysia
After completing his Master’s in Otorhinolarygology from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in 2004, he served as a Lecturer & Consultant ENT surgeon at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 2004 to 2011. Currently he works in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He has always had a special interest in the nose and its associated conditions, but since 2012 he has taken up an avid interest in sleep related breathing disorders. He is a passionate advocate of education both in creating public awareness and teaching medical professionals. He has served as the President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons. He organised the Inaugural Asean Sleep Congress in 2012 and the Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology in Kuala Lumpur in 2016. He is currently dedicated in bringing a whole new concept of managing the upper airway in an integrated manner through bridging multiple specialties.
Dr Jerald H. Simmons
Dr Jerald H.Simmons, USA
Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. is Triple Board-Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Ohio State University, he did his Neurology residency at Washington University, Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University and Epilepsy Fellowship at University of California. He began his professional career as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCLA while co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and directing the Clinical Neuro-physiology lab at Olive View UCLA Medical Center. While there he trained Fellows, taught residents and medical students.
In 1999 he was recruited to the Houston area by the Sadler Clinic where he established his sleep disorders practices and continued to conduct clinical research. In 2006 he founded and continues to direct Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, providing clinical services to patients from infants to elderly.
Education continues to be an important aspect of his career, having trained medical students, residents and fellows in sleep medicine. In 2004 he established the Sleep Education Consortium, a 501c3 non-profit organization that holds continuing education conferences with a mission to enhance the knowledge of healthcare professions on sleep disorders. He has been a leader in enhancing the collaboration between medical and dental fields, implementing new approaches that enhance patient care.
New areas of focus include the assessment and management of individuals suffering from head injuries. He is leading up an effort that will hopefully provide new improved aspects to the care of these patients.
Dr John Walker
Dr John Walker, USA
Dr. Walker is a Board-Certified Diplomat Orthodontist. Specializing in craniofacial growth and development. He has a clinical practice for 35 years in Harvard and Lunenburg, Massachusetts and Aruba. He has a part time faculty position at Boston University, Department of Orthodontics, where he has designed the Airway Development program into the specialty of Orthodontics as a medical necessity, teaching the intervention and treatment of developing early and late stage breathing issues; UARS, SDB and OSA.
Dr. Walker is the Symposium Director of Dentistry and Breathing Disorder conferences in Massachusetts and the Caribbean. He is the co-director at Boston University’s annual symposiums on SDB and OSA from 2017-2020; Faculty at FIERO conferences 2017-2019. Invited speaker on orthodontics and airway in Dubai and Morocco; Annual Sleep Summits in Kuala Lumpur 2017-2020. His publications include 2 private publications for public education, 3 Co-authored medical articles with Dr. Peter Catalano on Nasal Breathing.
Dr. Walker’s current interests and teaching include-
- Airway development; Mouth Breathing to OSA – a Progression.
- Research collaboration using computational fluid dynamics in nasal airway pathways, the transport of Nitric Oxide from the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses.
His clinical practice uses a 3D iCat Cone Beam and contains a library of 6000+ patient’s treatment history, being used for Orthodontic and Medical research projects.
Education: Florida State University, BA College of Dental Medicine of New Jersey, DMD Boston University Certification of Orthodontics.
Dr Kevin Boyd
Dr Kevin Boyd, USA
DR. KEVIN BOYD is a board certified Pediatric Dentist in Chicago who holds an M.Sc. degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He teaches in the Pediatric Dentistry residency training program at Lurie Children’s Hospital and also serves as a dental consultant to the Lurie Sleep Medicine service. Dr. Boyd is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas mentoring PhD research, and also serves as a Visiting Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology where he is collaboratively exploring a hypothetical relationship between changed dietary practices since the Industrial Revolution and diminished human dentofacial development. He lectures worldwide on the topics of Early Childhood Malocclusion (under age 72 months), pediatric sleep-breathing hygiene and Evolutionary Oral Medicine/Darwinian Dentistry.
Assoc Prof Dr Khairil Aznan Mohamed Khan
Assoc Prof Dr Khairil Aznan Mohamed Khan, Malaysia
Associate Professor Dr. Khairil Aznan is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Orthodontics in the Department of Family Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He obtained his Masters of Medical Science (Orthodontics) from University of Sheffield and Membership in Orthodontics from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. Dr. Khairil Aznan is extensively involved in the training postgraduates in Orthodontics program in UKM and actively serve as an external examiners for other universities in the country. His international involvement in teaching of Orthodontics includes his appointment as a Conjoint Examiner for Membership in Orthodontics RCS Edinburgh. Currently, he leads the Klinik Pergigian Pakar MERS UKMKesihatan, the private UKM Dental Specialist Centre.
