|Sleep Apnea from an Anatomical and Developmental Perspective|
About Dr. Palmer
Palmer was born and raised through high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
He fortunately received a four-year football scholarship to Kansas
University in Lawrence, Kansas where he received a B.S. in Education with a
major in Physical Education. He then played 3 years of professional football in the
Canadian Football league under NFL Hall of Fame Coach Bud Grant.
He retired from football to enter dental school at the University of
Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). After
graduation with a D.D.S. degree, he did a one-year hospital internship at
Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. During
that year he married Shirley. They
celebrated their 30th anniversary in Oct. 2000.
They have no children (flunked dog raising - spoiled him too much).
Returned to Kansas City where he is now retired from a full time family
Contact By Mail Address:
3401 W 121st St.
experience and training:
Pankey Institute - Key Biscayne, FL
Peter Dawson Seminars - St. Petersburg, FL
Institute for Myofunctional Therapy - Coral Gables, FL
Orthodontic training - St. Michael’s Hospital - Milw., WI
organizations and membership:
Dental Association (ADA)
Missouri Dental Association (MDA)
Greater Kansas City Dental Association
Medical Associate La Leche League International
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (ADSM)
Consultant for several local hospital sleep centers
Find them here.
Presentations: Dr. Palmer has given international, national and state presentations on the importance of breastfeeding for the proper development of the oral cavity, airway and facial form; infant caries; why tight frenulums need to be addressed; the signs and symptoms, cause and prevention, and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea; and basics of dentistry not taught in dental schools.
dancing, golf, scuba diving, biking, skiing, researching, traveling, and walking
the beaches of the world.
way All-Star high school football player as a QB and defensive back.
“Student - Athlete” award in senior year in both high school (Joe
Werbenuk Trophy) and at Kansas University (Jack Wolfe Memorial Trophy)
football scholarship at Kansas University.
3 years of professional football in Canadian Football League (CFL).
Third in voting for “Rookie of the Year” in the Western Division of the CFL