Increasing trust, team and connection through laughter, this is Tim’s art form and passion. ‘We live in an attention economy, in a tangled digital age where connection, transparency, and trust is the new currency. This one of a kind Keynote speaker is an award-winning writer, educator, and comic. He’s opened for a former president, Jerry Seinfeld and you may have caught his work on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. His play “Leaving Iowa” was nominated Best New Play in the country and is performed in theaters across U.S. and Canada.
Megan Cheever has been working in the medical field for half of her life so far – although she doesn’t really like that reminder. Having spent many years billing for a neurology practice, she learned the nuances of insurance extremely well and has a true talent for navigating this minefield without getting blown to smithereens. Today, she is the Director of Operations for Brady Billing and has limited her focus to dental sleep billing for the last five years. She has spoken on this topic at numerous conferences already, where her Q&A sessions often last longer than the lecture itself. Come prepared to download a terabyte of knowledge because Megan will definitely BRING it!
Just put Tanya Bailey in front of a patient and watch the magic happen! Whether it is scheduling a first time patient, working out the details of a large treatment plan, finding financial arrangements that will work for the patient, or filling the schedule, Tanya knows how to help patients say “yes”.
Doing it and teaching other teams how to do it, however, are two different things. Tanya has the proven ability to organize, explain, model, coach, and support teams to implement ToPS skills to get the best results every day with patients. She doesn’t tell teams what to do, she does it live with their patients so they can see exactly how it works in their environment with their own patients.
With over 14 years of top performance in the various positions of dental assistant, hygiene assistant, accelerated hygiene assistant, financial coordinator, appointment coordinator and office manager, Tanya has the proven ability to get results with patients and with the entire team.
Her passion is to help doctors and teams grow together, enjoy dentistry even more, and get the results they want.
Angie brings over 25 years of Medicare expertise to the Provider Outreach and Education team. She has worked on CERT error reduction and education for DMEPOS suppliers and physicians/practitioners. Angie is committed to helping providers with the challenges of understanding documentation and policy requirements and navigating the Medicare audit process. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to provide instruction that will result in Medicare provider compliance at the time of initial claim submission.
Cindy White is an Education Consultant with Noridian Healthcare Solutions providing DMEPOS education to suppliers in both jurisdictions A and D. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Eastern Washington University and has been with Noridian since the fall of 2012. Prior to joining Noridian, Cindy spent 17 years working in the DMEPOS industry for a respiratory supplier, bringing a unique perspective and strong desire to provide quality education to the supplier community.
April is Dr. Smith's Lead sleep assistant and a sweet and charming family member at 21st Century Dental for 14 years. Born in New York and raised in Orlando.
April has a special interest in working with Dr. Smith and his snoring and sleep apnea patients but for some reason will not let us call her the Sleep Expert. She prefers to be called the “Sleep Chic”
Seen on HGTV and with Shark Tank's Damon John, Mr. Moriarity, MA, FA, MBA (2020) spent years working with attorneys and physicians before coming into dentistry in 2008 (just in time for all the fun). As a national speaker and the Vice President of Client Development for the Productive Dentist Academy, he’s been able to share tactics and ideas from coast-to-coast, helping hundreds of dental oces grow their businesses and better serve the communities they love.
New ideas are hard to come by in any profession, but this is truer
for dentistry than most. Doctors are screaming all over the country for new ideas, strategies, and insights and Mr. Moriarity is full of them.
Mark is the Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies,Principal of Funktional Consulting, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute.
He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, theIdentalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul's Dental Center and the Dental Advisor.
He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleepand TMD.He has a knack for presenting pertinent informationin an entertaining manner.
Dr. Patel received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1994. After graduation he completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). In 2011 he completed a Masters in Science from Tufts University in the area of Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Patel has earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also became a Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Orofacial Pain, American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Patel is the 2nd dentist that has fulfilled the necessary requirements and is a registered polysomnographic technologist.
Presently, Dr. Patel serves as a board member with American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and the British Society od Dental Sleep Medicine. He also has taken the role as examination chair for and American Board of Craniofacial Pain and as Director of Clinical Education for Nierman Practice Management. He served as the examination chair for the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Holds adjunct faculty with the Atlanta Sleep School, Tufts University and Augusta University. In the past has served as a founding and board member of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals.
