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Malocclusion & Medical History: a Dentist’s Guide to Pediatric Airway & Sleep Medicine

  • October 22, 2021
  • 08:00 - 16:00
  • Online - Pheedloop
  • 242

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The recording fo the session is available for registrants: 

https://pheedloop.com/EDDS2021/virtual/

The following link is for the self-study CE reporting and exam:

https://www.eddsonline.com/event-4568100



Dr. Michael Major

DMD, MSc Ortho


Malocclusion & Medical History: a Dentist’s Guide to Pediatric Airway & Sleep Medicine

Synopsis

  • Pediatic OSA is more common that cancer.  It contributes to cause to hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and depression.  Yet we’ve only just barely scratched the surface of understanding this complex and multi-dimensional disease.  As a result there’s more uncertainty than clarity for practicing dentists – more fiction than fact; more sizzle than steak.  Lots of strongly held opinions, but minimal evidence to offer useful clinical guidelines for successful case selection.

    Therefore purpose of this introductory lecture is to offer essential instructions about sleep apnea and airway for general practice dentists.  By understanding the association between malocclusion and medical history, attendees will learn how to implement a phenotype-based approach to guiding multi-disciplinary care.

    Topics reviewed in this lecture include

  • Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • The Hidden Connection between Malocclusion and Medical History
  • Craniofacial Phenotypes of Children with OSA
  • Effective Screening & Diagnosis using Everyday Tools in Clinical Practice
  • An Overview of Multi-Disciplinary Care: lessons learned from 10 years of practice in a multi-disciplinary airway team
  • Useful Homecare Advise for Patients & Parents
  • The ADA&C Standard of Practice for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Biography

Dr Michael Major a graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine (DMD’09), and University of Alberta Graduate Orthodontics (MSc Ortho ’13).  Dr Major serves as the director of the Inter-Disciplinary Airway Research Clinic (www.iarc.ualberta.ca) – a 10-year collaboration between Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, and Orthodontics.  He holds an academic appointment at the University of Alberta, providing clinical instruction and mentorship in the graduate orthodontic residency program, as well as clinical lead for the undergraduate pediatric sleep apnea clinic.  Dr Major practices at Verve Orthodontics in St. Albert and The Snore Centre in Edmonton.


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