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Updated: Feb 13

Episode 32 of the Airway First podcast is now out! You can catch it on Apple, SoundCloud, Podbean, RSS, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

My guests today are Dr. Darius Langmahnee and Dr. Kevin Boyd. Please join us as we discuss the critical importance of dental and medical collaboration in the future of children's health.

Darius A Loghmanee MD FAAP FAASM D.ABIM

Dr. Darius Loghmanee

Dr. Loghmanee is the Director of the Advocate Children’s Sleep Network at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Dr. Loghmanee received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and trained as a fellow in the Sleep Disorders Center.

After his training, he spent seven years at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he evaluated and treated children with control of breathing and sleep disorders and served as the Associate Director of the Sleep Medicine Center. Recruited to the Advocate Medical Group to build the first population sleep health service line, Dr. Loghmanee has established pediatric sleep labs, developed novel population-based approaches to assess sleep and breathing, and has systematized collaborations with primary care providers, pulmonologists, ear, nose, and throat surgeons, dentists, occupational therapists, myofunctional therapists, psychologists, faith-based organizations, schools, community groups, and families in efforts to optimize sleep health in children and adolescents.

Dr. Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc

Dr. Kevin Boyd

Dr. Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. He is also an attending instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency-Training Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. He also serves as a dental consultant at Lutheran General Hospital. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology conducting research in anthropology and orthodontics.

Prior to completing his DDS degree from Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa due to its reputation for providing intensive clinical and didactic learning opportunities in the areas of early childhood orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics, and also early childhood behavior guidance management and child psychological/emotional development.

You can find out more about Dr. Boyd at

If you keep the child at the center, we can move closer together and collaboration. ~ Dr. Darius Loghmanee

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