In this extended interview, Dr. Christine Schaffner speaks with Dr. David Shirazi, dentist, acupuncturist, and sleep technologist. This segment touches on how sleep shapes our mental-physiological health and even our face. Tune in next week for a discussion about pediatric orofacial development and how to optimize facial development in children.
How to identify a sleep impairment
How sleep can get corrected, professionally and at-home
The jaw and your facial structure has more to do with sleep than you think
What an A.L.F. appliance is and what ailments can it remedy
How to optimize the facial development of children
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Dr. Shirazi graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry, in Washington D.C. and earned a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University in 2006. He is also a board licensed Acupuncturist, and in 2011, became a board licensed RPSGT (highest certification for a sleep technologist), the first and so far only, dual degreed dentist and RPSGT.
He has also completed a hospital mini-residency in oriental medicine at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre which is the only organization in the World Health Organization (WHO) which has authorized to teach internationally on acupuncture and herbology, and another at Kyung Hee University and Medical Center, the top medical school in South Korea.
He is the founder of the Bite, Breathe and Balance study group, dedicated to the multidisciplinary approach to treating craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. Dr. Shirazi is the director of 2 state-of-the-art private practices, The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Conejo Valley and The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Los Angeles, that is limited to the treatment of TMD, craniofacial pain, sleep breathing disorders, and craniomandibular orthopedics.