Biobehavioral Aspects of the Oral Airway:

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.

Learning objectives:
• 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

  • Course Code: F14
  • Time: 9:00am-11:59am
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Aurora A-D
  • CE Credit: 3
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  • Seating Taken:
Rochelle Zozula

Rochelle Zozula, PhD

Rochelle Zozula, PhD, is a board-certified sleep specialist and has been working as a behavioral sleep specialist for over 25 years. She received her doctorate in Psychology from the City College of the City University of New York. She conducted her dissertation on "Circadian Rhythms in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome" at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship training in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Paula Fabbie

Paula Fabbie, RDH

Paula Fabbie, RDH, is a Board certified orofacial mycologist. She consults, lectures and has written articles on Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and how they impact overall health and sleep. Paula offers a unique prospective on time proven oral rest posture principles combined with evidenced based science to assist her patients in achieving myofunctional goals and functional breathing. She operates Paula Fabbie LLC where she provides myofunctional services.

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