Selecting and experienced and qualified dentist to make your sleep apnea device is of critical importance. We urge you to take time to verify credentialing and California State Licensure status when choosing your doctor!

EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Morgan has more experience than any other dentist in Southern California in treating snoring and sleep apnea with dental devices. For more than 25 years well known within the academic and medical community, thanks to careful patient handling and coordination of care with physicians. Experience matters, especially when selecting the correct design for each patient and when handling occasional problems.

CREDENTIALING:

Dr. Morgan was awarded certification by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 1999. He is one of the very few dentists in California to have this distinction. Board Certification means that a dentist-candidate has been rigorously tested and evaluated by a group of their peers, and has achieved the highest level of expertise in this field.

Dr. Morgan is also the Chief of Oral Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. Beyond his leadership role at Scripps, he undergoes all of the same strict medical staff credentialing processes as his medical colleagues.

RESEARCH:

Dr. Morgan is known well for his academic contributions to the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. To view a list of his more recent scientific contributions to the DSM literature click HERE.

 

Dr. Todd Morgan: Recent Publications and Lectures

  •  Case Studies on Apnea-Hypopnea Index Variability During Treatment with an Oral Appliance: Poster presentation, APPS meeting, 2005
  •  In-Home Evaluation of Efficacy and Titration of a Mandibular-Advancing Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Levendowski DJ, Morgan TD, Patrickus JE, Westbrook PR, Berka C, Zavora T Sleep and Breathing, 2006; 11(3):139-147.
  •  Investigation of Positional and Non-positional OSA: Impact on Outcomes in Patients Treated with Mandibular Advancement Devices.  Chung JW, Enciso R, Levendowski DJ, Morgan T, Westbrook PR, Clark GT.  J Sleep Res, submitted.
  •  Effect of treatment with mandibular advancing device (MAD) on autonomic nervous system activity as measured by Heart Rate Variability (HRV).     Popovic D, Johnson R, Morgan T, Westbrook P, Westbrook P, Levendowski D, Berka C, Sleep 31:A153
  •  Influence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Neurocognitive Functions and Post-Treatment with Oral Appliance Therapy.  Berka C, Johnson R, Morgan T, Levendowski D, Westbrook P, Sleep 31:A153
  • Benefit of Multi-night Studies in Determining the Optimal Mandibular Repositioning Device   Setting  Morgan T, Levendowski D,  Montague J, Melzer V, Scarfeo D, Folia R, Westbrook P. Sleep Breath. Proceedings from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Baltimore MD. 2008.
  • Studies on Apnea-Hypopnea Index Variability During Treatment with an Oral Appliance, Proceedings from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Levendowski D, Berka C, Patrikus J, Morgan T, Westbrook P, Lumicao M, Zavora T, Matic Z. Salt Lake City UT. 2006
  • Treatment outcomes of mandibular advancement devices in positional and non positional patients  Jin Woo Chung, DDS, PhD,a Reyes Enciso, PhD, Daniel J. Levendowski, MBA, Todd D. Morgan, DMD,  Philip R. Westbrook, MD,and Glenn T. Clark, DDS,
  • Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in a Population of Dental Patients. Levendowski DJ, Morgan T, Montague J, Metzler V, Westbrook PR.  Sleep Breath 2009 Sleep Breath,Proceedings from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Baltimore MD. 2008.
  • Sedation Dentistry and Sleep Apnea: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Morgan, T  San Diego County Dental Society Facets Magazine,   May 2010

BOOKS

  • “Phylogeny and Animal Models, an Uninhibited Survey” Chapter 5
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities and Consequences, Volume 3. 2008
  • “Why the Long Face? A book About Thumb Sucking”
  • Dog Ear Publishers  2011

 

