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Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine
BioDr. Audrey Yoon is a dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist who specializes in sleep medicine and esthetics. She practices the full scope of non-surgical and surgical orthodontics from pediatric to geriatric population for airway management including growth modification, pediatric palatal expansion, customized Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE), Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME), Orthodontic treatment for Maxillomandibular Advancement ( MMA ), clear aligner therapy and oral appliances for sleep apnea.
She has established World Dentofacial Sleep Society and serves as a founding president. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor of Stanford Sleep Medicine Center at Stanford University, a clinical assistant professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific and a clinical associate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She founded the ortho/dental sleep medicine fellowship program at University of Pacific and currently serves as a program director. She is also a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University.
She completed her orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residencies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She also earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree, completing extensive research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at UCLA. She has introduced on a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters on this subject in several leading textbooks. She has created an interdisciplinary rotation program between Stanford Sleep Surgery and the University of Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program and is a co-founder of pediatric dental sleep medicine residency at Tufts University.
Currently her active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, customized distractor designs, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.