- Thursday 1/27/2022
- Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
- Course Code: 169TL
- Cost: $29
- Credits: 1 CE Hour
The Dentist’s Role in Recognizing Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children
Assessment of the pediatric airway is crucial for the identification of airway issues in early development. Importantly, prompt diagnosis may prevent further complications such as neurocognitive, behavioral, and possible facial deformities can progress into adulthood. Developmental abnormalities of the upper airway can result in airway resistance while sleeping. This pathologic process is referred to as sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and it ranges in severity from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). The purpose of this discussion is to inform the dental provider of clinical indications for referral or treatment SDB and goals to assist in development of the optimal physiologic airway and breathing in their patients.
Please note: $29 Non Member Fee NO CHARGE for MDS Members- Registration Required.
- Discuss normal versus pathologic airway development
- Describe oral habits which contribute to pathologic airway development
- Understand the pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing disorders and their implications for the dental patient
- Identify conditions that impact in-office sedations or general anesthesia procedures
- Provide appropriate screening and referrals for sleep-disordered breathing disorders
- Cite the surgical and non-surgical treatment options for these conditions