Dentist’s Role for Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing
Synopsis : Most current dental treatments for children with sleep disordered breathing have focused on maxillary expansion. However, we have not quite yet understood the mechanisms of how anatomical changes affect the orofacial functions and the pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Yoon will show her extensive research for a better understanding of the relationship between anatomical factors and the physiology of sleep-disordered breathing. She will discuss the early identification of the ethology and understanding the pathophysiology to prevent diseases. She will also discuss the orthodontic approach for modifying orofacial growth and development with the newest technique to achieve ideal skeletal structures and to reprogram orofacial muscle functions. She will present how to incorporate airway and sleep into everyday practice.