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Updated: May 14

Episode 28 of the Airway First podcast, with our special guest, Dr. William Harrell, is now out! You can catch it on Apple, SoundCloud, Podbean, RSS, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Dr. Harrell began his orthodontic practice in Alexander City, AL in 1977 and has devoted most of his career to educating his peers, the public, and other healthcare professionals on the importance of discovering and treating airway obstructions leading to altered growth issues in children that can cause serious health conditions later in life. Throughout his career, he has worked alongside pioneers such as Dr. William Farrar, the pioneer of TMJ Therapy, and Dr. Christian Guilleminalt, MD, one of the “Fathers of Sleep Medicine.”

Dr. Harrell lectures to residents, medical doctors, and dentists worldwide. Dr. Harrell also is a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry Orthodontic Department.

Dr. Harrell is the Chairperson of Radsite’s Standards Committee on ConeBeam CT (CBCT) for both medicine and dentistry. Dr. Harrell is also on the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Children’s Airway Screener Taskforce (CAST) tasked with developing a children’s screening questionnaire, called C-GASP, for uncovering early airway issues in children.

Dr. Harrell has served as President, Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer of the 9th District Dental Society of the Alabama Dental Association, The President and Vice-President of the Alabama Orthodontic Association, Twice President of the Alexander City Lake Martin Rotary Club, Served on the Board of Trustees and in the House of Delegates of the Alabama Dental Association, is Board Certified in Orthodontics, and presently working on Board Certification in Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Harrell is the lead EDITOR of a Medical/Dental textbook called “Growing into Breathing Problems: The Quest for Collaborative Lifetime Solutions” which is scheduled to be published by Springer Publishing in early 2023.

You can find out more about Dr. Harrell at

Breath is life. ~ Dr. William Harrell

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