In Person / Live Streaming

Join Dr. Soroush Zaghi and TBI in person or on live stream for 4-days of dynamic experiential learning covering research, clinical care, and continuing education related to the airway, sleep, breathing, health, growth & development.

Notice. Ambassador price is offered to Breathe Ambassadors only. Ambassadorship will be verified before the event begins.

Physicians

(MD, DDS, DMD, ENT, etc)

$5,250 NEW REGISTRANT

Oct 16th-19th

$4,750 AMBASSADOR

Oct 16th-19th

Allied Professionals

(RDH, SLP, DA, etc)

$2,500

Oct 16th-19th

Myo Masterminds Graduates

(Current / Graduates)

$1,995

Oct 16th-19th

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THE BREATHE COURSE

A dynamic learning experience covering the Research, Clinical Protocols, Diagnostics, and Management of Sleep Disorder Breathing & Tongue-Tie Disorders.

Our courses continually evolve in response to three main stimuli:

1) New understandings gained through research and clinical experience,
2) Input from participants,
3) Observations of our own team.
 
If you've  taken the Breathe Course before, here are the main changes that you can expect this time around:
 
a) Enhanced on-demand content.
16+ hours of our foundational content has been moved into the 'pre-recorded lectures' section in order to open up more live-time for the latest updates to our protocols and paradigm.
 
b) Prolonged access to resources and content.
We have extended the duration that you will have access to pre-recorded course materials to 1 year.
 
c) More convenient schedule.
With more of the foundational content shifted to on-demand, pre-viewing, you can learn at your own pace. Also, we were able to condense the course into 3 dynamic days of live course sessions, over 1 weekend. (rather than 5 days over 3 weekends as before).
  • 16 hours of live lecture with Dr. Soroush Zaghi,
  • 8 hours of discussion with Dr. Zaghi and the TBI team,
  • 6 hours of online workshops with the TBI team including myofunctional therapy, suture training, and practice management.

This live-streamed course delves into the research on, impacts/diagnosis of and treatment options for tethered oral tissues and sleep disordered breathing in children and adults. Plus new content on innate immunity and best practices in telemedicine.

We look forward to carrying onward alongside you all to further revolutionize the standards of care in sleep, airway, and overall health!

  • Explain the relationship between learning mechanisms and breathing patterns.
  • Identify the effects of tongue-tie on speech production, chewing efficiency, and swallowing function.
  • Identify the impact of tongue-tie on sleep quality, breathing patterns, posture, and airway development.
  • Identify the overall health and development of patients with tongue-tie, focusing on sleep, breathing, and posture.
  • Demonstrate between anterior and posterior tongue-tie through clinical examination.
  • List assessments to diagnose ankyloglossia using evidence-based tools.
  • List the criteria for assessing adequate tongue-space.
  • Identify pre and post-operative myofunctional therapy protocols.
  • Explain the step-by-step surgical procedure for frenuloplasty.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the anatomical considerations in frenuloplasty through practical application.
  • Explain how you can screen pediatric patients for sleep and breathing issues using the FAIREST 6 criteria.
  • List the step-by-step protocol for establishing nasal breathing.
  • Identify multifactorial considerations for adults using FAIREST 6 + 4 criteria.
  • Explain the foundational principles of form, function, and behavior in pediatric growth and development.
  • Explain the functional approach to improving sleep and breathing.
    Interpret sleep study results and other diagnostic modalities.
  • Explain the principles of non-ablative laser tissue remodeling.
  • Demonstrate laser techniques for soft palate tightening through hands-on practice.
  • List the Breathe Max protocols used in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate laser techniques in hands-on lab sessions.
  • List various surgical techniques used in pediatric and adult patients.
  • Demonstrate pediatric behavior management and sedation techniques during surgery.
  • Explain updated protocols for wound healing, including the use of Kenalog and Serrapeptase.
  • Identify key surgical steps and techniques during live procedures.
  • Summarize historical case and clinical studies in orofacial myofunctional therapy.
  • Identify best practices for building efficient clinical teams.

