2024 Meeting

Join us in San Francisco this November 7 – 10 for WDSS 2024!

World Dentofacial Sleep Society is organizing its second in-person meeting featuring advanced courses, symposia, and abstract presentation opportunities. 

Additional programming will include:

  • keynote presentations
  • breakfast and lunch sessions
  • case study sessions
  • debate sessions
  • Gala dinner event
  • “Stanford Sleep Experience” event, featuring a tour of the world-famous Stanford sleep lab and facilities

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Lourdes DelRosso

Professor, Family Medicine-Fresno, University of San Francisco 

Lecture title: Sleep quality, not only Sleep Quantity: Pediatric Sleep and ADHD”


Dr. Reza Movahed

Clinical Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University
Orthodontics private practice at Movahed OMS 

Lecture title: “New Updates in Skeletal Sleep Surgery”

Featured Speakers

Dr. Paola Pirelli (Italy)

Department of Clinical Science and Translation Medicine at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Lecture title: “A revolution in the treatment of OSA children: Rapid maxillary expansion”


Dr. Srinivas Kishore (India) 

Director ENT and sleep apnea services, AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad, India

Lecture title: “Maximizing treatment success in OSA: Power of nasal therapy”


Dr. Patricia Fernandez Sanjuan (Spain)

Dental Sleep Medicine Expert by FESMES
Board Diplomate by EADSM
Sleep Breathing Disorders Unit at La Zarzuela Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Lecture title: “Utility of the SAM device for the study of the upper airway”


Dr. Claudia Restrepo Serna (Colombia)

Professor CES University, Colombia
Director of the CES-LPH research group

Lecture title: “Bruxism in children. From evidence to the clinic”


Dr. Mimi Yow (Singapore)

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Chapter of Sleep Medicine Physicians
Director of Clinical Services, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Center

Lecture title: “Future proofing upper airway patency”

Featured Symposia

New Trends in Dental Sleep Medicine: The dentist's role in a collaborative team

A roadmap for future DSM, MAD and non-CPAP therapies
Karen McCloy (Australia)

Endotyping OSA for better personalized care in dental sleep medicine
Antonio Romero-Garcia (Spain)

Personalized MAD therapy through DISE study
Patricia Fernandez-Sanjuan (Spain)

Redefinition of bruxism scoring in PSG? New insights for better research
Thomas Bornhardt (Chile)

The role of AI in managing the complex interactions between sleep and pain
Ghabi Kaspo (United States)

Clinical talk: Innovations in maxillofacial structure changes: New personalized methods for reliable outcomes

Expanding boundaries: The role of SFOT and MARPE in transverse dimension enhancements
Richard Roblee (United States)

Phenotyping for future anatomical change: AI-based technologies for predictable outcomes
Audrey Yoon (United States)

Personalized solutions in MMA surgery
David Alfi (United States)

Sleep, rhythm, behavior and environmental challenges

The air we breathe while asleep
Miguel Meira e Cruz (Portugal)

Beyond AHI: The relationship between disordered nasal breathing and sleep apnea in children: From an epidemiological study
Shintaro Chiba (Japan)

Is there a time to expand?
Fabrizia d’Apuzzo (Italy)

Sleeping in the ICU: What can we get for dental sleep medicine?
Pablo Soto (Portugal)

Venue and Location

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California
United States

Highlights from WDSS 2023 in Rio de Janeiro

World Dentofacial Sleep Society first met over October 21 to 23, 2023 in Rio de Janeiro. Our courses, sessions, and gala party preceded the World Sleep congress and were well attended by about 200 participants!