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PEDIATRIC SDB: The Impact of Early Diagnosis & Dental Management
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Michelle Weddle, DDS

Dr. Weddle has spent her entire career seeking knowledge about the interconnections between medicine and dentistry. Her desire to find answers for her own parents, children, and herself led her to study dental sleep medicine, orthodontics, TMJ disorders, craniofacial pain, and other airway-related topics, allowing her to help both her family and her patients with what she has learned.

Dr. Weddle has presented to study clubs, associations, dentists, physicians, auxiliaries, and the general public. She is a believer in collaborative care and is a member of the GOTHAM Collaborative (Growth Airway TMJ Health and Airway Management), which brings together dentists, physicians, therapists, and other auxiliaries in order to help people. Dr. Weddle is in private practice with both a general dentistry and a TMJ and airway practice. She is Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Weddle also teaches physicians at the HMH JFK Neuroscience Institute Sleep Fellowship Program and teaches dentists at Spear Education Airway Prosthodontics Workshop and Newark Beth Israel General Practice Residency Program as a visiting faculty member.

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Stacy Becker, DDS

Dr. Becker began her journey in Dental Sleep Medicine 16 years ago due to her father’s CPAP intolerance. She gained Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and gained respect from local Sleep Physicians and ENTs. In 2017, her father died in his sleep, sparking her passion to help others with Sleep Disordered Breathing, Apnea, and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (OSA). 

Dr. Becker realized that her children had sleep disorders, and she didn’t know where to go for help. She transitioned her DSM practice from adults to include children, seeking answers for her own children and parents who trusted her to help their children. Dr. Becker has lectured extensively on the topic of pediatric sleep disorders, she mentors others, and guides dentists in implementing solutions to address this preventable epidemic, balancing her roles as a mother, dentist, business owner, and pediatric airway warrior.

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Tracy Nguyen, DDS

Dr. Nguyen maintains a private practice outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. In 2016, she was honored with Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Magazine, and she finished her graduate training at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Nguyen is a key opinion leader in the Wellness Dentistry Network, focusing on bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry. She has a keen interest in managing patients with dental malocclusions comorbid with airway and sleep issues. She has developed the Sleep and Airway Group and co-founded ASAP, an online mini-residency for pediatric dental sleep medicine. She was honored as the Scientific Advisor for the Kois Center in 2021.

5 Must-Have Pillars for Successful Sleep Marketing
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Ryan Towe

Ryan Towe is a dental sleep medicine website developer, & co-founder of Sleep Apnea Leads. He partners with clients to build engaging brands, beautiful web designs, and functional website development that connects with audiences. An SEO expert by trade, Ryan has worked with some of the largest brands in the world and brings 14 years of experience to take DSM practices to the next level – both for Google and patients. Outside of work, you can find Ryan in front of the meat smoker most weekends and hanging out with his wife and two children. An avid sports fan, Ryan has subjected Lane and his family to the character-building experience of being a Cleveland sports fan.

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Lane Rizzardini

Lane Rizzardini brings over 14 years of experience doing the actual work building maps and listings, launching websites, running Google Ads accounts, reporting results for dental practices. Lane lives in Dallas with his wife, two kids and a pug. In his spare time he runs, bikes, and dabbles in triathlons and duathlons. 

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Jeff Byer

Prior to joining Sleep Apnea Leads, Jeff Byers served as a marketer for numerous dental offices. In his spare time he is a volunteer firefighter in his town of Waukesha, WI and drives the Sleep Apnea Leads racecar. 

What You Don’t Know About Medical Billing Can Hurt You
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Randy Curran

Randy Curran is the founder of Pristine Medical Billing. He has helped over a thousand dental practices on the financial side of dental sleep medicine by teaching them the proper workflows, medical necessity, documentation requirements, and ethical billing coding practices. During the past 15 years, Randy has dedicated his life to helping those with obstructive sleep apnea by obtaining medical insurance coverage for over 44,000 patients for the treatment of sleep apnea. 

It’s a family affair- Not only has Randy dedicated his last 15 years to helping patients breathe and live better, but his wife, Pamela, has spent 22 years as a Respiratory Therapist who works in the ER and ICU. Randy’s children, Kyle, Olivia, Liana, and Brady also work alongside him at Pristine to help serve people and communities across the nation. 

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Kyle Curran

Kyle has worked in the dental sleep medicine field since 2016 and has learned sleep apnea billing during these  years in the trenches. While earning his degree in Business Administration, he worked as an Account manager for Pristine Medical Billing and studied medical insurance to learn how proper billing can drive a successful DSM practice. Since 2020, when he was promoted as a Director of Pristine, he has worked hand in hand with over 550 dental practices to help get them up to speed with all things medical billing.

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Ryan Javanbakht

Ryan C. Javanbakht is the President and CEO of He co-founded the national home sleep testing service in 2016 after discovering his father’s life-threatening, cardiovascular condition was an avoidable one, had he only been given better access to and knowledge of sleep testing. He has since built a powerful team of motivated people whose desire it is to create a faster, more effective way of testing. He and his team wake up every morning with a purpose to provide care to the over thirty million American patients suffering with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.

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Monica Edwards

Monica Edwards has nearly a decade of experience in the dental sleep medicine field. Before she  joined the team at Pristine Medical Billing, Monica previously managed the dental sleep medicine program for a busy dental practice. There, she discovered her passion and love for DSM. Being a part of improving our patients’ lives and potentially saving their lives became her proverbial “why”. 

After several years of serving in the dental practice, she wanted to expand my knowledge and experience from just helping her local community to helping patients across the nation. She joined the team at Pristine Medical Billing as their Case Presentation Specialist where her goal is to help guide practices to have higher case acceptance and greater success.

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Joseph Pinkava

Since 2016, Joseph Pinkava has been helping Dental Sleep Medicine providers navigate the complex medical insurance space. He has dedicated  thousands of hours learning each area of the medical billing cycle which has provided him with a strong foundational knowledge of the industry. Currently, Joseph manages the billing team at Pristine Medical Billing and helps providers secure in-network contracts with commercial payers. His first hand experience billing for both in and out of network providers taught him the importance of holding in-network contracts, and he strives to provide that benefit for dentists throughout the country. To date, he and his team have helped over 150 providers negotiate fair insurance contracts. He believes these contracts are integral to providers building equity in their own businesses and to treating a higher volume of patients.

Joseph holds a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Economics from UC San Diego. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife, golfing, and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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