Since 2003, Dr. Patel has limited his practice to the treatment of TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain and Sleep Apnea. Additional contributions have been published textbook chapters, consumer books, one on treatment options for sleep apnea and the other on understanding temporomandibular disorders, and various professional and consumer articles.
Dr. Kent Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Sleep and Breathing Academy and is President of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. In 2007, he was asked to start a sleep curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and in 2012, he was the first in Texas to be awarded a Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation. He runs two sleep practices in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has been speaking on many topics related to sleep both nationally and internationally for the last 15 years.
Glennine Varga is a dental airway coach and is a certified temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) assistant with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP). She has been employed in dental education for 20 years. Glennine is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consulting (ADMC) and a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA).
She has been a TMD/Sleep Apnea trainer and speaker with emphasis on medical billing and documentation for over 15 years and has trained doctors and teams in the use of electro-diagnostic equipment for 5 years. She is also a visiting faculty member of The Pankey Institute, American Dental Association (ADA), and Spear Education’s Dental Sleep Medicine courses. Glennine is a Total Team Training Instructor for Arrowhead Dental Lab. She has been published by Aesthetic Dentistry and is a columnist for the quarterly publication Dental Sleep Practice (DSP) magazine.
After finishing medical school, Dr. Wilson completed her Internal Medicine residency in Baltimore, Maryland, where she served as Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Wilson returned to her home state of Texas and started an Internal Medicine practice in Kerrville. Her interest in Sleep Medicine became known in the medical community and providers began referring patients for sleep medicine consultations. Dr. Wilson became ABIM Certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009, and in early 2010 she devoted her entire practice to Sleep Medicine. Texas Sleep Docs has sleep centers in Kerrville and Austin.
She and her husband Jerry continue to live in Kerrville and travel weekly to Austin. Dr. Wilson is currently on consultative staff at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville and is the Treasurer of the Kerr-Bandera County Medical Society.
Dr. Yatros, DMD is a co-founder and CEO of Dental Sleep Solutions and DS3. He has been practicing Dental Sleep Medicine for 15 years, and has a passion to help dentists succeed in Dental Sleep Medicine.
A professional speaker, dual business owner, committed family man, fish-taco lover, and proud bald guy. His goal is to help you and your team move from DREAM to DO in what matters most.
Martyn Lucas in Concert Voted World Piano Man Former Phantom of the Opera After many sold out nights across Europe, Martyn Lucas comes to the USA. We are thrilled to have Martyn Lucas at Sleep Dallas Event showcasing his vocal and piano talents. Martyn a former Phantom of the Opera and voted World Piano Man, will perform passionate songs from Phantom, Les Miserable, to the powerful rock classics of Queen and the musical We Will Rock you including Bohemian Rhapsody. He has the ability to change his voice from Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and many more… Martyn is now delighted to be performing all over the USA. Come and join him. Let him enchant you with the power and versatility of his voice.
Dr. Richard Thrasher is a unique leader in the medical community, currently serving as the immediate past chief of staff of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at McKinney and as the managing partner of the ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas (the largest otolaryngology practice in DFW) which he started 10 years ago as a solo practice. He has held many other physician leadership positions in multiple hospitals in DFW. He has been named a D Magazine Best ENT on several occasions and has won the coveted Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Award as Best ENT in McKinney and Allen for 7 consecutive years. Prior to serving as a Major in the United States Air Force, he went to the University of Utah for his undergraduate degree, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine for his MD, and then to the University of Colorado to complete his residency.
Dr. Thrasher is known as an early adopter of leading-edge medical technologies. He was among the first 60 physicians in the country to utilize balloon sinuplasty and among the first ENTs in North Texas to be certified on the DaVinci Robot. He performed the first implantation of the Inspire device in Collin County for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea recently featured on NBC news. Dr. Thrasher is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.
A resident of Prosper, he is the father of two and devoted to his family and community. He has become a well-respected travel and landscape photographer in his spare time with several awards. He will admit to playing several sports poorly and is a self-proclaimed technology geek who covets anything with a microchip in it.
Dr. Jason R. Doucette is a Nevada native that was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Further pursuing his education in 1991, Dr. Doucette ventured north to Reno where he attended the University of Nevada, Reno and received his bachelor’s degree of science in 1995. He then attended Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1999.
