Who We Are

SleepArchitects recognizes that treating sleep patients requires experience from many fields, so SleepArchitects was founded by bringing together the most experienced leaders from all the relevant disciplines.

We work closely with dental practitioners in providing the best sleep oral appliance therapy and are uniquely customized to treat your sleep breathing disorder.

Untreated sleep disorders can impact your overall health and sometimes be fatal.  With the help of our specialized physicians, we can help you live a longer and healthier life.

Meet The Team

Alice Limkakeng  |  CEO

Ms. Limkakeng has spent over 20 years building companies as a venture/growth equity investor and senior executive in the healthcare industry. She was Chief Business Officer of Boston Heart Diagnostics—an integral member of the leadership team that drove multi-year, triple-digit growth where she led functions including business development, strategic initiatives, IT, marketing, product development, and communications. Prior to Boston Heart, she was a senior investor at Bain Capital Ventures where she worked closely with healthcare entrepreneurs to build leading-edge businesses. Prior to Bain Capital, Ms. Limkakeng held leadership roles in sales and marketing at Guidant Corporation/Boston Scientific where she introduced new products, including the launch of the industry’s first remote patient management system. She has also served as a strategic advisor to progressive patient engagement companies such as PatientsLikeMe and Breastcancer.org.

Sal Rodas  |  Chief Product Officer

Throughout his career, Mr. Rodas has been a leader in bringing innovative solutions to market in the medical and dental sleep industries. As the Executive Director of the Foundation for Airway Health, he continues to advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration on addressing breathing disorders. Most recently he led a sleep diagnostics company as Chief Operations Officer and then Chief Strategic Officer, and previously, he served as Chief Operations Officer for Space Maintainers Lab where he led the functions of operations, sales, marketing, and service for dentists and orthodontist clients worldwide. At Space Maintainers Lab, Mr. Rodas also presided over the SMILE Foundation – though which he organized educational events with key opinion leaders in the dental community. Before entering the healthcare industry, Mr. Rodas led companies in the computer technology space where he developed innovative technology including 3D rendering.

Payam Ataii  |  DMD

Dr. Payam Ataii is an award-winning graduate of Tufts Dental School who has treated more than a thousand patients with clear aligners and sleep oral appliances as mono and combo- therapies at his private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Dr. Ataii has been an Invisalign faculty member for more than 10 years and recently awarded the North America Educator of the Year in 2016.

Over the years, Dr. Ataii has presented lectures to thousands of his peers, sharing the results of his research and his innovative practice growth techniques. As an inventor, Dr. Ataii has contributed to the development of patented technology to improve and simplify how dentistry is delivered to patients. Currently, Dr. Ataii serves on multiple company boards and is a recognized key opinion leader.

Rob Veis  |  DDS

Dr. Veis is the CEO of Space Maintainers Lab, a general dentist practicing since 1984, and a distinguished author and lecturer. Dr. Veis taught for 12 years at USC as a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry and also served on the faculty of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He is an internationally acclaimed lecturer on the topics of Dental Sleep Medicine, Orthodontics for the General Practice, and Appliance Therapy, including lectures at UNLV, Columbia University, Loma Linda University, and NYU. Dr. Veis is the co-author of The Principles of Appliance Therapy for Adults and Children – considered one of the definitive texts on the subject.

Jerald Simmons  |  MD

Dr. Simmons is a triple board-certified neurologist, from Washington University, specializing in sleep disorders and epilepsy and did his sleep Fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Simmons has founded, co-founded, and held the directorship of several preeminent Sleep Disorder centers, including UCLA Sleep Disorder Center, UCLA Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, The Sadler Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, and Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates. He is an author of numerous publications in clinical journals including Sleep, Sleep Research, and Neurology, and the recipient of a variety of grants and funded research on topics related to sleep disorders. He is the Founding Director of the Sleep Education Consortium, a leading non-profit dedicated to educating both the medical and dental communities on working together to treat sleep disorders. Dr. Simmons currently directs Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates, a diagnostic and sleep therapy practice with locations throughout the greater Houston area and Austin, TX.

Marco Navarro  |  DDS, MS

Dr. Navarro is a practicing orthodontist specializing in sleep appliance therapy, TMJ and early growth and development intervention. He is a former faculty of orthodontics New York University and the University of Detroit Mercy, and he served as a part-time faculty member in the post-graduate orthodontic program at Autonomous University of Nuevo León. Dr. Navarro currently works as an Invited Teaching Fellow with University of Detroit Mercy and the AEO USA Roth/Williams Center for Functional Occlusion. He lectures nationally and internationally on emerging technologies and industry trends and is often sought out for his expertise in diagnosis and treatment planning.