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Find Scientific Evidences: Functional & Physiologic Effects of Nasomaxillary Skeletal Expansion

August 8, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Most current dental treatments for sleep disordered breathing focus on changing the anatomy to increase the airway volume without understanding pathophysiology. Currently, palatal expansion treatment is still criticized for having lower level evidence. Dr. Audrey Yoon will show her extensive research and publications on the effects of nasomaxillary skeletal expansion and attendees will receive a better understanding of the relationship between anatomical factors and the physiology of OSA.

Learning Objectives:
*Understand the relationship between anatomical factors and physiology of Sleep Disorder Breathing
*Understand the effects and mechanism how nasomaxillary expansion improves OSA
*Integrative and functional approaches to craniofacial structure modification

Dr. Audrey Yoon is a dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist who specializes in sleep medicine and esthetics. She practices the full scope of non-surgical and surgical orthodontics from pediatric to geriatric population for airway management including growth modification, pediatric palatal expansion, customized Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE), Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME), Orthodontic treatment for Maxillomandibular Advancement ( MMA ), clear aligner therapy and oral appliances for sleep apnea.

She completed her orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residencies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She first earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Seoul National University and also earned another Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree, completing extensive research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at UCLA. She is an adjunct assistant professor of Stanford Sleep Medicine Center at Stanford University, an honorary assistant professor of Orthodontics at the University of Hong Kong, an adjunct assistant professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific and a clinical associate faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University. Additionally, she is a diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics.

She has introduced a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters on this subject in several leading textbooks. She has created an interdisciplinary rotation program between Stanford Sleep Surgery and the University of Pacific Orthodontic Residency Program and is a co-founder of pediatric dental sleep medicine residency at Tufts University.

Currently her active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, customized distractor designs, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


August 8, 2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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