2019 Winter Conference - Combo

Jan 25, 2019 ‐ Jan 27, 2019


Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics: Consensus and Guidance

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Management of OSA from Orthodontic Perspectives

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Management of OSA from Orthodontic Perspectives

Jan 27, 2019 9:30am ‐ Jan 27, 2019 10:10am

Recently, there have been much attentions toward OSA among orthodontic communities. Children with OSA can often develop distinctive facial characteristics. Adults with OSA can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Treating these patients presents unique opportunities for orthodontists to collaborate with other medical specialties to improve a patient's health and treatment outcome. However, there are many opinions and claims related this topics without proper research data. This presentation will discuss the most current scientific evidences regarding the relations between various controversial orthodontic issues and OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the pathophysiology of OSA.
  • Evaluate the current evidences regarding the relations between various orthodontic issues and OSA.
  • Apply the evidence based practice to deal with OSA patients.

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Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment of Children or Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment of Children or Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jan 27, 2019 10:10am ‐ Jan 27, 2019 10:50am

Several treatment approaches are being used for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), including among others continuous positive airway pressure, intraoral appliances for mandibular advancement, conventional or surgically-assisted maxillary expansion, and surgical maxillomandibular advancement. This lecture summarizes existing evidence from high quality clinical trials on humans using a systematic review & network meta-analysis framework to assess the comparative effectiveness of the various treatment approaches of OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the most effective treatment for OSA.
  • Recognize the treatment effects and adverse effects that can be expected with each treatment alternative for OSA.
  • Implement patient-/, appliance-/, or technique-related factors associated with the success of OSA treatment in individualized clinical decision-making.

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Essential Ingredients of the AAO Draft Guidelines on OSA and Orthodontics

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Essential Ingredients of the AAO Draft Guidelines on OSA and Orthodontics

Jan 27, 2019 10:50am ‐ Jan 27, 2019 11:30am

Sleep apnea is a developing area of dentistry. Based on widespread discussion, the relationship between dental treatment and sleep apnea is being defined based on what is known and what is not known. The AAO formed a task force on sleep apnea and orthodontics to develop a whitepaper that can be used as guidance in the practice of orthodontics. While this effort is not yet concluded the highlights of the emerging whitepaper will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of incorporating information on sleep apnea into practice.
  • Evaluate how the practitioner can work with other health care providers to address sleep apnea.
  • Define the role that orthodontics should play in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.

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