Dr. Elliott Alpher Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain


July 30, 2013

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Washington, D. C. — During the 28th Annual International Clinical Symposium of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) July 24 through 28 in San Diego, Dr. Elliott Alpher was elected to the Board of Directors for a 3-year term. The focus of the event was to present new advances in dental sleep medicine.

The AACP Board of Directors is a unique consortium assembled to process the science and technology of dental sleep medicine, craniofacial pain, headaches, cervio genic and mayofascial pain. The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is committed to the relief of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders and dental sleep related disorders and supporting the advancement of education, research and dissemination of knowledge and skills in these areas.

Dr. Alpher, a member of AACP since its inception in 1985, had completed a 1-year term on the Board of Directors and was re-elected by membership for a 3-year term. “This is an honor I’ve been working toward for 25 years and it’s such a compliment to be recognized by my peers,” commented Alpher.

Alpher, one of the District’s most experienced specialists for sleep and jaw disorders, on staff at George Washington University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, has been known as a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders and jaw pain for 25 years. Dr. Alpher 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. The group agreed that oral appliances with the new technology of compliance chips—a device that actually indicates that the truckers are wearing their sleep device coupled with home sleep testing—would be a superior and much easier alternative to the CPAP or major surgery.

Downloadable File: Board of Directors