Recently, there has been much attention towards sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD) among orthodontic communities. Children with SBD can often develop distinctive facial characteristics. SBD in adults 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 to this topic without proper research data. This webinar will discuss the most current scientific evidences regarding the relations between various controversial orthodontic issues and sleep breathing disorders.
Recognize the pathophysiology of SBD.
Learn how to evaluate potential SBD patients.
Apply the evidence based practice to deal with SBD patients.
Dr. Ki Beom Kim is an Associate Professor at the Orthodontic Department, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles. He has spoken many times at international and national meetings -- including the AAO Annual Session. He just finished a book titled “Comprehensive Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Evidence-based Guidelines” with other medical and dental experts. The book will be released sometime in this year.