After his first few years in practice Dr. Doucette developed a passion for cosmetic dentistry and began to focus on smile revitalization through the use of technologically advanced surgical/ restorative cosmetic dental procedure. In 2009 after surgically placing dental implants for nearly ten years, Dr. Doucette successfully expanded his focus to the planning and placement of fixed- full- arch -implant- supported- prosthetics via CT-Guided technology when multiple implants were indicated to restore a smile.
As a result of Dr. Doucette’s extensive training over the last eighteen years, he has become acutely aware of the vital role that efficient sleep plays in the optimal health and healing of his patients so in recent years Dr. Doucette has become very passionate about heavily screening and treating all of his patients for sleep breathing disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Doucette continues to pursue excellence while remaining on the cutting-edge of dental and sleep health technology.
A native of Newark, Dr. John Carollo has lived in New Jersey his entire life. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has maintained his current practice in Florham Park for more than 30 years during which he has built an impeccable reputation in the community.
Throughout the dental profession, Dr. Carollo is a respected author, lecturer and peer. He has helped thousands of dentists learn about the latest clinical techniques both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has written more than 20 articles that have been published in a variety of dental journals. At the same time, he actively searches for opportunities to expand his knowledge and to learn from others.
Dr. Carollo is a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry. The American Dental Association and The Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Carollo is a 2015 New Jersey Top Dentist as selected by his peers. Dr. Carollo is the Team Dentist for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Dr. Carollo maintains a full time General/Restorative private practice in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Dr. Carollo is a diplomate with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and The American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
Dr. Sall graduated from University of Vermont in 1976 with a BA in Zoology. He obtained his DDS from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1980 where he spent a year in the study and treatment of patients at the TMJ and Facial Pain Clinic. Dr. Sall completed a GPR in General Dentistry at Upstate Medical Center and joined his father’s general dentistry practice. In 1984 Dr. Sall returned to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and graduated with an MD in 1987. He completed his residency at Upstate in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and became board certified in 1994.
In 1992 Dr. Sall began private practice as an Otolaryngologist and Dentist with an emphasis on TMD, Orofacial Pain, general Otolaryngology, and the surgical and medical management of sleep disorders. In 2000 Dr. Sall earned an MBA from SUNY Binghamton with an emphasis in health care. In 2012 Dr. Sall became board certified in Sleep Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Sall is the CEO of Sleep Center of CNY and has delivered Oral Appliance Therapy for 19 years to over 4000 pts.. He is a speaker for Intersect ENT Corporation. In June of 2018 Dr. Sall became the medical director for ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. In December of 2018 Dr Sall founded a Telemedicine Company StopSnoringSleepBetter.com that was developed to empower the dentist to treat the majority of their patients via telemedicine consultations with board-certified medical sleep physicians.
SGS John Nadeau has been actively involved in the dental sleep medicine community since 2002. He has worked with several hundred dentists in the field and helped many of them get started with sleep in their own practices.
An expert on airway acoustic imaging and home sleep testing John authored the SGS protocol manual detailing the steps-by-step process involved in taking a patient from initial screening through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
John’s passion for dental sleep medicine comes through strongly in his lectures and he has been an invited guest instructor at many dental meetings and teaching facilities across North America.
Paul Nojaim graduated from Le Moyne College in 2010 with a BS in Economics and Political Science. He initially supported the office of Advanced ENT Physicians of CNY with an administrative role and quickly moved into technical support and information management.
He was instrumental in the website development of Sleep Center of CNY when it was launched in 2016. He has worked in Dr Sall’s office since 2011 and is an expert in medical coding, billing, authorizations and information management. Mr. Nojaim and Dr. Sall co-founded StopSnoringSleepBetter.com, a Telemedicine company, and is in charge of contracts, information management and technical support.
Mr. Nojaim manages the sleep practice of Dr. Sall and has been instrumental in growing the Telemedicine practice, negotiating contracts with affiliated providers and overseeing the implementation of the technology
Jenna Williams has worked in hygiene for 8 years with Dr. Smith and team at 21st Century Dental and Sleep Center. She began her education at Texas A&M in College Station and completed her hygiene degree at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas.
As all good Aggies she does bleed maroon- yep we tested it! During college she was awarded Geriatric Patient care award which speaks volumes to her heart for our aged population especially in the sleep realm. She is married with three boys, the oldest of which attends Texas A&M. So yes, she is a master at coercion and proper brain washing and based on her appearance, she may drink from the fountain of youth.
Regardless, her background makes her a very capable hygienist known for calming care for anxious patients all while delivering a very direct but kind approach.