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.
3/21/2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AMType:
Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Spouses, StudentsDentist Fee: