This is an all day program with 6 CEUs. The program will be continued on Friday beginning at 9:00am
Presenters will conduct an informative program on sleep and oral airway dysfunction issues plaguing our youth, and treatment recommendations using a team approach. Case studies will be reviewed and time will be allowed for open discussion. One major underlying cause for sleep disruption in children and adolescents is sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Potential consequences of untreated sleep apnea in children are growth failure, learning, attention and behavioral problems, and cardiovascular and metabolic complications. A recent literature review conducted by Camacho et al. demonstrated that oral myofunctional therapy (OMT) reduced the severity of SDB by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children. This lends support for the role of OMT for the treatment of SDB, and as adjuvant therapy for those patients undergoing ENT procedures, using PAP therapy, or other forms of orthodontic appliances.
• Consequences of untreated sleep apnea and other sleep disorders in children
• The role of OMT for the treatment of SDB
• Treatment considerations for other sleep disorders in children
• Importance of sleep for children