All Press Releases for January 24, 2018

Leading Chicago TMJ Practitioner Joins Editorial Board of CRANIO Journal. Dr Shapira is Well Known for Treatment and Elimination of Headaches, Migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ and Sleep Disorders

Researcher, Educator and Practitioner Dr Ira L Shapira has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of CranioMandibular and Sleep Practice. Dr Shapira's expertise is in treating TMJ, Chronic Headache and Migraine, Sleep Apnea and Snoring

"Pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily" Marcia Angell "My practice is dedicated to restoring the soul by relief of chronic pain." Dr Ira L Shapira

    CHICAGO, IL, January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The selection of Dr Shapira to the editorial board of Cranio Journal is a great honor. Dr Shapira has had numerous articles published in Cranio Journal over the years,

When Cranio changes its name from the Journal of CranioMandibular Practice to the Journal of CranioMandibular and Sleep Practice it's editor Dr Riley Lunn called on Dr Shapira to write the guest editorial in that issue due to his generally accepted expertise in treating Sleep Apnea and snoring with oral appliances.

Dr Shapira was the first dentist to become an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical Schools Sleep Disorder Center under Dr Rosalind Cartwright in 1985. He was a founding and credentialed member of the Sleep Disorders Dental Society which later became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

He has spent decades helping patients suffering with severe Orofacial and TMJ pain to improve their quality of life. He has lectured both nationally and Internationally on the treatment of sleep disorders and TMJ disorders and their common developmental pathways. One of his 1998 lectures on Anti-Aging Dentistry was made into a chapter in a textbook of Anti-aging medicine. Dr Shapira is a long-term Dental Editor of Sleep and Health Journal.

Teaching physicians, dentists and patients the use of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks to control and eliminate a wide variety of painful conditions is a passion of Dr Shapira. SPG Blocks were featured in the book "Miracles on Park Avenue" A new 2018 article in the International Cardiology Journal has shown Sophenopalatine Ganglion Blocks can treat essential hypertension. SPG Blocks are also used to treat general anxiety symptoms, panic attacks and can help PTSD. Dr Shapira is leading advocate of making Self Administration of SPG Blocks a standard medical approach.

There are over 100 video testimonials of Chronic pain and Sleep Disorder patients treated by dr Shapira:

Dr Shapira has dedicated his professional life treating chronic head and neck pain, TMJ disorders and Trigeminally innervated headaches and migraines in his offices in addition to sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

His Gurnee office, Delany Dental Care ( is a General Practice and his Highland Park office ( is dedicated to the treatment of TMJ & Sleep Disorders, Chronic Headaches and Migraines.

Dr Ira L Shapira created the I HATE CPAP ( and I HATE HEADACHE ( websites to help patients find help with these difficult medical disorders that medicine can frequently not treat adequately without a dental collaboration. Dr Shapira did research in the 1980's as a visiting assistant professor at Rush Medical School where he worked with Rosalind Cartwright PhD who is primarily responsible for the entire field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He also studied with Dr Barney Jankelson who created the initial concepts that neuromuscular dentistry still uses today and created a company Myotronics that is the leading manufacturer of instrumentation used by Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Dr Shapira is a Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a Fellow of the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). He is a former national and International Regent of ICCMO, its current Secretary and the representative to the Alliance of TMD organizations or the TMD ALLIANCE has a general dental practice ( in Gurnee, Il and has recently started Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine Associates in Highland Park.

Patients in Northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin can contact Dr Shapira thru his office websites, and, or thru

Dr Ira L Shapira is President of I HATE CPAP LLC, President Dato-TECH, and has a Dental Practice, Delany Dental Care with his partner Dr Mark Amidei. He has recently formed Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine Associates. He is a Regent of ICCMO and its representative and the current Chair of the American Alliance of TMD Organizatins (, He was a founding and certified member of the Sleep Disorder Dental Society which became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, A founding member of DOSA the Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, A Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management, a graduate of LVI. He is a former assistant professor at Rush Medical School's Sleep Service where he worked with Dr Rosalind Cartwright who is a founder of the fields of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr Shapira is a consultant to numerous sleep centers and teaches courses in Dental Sleep Medicine in his office to doctors from around the U.S. He is the Founder of I HATE CPAP LLC and

Dr Shapira also holds several patents on methods and devices for the prophylactic minimally invasive early removal of wisdom teeth and collection of bone marrow and stem cells. He is currently working with Dr Tom Diekwisch at the Baylor in Texas to prove these stem cells can change peoples lives for the better. Dr Shapira is a licensed general dentist in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dr Shapira is currently working on patents he hope will drastically improve the field of pain management.

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Video of Dr Shapira's Headache Patients