Treatment of Sleep Apnea with oral appliances is an excellent alternative to CPAP for mild to moderate sleep apnea and an alternative for severe sleep apnea when patient do no tolerate or want CPAP.
Since 1982 Dr Shapira has been a leader in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He sees patients in Highland Park and Gurnee Il.
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS 3500 Western Ave, Suite 101 60035 847-533-8313 www.ThinkBetterLife.com
GURNEE, ILLINOIS 310 S Greenleaf 60031 847-623-5530 www.DelanyDentalCare.com
Dr Shapira has added Diplomate Status by the American Board of Sleep and Breathing to his long history of being in the forefront of Dental Sleep Medicine. He first became involved in Dental Sleep Medicine and the treatment of Sleep Disorders in 1982. In 1985 Dr Shapira began research evaluating jaw position as a visiting Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School in Chicago.
The Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) was the first organization dedicated to the science and practice of Dental Sleep Medicine and attended the first meeting in 1992 in Phoenix. Dr Shapira was one of only 20 dentists at that meeting and the only dentist serving as an Assistant Professor of a medical School. He was later credentialed by the SDDS. The Sleep Disorder Dental Society became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine was formed and Dr Shapira was awarded Diplomate status.
He was also a founding member of DOSA or the Dental Organization of Sleep Apnea dentists. He taught courses to hundreds of physicians and dentists and lectured on the subject as the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. One lecture from 1998 became a chapter in a medical textbook on Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr Shapira was honored but being chosen to write the Guest Editorial when CRANIO: or the Journal of Cranio Mandibular Practice changed its name to the Journal of Craniomandibular and SLEEP Practice due to his influence in the growth of this important medical field that brings together the practice of Slkeep Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine and Dentistry
Dr Shapira is now a leader in the field of Epigenetic Orthodontics/ orthopedics and the use of the mRNA version of the DNA Appliance to offer possible permanent cures of Sleep Apnea through growth of the airway in a process called pneumopedics.
Dr Shapira practices in Gurnee at Delany Dental Care 847-623-5530
and in Highland Park 847-533-8313