Dr. Richard W. Moore, a general dentist from Vancouver, Washington is a 1977 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Moore has lectured widely throughout North America since 1993, on the topic of dentistry’s role in the management of the airway. An early member, he was elected to a three-year term (1996-1999) on the board of directors of the (ADSM) Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (www.dentalsleepmed.org), an international society dedicated to the dissemination of current information in this growing field of dentistry. He also served as the Chairman of the Corporate Relations Committee. Dr. Moore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a co-founder of Sleep Medicine Group, a multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Practice in Tigard, Oregon. Dr. Moore has limited his practice to airway management since 2004. Since its inception, more than thirteen thousand patients have been treated for sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Moore has served on the faculty of the Oregon Health and Science University Sleep Medicine Fellowship. In 2017, Dr. Moore established Sleep R&D, LLC – currently dotMAD, LLC to facilitate development of innovation in the field of sleep medicine providing services including: IP rights advice, CAD / CAM services for prototyping and production, FDA 510(k) development and compliance services, FDA QMS regulatory establishment development services and many others.
Dr. Moore is the President and CEO of Comfort Acrylics, Inc. Established in 1988, the manufacturing division has patented and developed TALON®, a thermo-plastic polymer used in the fabrication of interocclusal dental appliances. This product is sold to dental laboratories throughout North America, and Australia. As an FDA registered medical device manufacturer, the Dental Laboratory Division has produced mandibular repositioning devices for dentists throughout the USA since 1993. Dr. Moore has participated in this laboratory’s research and development of innovative interfaces which hybridize mandibular advancement with positive airway pressure, EPAP (PEEP – positive end expiratory pressure), nasal and oro-nasal PAP, nasal dilator devices, biometric – compliance sensing devices and others.
A graduate of UCLA’s School of Mechanical Engineering, Rodger Thomason has also completed extensive graduate course work at UCLA’s Human Factors Engineering Program. A member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft’s Mechanical Design Group, he was responsible for mechanical and thermal testing of composite materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, and exotic metals. Following his stint at Hughes Aircraft, Rodger joined the Mechanical Design Department at TRW as a senior staff member and lead design engineer. His responsibilities included direct involvement from preliminary design through manufacturing. Later in life, Rodger received a master’s degree in psychology.
In 1989, Rodger launched an independent consulting firm to fully exploit his educational and professional experience. His firm has a proven track record of applying the experience acquired from advanced technology companies to smaller scale enterprises. Additionally, his extensive work with the industrial design community has brought a unique design sensitivity to the firm’s engineering projects.
In 2016, Rodger teamed with Dr. Richard Moore and dotMAD, LLC to develop a more integrated, comprehensive array of
products for the management of the full spectrum of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders.
Rodger holds numerous patents on medical and consumer related products.
Dave has 44 years of experience as a removable dental technician and successfully owned and operated Custom Prosthetics Laboratory for 30 years before joining California Dental Arts. He is a U.S. veteran and was formally trained as a dental technician by the U.S. Air Force. Dave has been regarded as a top dental technician in this area and is sought out nationally for his knowledge of complex implant hybrid restorations. He lectures and leads study groups, accumulating over 100 continuing education hours per year.