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The Surgical Approach To TMJ, Airway & Sleep: When, Why, & How to Decide
Reza Movahed, DMD, FACS

July 17, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

This lecture will help the general practitioner involved in the treatment of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder understand the timing for surgical intervention. Diagnostic modalities and proper and current knowledge of the pathologies involved will be explored. Additionally, the importance of proper airway, function, occlusion, facial profiles, and factors that lead to a stable outcome will be discussed.  Various surgical interventions from conservative to definitive will be examined with case series and long-term follow ups.


  1. Clinical and radiographic (CT and MRI) evaluation and diagnosis of various TMD pathologies impacting airway.
  2. Understanding the surgical possibilities to address airway and OSA related disorders.
  3. Learning through case series when to refer patients for surgical intervention.

Dr. Reza Movahed is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in private practice serving the greater St. Louis region, San Francisco Bay area, and patients from across the globe. For the past twelve years, his private practice has concentrated in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint disorders and combined orthognathic and TMJ surgery cases.

After receiving his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, he completed prestigious intern and residency programs at Nova Southeastern University and a fellowship specializing in TMJ and corrective jaw surgery to manage dentofacial deformities at Baylor University Medical Center. He then started his private practice, Movahed OMS, in St. Louis, Missouri, with a second office in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr.Movahed is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Saint Louis University, Department of Orthodontics, where he lectures on surgical orthodontics and takes part in multidisciplinary orthodontic-surgical cases with residents. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He has written multiple chapters for books concentrating in joint and corrective jaw surgery, numerous scientific articles, and is a coauthor of a textbook which focuses on sleep apnea and treatment.  In his spare time, he is a painter and musician.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


July 17, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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