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Mild Malocclusions Are Maybe Not So Mild
Kevin Boyd, DDS + Darius Loghmanee, MD, FAAP, FAASM

August 4, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

At the present time, children under 6 years old (fewer than 71 months) diagnosed with early childhood malocclusion (ECM) with sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) comorbidities (severe-early childhood malocclusion/s-ECM), are seldom collaboratively served by allied healthcare professionals who provide preventive surgical and non-surgical therapeutic services for so-afflicted children.
This collaborative medical/dental presentation will develop an argument for the critical importance of performing validated risk assessment, definitive diagnosis and effective interventions for s-ECM (e.g., orthodontic/dento-facial orthopedic Tx, myofunctional therapy, etc., or appropriate referrals for intervention).

Darius Loghmanee, MD, FAAP, FAASM

Sleep Specialist 
Advocate Health Care, Chicago, IL 
Dr. Loghmanee is the Director of the Advocate Children’s Sleep Network at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Dr. Loghmanee received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training at Rush University Medical Center where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and trained as a fellow in the Sleep Disorders Center.

After his training he spent seven years at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he evaluated and treated children with control of breathing and sleep disorders as the Associate Director of the Sleep Medicine Center. Recruited to the Advocate Medical Group to build the pediatric sleep service line, Dr. Loghmanee started four pediatric sleep labs and has systematized collaborations with primary care providers, pulmonologists, ear, nose, and throat surgeons, dentists, occupational therapists, myofunctional therapists, psychologists, faith based organizations, schools, and community groups in efforts to optimize sleep health in children and adolescents.

Kevin Boyd, DDS

Kevin Boyd, a leading advocate in the importance of early recognition and intervention for airway centered disorder (ASD), is a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, and an attending instructor in the residency-training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. Kevin obtained an advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University where his research interests were focused on unhealthy eating, dental caries, obesity and diabetes.
He is currently completing pre-requisite course work in Biological Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University in preparation for graduate study and research in the newly emerging discipline of Evolutionary Medicine.
His clinical focus is centered upon prevention of oral and systemic disease through promotion of healthy breathing and eating; his primary research interest is in the area of infant/early childhood feeding practices and how they impact palatal-facial development, naso-respiratory competence and neuro-cognitive development. He is currently a visiting Scholar at U.Pennsylvania doing research in the areas of anthropology and orthodontics. and board member of the AAPMD.
1.0 CE to AAPMD Members



August 4, 2020
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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