Dr. Michael Gelb Airway Issues New York, NY


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  • Co-author, GASP Airway Health - The Hidden Path to Wellness
  • Developer, Gelb Practice Solutions for TAO Dentistry 
  • Private practice 

Thursday Courses
Th216 - TAO Dentistry: Integrating TMJ, Airway and Ortho into General Practice
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

About 50% of TMJ patients have an underlying airway disorder that is often best managed by the dental team . Awareness and recognition of Airway Disorders by the dental team is crucial as only 15% of these patients have been diagnosed. There is a new trend to grow the airway with old and new orthodontic techniques so patients are not wearing airway devices for 30-40 years. The journey to TAO Dentistry will be presented to the dental team.

Th320 - The Hygienist as Oral PA
Time: 1 - 2 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The hygienist is in the best position to be a health coach and to diagnose and help manage oral systemic connections, TMJ , airway disorders and orthodontics. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are now supervising and directing patient care in medical practice. Hygienists are poised with the proper training to do the same thing for the dental practice. It starts with a wellness scan and review of medical history and problem list . The hygienist sees their patient at least twice a year and is in the best position to prevent disease and create wellness.

Friday Courses
Fr326 - The New Healthy Nightguard 2022: Lifesaver?
Time: 8 - 9:30 AM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Nightguards are traditionally fabricated in CR as a flat plane with cuspid guidance and posterior disclusion . The American College of Prosthodontics has found that this design may actually close the airway worsening snoring and OSA. A simple design change can open the airway and lead to the airway promises: wake up refreshed with no clicking or popping , no headache , no snoring and in a better mood . This is a game changer for any practice and dental team.

Fr341 - TMD: First Sign of an Airway Disorder?
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

TMJ Disorders are common in every dental practice causing facial pain, headaches, clicking, locking and difficulty opening. Signs include worn teeth, broken restorations and abfraction lesions. Other common signs include deep bites with large overjet, crossbites, high narrow palates, long or square faces, retruded maxillae, hypertrophic masseters and mouth breathing. The link will be made between TMJ and airway through breathing, growth and development and protection of the airway.

Fr348 - Growing the Airway with Orthodontics
Time: 2 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

There is a new trend in orthodontics starting at 2.5 years of age. Many patients are looking for a more permanent method of managing their airway and TMJ Disorders. Adults up to 70 years of age are being treated with a variety of techniques to reverse the changes to our skulls that have exacerbated over the last 200 years. Long narrow faces with high narrow palates have become more common. There is rarely room for all four third molars today and crowding has become increasingly common. Five or more successful techniques will be discussed.