Dr. Khairil Aznan’s special interest is in multidisciplinary Orthodontic approaches involving ENT, Oral & Maxillofacial, Prosthodontics & Paediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of Malaysian Association of Orthodontics & Academy of Medicine, Malaysia.
Col Dr Mumtaj Nisah Abd Rahim (R)
Col Dr Mumtaj Nisah Abd Rahim (R), Malaysia
She obtained her basic dental qualification from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and pursued her specialist training in orthodontics at King’s College London, United Kingdom in 2005 after securing a prestigious Malaysian Armed Forces scholarship. She successfully graduated with MSc in Orthodontics (London) and acquired the Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Membership in Orthodontics M Orth (Edinburgh) Edinburgh in 2008.
She is currently serving as a Consultant in Orthodontics at the Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur upon retiring from the Malaysian Armed Forces which she proudly served for 18 years. She completed her fellowship training in Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontics based at Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as Guy’s Kings and St Thomas Hospitals qualifying her to be the first fellowship- trained craniofacial orthodontist in the country.
Dr Mumtaj contributes a part -time senior lecturer at the National University Malaysia undertaking orthodontic postgraduate training program for the past 10 years and she is also engaged as a Visiting Craniofacial Orthodontist for the Craniofacial Centre at University Malaya Medical Centre and Cleft Centre at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, which aimed at managing complex cases of cleft and syndromic patients with craniofacial deformities.
She is experienced in managing complex orthodontics requiring multi-disciplinary treatment and proficient in all types of orthodontic systems. She is also certified in the assessment of Dental Cone Beam CT examinations.
Assoc Prof Dr Narinder Singh
Assoc Prof Dr Narinder Singh, Australia
Dr Narinder Singh is a Rhinologist (Nose & Sinus Specialist Surgeon), Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney (Australia's largest healthcare campus) and Associate Professor at The University of Sydney (Australia's oldest and largest medical school).
Dr Singh founded the Society for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) of the Nose and Airway (SCONA – www.scona.org) and convened the first world congress in London, UK, 2018. He co-wrote the definitive textbook on CFD in the Nose (www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811567155). He convened the First Australian Congress of the Society for AI in Medicine, Surgery and Healthcare (AMSAH – www.amsah.org) in Sydney, 2019, and has partnered with Microsoft to address ear disease in rural and remote Australian Aboriginal children (www.drumbeat.ai).
His team has received major grants from the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Foundation and the Australian Research Council as well as major research funding from ResMed, Optinose, GSK, Microsoft and ENT Technologies.
Mr Nicolas Grimaldi
Mr Nicolas Grimaldi, Malaysia
Nicolas Romulus Grimaldi is the founder of ONE OSTEO. He graduated in 2007 after 6 years of full-time studies at ATMAN, one of the oldest French osteopathic colleges.
First of all, Nicolas Grimaldi was born in Africa, raised in the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Through his life and travels, he has developed a thirst for adventure.
Furthermore, he has worked with various sport teams during his early days. Above all, he has always kept his curiosity for learning new approaches and techniques intact through various post-graduated trainings and self-learning.
His versatile approach and education allows him to work with all kind of techniques. Therefore, he works with visceral, cranial, fascias, direct and indirect techniques, biodynamic, energetic, etc. In this way, he adapts these techniques to each patient and specific condition.
Moreover, he is a passionate osteopath and entrepreneur, recognised for his work on immune system disorders through the ISD method. His passion and love for paediatric osteopathy, his work on pregnant women and reproductive disorders, along with his team have finally sealed the great reputation of ONE OSTEO around SEA and beyond.
Nicolas arrived in Malaysia in 2010 and founded ONE OSTEO in 2011.
Nicolas Grimaldi, founder of OneOsteo, specializes in:
New Born and Kids
Special Needs Kids
Assistance in Reproductive Health
Dr Ong Yi Woon
Dr Ong Yi Woon, Malaysia
Dr. Ong Yi Woon received her Degree of Dental Surgery from Malaysian National University (UKM) in 2007. She started her career pathway as a general dental practitioner in civil service for 4 years. After gaining priceless experience by serving the public, she indulged herself into private practice, mainly focusing on guiding craniofacial development and growth in growing patients, as well as treating orofacial myofunctional disorders and dental sleep medicine for both children and adults in her current practice.
She strongly believes that continuous dental education and postdoctoral training is the most important element in providing her patients comprehensive approach to oral health. As such, she obtained her Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in year 2011. In year 2012, she pursued her postdoctoral training and had her clinical tagging in dental sleep medicine in Pennsylvania, United States. She also started to provide orofacial myofunctional treatment for children in her daily dental practice since year 2012.
