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The DNA Appliance: Remodeling the Airway to Treat Sleep Disorders and Facial Enhancement
June 12, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Dr. Martha Cortes
The DNA ™ system now known as Vivos ™ Life: Appliance therapy for remodeling the Airway as treatment of Sleep Disorders breathing and facial enhancement
Simple to Interdisciplinary clinical cases in PNEUMOPEDICS
Director of Sleep Fitness, LLC
Learn to properly recognize what sleep-breathing disorders are and what they look like – most patients are asymptomatic and misdiagnosed with other labels.
Many individuals are convinced their symptoms are “normal aging” since their physician’s perspective considers an individual’s presented symptoms as common sign of aging; and their basic blood chemistry has no abnormalities except they are pre-diabetic, have a slight elevation in blood pressure and have been experiencing slight weight gain. But the case may be deeper than that. Sleep breathing disorders are not simple to diagnose, and it is important to address these conditions properly so that the condition does not progress.
An individual that shows up with a broken tooth may have more conditions evolving, which were misdiagnosed previously. Bruxism may have caused their tooth to break, but what is the underlying cause? Their symptoms, such as arousals during sleep, could be because of respiratory distress and a lack of oxygen due to a sleep breathing disorder.
This is a metabolic syndrome slowly creeping in – the premise often is a sleep disorder breathing in disguised as a syndrome, showing up as a cracked tooth.
General Course Objectives
- Learn the indications for sleep disorder breathing
- Osseous remodeling appliance therapy through the for sleep disorder breathing toward reversal.
- Become aware of the benefits and limitations of the osseous remodeling of the FDA oral appliance therapy, and the process of ensuring adequate treatment response, which may bring you to second phase therapy.
Martha Cortés, DDS is a Diplomat with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Cranial Facial Pain, American Board of Cranial Facial Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep and Breathing, American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Masters of International Cranio-mandibular Orthopedics. Dr. Cortés has been in private practice on Central Park South in New York City for over 30 years with an emphasis on cosmetic, laser, reconstructive – comprehensive dentistry, where she devotes part of her practice to sleep breathing disorders, for the past ten years, and has been teaching the resolution of sleep breathing disorders with the DNA® system and now Vivos ® life. In addition, her past 20 years has been spent in TMD, neuromuscular and biological dentistry – in partnership with physicians and practioners who practice functional and biological medicine.
After attending New York University for her undergraduate, Dr. Cortés attended New York University Hospital – NYU graduate school – for a three study in the Biochemistry department with her research in opiate receptors. She earned her DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in Dentistry. Her pursuit of continuing education lead her to the Dawson Center, Kois Center, Bio Esthetic Center, Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for advanced studies (earning her a fellow with LVI for advanced dentistry), and educator and advanced standing in lasers with the Academy of laser Dentistry. She is also past and present president of the New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and past director of international chapters of AACD.