Steven A. Schendel DDS, MD

Dr. Schendel will discuss the indications for and expectations with surgical correction of obstructive sleep apnea. Concentration will be on the diagnosis and skeletal surgery, which is most frequently maxillary and mandibular advancement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Realize that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with several major medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and glaucoma
  • Recognize that maxillary and mandibular advancement is an effective surgical treatment of OSA inpatients not wishing to use CPAP or who cannot tolerate CPAP

Dr. Schendel is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery and is a former Fulbright Fellow with a sub-specialization in craniofacial surgery. He received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii. He is former Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at Stanford University and the Packard Children’s Hospital. He is currently director of the California Craniofacial Center and surgeon at the California Sleep Center. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and several books with an emphasis on orthognathic and sleep surgery. His present research interests are in computer simulation of facial surgery and 3d airway anatomy.