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Alan A. Lowe

DMD, Dip Orthodont, PhD, FRCD(C), FACD
Professor Emeritus
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Research Areas:

orthodontics, obstructive sleep apnea, cephalometrics

Teaching Areas:


Alan Lowe graduated with a DMD degree from The University of British Columbia and completed a Diploma in Orthodontics and a Ph.D. entitled "The Neural Control of Tongue Posture" at the University of Toronto. He is Professor Emeritus of Orthodontics and maintained a private orthodontic specialty practice in Vancouver for 35 years. Dr. Lowe has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally in the areas of neurophysiology and orthodontics with a particular emphasis on the etiology and treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. His research activities have been funded by both provincial and federal governments and he has published over 140 papers, 180 abstracts and 15 book chapters. In addition, he has successfully filed Canadian, U.S. and international patents for each of three inventions. Dr. Lowe was one of the founding members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and served for many years as a member of their Board of Directors, a Research Advisor to the Board and Chair of their Award's Committee. Dr. Lowe has been the recipient of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Pierre Robin Academic Award, the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Distinguished Service Award and the German Society of Dental Sleep Medicine Meirer-Ewert Award for Career Achievement. In addition, he received the UBC 75th Anniversary Alumni of Distinction Award and a UBC Killam Teaching Prize in Dentistry.