Dr. Kevin Coppelson (MD, DDS), an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, has joined the team at The Breathe Institute to treat a myriad of oral, jaw, and airway related issues. He will also be focusing with TBI on researching ways to improve surgical outcomes by incorporating myofunctional therapy, craniosacral and body work among other multidisciplinary collaborations.
Dr. Coppelson is a fellowship trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon from Los Angeles, California. He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern California with a D.D.S. and received his M.D. from the University of Maryland.
At TBI, Dr. Coppelson will be working closely with ENT/Sleep Surgeon Dr. Soroush Zaghi, and Myofunctional Therapist Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton to advance the standards of care and overall patient experiences in relation to orthognathic jaw surgery and less invasive modalities.
Studies* have found the surgical success and cure rates of Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA Surgery) were 86.0 ± 30.9% and 43.2 ± 11.7% respectively. Exploring innovative and less invasive ways to reduce this discrepancy is one area of interest for Dr. Coppelson, as well as potentially reducing the extent of advancement required to achieve optimal results through collaboration with providers from other disciplines such as Myofunctional Therapy and Body Work.
“There are many modalities being used worldwide to address sleep disordered breathing, apnea, and other airway conditions. Although the success rates of some of these procedures is high across the field, the actual cure rate is shockingly low so and I could not be more excited to now be a part of such an amazing team at TBI to improve the outcomes and innovate new, safe and effective solutions for our patients." said Dr. Kevin Coppelson.
We look forward to many years working with Dr. Coppeson to continue to make The Breathe Institute the place Where Goodness Meets Wellness!
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* Giarda M, Brucoli M, Arcuri F, Benech R, Braghiroli A, Benech A. Efficacy and safety of maxillomandibular advancement in treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2013;33(1):43–46.