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The Neurologic Consequences of a Misfit Mouth on Sleep

Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. is the Founding-Director of Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, PA (CSMA) and the Sleep Education Consortium (SEC). He is Triple Board-Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine. A graduate of Ohio State University, he trained in Neurology at Washington University, Sleep Medicine at Stanford University and Epilepsy at University of California. He began his professional career as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCLA while co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and directing the Clinical Neuro-physiology lab at Olive View UCLA. In 1999 he moved to Houston establishing his neurology / sleep disorders / epilepsy practice. He continues to conduct research studies relating to sleep disorders and developing methods to enhance the assessment and treatment of patients with sleep disturbances. His most recent research involves the relationship between Clenching / Sleep Bruxism / TMJ Disorder with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as the relationship between ADHD and disturbances of sleep. He is currently extending his practice to provide assessment and treatment of patients who sustained concussions. Education has been an important aspect of his career, having trained medical students, residents and fellows in sleep medicine and then establishing the SEC as an outreach to educate the healthcare community. He has been instrumental in advancing collaborative care amongst different types of heath care professionals and is now leading a national effort to enhance the screening of children for sleep related breathing disorders so that early intervention can transform the lives of future generations.