July 2024 (In Person):
June 5th - 8th  (in Los Angeles)
 

October 2024 (In Person):
October 16th-19th (Los Angeles) 

June 5th-8th, 2024 Course Location:
The W Hotel 930 Hilgard Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

October 16th-19th, 2024 Course Location:
TBD

The Breathe Course Dr. Soroush Zaghi

DR. SOROUSH ZAGHI, MD
OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ENT) - SLEEP SURGEON


Dr. Zaghi graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency in ENT (Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery) at UCLA, and Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University. The focus of his sub-specialty training is on the comprehensive treatment of nasal obstruction, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is very active in clinical research relating to sleep disordered breathing with over 80+ peer-reviewed research publications in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, and sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Zaghi practices in Los Angeles, CA as Medical Director of The Breathe Institute, which provides comprehensive functional and structural treatment options for pediatric and adult sleep and breathing issues. Dr. Zaghi is particularly interested in how tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie) and oral myofascial dysfunction impact maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is an invited lecturer, author, and journal reviewer for topics relating to sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie disorders.


More information on Dr. Zaghi’s research can be found by visiting: Google Scholar

AFFILIATIONS
   Medical Director

  • The Breathe Institute

  Speaker / Consultant / Research Support

  • AAPMD/ Foundation for Airway Health
  • American Laser Study Club
  • Beam Readers Diagnostic Radiology Service
  • Breathe Scope / Teslong
  • Itamar Medical: Watch PAT Home Sleep Test
  • JedMed Surgical Instruments
  • Myofunctional Research Company: MyoBrace
  • Xlear Nasal Spray
  • MUTE Nose Cones
The Breathe Course Dr. Kevin Coppelson

DR. KEVIN COPPELSON, MD/DDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Coppelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Los Angeles, California. His private practice is based out of The Breathe Institute in the community of Westwood. He is also a clinical instructor in the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC- his alma mater.

Dr. Coppelson brings the knowledge and experience necessary to stay on the cutting edge of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Coppelson practices a wide scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery, minimally invasive jaw expansion, dental implants, and management of wisdom teeth.

The Breathe Course Dr. Nora Ghodousi

DR. NORA GHODOUSI, DDS 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Nora Ghodousi received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Ghodousi specialized in Pediatric Dentistry at University of Nevada and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentist. Empowered by the mission to educate her young patients on habits leading to positive oral health and orofacial develop, Dr. Ghodousi succeeds in creating a positive and caring dental experience for her patients.

Dr. Nora offers functional and integrative oral health care and interceptive orthodontics with a focus on whole-body health and well- being. Dr. Nora is a UC Regent Scholarship Magna Cum Laude graduate from UCLA.While at Dental School at USC, she received the Pediatric Health Award for her volunteer efforts in the underserved community. She then went on to complete a two-year Pediatric Dental Residency program at UNLV, where she gained experience providing high-level dental and orthodontic care for fragile, behaviorally challenging, and medically compromised pediatric patients. Dr. Nora has experience as faculty at UNLV where she supervised the dental students providing pediatric dentistry for children with difficulties accessing care.

 

The Breathe Course Sandraluz Gonzalez

DR. SANDRALUZ GONZALEZ
RDH, OMT, COM, BBE

Sandraluz Gonzalez is a registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in Albuquerque. Practicing since 2011, she has trained with leading experts and has advanced education in orofacial myofunctional disorders, airway and sleep disorders, TMJ disorders, and craniofacial pain.

In 2012, Sandraluz opened her private practice, focusing on TMJD, tongue thrust, speech sound disorders, OSA, and oral habit elimination. She also advocates for infants and breastfeeding mothers with tongue and lip ties.

A Breathe Institute Ambassador and Myomastermind Course graduate, Sandraluz is committed to continuing education and contributes to research-based protocols. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the AAPMD, AOMT, IAOM, AAMS, AAGO, ADHA, and AACP.

In her free time, she enjoys sports with her child, family, dog, and motorcycle.

