• SDDce Faculty

    Instructor Bio:

    Dr. Viviano obtained his credentials from the University of Toronto in 1983. His clinic is limited to managing sleep-disordered breathing and sleep-related bruxism. He is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has lectured internationally, conducted original research, and authored original articles on the management of sleep-disordered breathing. His clinic is the first Canadian facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and he is Clinical Director of the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Research and Learning Centre. Dr. Viviano also hosts the SleepDisordersDentistry LinkedIn Discussion Group and conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a 4-day mini residency. He can be reached at (905) 212-7732 or via sleepdisordersdentistry.com. Disclosure: Dr. Viviano reports no disclosures.

    Dr. John Viviano

    Program Director / Educator

    Dr. John Viviano
  • SDDce Faculty

    Instructor Bio:

    Barry Glassman DMD maintained a private practice in Allentown, PA, which was limited to chronic pain management, head and facial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and dental sleep medicine.    He is a Diplomate of the Board of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Headache Society.  He is on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he serves as a resident instructor of Craniomandibular Dysfunctions and Sleep Disorders.  He is a Diplomate of the Board of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is on staff at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Sleep Disorder Center. His most recent publication appeared in Pain Management entitled “Chronic Pain as a Trigeminally Mediated Disorder.”  He continues to teach and lecture, and is actively involved improving the patterns of practice in chronic pain and sleep disorders, working diligently to improve coordinated multidiscipline efforts in both these arenas.   Disclosure: Dr. Glassman reports no disclosures.

    Dr. Barry Glassman

    Program Director / Educator

    Dr. Barry Glassman
  • SDDce Faculty

    Instructor Bio:

    Steven J. Scrivani, D.D.S., D.Med.Sc., is currently Professor at the Craniofacial Pain Center in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine as well as Adjunct Professor (secondary) in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Headache Society.  He continues his functional brain imaging research with his Harvard colleagues and is a Research Associate in the Center for Pain and the Brain at Boston Children's Hospital.  He is the Senior Editor of 2 textbooks and has authored over 70 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. Disclosure: Dr. Scrivani reports no disclosures.

    Dr. Steven Scrivani

    Dentist / Educator

    Dr. Steven Scrivani
  • SDDce Guest Faculty

    Guest Instructors

    Our Guest Faculty is comprised of Dental Sleep Medicine experts from a variety of backgrounds. Our primary objective is to provide a depth of knowledge, through easily comprehensible, evidence based learning. Guest Faculty: Dr. John Remmers Dr. Keith Thornton Dr. Mark Abrams Dr. Shouresh Charkhandeh Dr. Ganesh Subramanian Dr. Collin Shapiro Dr. Jeffery Lipsitz Dr. Jeffrey Mendelsohn Dr. Alicia Howard Dr. Aaron Arkin RPSGT PT

    Guest Faculty

    Guest Faculty
  • SDDce Guest Faculty

    Guest Instructors

    Aaron Arkin began studying sleep in 1998, and has spent his entire career in various capacities in the sleep industry. He first became interested in sleep through the Psychology program at Trent University, and specialized in the relationship between Sleep, Learning, and Memory. After graduation, Aaron earned registry status as a polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT). From there, Aaron entered the Graduate Program at the University of Southern Mississippi in Experimental Psychology, where he continued his research into the relationship between Sleep, Learning, and Memory. Following Graduate School, Aaron was hired by the company responsible for the SANDMAN sleep diagnostic product as its Canadian sleep specialist. This allowed Aaron to travel across Canada and visit every sleep laboratory. After several years of helping to set up sleep laboratories across Canada, Aaron decided to develop a program that helps patients with behavioural sleep issues – primarily, insomnia. The Evolution Sleep program was born and has been helping people sleep better since 2013!

    Aaron Arkin B.SC., RPSGT, RP

    Seminar Instructor

    Aaron Arkin B.SC., RPSGT, RP
  • SDDce Dream Team

    TEAM Bio:

    Administration and Clinical Assistant: CDA LEVEL II, NBDE. Callie graduated from George Brown College with her CDA in 1995 and attended the University of Western Ontario in 1998 to obtain her CDA Level II and NBDE certificates. She joined Dr. Viviano in 1995 and has played an instrumental role in the development of Dr. Viviano's Sleep Disorders Dentistry practice.

    Callie Ferriera

    Team Instructor

    Callie Ferriera
  • SDDce Dream Team

    TEAM Bio:

    Clinical Assistant. Elaine obtained her honours CDA diploma from the Toronto School of Business in 1990 and her PDA certification and CDA level II, NBDE certification from University of Western Ontario in 1992. She first joined Dr. Viviano's General Dental Practice in 1994 as a Chair-Side Assistant and Clinical Administrator. Elaine participated heavily in the integration of “Sleep Disorders Dentistry” into Dr. Viviano’s practice at that time and for the following 10 years. Following which she obtained experience in the Pharmaceutical Research / Development industries. Elaine is currently enrolled part time at McMaster University where she is completing a diploma in marketing. Passionate about both nutrition and health, Elaine is a valuable addition to our team and we are pleased to welcome her back as Chair-Side Assistant and Clinical Administrator. 

    Elaine Steckel

    Team Instructor

    Elaine Steckel