HealthPointCapital interviews dentist and author Michael Gelb.

When I took over NYU’s Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders and Orofacial Pain program in 1989, I met two dental sleep specialists that changed my life. I realized that dentists are uniquely qualified to evaluate and manage a person’s airway. I spent the next five years learning and teaching Dental Sleep medicine. I was able to help integrate temporomandibular joint and jaw function into Dental Sleep Medicine.