 

The Breathe Course Maryam Norouz

MARYAM NORI-NOROUZ, RDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Maryam Nouri Norouz is a Registered Dental Hygienist  trained in Orofacial Myofunctional therapy.   She provides comprehensive and compassionate care to adults and children ages 3 and older. With several years of experience in airway focused practices, she has particular expertise in managing Orofacial myofunctional disorders. Maryam is committed to empowering her patients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being by taking a functional approach, and she strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone she serves. When she's not practicing therapy she enjoys movies, reading, and spending time with her family.

The Breathe Course Lesley Kupiec

LESLEY KUPIEC, RDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Lesley is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, and Integrative Breathing Therapy Practitioner.  Lesley completed her undergraduate education in Sport Management and later, Dental Hygiene in Massachusetts before moving to Los Angeles in 2010.

In 2014, she earned a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from USC. She has continued her education in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Integrative Breathing Therapy. She works at The Breathe Institute where she treats patients, manages research endeavors, and provides

educational content. She is also a member of the California Dental Hygienists’ Society,

American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry.

The Breathe Course Jennifer Rodriguez

JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ

Jennifer Rodriguez is a diplomatic and organized leader who has made significant contributions to numerous communities throughout her career. As the Director of Operations at The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles, Jennifer expertly balances the needs of the organization, its staff, and the communities it serves.

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Arizona State University, Jennifer spent 12 years honing her management skills in the Health and Beauty Industry, overseeing 40 employees and four salons. In 2017, she transitioned to The Breathe Institute with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to explore new professional avenues in healthcare.

Jennifer's meticulous and ordered approach has been instrumental in expanding The Breathe Institute's educational offerings, and fostering relationships within the Medical and Dental fields. Her true passion lies in consulting and building teams that create a nurturing and inspiring culture for their communities.

Outside of her professional life, Jennifer is happily married to her husband, Leo, and they are proud parents of two beautiful boys, Lucas and Liam. Embracing her love for the outdoors, Jennifer enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the natural beauty of the world around her.

The Breathe Course Chad Knutsen

CHAD KNUTSEN

An award-winning filmmaker and producer in Los Angeles with over a decade of experience in the industry. Chad is an expert generalist, with an uncanny ability to digest and test new knowledge and identify and cultivate creative routes from problems to solutions. In 2012, Chad founded and captained a thriving eco-community deep in the jungles of Belize, teaching survival, permaculture and self-governance. Chad is also an Eagle Scout, has served as an Emergency Search and Rescue Team Leader in the Pacific Northwest, and is passionate about devoting his life to making a positive impact for future generations. He has consulted for and/or led successful projects in fields ranging from sustainable technology and agriculture, to construction, security and intelligence. Chad has also won awards from and been asked to present at international conferences by organizations such as MIT, The International Association of Science Parks (IASP), the Moscow Agency of Innovation, and SXSW. As Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of The Breathe Institute, Chad's diverse background and piercing curiosity have helped to keep TBI at the technological forefront.

The Breathe Course Leyli Norouz

LEYLI NOROUZ-KNUTSEN

Leyli Norouz-Knutsen is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Breathe Institute. She is known for her uniquely fine-tuned ability to streamline organizational management structures, optimize collaboration and communication, drive impactful media and branding campaigns and to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. Leyli has over a decade of experience in higher education, non-profit, board management and operations as a director at both the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and San Diego State University (SDSU). Since leaving UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2007, Leyli's extensive background in healthcare-specific consulting and corporate strategy parlayed perfectly into co-founding The Breathe Institute, and now having the honor to serve on the Board of the The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD).

The Breathe Course Dr. Soroush Zaghi

DR. SOROUSH ZAGHI, MD
ENT - SLEEP SURGEON
Otolaryngology & Maxillofacial Surgery

AFFILIATION

  • Co-Founder, Medical Director, The Breathe Institute

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Speaking Engagements:
    • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe Institute Courses
    • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
    • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop
    • Honorarium Recipient for Speaking at LightScalpel Events
    • Honorarium Recipient for Speaking at Myofunctional Research Company; MyoBrace
  • ¬†Additional Roles:
    • Paid Medical Director for The Breathe Institute
  • Professional Collaborations and Consulting:
    • Collaboration with XLEAR for Product Development and Strategy
    • Advisory Role in Signos Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • M.I.N.D. Procedure with Dr. Coppelson
    • Septoplasty / Rhinoplasty
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
    • The Triological Society
    • International Surgical Sleep Society
    • Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
    • American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry - AAPMD
    • American Laser Study Club - ALSC
    • Facial Beauty Institute
    • Itamar Medical: Watch PAT Home Sleep Device
The Breathe Course Dr. Kevin Coppelson

