June 2014  Now Available in Highland Park, Il

GURNEE, IL, July 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Gurnee dentist Dr Ira L Shapira has been involved in research and the treatment of TMJ Disorders (TMD) as well as the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring for over 30 years. He is a pioneer in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine and did research as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School’s Sleep Disorder Clinic in the 1980s his research looked at the similarities in jaw position in patients with sleep apnea (usually male) and TMD (usually female) and found they were remarkably similar.

The article is available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1179/crn.2013.001?needAccess=true (PDF)

Dr Shapira has been treating  patients with TMJ disorders and sleep disorders in his Gurnee office for over 30 years.   Dr Shapira is currently opening a new office in Highland Park, Illinois with easy access to Chicago by Metra.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Many patients with severe headaches and migraines can find relief from pain with physiologic of masticatory disorders.

Dr Shapira is the founder and president of I HATE CPAP.com http://www.ihatecpap.com and I HATE HEADACHES.org http://www.ihateheadaches.org

Dr Shapira’s Highland Park dedicated to treatment of TMJ disorders, chronic head and neck pain, Sleep Apnea and Snoring and Development of healthy airways


Dr Ira L Shapira is an author and section editor of Sleep and Health Journal, President of I HATE CPAP LLC, President Dato-TECH, and has a Dental Practice with his partner Dr Mark Amidei. He has recently formed Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine Associates. He is a Regent of ICCMO and its representative to the TMD Alliance, He was a founding and certified member of the Sleep Disorder Dental Society which became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, A founding member of DOSA the Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, A Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management, a graduate of LVI. He is a former assistant professor at Rush Medical School’s Sleep Service where he worked with Dr Rosalind Cartwright who is a founder of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr Shapira is a consultant to numerous sleep centers and teaches courses in Dental Sleep Medicine in his office to doctors from around the U.S. He is the Founder of I HATE CPAP LLC and https://www.ihatecpap.com Dr Shapira also holds several patents on methods and devices for the prophylactic minimally invasive early removal of wisdom teeth and collection of bone marrow and stem cells. Dr Shapira is a licensed general dentist in Illinois and Wisconsin.