International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) holds Neuromuscular Dental meeting in Japan

The 15th International Congress of the International College of CraniMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) was held in
Fukuoka, Japan, November 14-15, 2009

The 15th International Congress wasbe hosted by the Japan Section and held in Fukuoka, Japan on November 14-15, 2009. The Congress was held at the JAL Resort Seahawk Hotel Fukuoka is on the southernmost island of Japan and boasts a mild climate, famous hot spring spas, beautiful countryside and national parks.

The conference was attended by two of the most prominent Neuromuscular Dentists in the World. Dr Norman Thomas President Elect of ICCMO who has taken over as chief researcher and educator in Neuromuscular dental studies at LVI Global (LAS VEGAS INSTITUTE) the premiere teaching facility for Neuromuscular dentistry. Dr Barry Cooper from New York a past president of ICCMO and one of the finest educators and practitioners of Neuromuscular Dentistry in the world.

Dr Ira L Shapira the founder of I HATE HEADACHES LLC recently atended the ICCMO meeting in Denver and presented his newest website to the ICCMO membership. It recieved an excellent response and is expected to help millions of headache and migraine sufferers to find help thru Neuromuscular Dentistry. Dr Shapira is also the founder of the premiere source for information on Dental Sleep Medicine and Oral Appliances for treating Sleep Apnea.

ICCMO recently concluded its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado on September 24-26, 2009. It was a terrific meeting with great lectures and something for everyone. Many, many thanks to our presenters: Drs. Robert Jankelson, Jay Gerber, Sam Kherani, Norman Thomas, Jorge Pavic, Sid Holleman, Barry Cooper, Jim Beck, Neil Zane, Janet Stoess-Allen, Curtis Westersund, Bill Wade, Rex Eatmon, Peter Ferro, Tammarie Heit, Prabu Raman, and Rosemany Rojas.

Additonal information of Neuromuscular Dentistry is available at

The next National ICCMO meeting scheduled will provide all clinicians interested in Neuromuscular Dentistry an opportunity for continuing dental education in the diagnosis, treatment and latest research in the field of NMD.

ICCMO is pleased to announce the following upcoming meetings:
22nd B. Jankelson Memorial Lecture Forum
Scottsdale, Arizona, October 21-23, 2010

All patients with chronic headaches and migraines are encouraged to have their physicians and dentists attend this important medical meeting. Leading Neuromuscular Dentists from around the world will be in attendance.

Dr Ira L Shapira, a Gurnee dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is the Secretary of ICCMO and is well known in Chicago for treatment of Migraine, Tension-type Headache, Chronic Daily Headache, Sleep Apnea and TMJ disorders. He is the founder of I HATE CPAP LLC and I HATE HEADACHES LLC and the websiteS and He opened his Gurnee Dental office ( 25 years ago and has been practicing general dentistry, implant reconstruction and Neuromuscular Dental treatment of headaches, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.

Dr Shapira recently created Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine Associates ( with offices in Chicago and Chicago suburbs (Skokie, Schaumburg,Vernon Hills, Bannockburn, Gurnee) dedicated to treating sleep apnea with comfortable oral appliances instead of CPAP.

Dr Shapira works closely with Dr Alex Golbin the Editor of Sleep and Health Journal and founder of Sleep and Behavioral Medicine Institue with offices in Skokie, Vernon Hills and Bannockburn. Dr Shapira teaches dentists from around the United States how to treat sleep apnea with oral appliances. Dr Golbin introdues Dr Shapira’s students to the intricacies of sleep labs and other aspects of sleep medicine.