Dr. Carstensen earned his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983, and is in private practice in Bellevue, WA. Beginning in 1988, he has been a continuous student at the Pankey Institute, was invited to join the visiting faculty in 1996, and serves on the Advisory Board to the L.D. Pankey Foundation. In 1998, he worked with his first dental appliance for sleep apnea, and in the past several years has helped hundreds of sleep apnea patients using oral appliance therapy. In 2006, he was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Steve has spent countless hours volunteering in organized dentistry for local and state dental societies; he chaired the ADA’s Annual Session in 2010, and currently is a Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. The Pankey Institute has appointed him Course Director of their new Sleep Course at Pankey.