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Growing Into Breathing Problems – In-Person OR Zoom Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation

May 6, 2023

Drs. Harrell and McIntosh  will present an in-depth look at breathing disorders, both Sleep Disorders of Breathing (SDB) during sleep and Continuous Disorders of Breathing (CDB) day and night. They will present this information through the eyes of an orthodontist and a pediatric ENT. Interdisciplinary collaboration is important in treating these patients. SDB includes Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), Respiratory Effort Related Arousals (RERA) at nighttime, and other related sleep disorders. The genesis of SDB problems begin early in life and is a continuum until adulthood. Early screening, diagnosis and various therapies will be discussed. The further development into adulthood and the ensuing co-morbidities that develop because of decreased oxygenation over time, will be discussed. A Q&A discussion is planned at the end of the lectures for audience participation.

Objectives – At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify ENT causes of airway obstruction
  2. Understand dental causes and consequences of airway obstruction
  3. Perform screenings on pediatric and adult patients for sleep disordered breathing
  4. Understand treatment planning options for upper airway obstruction
  5. Review additional adjunct therapies such as myofunctional therapy and how it makes a big difference

Educational Methods: In-Person OR Zoom Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation

Target Audience: ENTs, Sleep Physicians, Dentists, Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Hygienists, Speech Therapist, Myofunctional Therapists, and Osteopaths

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In-Person at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel


The Univ of Alabama @ Birmingham – School of Dentistry