Cert, Orthodontics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1999)
DMD, Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania (1996)
BA, Chemistry, Hamilton College (1992)
Associate Professor, Orthodontics, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan (2008–2016)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan (2006–2008)
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Surgery, Division of Orthodontics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2001–2006)
Instructor, Department of Oral Surgery, Division of Orthodontics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1999–2001)
Awards and Honors:
Edward H Angle Research Prize (2007)
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO) College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO) Case Report of the Year (2007)
Edward H Angle Research Prize (2005)
Tennessee ACE Award (2005)
Tennessee ACE Award (2003)
Tennessee ACE Award (2001)
Teldyne/Hanau Prosthetic Award (1996)
Philip I. Bowman Award (1991)
Tarbell Prize (1990)
3D Imaging: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) can help address many previously unanswered questions within orthodontics and its related disciplines. Common areas of interest include pathology, airway, and enhanced diagnosis and treatment planning.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a complex and multifactorial disease entity. Orthodontics alone or in conjunction with orthognathic surgery can provide not only a relief, but cure for the debilitating effects of OSA in adolescents and adult patients.
Surgical Orthodontics: Adequately preparing the maxillary and mandibular dental arches prior to and following orthognathic jaw surgery is complex process that has several unanswered questions.
Grants and Sponsored Research:
July 2015–June 2019 A Novel Multicenter Faculty Career Enrichments in Orthodontics FACEs in Orthodontics Consortium Stage II Grant American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Role: Principal Investigator $247,500
January 2016–January 2017 M-Cubed 2.0 Co-Investigator: University of Michigan Injury Center 2015 Pilot Study Award University of Michigan Role: Co-Investigator $60,000
January 2015–January 2016 University of Michigan Injury Center Pilot Grant University of Michigan Injury Center Role: Co-Investigator $25,000
July 2012–June 2014 A Novel Multicenter Faculty Career Enrichments in Orthodontics FACEs in Orthodontics Consortium Pilot Grant American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Role: Co-Principal Investigator $49,775
July 2001–June 2002 Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship Award American Association of Orthodontists Role: Principal Investigator $15,000
Conley RS. Management of Sleep Apnea: A critical look at intraoral appliances. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2015; 18.
Conley RS. Evidence for dental and dental specialty treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Part 1: the adult OSA patient and Part 2: the pediatric and adolescent patient J. Oral Rehabilitation. J Oral Rehabilitation. 2011; 38(1).
Conley RS. Orthodontic Considerations Related to Sleep Disordered Breathing. Sleep Medicine Clinics. Sleep Medicine Clinics. 2010; 5.