She is a trained Myobrace and Alternative Lightwire Functional provider. She also was trained in orofacial myology and is the only Malaysian practitioner who obtained fellowship of Oral Myology from International Association of Oral Myology (IAOM).
She is a certified butekyo practitioner, she was trained in functional breathing and Butekyo Breathing method by Patrick McKeown, President of Butekyo Professionals International.
She was also trained in Orthotropics by Professor John Mew, to help her growing patients in guiding craniofacial development by using functional appliances. Currently she is a practising dentist in Tiew Dental Group, focusing on functional dentistry. She works in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals to provide wholistic airway management for her patients. She is also a co-researcher in dental faculty of Malaysian National University involving in postgraduate student’s research.
Mr Patrick McKeown
Mr Patrick McKeown, UK
Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College Dublin, completing his clinical training in Russia. For the last 20 years, he has taught functional breathing to help children and adults with insomnia, snoring and sleep apnoea. Patrick’s article, Breathing Re-Education and Phenotypes of Sleep Apnea: A Review, co-authored with Drs. Carlos O'Connor-Reina and Guillermo Plaza, is published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. The Breathing Cure (2021), Patrick’s newest book, is a deep dive into the science of breathing. It explores functional breathing for a wide range of health conditions, and breathing exercises suitable for adults, children and teens.
Assoc Prof Dr Rama Rajandram
Assoc Prof Dr Rama Rajandram, Malaysia
Associate Professor Dr. Rama Krsna received his dental degree from the National University Of Malaysia in 2004. His 18 years’ experience in Dentistry includes a 3-year service with the Ministry of Health, lecturing at University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Upon completing his specialization in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the University Of Hong Kong where he obtained a distinction in his Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Subsequently, Dr. Rama completed his bachelor’s in medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) in University Malaya and completed his horsemanship in 2015. Dr. Rama is the Head of program for the masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program as well as head for the applied medicine postgraduate course at UKM. He also heads the craniofacial and orthognathic division at Pusat Perubatan UKM. His main interest is the correction of dentofacial deformities and craniofacial airway as well as dental education in the field of clinical medicine.
Dr Sharon Moore
Dr Sharon Moore, Australia
Sharon Moore is a Speech Pathologist with 4 decades of clinical experience across a wide range of disorders of function in the upper airway. She has worked in clinical settings in Australia and London. Currently, she runs a Private Practice in Canberra, managing medical & dental specialist referrals for patients of all ages and is a member of the Transdisciplinary team for the Canberra Sleep Clinic. Oro-facial myo-functional principles are fully integrated into diagnosis, assessment and treatment for: breathing, swallowing, chewing, phonation, speech & breathing during sleep. Sharon has a special interest in early identification of craniofacial growth anomalies in non-syndromic children, airway obstruction in sleep disorders. She believes there has never been a more important time for medical-dental colleagues to work as a team with significant health morbidities of sleep disorders in all ages now widely known. She is author of the book 'Sleep Wrecked Kids: Raising happy healthy children one sleep at a time'
Dr Shereen Lim
Dr Shereen Lim, Australia
Dr Shereen Lim is a general dentist with a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine from the University of Western Australia.
She has a special interest in airway health for children through optimizing jaw development and orofacial muscle function.
Her private practice is restricted to oral appliance therapy for snoring and OSA, early interceptive orthodontic treatment, myofunctional therapy and tongue tie management from infancy to adulthood. She is active in speaking to various professional groups and facilitating multidisciplinary conferences to advance integrative care for patients.
Dr Srinivas Kishore
Dr Srinivas Kishore, India
Dr Srinivas Kishore is the Director of ENT & Sleep Apnea Services in AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad. He is also the Immediate Past President of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnea. Dr Srinivas Kishore was invited to present his knowledge in numerous international conferences including 2019 AAOHNS New Orleans, World Congress on Sleep Apnea Rome 2012, ENT Summit Malaysia and many more.
Dr Srinivas Kishore has special interests in management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, air way reconstruction, minimally invasive sinus surgery, endoscopic ear surgery and skull base surgery.
Prof Dr Su Jung Kim
Prof Dr Su Jung Kim, Korea
Su-Jung Kim, DMD, MSD, PhD, is a Chairperson and a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Kyung Hee University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim completed all her studies at Kyung Hee University School of Dentistry, and she joined the Department of Orthodontics at the university. She has also spent time (2012-3) as a visiting scholar of Orthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She was doing a regular weekly seminar in UCLA to teach the orthodontic residents sleep-related orthodontics for a year. Dr. Kim is currently Educational Director of Korean Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International Director of Korean Society of Digital Orthodontics, and International Director of Korean Association of Orthodontists. She is a longstanding member of various other professional and scientific organizations and societies, including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the World sleep society. She is the major author of 60 SCI(E) articles and has delivered scientific presentations in the international meetings. She has been involved in the Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency program hosted by Tufts University and in the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-residency program by University Of Pacific, as a main speaker of sleep-related orthodontics in 2019. She has been hosting a Kyung Hee International Mini-residency program dealing with all about sleep-related orthodontics, targeting the East-South Asian dentists and orthodontists since 2018. She achieved renown by publishing a Springer book entitled “Orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients” in 2019.
