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.
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.