Speaker Information

Dr. Ben Miraglia
Mt. Kisco, NY
Orthodontics/Airway Issues

Childhood Sleep Disordered Breathing: The Dental Team's Role

While childhood sleep disordered breathing is underdiagnosed, awareness is increasing. A child’s growth and development are directly related to the quality of sleep.  Dentists recognize the high levels of malocclusion in children, but often miss the connection to how unhealthy the child may be. This course will connect the dots from airway compromise to the everyday medical symptoms that children and parents are struggling with, to the treatment options that exist to help these families.  Attendees will be able to understand the role of an orofacial myofunctional therapist, understand how myofunctional guidance appliances work, and understand how to develop a child’s airway through collaboration. Participants will learn to identify the differences between nasal and mouth breathing. 

Date/Time: 3/19/2020   8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Type: Registered
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students