“Emerging Lab Services - Dental Sleep Medicine”
Friday, February 24
Laura Sheppard, CDT
Are you considering new products to add to your laboratory offerings? Learn about Oral Appliances for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring. One of the fastest growing segments in the medical device marketplace, we’ll cover the WHAT and WHY of Dental Sleep Medicine, current oral devices, benefits and regulatory hurdles. Will your lab will be considered among the WHO?
Laura Sheppard is the owner of Device Masters Lab, exclusively providing therapy devices for dental sleep medicine, TMJ dysfunction and orthodontics. A practicing dental technician since 1979, Laura holds an AS in Dental Technology, a BS in Allied Health Teaching and is certified in Orthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Complete Dentures. Laura has been manufacturing dental sleep devices since 1988 and was instrumental in the invention, patent and 510(k) submission process of several successful proprietary Class II medical devices for both Dental Services Group and MicroDental Laboratories. Laura has served as a director on the NADL board and is a past-Chair of the NBC. She was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report 2011. Laura lectures for both, the dental practitioner and technician communities, is visiting faculty for the Pankey Institute, and is well published having written numerous articles for JDT, IDT, DPR, DLP, LMT, DSP and Sleep Review magazines.