DR. KEVIN COPPELSON, MD/DDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

AFFILIATION

  • Co-Founder of BreatheMAX Department at The Breathe Institute

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe Institute Courses

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • Non-Ablative Laser Tissue Remodeling
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy Of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
    • American Board Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
    • American Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • California Association Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The Breathe Course Dr. Nora Ghodousi

DR. NORA GHODOUSI, DDS 
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

AFFILIATION

  • Director, Breathe Kids Dental

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for Myofunctional Research Company; MyoBrace
  • Honorarium Recipient for TalkTools: Speech & Feeding Therapy Tools

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • Non-Ablative Laser Tissue Remodeling
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy Of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
    • American Board Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
    • American Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • California Association Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The Breathe Course Sandraluz Gonzalez

DR. SANDRALUZ GONZALEZ
RDH, OMT, COM, BBE

AFFILIATION

  • Contracted Faculty at The Breathe Institute

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Receive an Honorarium for this course
  • Honorarium Recipient for Myofunctional Research Company; MyoBrace
  • Honorarium Recipient for TalkTools: Speech & Feeding Therapy Tools

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • Functional Frenuloplasty
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • ADHA: American Dental Hygienists' Association
    • AAGO: The American Academy of Gnathologic Orthodontics
    • AAPMD: The American Academy of Physiological Medicine Dentistry¬†
    • IAOM:The International Association of Orofacial Myology
    • AAMS: The Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
The Breathe Course Maryam Norouz

MARYAM NORI-NOROUZ
RDH, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

AFFILIATION

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist at The Breathe Institute

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • Functional Frenuloplasty
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • ADHA: American Dental Hygienists' Association
    • AAPMD: American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry
The Breathe Course Lesley Kupiec

LESLEY KUPIEC
RDH, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

AFFILIATION

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist at The Breathe Institute

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • Functional Frenuloplasty
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • ADHA: American Dental Hygienists' Association
    • CDHA: California Dental Hygiene Association
    • ASD: Academy For Sports Dentistry
    • IBT training with Dr. Rosalba Courtney
    • Also about to take Breathing Behavior Analysis with Peter Litchfield
The Breathe Course Jennifer Rodriguez

JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ

AFFILIATION

  • Director of Operations, The Breathe Institute¬†
  • Co-Founder, Breathe MSO

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop¬†

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Relevant history
    • VivAer¬ģ -¬† nasal airway obstruction treatment
  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry - AAPMD
    • American Laser Study Club - ALSC
The Breathe Course Chad Knutsen

CHAD KNUTSEN

AFFILIATION

  • Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer, The Breathe Institute¬†
  • Co-Founder, Breathe MSO

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry - AAPMD
    • American Laser Study Club - ALSC
The Breathe Course Leyli Norouz

LEYLI NOROUZ-KNUTSEN

AFFILIATION

  • Co-Founder, Managing Director, The Breathe Institute
  • Co-Founder, Breathe MSO

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Honorarium Recipient for The Breathe Course
  • Honorarium Recipient for MYO Masterminds Program
  • Honorarium Recipient for Breathe MYO Workshop

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

  • Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry - AAPMD
    • American Laser Study Club - ALSC
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To successfully complete this Continuing Education (CE) course, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

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Full Attendance: You must attend all 4 days of the course. Each day’s session is crucial for your understanding and completion of the course.

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Timely Submission: Complete all quizzes within the stipulated time frame. Deadlines for quiz submissions will be provided during the course.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between GLOH Education and The Breathe Institute GLOH Education designates this activity for 34 credit hours of continuing education credit.

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