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Meet the AHS Faculty

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Ben Miraglia, DDS

VP Clinical Affairs

Dr. Ben Miraglia graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.  He has  26 years general practice experience in Mt. Kisco, NY, including 17 years interceptive orthodontic experience where his focus has been on early childhood growth and development.  Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on sleep disordered breathing, clear aligner therapy and craniofacial development. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.  He is on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. and is VP Clinical Affairs for Airway Health Solutions. Dr. Miraglia has been recognized multiple times  as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine. 

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Kevin Boyd, MSc, DDS

Early Childhood Curriculum

Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc, is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. He is also an attending instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency-Training Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. He also serves as dental consultant to Lutheran General Hospital. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology conducting research in anthropology and orthodontics.

 

Prior to completing his DDS degree from Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa due to its reputation for providing intensive clinical and didactic learning opportunities in the areas of early childhood orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics, and also early childhood behavior guidance management and child psychological/emotional development.

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Michael Gelb, DDS, MS

TMD Curriculum

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.

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Lauren Gueits, RDH, BS

Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Lauren Gueits, RDH BS, a dental hygienist of 25+ years and a recipient of the 2010 RDH Sunstar Award of Distinction, lectures nationally to health professionals on airway health solutions, comprehensive care and oral/systemic links. Lauren received her degree from the State University of New York at Farmingdale in 1991 and post graduate training in Myofunctional Therapy through the AOMT in 2013. Lauren is Guest Faculty at New York University, an industry key opinion leader, published author, and has appeared on WNBC, WABC and the Colgate Oral Health Network. Lauren created/produced, along with Dr. Ben Miraglia, two of the most  sought after courses for Align Technology: Invisalign Clinical Learn for the RDH, and Amplify Your Invisalign Practice. 

You can find Lauren as an influencer of airway health on Airway Health Solutions’ Facebook, Instagram,  and  “Airway Chats” and Video Blogs on You Tube.

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Brittny Sciarra, RDH, BS, COM®

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Curriculum

Brittny Sciarra, RDH, BS, COM, QOM, is a Certified Orofacial Myologist, and Buteyko Breathing Educator who offers Telehealth Services.  Brittny received her degree from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS in 2011 and post graduate training in Myofunctional Therapy through the AOMT and IAOM in 2016-2017. 

Brittny takes a passionate and optimistic approach in preventing and treating the causes of orofacial myofunctional disorders, getting to the root of the problem, instead of merely treating the symptoms. 

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Karesse Laguerre, RDH

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Curriculum

Karese is a dental hygiene 2013 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ and received completed her orofacial myofuntional training in 2017 from the IAOM.

Karese  owns her own private practice, The Myo Spot  in New Jersey and is an industry leader in the quest for myofunctional therapy awareness and public education.

Her latest published book, Accomplished, delves into how to sleep better, eliminate burnout, and execute goals.