NEW ABSTRACTS/POSTERS

  • Mandibular Advancement Devices significantly improve neurocognitive function for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Natalie Kintz1, Robin Johnson1, Daniel Levendowski1, Todd Morgan2, Philip Westbrook1, Djordje Popovic1 Gene Davis1, Adrienne Behneman1, Nicholas Pojman1, Chris Berka1
  • Impact of time on the Treatment Efficacy of Mandibular Repositioning Devices  Djordje Popovic, Todd Morgan, Jon Montague, Victoria Melzer, Daniel Levendowski, Philip Westbrook
  • Assessing Change in AHI During a Non-treatment Wash-Out Period:  Is There a Halo Effect?  Todd Morgan, Djordje Popovic, Victoria Melzer, Daniel Levendowski
  • Benefit of Mandibular Repositioning Device Therapy in Patients
  • with Moderate and Severe OSA
  • Daniel Levendowski, Todd Morgan, Victoria Melzer, Djordje Popovic, Daniela Scarfeo, Philip Westbrook
  • Predicting Changes in AHI Resulting from Mandibular Repositioning Device Therapy
  • Daniel Levendowski, Todd Morgan, John Patrickus, Victoria Melzer, Jon Montague, Djordje Popovic,
  • Philip Westbrook
  • Factors Impacting Mandibular-Repositioning-Device Therapy at One-Month,  Todd Morgan, Jon Montague, Victoria Metzer, Djordje Popovic, Daniel Levendowski

 

 

Assessing Changes in the Apnea/Hypopnea Index Resulting from Increased Vertical Dimension of Occlusion in Mandibular Repositioning Devices. Todd Morgan, Djordge Popovic, Victoria Meltz Recent Directed Courses and Lectures
Mid-Peninsula Dental Society Dental Health Foundation Presents:“Sleep Disorders” Symposium   4-29-11   Palo Alto, CA 

“When Airways Collide: Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Other Offensive Behaviors”   5-10-2011   California Dental Association Scientific Meeting, Anaheim, CA

 

“Sleep Apnea Primer for the Dentist”

April 15 2011  Invited lecture Patterson Dental Supply. San Diego, CA

 

The Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea”

10-2010, Balboa Naval Medical Center. San Diego, CA

 

“When Airways Collide: Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Other Offensive Behaviors”

5-2010 California Dental Association Scientific Meeting, Anaheim, CA

 

“Oral Appliances and OSA”

8-2009, V.A. Medical Center, San Diego Ca

 

OSA: Walking, Talking and Breathing, So What’s the Problem?

8-2009, Cochella Valley Dental Society, El Centro, CA

 

“Word of Mouth: Or, Dentistry for the Marginally Interested”

2009 Grand Rounds- Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA

 

“Mysteries of the TMJ”

8-2009 Grand Rounds- Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. La Jolla, CA

 

 

“Bruxism: The Sleep Disordered Breathing/TMJ Connection”

3-20-09 Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

 

Course Director: Advanced Course in Dental Sleep Medicine

11-7/8-08 Advanced Brain Monitoring, Carlsbad, CA

 

“Oral Appliances and OSA”

10-2008“ Grand Rounds- Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

 

Sleep Physiology, the Pharynx and Patient Perceptions”

TAP Masters Course, Dallas  2008

 

“OSA, PAIN and TMD”

Oral Systemic Balance Advanced Course

Tacoma, WA    2008

 

“Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

Whittier Institute La Jolla  2008

 

“The Benefit and Cost of Oral Appliance Therapy”

Scripps Clinic Chest Medicine Rounds  2008

 

“Intro to Sleep Disorders”

Odontic Study Club La Mesa, Ca  2008

 

 

“The Sleep Tech’s Primer in Oral Appliance Therapy”

Pacific Sleep Medicine Laboratory  2008

 

“The Dentist’s Role in Pediatric OSA”

Children’s Hospital San Diego  2008

 

 

“The Dentist’s Role in Sleep Apnea”

San Diego CCE 2008

 

“Oral Appliance Therapy Update for 2008”

Scripps Clinic and Research Institute

 

“Acromegaly and Sleep Apnea”

Scripps Memorial Hospital- La Jolla 2007

 

“Home Unattended Sleep Studies”

Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine Course

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

La Jolla, CA  2007

 

“Sleep Disorders”
Experdent Study Group, Temecula, CA  2007

 

 

Memberships and appointments

 Board of DirectorsAmerican Academy Dental Sleep MedicineAcademic Program, Chair

American Academy Dental Sleep Medicine

2010-2011

 

Chief, Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

 

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

 

TAP Masters Group

 

Charter Member: Academy of Sleep Dental Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

 

Pankey Institute

Dental Sleep Medicine Faculty Adviser