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Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with obstructive breathing disorders by the dental team.

Soft tisue disorders can compromise craniofacial and airway development causing nocturnal breathing problems and also occlusal issues resulting in dental wear

25 & 26 January 2019, Valladolid, Spain
The participants will learn:
  1. The very important role that dental surgeons have in identifying reviewing and treating patients with changes in their airway, as well as their relatioship with quality of sleep, interruption of sleep and tiredness.
  2. The very important role that dental surgeons have in identifying reviewing and treating patients with changes in their airway, as well as their relatioship with quality of sleep, interruption of sleep and tiredness.
  3. The importance of craniofacial development in the chronology of the disorders of airway.
  4. To diagnose and early treatment of sleep apnoea.
  5. To incorporate myofunctional therapy as a method to modify bad habits and improve the function of respiratorm and masticatory systems.
  6. To about the communication between the different departments of the multidisciplinary team and the patients, to help them understand their pathology and repercussions on their health.


Registration Fee

Maximum participants number: 30

KOIS Members 

KOIS members can sign up to reserved Choose “Kois Member” in registration form.

How to reach the venue

Galván Lobo Center

Galle Gamazo, 28 47004 Valladolid
GPS for navigator co-ordinates:
Latitude 41,645238 – Longitude -4,726581

Valladolid is 200 kilometers (125 miles) north-west of Madrid. Its central location in Spain makes it easy to get to.

Getting to Valladolid by plane

The best way to get to Valladolid from abroad is by plane. Valladolid has its own airport although most international flights come into Madrid-Barajas airport.

1)Valladolid-Villanubla Airport

 Valladolid Airport is small and is located near a village called Villanubla. It forms part of the National Airport and Air Navigation Network AENA.

Companies operating to and from the airport include Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Ryanair, Vueling, etc. WIFI is available throughout the terminal.

Once you land in Valladolid, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre. You can also hire a car.

The approximate taxi fare to Valladolid is 24 €. Saturday evenings, Sundays, and official holidays there is a night rate which is 26.50 €. You can order a taxi by phoning 983 291 411 or 983 207 755. You should dial +34 when phoning from outside Spain.

Linecar is a coach company operating between Valladolid airport and the city centre. Coach times and reservations T4 Barajas to Valladolid.

2) Madrid-Barajas Airport

If you cannot get a direct flight to Valladolid, Madrid-Barajas airport offers far more possibilities

  • TRAIN from Barajas terminal 4 (T4) to Chamartín train station

The Spanish railway company RENFE, connects Madrid with the Madrid Barajas airport through the local train network service “Cercanías” C1 line.  The train station is on the terminal T4 floor –1, and is called Aeropuerto T4.

If you arrive in a different terminal you can move to the other terminal in a free shuttle bus service connecting the terminals.

The estimated travel time from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to Estación de Chamartín is 11 minutes. The single ticket tariff is 2,60 €, valid for one journey in the two hours after it is issued. For passengers with AVE tickets (high-speed train) connecting with a flight, this service is free.  See timetable in Renfe Cercanías

Once you get to Chamartín train station, you can purchase your ticket at the Renfe ticket windows or in the machines. We recommend you book and buy your ticket over the Internet on Renfe´s webpage

You can catch a regional train which takes about three hours and is relatively inexpensive or a high-speed AVE, ALVIA or AVANT train which only takes around an hour.

  • Direct COACH from Terminal 4 at Barajas

The ALSA coach runs directly from T 4 to Valladolid. This is a good option if you are carrying luggage. The coach leaves from platforms 1 and 2 on the ground floor, T4 arrivals.

You can purchase your ticket from a machine located on the ground floor of T4 arrivals.

There are several coaches each day. The journey time is about 2 hours 40 minutes. We recommend you purchase your ticket over the Internet prior to your arrival.

  • Coach from Méndez Álvaro coach station

Take the metro from the airport by buying your ticket for 1.5€ + 1€ airport charge. At the end of the line at “Nuevos Ministerios” station, you then have to change to Line 6 (circular) towards “Méndez Álvaro”. The journey time on the metro is about 50 to 60 minutes. At Méndez Álvaro coach station, you can purchase your ticket at the ALSA ticket office window. Coaches run every hour and the journey time is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

You can also get to Méndez Álvaro by taking the commuter train (cercanías) on Line C-1.  This takes about 25 minutes and you don’t need to change trains. Trains run each 30 minutes. For further information, see the commuter trains page Renfe Cercanías

Getting to Valladolid by train

You can also get to Valladolid from certain European countries by train with Renfe Internacional. Visit their webpage and choose the option which best suits you. If you are coming from Paris, don’t forget you have a connection to Valladolid.


