Introduction to Craniofacial Sleep Medicine: How did we get here?

Dr. Ben Miraglia

Dr. Ben Miraglia

Dr. Ben Miraglia, a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, is a member of the ADA, the AGD, the NYSAGD, and the Ninth District Dental Society. He has been in private practice for 25 years, and currently maintains a family practice in Mount Kisco, NY, with a focus on sleep and airway, TMD and occlusion and full-mouth restorative dentistry, including Invisalign® and dental implants. Dr. Miraglia is a graduate of the United States Dental Institute where he learned his non-extraction and non-surgical orthodontic philosophy. Since 2008, Dr. Miraglia has been an Invisalign faculty member, speaking internationally to thousands of dentists. Dr. Miraglia received the Invisalign “Educator of the Year Award” for 2013. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on Sleep Disordered Breathing, GP Orthodontics, TMD, Occlusion and Comprehensive Dentistry. He is on the board of directors for American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miraglia is a frequent guest speaker at the Dawson Academy, presenting viable solutions to increase oral volume capacity to reduce/eliminate symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing and TMD. In 2015, he was recognized as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine and was recently honored with a position on the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY.

About This Course

Understanding normal craniofacial development in children and the impact of palatal expansion, myofunctional therapy and nasal breathing on that development. Introduction to Craniofacial Sleep Medicine was organized to introduce dentists and their staff to recent breakthroughs in craniofacial sleep medicine. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) including Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is most often the result of craniofacial developmental deficiencies.* Until recently, the best standard of care, CPAP and mandibular advancement oral appliances, offered palliative treatments which effectively address the symptoms of SDB and OSA. These treatments are not known to address the underlying problem. Introduction to Craniofacial Sleep Medicine will focus on craniofacial sleep medicine and treatment protocols which are designed to address the underlying condition — the leading cause of OSA.* Dentists around the world are successfully integrating craniofacial sleep medicine into their practices. Introduction to Craniofacial Sleep Medicine will demonstrate how dentists are successfully integrating craniofacial sleep medicine practice and how you can too.


  • Palatal Expansion
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • Importance of Nasal Breathing