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Interdisciplinary Cranial TMJ Conference

May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Cranial TMJ Conference – May 12-13, 2017 – Marina Del Rey, 2017

9th Annual Sacro Occipital Technique Research Conference
Emphasis on Interdisciplinary TMJ Care

With over 30 years in clinical practice specializing in dental chiropractic co-treatment of TMD with this conference Dr. Richard Gerardo and Charles Blum will help doctors learn how to create successful interdisciplinary practice models.

  • Dental cranial model and how to affect TMJ and orthodontic corrections.
  • Relationship between the TMJ and autonomic nervous system and how to attain functional balance.
  • TMJ and postural analysis with emphasis on ascending and descending influences.
  • Functional versus orthodox orthodontics, introducing cranial dental terminology, functional approach to diagnosis and treatment of TMD/stomatognathic system, including the tongue and airway.
  • A pragmatic approach to oral myofunctional therapy
  • Presentation of how various dental TMD interdisciplinary practices can function.
David Shirazi, DDS, Bruce Johnson, DDS, Richard Gerardo, DC, and Charles Blum, DC

Register now below (at the bottom of the page) or to manually register call (818) 351-5063 (if we don’t answer, please leave a message).

You can also email questions to Dr. Charles Blum at drcblum@aol.com.

To register through fax or scanned form click on the Registration Form button below.

Conference Schedule       Registration Form

16 hours of CE Credit for this conference has been approved for Chiropractors by Palmer College of Chiropractic for  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.  If your state is not listed please contact your state board to see if they will accept credits from a Palmer College of Chiropractic continuing education seminar.

14 hours of CE Credit for this conference and webinar has been approved for Dentists by the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit.

TMD Interdisciplinary Webinar

Can’t make it to the Seminar?

No Problem!

This conference will be also available through a webinar that will be viewable on all modern platforms.  Multiple cameras will be used to enable viewing of demonstrations.  Webinar participants will be able to ask questions of teachers remotely.

9th Annual SOT Research Conference

2017 SOT Research Conference 
May 12-13, 2017
Marina Del Rey, California

This will be the 9th Annual Sacro Occipital Technique Research Conference with a focus of the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and stomatognathic related disorders. Click here for conference schedule..

This year’s SOT Research Conference will be held during the Interdisciplinary Cranial TMJ Conference in Marina Del Rey and the conference proceedings will be a wealth of information for chiropractors, osteopaths, and dentists, interested in co-treatment of TMJ and stomatognathic disorders.


Conference Location

Hilton Garden Inn – Marina Del Rey, California
4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey,California, 90292,

There are limited rooms at a discounted price, but you will need to let the Hotel know you are part of the “Dr. Richard Gerardo Room Block.”  Call now to book a room and save.


Richard C. Gerardo, DC, CSCP is in private practice Burbank and Thousand Oaks, California. Dr. Gerardo has lectured extensively on SOT, Cranial and TMD since the late 1980s. He has lectured at SCUSH and CCC-LA on SOT and cranial therapies. Aside from being a Certified SOT Cranial Practitioner, he is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, Certified in Clinical Nutrition by IAACN, certified in craniopathy, and was on staff and director of the Chiropractic and Craniopathic Center at the Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte California.   Dr. Gerardo has his BS in Biology from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California and is an advisory board member of SOTO-USA.  He is actively leading the way with chiropractic and dental co-treatment of TMD working in dental chiropractic interdisciplinary arenas and lecturing on the topic of TMD. His methodologies have been endorsed by Darick Nordstrom, DDS the developer of the Alternative Lightwire Functional (ALF) Appliance.

Charles L. Blum, DC, CSCP is in private practice Santa Monica, California and past president of SOTO – USA, now their research chair. Adjunct research faculty at Cleveland Chiropractic College, associate faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences, teaching TMJ Co-Treatment and Sacro Occipital Technique, and associate faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic – West teaching Sacro Occipital Technique. Dr. Blum is a Certified SOT Cranial Practitioner, and on the peer review board of the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice (CRANIO), Association of Chiropractic College Conferences, and Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has written various SOT related texts, compiled SOT and cranial related research, is chair of the Annual SOT Research Conferences, and extensively publishes in multiple peer reviewed indexed journals and at research conferences from 1984 to the present. Dr. Blum is the SOTO-USA representative to the American Alliance of TMD Organizations and was a Senior Clinical Instructor at the White Memorial Medical Center’s Cranial Facial/TMJ Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Bruce Johnson, DDS, is a native of Eagle Rock and attended California State Universities at Fresno and Los Angeles before completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center in 1976. Dr. Johnson has advanced his education and enhanced his practice through numerous educational courses, seminars, and study groups. He has provided presentations for the Southern California Health Sciences University, San Gabriel Valley Dental Implant Study Group, USC Orthodontic Alumni Study Club, California Dental Association, and Sacro Occipital Techniques Organization on lecture topics such as TMJ for Chiropractors, Occlusal Splint Therapy, Muscle and Joint Parameters in TMJ Patients, Altering Occlusion for Periodontal Health,, and the Dental-Chiropractic Co-Treatment Paradigm. 

David Shirazi, DDS, MS, MA, LAc, graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry, in Washington D.C. and earned a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University in 2006, as well as a second Masters degree in Psychology.  He has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education in TMD and facial pain, craniomandibular orthopedics, and sleep disordered breathing.  He has also completed a hospital mini-residency in oriental medicine at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre which is the only organization the World Health Organization (WHO) has authorized to teach internationally on acupuncture and herbology, and another at Kyung Hee University and Medical Center, the top medical hospital and medical school in Korea. In 2011, he became a board licensed RPSGT, the first dual degreed dentist and RPSGT.  He is the founder of the Bite, Breathe and Balance study group, dedicated to the multidisciplinary approach to treating craniofacial pain and sleep disorders. Dr. Shirazi is the director of a state of the art private practice, The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Conejo Valley, that is limited to the treatment of TMD, craniofacial pain, Sleep breathing disorders, and craniomandibular orthopedics & orthodontics.  His practice is part of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre international family, one of over twenty Centres throughout the world.

Register now below or to manually register call (818) 351-5063 (if we don’t answer, please leave a message).

You can also email questions to Dr. Charles Blum at drcblum@aol.com.

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference


Doctors or Students Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Dentists

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference –$695

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference – SOTO-USA Member – $645

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference – STUDENT Non-Member – $495

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference – STUDENT SOTO-USA Member – $445

SOT Research Conference Only – $495

SOT Research Conference Only – SOTO-USA Member  – $395

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference Webinar – $595

TMJ Interdisciplinary Conference Webinar – SOTO-USA Member – $545

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May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am
May 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Dr. Charles Blum, DC, CSCP


Hilton Garden Inn – Marina Del Ray, California
4200 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 United States