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EXPAND YOUR CARING: AAPMD SPECIAL WEBINAR – Social Justice Section – How You Can Make an Airway Difference for All in Need
Pat McBride, PhD, CCSH

March 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Join us for the introduction to the new AAPMD Social Justice Section.
  • Sleep Disorders affect 50-70 million in the US alone
  • 70% adults report poor sleep at least once a month
  • 70% of high school students sleep fewer than the recommended 8-9 hours
  • Substantial racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities exist in sleep health
  • Those with longer work hours and lower socioeconomic status report less sleep duration and/or lower sleep quality
Airway / Sleep problems are epidemic affecting all ages and every part of our society. As members of a leading organization in interdisciplinary collaboration and education for optimal airway growth and function, we need to be proactive in identifying those in need of care and providing access for all.


Pat McBride, PhD, CCSH has spent 41 years as a full time clinician and educator in the fields of dentistry, respiratory medicine and sleep medicine. Her extensive experience in clinical, laboratory, research and educational arenas has led to the development of interdisciplinary care model delivery systems used by physicians and dentists around the globe.

Pat’s publications span both medical and psychosocial spectrums. She has a unique ability to intervene in the interstices of global systems, developing protocols which can be translated across demographics and cultures into improved clinical outcomes.

She sits on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry in New York, is the Director of Education for the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, and is a facilitating advisor for Mymaskmovement.org, a company that uses 3D scanning through a simple phone app and digital fabrication to create reusable custom fitted respirators for men, women and children of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities affordably.

Pat continues to work hands on as a Clinical Lead providing Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implant therapy for patients with sleep apnea while lecturing internationally on subjects relating to breathing and sleep medicine, dentistry and precision medicine systems to best benefit all patient populations. Serving the underserved and marginalized patient remains a passion and priority for her.

Pat has one grown daughter who shares her passion and commitment to social justice and education, serving as a bilingual sixth grade teacher in the inner city Oakland, CA.

1 CE Credit Available to AAPMD Members




March 30, 2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar