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Breathing Disordered Sleep…Identifying and Correcting Dysfunctional Daytime Behavioral Patterns

June 19, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Sandra Coulson, MS, ST, ED, COM
Roger Price,  CEO – Respiratory Physiologist

Nothing will change if nothing changes.For as long as the medical and dental world focus on identifying and addressing symptoms, there will be a measure of short-term success, but relapse is inevitable.

Unless the root cause of the problem is identified and addressed, together with the restorative or symptom management processes, the problems will persist.
The majority of ‘Sleep Disorders’ rarely have anything to do with the actual process of sleep, and those that are should definitely be addressed by specialists in neurology, neuromuscular and neurological dysfunction.  The rest are predominantly Breathing Disorders which become worse during the process of sleep.
Unless these are addressed and corrected, the only interventions will remain short-term, invasive and intrusive night time devices, many of which cause unintended problems of their own.


Sandra Coulson holds speech therapy and education degrees with an MS in Health Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado. She has had a successful multi-office practice in the Denver Metro-Area specializing in Orofacial Myology for 50 years. Additionally, Sandra is a Clinical Professor of Orofacial Myology for the University of Behavioral Health Sciences, which is an online University offering a Certified Orofacial Myology Specialist credential. She is a past-President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology where she has been awarded a Certified Life Member, has been Chairman of their ethics committee, and has served in many capacities on their Advisory Board. Additionally, she is an Advisory Board member of Heritage College. When not lecturing and teaching internationally, she serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology, of which she is the founder, teaching Dental Hygienists, Speech Pathologists and other professionals who want to specialize in this field.
Recently named Strategic Business Development Advisor for TONGUE LAB, a Paris-based company dealing with snoring and sleep apnea and the developer of the TRP, Sandra also works full-time providing therapy in her Denver, Colorado Orofacial Myology practice. There she sees patients for tongue thrust, thumb, finger and pacifier habit cessation; individuals with Down syndrome; patients with facial pain and TMJ dysfunction; children and adults with cerebral palsy, stroke, Bell’s palsy, trichotillomania and mild snoring and sleep apnea, as they relate to tongue posture. Moreover, she specializes in denture retention and ankyloglossia.
Additional affiliations include membership in the University of Colorado and National Asthma Research Center Sleep Study groups; Infant and Adult Tongue Tie Associations; IFUNA (the International Functional Association), where she is a Research Board and Association Board member; and the International Oral Motor Institute, where she is also a Board member. She is a long-term member of the National Association of Female Executives and the International Essential Tremor Association. Furthermore, she has published articles on Orofacial Myology and Trichotillomania.
Roger Price, Consultant Respiratory Physiologist
Functional Medicine Educator Graduated B.Sc. Pharmacy (Hons) South Africa.
Post-graduate studies in Physiology, Pharmacology,                                                Toxicology, Clinical Nutrition, Remedial Massage Therapy.
Behavioral Modification, NLP, NET,CBT.
Bond University Australia – Ass. Prof. Health Sciences and Medicine lecturing Physiology and Pharmacology.
Queensland University – Certificate Integrative Medicine.
Recipient International Lifetime Recognition Award for contribution             to functionality in dentistry and orthodontics.
Capnographic monitoring and education. Using the power of biofeedback and behavioral observation to assist people in identifying and addressing dysfunctional behavioral patterns.
Breathing Disordered Sleep Dispelling the myth that Sleep disorders Breathing and that the reality is primarily daytime dysfunction carrying over into sleep.  Changes approach from Intervention to Remediation.
Integrated Dental & Sleep Health Programs with supportive Patient Education
Looking after the Patient attached to the Teeth as well as the Teeth attached to the Patient and assisting dental offices in integrating these modalities into their practices.
Management of Stress as a first stage treatment for chronic health conditions
Teaching people how to break ‘cortisol dominance’ and activate the parasympathetic response.
Teaching guided breathing options for the management of asthma, anxiety and hypertension.
Co-creator of University based and accredited educational courses in:
Breathing Behavior Assessment Certification
Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst (CBBA)
Certified Orofacial Myology Specialist (COMS)
Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines (ACSDD)
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD)
Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)
Australian Asthma Research and Education Association (AAREA)
Australian Traditional Medicine Association (ATMS)
Buteyko Breathing Educators Association USA (BBEA)
Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health (BIBH)
International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
[if !supportLists]§   [endif]International Functionality Association (IFUNA)Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)



June 19, 2018
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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