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Medical and Dental Treatment Interventions in Pediatric Airway Disorders: Are We Helping Them or Hurting Them?

June 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The impact of SDB on the growth and development of children may have detrimental effects on health, neuropsychological development, quality of life, and economic potential; therefore, sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children should be recognized as a public health problem as it is in the adult population. Now, American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea; hence the therapeutic interventions that are directed at the site of airway obstruction in the maxillofacial region are within the scope of dentistry. As a result, in recent years this treatment option has been expanded to the area of pediatric sleep apnea.
This presentation reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical implications and available treatment options for pediatric SDB. Moreover, it will review the impact of the treatment alternatives on the structures of the face, jaws, mouth and teeth and discuss the dentist’s critical role in identifying and treating these problems.
Dr. Yousefian obtained his degree in Dentistry from Washington University, in St. Louis, in 1987, and completed three years of post-graduate training in orthodontics at the Ohio State University in 1991. He also received a Master of Science degree in orthodontics and Master of Arts degree in physical anthropology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and practices in Bellevue Washington.
Dr. Yousefian served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Orthodontic Research Associate at the Ohio State University and University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics and Orthodontics. He is an active lecturer nationally and internationally. He has contributed to more than 30 publications and 6 chapters in refereed scientific medical and dental journals and textbooks.
Dr. Yousefian is a consultant to several dental and orthodontic companies and is recognized for his innovative treatment techniques and philosophy in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of related issues with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adults.



June 18, 2019
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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