Pat McBride, MA, RDA, CCSH, has spent 39 years as a full time clinician and educator in the fields of dentistry, respiratory medicine and sleep medicine. Her extensive experience in clinical, laboratory, research and educational arenas has led to the development of interdisciplinary care model delivery systems used by physicians and dentists around the globe. Her publications span both medical and psychosocial spectrums. Pat has a unique ability to intervene in the interstices of global systems, developing protocols which can be translated across demographics and cultures into improved clinical outcomes. She sits on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry in New York, and is the Director of Education for the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics. Pat continues to work hands on with patients while lecturing internationally on subjects relating to breathing and sleep medicine, dentistry and precision medicine systems to best benefit all patient populations. Serving the underserved and marginalized patient remains a passion and priority for her. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Fielding Graduate University. Pat has one grown daughter who shares her passion for social justice and education, serving as a bilingual fifth grade teacher in the inner city Oakland, CA.
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