8 a.m. Breakfast provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Dr. Juan Yepes
Recognition of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children
Attendees will learn the critical signs and symptoms that present in children with obstructive sleep apnea. The lecture will introduce the pediatric dental team to a condition that often is not well recognized and has serious health implications. Dr. Yepes will present various case studies during this lecture.
Dr. Steve Goudy
Pediatric Sleep Apnea: Causes and Treatment
What are the most common causes of sleep apnea in children? How do we address refractory sleep apnea? What are the side effects and consequences of untreated sleep apnea as well as under-treated? These questions and more will be answered in this informative talk about causes and treatment considerations of pediatric sleep apnea.
Dr. Dan Dunwody
The Effects of Chronic Airway Obstruction on the Growing Face, Teeth, and Quality of Life
Who is most susceptible? What are the primary causes of the obstruction? What are the bony and soft tissues and dental changes associated with the chronic airway obstruction? Are they reversible? How is the patient's quality of life affected? Case presentations and retrospective observations will illustrate the clinical findings of this 35-year quest.
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion and Questions