Dr Shapira was one of a small group of dentists who founded the Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) 20 years ago. The SDDS became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine the largest organization of Sleep Apnea Dentists. He was also a founding member of DOSA, The Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea. His website http://www.ihatecpap.com is the leading source of information on dental sleep medicine and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with comfortable oral appliances.
Dr Shapira has recently created http://www.ihateheadaches.org to help patients suffering from chronic daily headaches, migraines and TMJ disorders discover how Neuromuscular Dentistry can improve their quality of life. Dr Shapira has lectured extensively on treatment of TMJ and Sleep disorders and has several excellent articles on the subject. He lectured for several years at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine on Anti-Aging Dentistry and the treatment of Sleep Disorders and TMJ treatment.
SUFFER NO MORE: DEALING WITH THE GREAT IMPOSTER is considered a must read for anyone with TMJ disordes or chronic headaches. It is accessible at Sleep and Health Journal at: http://www.sleepandhealth.com/
Sleep and Health Journal has also reprinted an excellent article on Neuromuscular Dentistry that was originally published by the American Equilibration Society. The article explains the physiologic and neurologic basis of Neuromuscular Dentistry and is available at: http://www.sleepandhealth.com/
There is also an excellent editorial by Riley Lunn, the editor of Cranio (The highly regarded journal covering TMJ disorders and TMD) that addresses the issues of TMJ disorders with the ADA ((American Dental Association)
Dr Shapira is the ICCMO (International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics)
Patients ready to give up their pain and investigate how Neuromuscular Dentistry can improve their lives can contact Dr Shapira at 1-800-TM-Joint or 847-623-5530. Dr Shapira continues to practice general denistry and implant reconstructionon at his Delany Dental Care office, http://www.delanydentalcare.com.
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I HATE HEADACHES LLC provides comprehensive information on Neuromuscular Dentistry, and Neuromuscular Dental Treatment of Migraines, Chronic Daily Headaches and TMJ disorders. The website http://www.ihateheadaches.org also has a find a neuromuscular dentist section.
I HATE CPAP! LLC provides information on Sleep Apnea, Dental Sleep Medicine and alternative to CPAP for patients who are CPAP intolerant. The website http://www.ihatecpap.com has valuable information on treating sleep apnea utilizing oral appliances.
Treatment of Sleep Apnea, Snoring, TMJ disorders and related Migraines and Chronic Daily Headaches is available at Delany Dental Care and at offices of Chicagolant Dental Sleep Medicine Associates. (http://www.chicagoland.ihatecpap.com/)
Dr Shapira also holds several patents on the collection of stem cells from developing wisdom teeth that will hopefully be used to increase the healthly lifespans of patients.