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2019 Annual Session Conference

Orthodontics and Sleep Disordered Breathing: What We Know, and What We Don’t

May 4, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 4, 2019 9:40am


Recently, interest in obstructive sleep disorders has led to much speculation within the dental profession making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. This presentation will be a succinct review of published literature and recent clinical trial data, providing a clear picture of the evidence base on the topic. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development, as well as the current evidence of managing pediatric sleep disorders with dentofacial orthopedics will be directly addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the role of the orthodontist in patients with sleep disordered breathing.
  • Evaluate the evidence of maxillary expansion in children with OSA.
  • Describe the relationship between dentofacial morphology and OSA.


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