Dr. Joseph Youseflan
DMD, MS, PS
Dr. Yousefian is the founder of ApnoMed, and inventor of Teledontic's® core technologies. His mission is to save and impact millions of lives worldwide through cutting edge, breakthrough dental-medical technology He obtained his degree in dentistry from Washington University, in St. Louis, in 1987, and completed three years of post- graduate training in orthodontics at the Ohio State University in 1991. He received dual Masters of Science Degree in biology anthropology. He is Board -Eligible for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has been in private practice in Bellevue Washington since 1991. He is currently involved with several NIH (National Institute of Health) research projects involving University of Washington and other universities and health organizations across the United States and Canada. Dr. Yousefian is a consultant to several dental companies and is recognized for his innovative treatment techniques and philosophy in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of related issues with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adults.
Co-Founder/VP Business Development
Ryan obtained is BS in Business Entrepreneurship at Washington State University, and is currently receiving his MS in Business Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington Fosters School of Business. Ryan is an adaptive, out of the box thinker with hands on experience with sales, marketing, entrepreneurial ventures and business development.He has been collaborating with several NIH (National Institute of Health) research projects involving University of Washington, Minnesota and Alabama in the area of TMJ, airway and open bite disorders. He has been involved with several clinical trials on implants as a research Assistant with university of Washington which has been published in peer reviewed dental journals. Ryan has also contributed as research assistant in publications of several dental and medical textbooks on sleep apnea and TMD. Ryan recently participated and won in the University of Idaho Business Plan Competition with the ApnoMed business model. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A.A in Entrepreneurship and plans on working with the ApnoMed team for years to come.
Advisory Board Member
Sal Rodas is the executive director for the Foundation for Airway Health and the chief product officer for SleepArchiTx. He is a published author, speaker, and dental and medical technology evaluator. Mr. Rodas has presented hundreds of CE hours to dental and medical professionals, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of sleep medicine, airway management, 3D technology, and practice growth. Mr. Rodas has more than 15 years of professional senior-level executive experience. Throughout his career, he has worked with leading companies in the medical and dental sleep industry on innovative solutions, with the objective being to help practices grow. His most recent assignment was as the chief strategic officer of a sleep diagnostics company.
Prior to this, Mr. Rodas led operations, sales, marketing, and service efforts as the COO for Space Maintainers Lab—an international organization with offices in the United States and abroad that serve the needs of dentists and orthodontists worldwide. At Space Maintainers Lab, Mr. Rodas presided over the SMILE Foundation—the educational division of the company—organizing seminars nationwide with leading lecturers in the dental community. Mr. Rodas earned his MBA degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts; holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree; and has served as a U.S. Marine.
Dr. Samuel Louis Bobek
Medical Advisory Board
M.D, D.M.D, FACS, Swedish Hospital Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Bobek is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle Washington. He is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Sleep Surgical Center at Swedish First Hill. Dr. Bobek received his dental and medical degrees from Oregon Health & Science University. He finished a fellowship in orthognathic and temporomandibular joint surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Bobek has helped to open a new clinic at Swedish First Hill where focused his clinical practice to orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, and trigeminal nerve repair. He has authored multiple publications in peer reviewed literature, three book chapters, and has lectured nationally and internationally on virtual surgical planning, OSA and TMJ replacement.
Barbara Ochsner is the President and founder of Olympic Orthodontic Laboratory, Inc. Founded in 1983, while in her early twenties, Olympic has since become a nationally recognized lab. In 2015, Olympic joined LeoLabs, a cooperative of North American orthodontic laboratories, whose intent is to combine knowledge, training and new ideas. Throughout her 40-year career, both in a clinical and lab setting, Barbara has focused on providing doctors with a progressive approach to orthodontics, offering her accounts up-to-date appliances and technology.