Dr. Elliott Alpher Speaks To World Bank Employees


April 2, 2014

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Washington, D. C. - Dr. Elliott Alpher, one of the District’s most experienced specialists for sleep and jaw disorders, addressed a group of standing room only World Bank employees on March 27 about sleep disordered breathing and oral appliances. The lecture was videotaped so it could be posted on the World Bank website and shown to their employees around the world.

The presentation, “Sleep Disordered Breathing and Dental Appliances,” explores the relationship between posture, neck and spine injuries, growth issues, as well as sleep and breathing disorders sighting several case studies of patients with critical conditions plus how they were treated and cured. After the program, there was an opportunity for questions and answers. Even so, many attendees stayed afterward discuss individual situations with Dr. Alpher.

Earlier this year, Dr. Alpher spoke before World Bank health professionals as part of their Continuing Medical Education program. The presentation was viewed via teleconference connection to physicians and nurses globally deployed in Senegal, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.

“Our audience was truly captivated,” comments Alpher. “Very few have connected the dots between the spine and the jaw and their affect on sleep disorders and craniofacial pain. I have been treating patients in this manner for years and they’re getting better faster!”

Dr. Alpher is on staff at George Washington University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital and has been known as a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders and jaw pain for 25 years. He has pioneered a conservative, non-invasive approach utilizing computerized and verifiable diagnostic methods to treat TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. This method of treatment has proven to be greatly successful and is highly regarded as the first method of choice by physicians and patients.

Alpher was also recently responsible for heading a delegation to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to introduce the new technology of compliance chips in oral appliances to treat and monitor sleep apnea and snoring of truckers and other transportation personnel. In addition, he earned the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine in October 2013.

Downloadable File: Dr. Elliott Alpher Speaks To World Bank Employees