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Miami Dade Dental Society Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6:30pm

Casa Juancho  2436 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Please RSVP to: (305) 667-3647   Seating is limited.  

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Speaker:  Lauren Levi, DMD


Topic:  A lecture that won't make you ZZZ: dental sleep medicine 101


Did you know that you could save a life in your office by fabricating an oral appliance? Dentists have the unique privilege to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This lecture will introduce the clinician to dental sleep medicine as well as treatment modalities for obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Levi will review sleep physiology, snoring and other sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea as well as fabrication of oral appliances.

At the end of the lecture, the student will:

- Become more familiar speaking to physicians about obstructive sleep apnea

- Become more familiar with the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and the dentist’s role in the treatment of OSA

- Become more familiar with fabricating an oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea

- Become more familiar with the popular oral appliances and the pros and cons of each


Trained in dental oncology, orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, Lauren Levi, D.M.D., is a leader in the field of treating a variety of oral medicine conditions including the oral and dental sequelae of cancer

therapy, orofacial pain conditions and obstructive sleep apnea. She has extensive experience treating patients who are receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants and who face individualized dental needs because of these treatment programs. Additionally, Dr. Levi is extremely knowledgeable in the treatment of TMD and orofacial pain conditions as well as dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Levi received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University. She obtained her doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she received an award for excellence in oral medicine. In dental school, Dr. Levi was actively involved in community outreach, delivering dental care to indigent populations in Florida and central Ecuador. After graduating, she completed a general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Due to her strong interest in oral medicine, Dr. Levi completed a dental oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) after her residency. While at MSKCC, she gained substantial training performing dental procedures on patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants. She has expertise in assessing and managing the oral manifestations of head and/or neck surgery and osteonecrosis and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw. Her areas of focus also include caring for pediatric patients, managing patients with solid and liquid tumors, and treating other non-malignant oral pathological conditions. At MSKCC, she gained additional education in tobacco and alcohol cessation and completed rotations in radiation oncology and head and neck surgery.

In addition to her passion for dental oncology, Dr. Levi has a strong affinity for orofacial pain and oral medicine. She completed a mini-residency in orofacial pain through the University of Kentucky, and she is currently pursuing a masters in orofacial pain and oral medicine at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry while concurrently working in her private practice and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She is also clinical instructor at the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Levi frequently lectures on dental oncology, orofacial pain and sleep medicine related topics to dentists, physicians, residents, caregivers and patients. She serves on the speaker's bureau of Triage Cancer and the Oncology Advisory Council of Additionally, she is an active and contributing member to the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) Osteonecrosis and Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw Systematic Review and Fungal Oral Care Systematic Review Study Groups. She also is a reviewer for the Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology (OOOO) Journal. She is an active member of the New York Head and Neck Society.