IAPA 2023 Team Track & 2023 Best in Practice Team Award





Dr. Barton received his college and doctor of medical dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1986. Immediately following graduation, he worked as an associate for one year in Jacksonville, Florida. In October of 1987, Dr. Barton opened his solo dental practice in Jacksonville. Following a course taken in 1995 at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), Dr. Barton slowly began to transition his general dentistry practice into a practice that focused on aesthetic dentistry. Later, in 2001, Dr. Barton built and moved into a brand new office that helped further transition the practice into comprehensive neuromuscular aesthetic dentistry. He is a graduate of and instructor with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He also has achieved the LVI Mastership award. He teaches dentists from all over the world in the latest treatments for cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction and neuromuscular occlusion. Dr. Barton is affiliated with many dental organizations; AGD, AACD, FDA, ICCMO, as well many local affiliations. He is a frequent speaker to many study groups and associations.


Joseph Dewees was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started working in dental offices 20 years ago at the age of 17 as a sterilization technician, while also furthering his education at the College of Southern Nevada. Since then he has worn many different hats in dental offices, from Clinical Dental Assistant, Front Office, Office Manager, and Treatment Coordinator. It was 15 years ago he was first introduced to The Las Vegas Institute, which started his passion for Physiologic Dentistry and enjoys helping patients achieve optimal dental and whole body health. 

He is now the Director of Team Programs here at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He believes a well trained, empowered team is the key to a successful dental practice, and hopes to help team members unlock their full potential and help them find their passion for dentistry.  

In addition he has a second passion for fitness and is a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys pushing people to reach and exceed their fitness and weight loss goals.


Module 1: Physiological and Sleep Dentistry Overview


This will provide an overview of Physiological Based Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry. We will focus on identifying signs and symptoms related to physiology, airway, developmental, and postural. This lecture is designed to teach attendees to provide comprehensive exams for aesthetic, sleep, and physiological patients.

The Educational Objectives for This Presentation Are for The Participant To Be Able To:

•Discuss physiologic dentistry and what to look for when examining patients
•Discuss the importance of screening for sleep disorders
•Document physiologic disharmony in the dental system
•Organize appointments based on new patient classification
•Obtain the appropriate information during the initial new patient interview


Module 2: Computerized Analysis Overview (BioPAK and T-Scan) and Review of LVI Protocols


This lecture is designed to help attendees to understand the importance of proper data collection and how to use that data to follow proper LVI Protocols. We will review necessary records and what EMG scans should be run at each visit. Clinical time will be spent improving running BioPAK and T-Scan. We will show team members how to set up and connect a patient to the BioPak and then checking the scans for noise as well as looking at frequency to check for healthy muscles.

The Educational Objectives for This Presentation Are for The Participant to Be Able To:

•Show them how to input the proper data into the BioPak software.
•Properly hook up a 4 channel EMGs on BioPak and Run a Rest/CO Rest scan.
•How to check your scans for noise and what could cause it.
•Checking Frequency on the scan and then using the data to know if you should TENS the patient or not.
•A review of when and what EMG’s scans should be run on both BioPak and M-Scan.
•Proper patient input and accurately running T-Scan. Sequencing when to use the T-Scan during patient treatment.

Module 3: Signs & Symptoms Analysis and Developing Appointment Coordination and Scheduling


You will work to develop proper sequencing of appointments for efficient scheduling of physiological and sleep apnea patients. Also, good skills and outlines to review case presentations and financial arrangements.

**This can be in a lecture room with articulators and groups around tables to put all the information together. Will interpret BioPAK and T-Scan Data as well as results of sleep test and comprehensive examinations.

The Educational Objectives for This Presentation Are for The Participant to Be Able To:

•Put together collected data for a treatment conference using the provided outline.
•Properly sequence and schedule patients using provided timeline for appointments
•Discuss release and consents forms and why they are important in the dental practice
•Put together a presentation of treatment and financial arrangements.
•Determine schedule for orthotic delivery, long term stabilization treatment and follow up appointments.

Module 4: Orthotic Workflow


This Lecture is designed to walk you through the entire process of Orthotic Therapy and the role the Team has in making the process smooth and efficient. We will start with the patient’s acceptance of treatment all the way though getting the patient stabilized and when to move on to Phase 2 treatment.

The Educational Objectives for This Presentation Are for The Participant to Be Able To:

•A review of comprehensive record taking and screenings
•How to determine the patient LVI Golden Vertical and how to measure on models.
•Explain why and how the doctors will make the AAG (Anterior Alignment Guide)
•Understand the TAG bite and how to make this appointment efficient.
•We will show a video of the importance of taking the OPG and how to verify the HIP on the Stratos Articulator
•What to do when the case comes back from the lab and how to start your measurement tracking sheet and when and where you take measurements.
•A synopsis of Orthotic Adjustment Protocols
•What to do once you are ready to move onto Phase 2 and a review of Phase 2 options





Don’t forget we will Celebrate the team again at our 2023 Conference with a special award just for them. The IAPA BEST IN PRACTICE TEAM AWARD!!!!

Doctors all you have to do is recommend your entire team who will be attending the conference with you in October for the BEST IN PRACTICE AWARD!

Just submit a brief overview as to why you consider your team to be the best qualified for this honor. Please include a group photo of your team as well along with your overview. All submissions will be reviewed by the IAPA Board and during the IAPA; the winning team will be recognized! As you know the team is truly the heart that beats, keeping the practice alive. Join us in honoring your team for the recognition they deserve!

Please let us know as well of any accolades your team has achieved within the field of Dentistry, and throughout their community!

Click HERE to download the 2023 IAPA Best in Practice Team Award Submission form.

All submissions and photos must be sent to Gina Jasso by end of the business day October 18, 2023.  You can contact her at gjasso@lviglobal.com or call  702.341.7978 ext.119