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2019 Winter Conference - What's Your Number? Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2019

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2019 Winter Conference - What's Your Number? Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2019


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This talk will review the methods of diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, including polysomnography and home sleep apnea testing, controversies about how obstructive sleep apnea is defined, and some thoughts about the future of potential consumer sleep apnea testing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the diversity of methods of diagnosis of OSA.
  • Evaluate different diagnostic criteria for sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Recognize how future technology may influence diagonsis of OSA.

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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Relevant Useful Tools for Screening for SDB

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2019 Winter Conference - Relevant Useful Tools for Screening for SDB


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Although pediatric sleep disorder breathing is not highly prevalent, early potential identification and proper referral for full assessment by pediatric sleep specialists is important. The impact of timely diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of these cases can have a life changing outcome with significant overall health and craniofacial implications. This presentation will present a few different simple screening options that are available for orthodontist that will help them identify potential cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement the Pediatric Sleep Questionaire (PSQ) as a screening tool to potentially identify pediatric sleep disorder (PSD) cases.
  • Implement the mandibular cortical index (MCI) obtained from a panoramic radiography as a proxy for skeletal bone density that has shown to be associated with PSD.
  • Comprehend how small anterior cranial base size is related to reduced maxllary and mandibulary dimensions in PSD cases.

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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Managing OSA with Oral Appliances: An Overview

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2019 Winter Conference - Managing OSA with Oral Appliances: An Overview


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Orthodontists are health care providers and as health care evolves so does our role. While the primary focus remains correcting malocclusions, orthodontists are increasingly receiving requests to deliver oral appliances to patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea by their physician. The risks, benefits, scope of care, and treatment needs are critical for the orthodontist to understand prior to incorporating oral appliance treatment into their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appropriately manage patients with oral appliances in collaboration with a sleep physician.
  • Recognize the importance of short and long term follow up for oral appliance patients.
  • Understand the current evidence for oral appliance therapy.

Speaker(s):
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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Management of OSA from Orthodontic Perspectives

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2019 Winter Conference - Management of OSA from Orthodontic Perspectives


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Recently, there have been much attentions toward OSA among orthodontic communities. Children with OSA can often develop distinctive facial characteristics. Adults with OSA can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Treating these patients presents unique opportunities for orthodontists to collaborate with other medical specialties to improve a patient's health and treatment outcome. However, there are many opinions and claims related this topics without proper research data. This presentation will discuss the most current scientific evidences regarding the relations between various controversial orthodontic issues and OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the pathophysiology of OSA.
  • Evaluate the current evidences regarding the relations between various orthodontic issues and OSA.
  • Apply the evidence based practice to deal with OSA patients.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Airway
Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - How to Start Managing SDB in an Orthodontic Practice

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2019 Winter Conference - How to Start Managing SDB in an Orthodontic Practice


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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) are a hot topic in healthcare, due to the amount of people with such conditions, and the fact that people had permanent sequelae or die from it when untreated. All healthcare communities are bringing awareness to these conditions, and orthodontists can also play a very important role. The present lecture will show how to incorporate risk-assessment for different ages, communicate with different specialists, and provide additional services to our new and existing patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporate risk assessment in a busy orthodontic office.
  • Comprehend the role an orthodontist may play when dealing with SDB and OSA.
  • Evaluate how a CBCT may help in identifying patients at risk of SDB or OSA.

Speaker(s):
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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Growth and Development of the Airway: Implications for Children with SDB

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2019 Winter Conference - Growth and Development of the Airway: Implications for Children with SDB


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This lecture will focus on the normal postnatal growth and development of the upper airway. Special emphasis will be placed on the changes from age 7 to 17. In addition to changes occurring in the bones that are part of the skeletal boundaries of the airway, an in depth presentation of changes in the soft tissues of the airway will be presented. Special attention will be given to longitudinal changes seen for the hyoid bone, the soft palate and the adenoid mass. The effects on the airway of various orthodontic treatment strategies such as head gear and extractions will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the normal growth of the skeletal boundaries of the airway.
  • Describe the normal growth of the soft tissues of the upper airway.
  • Identify anatomy landmarks that are important for upper airway assessment.

Speaker(s):
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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment of Children or Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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2019 Winter Conference - Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment of Children or Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea


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Several treatment approaches are being used for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), including among others continuous positive airway pressure, intraoral appliances for mandibular advancement, conventional or surgically-assisted maxillary expansion, and surgical maxillomandibular advancement. This lecture summarizes existing evidence from high quality clinical trials on humans using a systematic review & network meta-analysis framework to assess the comparative effectiveness of the various treatment approaches of OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the most effective treatment for OSA.
  • Recognize the treatment effects and adverse effects that can be expected with each treatment alternative for OSA.
  • Implement patient-/, appliance-/, or technique-related factors associated with the success of OSA treatment in individualized clinical decision-making.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Airway
Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - ENT Perspectives on OSA

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2019 Winter Conference - ENT Perspectives on OSA


Credits: None available.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has become the primary reason to perform an adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in children. This lecture will present a practical approach to the management of pediatric OSA. Recently, there have been published and updated clinical practice guidelines and clinical trials on the diagnosis, surgical indications and perioperative management of children with OSA. The lecture will use an evidence based approach to answer practical dilemmas that face clinicians such as: who needs polysomnography? What are the criteria for overnight observation? And, how do you manage a child with persistent OSA after T&A?

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarize themselves with clinical practice guidelines and clinical trials on pediatric OSA.
  • Implement an evidence based approach to the diagnosis and management of pediatric OSA.
  • Utilize a practical approach to managing a child with persistent OSA after T&A.

Speaker(s):
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Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Dental Sleep Medicine: Beyond First Impressions

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2019 Winter Conference - Dental Sleep Medicine: Beyond First Impressions


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The American Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine have published guidelines and policies that describe the role and responsibilities of dentists in managing sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Dental providers who wish to treat such patients in their practices should be knowledgeable about these recommendations and recognize that their responsibilities go beyond simply taking impressions and delivering an oral appliance. Orthodontists have skills that are particularly suited to managing patients with SDB.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how dentists collaborate with their physician colleagues to manage patients with sleep disordered breathing (SDB).
  • Describe the responsibilities of dentists in managing SDB in patients.
  • Summarize differences in dentists' role in managing patients with SDB as described by the American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Airway
Standard: $30.00

2019 Winter Conference - Another Brick in the Wall: Incorporating Sleep into Your Orthodontic Practice

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2019 Winter Conference - Another Brick in the Wall: Incorporating Sleep into Your Orthodontic Practice


Credits: None available.

While orthodontistists are uniquely poised to incorportate sleep into orthodontic practices, there are signficant challenges in actually doing so. The orthodontist will need to understand the challenges and discern to what capacity they will incorporate sleep into the practice. From simple screening to more advanced complex case management, building of a sleep practice will come with numerous challenges. Creating a medical practice within your orthodontic office can be rewarding, but there is much that can upset the apple cart.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and understand several challenges to incorporating sleep medicine in an orthodontic practice.
  • Evaluate the interactive role the orthodontist can play with the patient's physician.
  • Comprehend that success in case management of each sleep patient may be defined differently based on case presentation and the fluid nature of sleep disordered breathing.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Airway
Standard: $30.00
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