Meet the AHS team
Ben Miraglia, DDS
Chief Clinical Consultant
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 holds faculty positions with Align Technology and 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.
Lauren Gueits, RDH, BS
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.
Rachel Smith, RDH
Financial & Digital Integration Consultant
Rachel Smith has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Working as a chairside assistant, clinical hygienist, and new patient coordinator gives her a unique outlook on the whole practice. Rachel is also highly respected educator/ speaker for Align Technologies. She has presented at: Yankee Dental Congress, AACD national meeting, Align Summit, and RDH Under One Roof. Her expertise is digital integration, insurance/billing, innovations in dental hygiene, and case acceptance
Brittny Sciarra, RDH, BS, COM®
Certified Orofacial Myologist- Course Instructor, Telehealth Provider
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.
Karesse Laguerre, RDH
Practicing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Course Instructor
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.
President, Ohlendorf Lab Appliances Dedicated Lab Technician
Kevin Ohlendorf is the 3rd generation owner of the Ohlendorf Appliance Laboratory. The lab is located in St. Louis, MO and services doctors in all 50 states. Kevin has worked full time at the lab for 25 years. He has attended thousands of hours of CE courses on a variety of topics including, Cephalometrics, Orthodontics, Growth and Development, Minor Tooth Movement, Airway and Sleep Disorders. He has also lectured to hundreds of doctors on those topics as well. He is an expert in all areas of Appliance Therapy and Orthodontics.
Director of Operations
Gerald is a graduate of De La Salle University, Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He provides the necessary quality support for both Airway Health Solutions and its clients. He is responsible for the administrative and creative tasks in the team such as communications, management of social media accounts, and maintenance of the website.