Dr Tasha Turzo
Dr Tasha Turzo, USA
Dr. Tasha Turzo DO, graduated from Western University, Pomona, California in 1994 where she received a Post Graduate Osteopathic Manual Medicine/Anatomy Fellowship. She completed her internship at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency at the Santa Rosa Community Hospital. She has been in private practice since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy and PRP specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. She is a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has been a guest lecturer since 2007. Dr. Turzo has been co-treating patients and working monthly with Dr. Nordstrom since 1995. She is also a founding member of AEI (ALF Educational Institute). Dr. Turzo is an internationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on the use of the Advance Lightwire Functional (ALF) devices and TMD. Dr. Turzo has been teaching extensively in this field since 1997.
Dr. Turzo has been dedicated to her patient's health and wants to help you do the same.
Dr Tracey Nguyen
Dr Tracey Nguyen, USA
Dr. Tracey Nguyen maintains a private practice 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. In 2015, she was accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2016, she was honored with Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Magazine. Also in 2016, she finished her graduate training at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.
She is one of the key opinion leaders in the Wellness Dentistry Network. This organization was founded by Dr. Doug Thompson. The focus of this organization is to merge the gaps between medicine and dentistry and understand the oral systemic connection.
After attending one of Dr. Jeff Rouse courses, she became increasingly interested in dentistry’s role in treating patients with dental malocclusions that are comorbid with airway and sleep issues. As a visiting faculty mentor at Spear Education, she frequently mentors the Airway Workshop by Dr. Jeff Rouse.
In 2016, she developed the Sleep and Airway Group, a local interdisciplinary group of doctors of various specialities. Her passion to create an awareness of the dental intervention strategies available to her peers and to her community.
In 2020, she co-founded ASAP, Airway, Sleep and Pediatric Pathway. ASAP is an online mini-residency for pediatric dental sleep medicine.
It is no secret that she has an exceptional breadth of knowledge of Pediatric Airway Management. In 2021, she was honored as the Scientific Advisor for the prestigious advanced dental education center, the Kois Center.
Her social media platform brings clinicians all over the world together for a common cause. Her mission is to develop a better understanding for the complexities of the disease and bring like minded professions together to co-diagnose and treat.
Dr Yap Yoke Yeow
Dr Yap Yoke Yeow, Malaysia
Dr Yap Yoke Yeow completed his medical training in Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1997 and his Masters in ORL & Head and Neck Surgery in USM in 2004. He was also the first ENT Surgeon to obtain the RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) certificate from USA in 2013. He originated the first ASEAN Sleep Congress held in Kuala Lumpur in 2012 as President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons. He has also conducted numerous courses and training locally and internationally on Sleep Apnea, Sleep Diagnostics, Sleep Surgery, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Surgery for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. He also coordinated the Malaysian Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Program from 2009 to 2012 under MSOHNS. He was also Chairman of the Subspecialty Committee for the National Specialist Registry for ORL in Malaysia in 2012-2013. Among his notable awards are, the Gold Medal at the 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products at Geneva-Palexpo (patronage of Swiss Government, 2005), the WIPO Award for Best Inventor for the invention of EZEBV Amp at the ITEX (World Intellectual Property Organisaion & MINDS, 2004), MAKNA Cancer Research Award (National Cancer Council, 2005) and National Scientist of Excellence Award (Ministry of Higher Education, 2005). Dr Yap also led the formation of the ASEAN Sleep Federation which was adopted in the 2nd ASEAN Sleep Congress in Bangkok in 2013. He recently co-authored the Global Council on Brain Health Recommendations on Sleep and Brain Health in 2016.
Dr Yue Weng Cheu
Dr Yue Weng Cheu, Singapore
Dr Yue Weng Cheu is the Clinical Director of DP Dental (Kovan) and DP Dental (Orchard). Having completed his BDS degree at the National University of Singapore, Dr Yue received an annual scholarship award from The Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr Yue has also obtained his membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Dr Yue has completed the full TMD continuum at Occlusion Connections in the USA and finished his mini-residency on Dental Sleep Medicine with TUFTS University School of Dental Medicine, and continues to lecture and conduct hands-on courses locally and internationally.