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ENDEAVOUR SECTION: How Orthodontia, ENT and Dentistry are Collaborating for Better Enduring Treatment Outcomes For Children with Airway, Sleep, and Breathing Issues
Milton Geivelis, DDS, MS, DABDSM; Kevin Boyd, DDS; David Walner, MD, MBA, MS

April 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be shown evidence in support of our primary objective (guiding principle) for what we wish to communicate:

  • Determining the “optimal outcome” for each child at the earliest possible age
  • Identifying potential obstacles to achieving these ‘optimal (individual and collective) outcomes’
  • Sequencing and prioritizing treatment within the collaborative team of practitioners

Milton Geivelis, DDS, MS is a periodontal specialist, whose practice is limited to Periodontics, Dental Implants, and Laser Surgery. Dr. Geivelis is in private practice in Bartlett, IL. He is also on staff at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL (Northwestern Medicine) Dr. Geivelis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

In the last ten years Dr. Geivelis has dedicated a significant amount of his time to Airway issues and Sleep. He treats infants, children and adults with tongue-ties and lip-ties (Tethered Oral Tissues-TOTs). He has performed 2500+ LFF procedures in children and adults and 5000+ Frenectomies in infants.

Dr. Geivelis has been instrumental in bringing together an amazing group of healthcare professionals in the Chicagoland area including Primary Dental Providers, Primary Care Providers, ENTs, Sleep Medicine Physicians, Orthodontic providers, and Therapists of all types. This group collaborates and follows set protocols in the treatment of all patients, but especially children, for the best possible outcomes.

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.

David Walner, MD MBA MS was born and raised in the Chicago area.  Dr. Walner completed his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign followed by medical school at the Chicago Medical School.  He completed his general surgery internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.  He went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  Dr Walner has practiced Pediatric Otolaryngology for over 25 years in a large single specialty private practice group based in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago performing surgeries at Advocate Children’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital as well as a local surgery center.  In 2018, he completed an MBA degree from the University of Illinois and in 2020 completed a Masters Degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety from Northwestern University.

He serves as the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology as well as the Director of Surgical Quality for the Advocate Children’s Hospital.  His specialty focus and many of his publications involve the diagnosis and treatment of The Pediatric Airway.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


April 9
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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