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Course: Nightguard or Lifesaver? - AirwayCentric Nightguard 2019 - Hinman.org

Speaker Information

Dr. Michael Gelb
New York, NY
Airway Issues


Nightguard or Lifesaver? - AirwayCentric Nightguard 2019

The American College of Prosthodontics recently published a position paper on oral appliances for airway including night guards. They caution against fabricating a typical flat plane CR splint in bruxism patients as up to 40 percent close the airway and worsen snoring and sleep apnea. Eighty-five percent of airway compromised patients are still undiagnosed and comprise at least 20 to 25 percent of current patient population. The ADA recently passed a resolution stating dentists should screen patients for airway issues. Most dentists fabricate night guards but don’t know if they are opening or closing the airway. This lecture will integrate TMJ, bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea management and discuss alternate night guards and oral devices.


Course: Th310
Date/Time: 3/21/2019   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Type: General
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Spouses, Students
Dentist Fee: $0.00
Other Fee: $0.00
Room: Omni , OMNI INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM F
Keyword(s):
TMJ/TMD