Professor Juan Martin Palomo DDS, MSD


Dr. J. Martin Palomo is a tenured professor and the Orthodontic Residency director at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Palomo’s contributions have been recognized through medical and dental research awards, national and international presentations, and numerous peer-reviewed publications. He is the past chair of the AAO Committee on Technology, member of the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs, member of the AAO Foundation Planning Awards Committee, the AAO representative for Image Gently, member of the AAO Committee on Conferences and the Associate Editor for the Digital Orthodontics section of the AJODO. He is also a member of the AAO Task Force that provided a white paper on the orthodontist role on treating patients with Sleep Apnea. He is a board certified orthodontist, an Angle Society member, and an active member of both the Orthodontics and the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Associations, as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Lecture 1: Sleep Apnea in Clinical Orthodontics – What is it and how can one help.
With more than 80 respiratory disorders, the orthodontist can play a big role helping children and adults, specially regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This presentation will show the basics about sleep apnea, including definitions, severity assessment, and how the orthodontist can play a role as a healthcare provider. A very simple and efficient method of risk assessment can be easily incorporated into an orthodontic office, and have the potential of changing lives from the first day.

Lecture 2: Sleep Apnea in Clinical Orthodontics – Treatment or Management?
This presentation will address treatment and management options for patients with sleep apnea, the potential effects of orthodontic treatment, and possible solutions ranging from expansion, oral appliances, and surgical options. As healthcare providers, there is a lot more that we can do to our patients, but this does not mean that it needs to interfere with the efficiency and the practice flow already in place.