Great Lakes Dental Technologies Is Hosting The Dental Airway Imperative with Kevin Boyd, DDS and Darius Loghmanee, M.D., Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Great Lakes Dental Technologies Is Hosting The Dental Airway Imperative with Kevin Boyd, DDS and Darius Loghmanee, M.D., Pediatric Sleep Medicine

March 18, 2019, Great Lakes Dental Technologies (formerly Great Lakes Orthodontics) is hosting a continuing education seminar, “The Dental Airway Imperative - The Critical Role of Dental Professionals in Pediatric Airway Health” on May 31, 2019 at the Great Lakes Headquarters, Tonawanda, New York. Leading clinical experts on the topic of sleep disordered breathing in the pediatric population, Dr. Kevin Boyd and Dr. Darius Loghmanee, will address the critical role of the dentist in diagnosing and treating airway and sleep problems in children. This lecture features two half-day topics emphasizing the importance of the dentist’s recognition of and intervention in pediatric malocclusion and associated airway diseases and conditions. To learn more and register for this comprehensive training opportunity, visit

Dr. Boyd’s lecture, “An Evolutionary Perspective on Pediatric Malocclusion and Associated Airway Diseases” will describe published scientific evidence that indicates malocclusion in anatomically modern humans is epigenetically-moderated, rather than simply genetically determined. He will also discuss the impact of resolution of malocclusion on sleep disordered breathing/obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Loghmanee’s lecture, “Population Sleep Health: A Case for a New Paradigm” will identify the causes of sleepiness in children and discuss the impact of sleep disordered breathing on population sleep health.

Dr. Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, Illinois. He is also an attending instructor in the residency-training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. Dr. Boyd has served on the teaching faculties of three universities and been an attending clinical instructor at three medical centers.

Dr. Loghmanee is the Director of the Advocate Children’s Sleep Network at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and did his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and trained as a fellow in the Sleep Disorders Center.


Great Lakes Dental Technologies is an employee-owned company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets appliances and products for use in the orthodontic, dental, and sleep and airway markets. Great Lakes is one of North America's largest orthodontic laboratories offering more than 4,000 products and services, and is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Great Lakes headquarters is located in Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.

Media Contact:

Erin Haskell

Marketing Manager

Great Lakes Dental Technologies



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