General Information



MD and DDS



Galván Lobo Formación

Acera de Recoletos, 12, 1º A – 47004 Valladolid

tel. 34 983 371 267


Registration fee

€ 850,00

Registration fee includes: coffee breaks, lunch, simultaneus translation and meeting documents


Galván Lobo Center

Calle Gamazo, 28

47004 Valladolid

tel. 34 983 335 566

Cancellation Policy 

All registration cancellations must be in writing (by Mail) to:

You will receive a total reimbursement of the fees paid if the cancellation will be made up and including January, 10th.


Dr. Steven Acker, B.S., M.S., D.D.S

Dr. Steven Acker, founded Elite Dental of Staten Island in 1989. Elite Dental is a Health and Wellness based practice that is focused on Airway Health and Total Body Wellness.  He has also lectured extensively and serves as an Attending Doctor at The Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY since 1982.

Dr. Acker is a Clinical Instructor at the prestigious Kois Center for Clinical Excellence in Seattle, Washington.  He has studied under Dr. John Kois, one of the foremost dental educators in the world. He is also a Graduate of the Misch Dental Implant Institute. He has been a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Acker is a member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and is a member of the Wellness Dentistry Network.

His passion for the science and art of dentistry and his belief that Dentistry has a major role in the overall wellness and health of our patients. His commitment to the Health and Wellness of his patients is what keeps him committed to staying at the forefront of professional developments.

Dr. Acker believes that the Airway focused dentists should be the quarterback of an interdisciplinary group of physicians, dentists and other allied health professionals that understand the structure, function and behavior of the airway and breathing of our patients.


B.S. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1976 – Biology

M.S. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1977 – Biomedical engineering

D.D.S. – N. Y. U. College of Dentistry 1980

POST DOCTORAL – Chief Resident and General Practice Resident – Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 1980-1982


 ATTENDING MEDICAL STAFF – Dept of Dental and Oral Surgery – Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY  1982-Present

 Clinical Instructor  and Advisory Board Member – Kois Center for Clinical Excellence – Seattle, Washington

Dra. Nancy E Hartrick, B.S., D.D. S


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.S. in Nutritional Science 1977                                                                                                                                  

Recognized by School of Public Health and Literature, Science and the Arts

Honors: Graduated with distinction

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Doctor of Dental Surgery                                                                                                                                             1981 [Thesis: “The Accessibility Debate of Content in the Online Context”]


Hartrick Dentistry, Royal Oak MI                                                                                                                                              1988- present


The Dawson Academy, St. Petersburg, Fl 

Graduate                                                                                                                                                                       1993

Cosmetic Continuum

Graduate                                                                                                                                                                       1998

PAC Live, Alameda, CA

Graduate                                                                                                                                                                       2001

Kois Center, Seattle WA

Graduate                                                                                                                                                                       2001

The Bale Doneen Method

Preceptorship                                                                                                                                                                2015

Airway Focused Dentistry, Clifton, NJ

Mini- Residency                                                                                                                                                            2018


Throughout the USA

Lecturer- multiple in communication and clinical dentistry                                                                                      1988-present

Mentor- Kois Center, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                               2001- present

Clinical Instructor – Kois Center, Seattle, WA                                                                                                            2006- present

Advisory Board – Kois Center, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                2018-present


Kois Center, Seattle, WA

Editorial Board                                                                                                                                                             2008present

Kois Center, Seattle, WA

Chair of Q & A Facilitator                                                                                                                                            2010present


“Functional Occlusion: Science-Driven Management”

Presented by John Kois, D.M.D, M.S.D, Reported by Nancy Hartrick, D.D.S.

The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Volume 223, Number 3                                                                                       2007

“Digital Mandibular Arch Restoration at an Increased Occlusal Vertical Dimension in One Visit”

Nancy E Hartrick, D.D.S and Steven R. Acker, M.S., D.D.S

Compendium, Volume 38, Number 1                                                                                                                           2017

” Treatment and Prevention of Sleep Apnea: Dentistry Plays a Key Role

 Steven R. Acker, M.S., D.D.S. and Nancy Hartrick, D.D.S

SDDS Bulletin Volume 34, Number 7                                                                                                                           2017


Academy of General Dentistry

American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health

American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dental

American Dental Association

Michigan Dental Association

Wellness Dentistry Network

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