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NASOPHARYNGEAL OBSTRUCTION AND ITS EFFECT​

Straight talk about crooked teeth.

COMORBIDITIES OF CHRONIC FACIAL PAIN AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA​

This article explains the high comorbidity of craniofacial pain with obstructive sleep breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

BEAUTIFUL BALANCED FACES​

Today’s society is favorable to beautiful people. Look at every television and magazine advertisement as you seek confirmation, everyone is stunning.

ALF CORRECTION OF FACIAL AND POSTURAL ASYMMETRY​

This female patient was seen at age 12 years, for routine dental examination. The chief dental features were the deep overbite, minor lower incisor crowding and insufficient space for the lower right canine.

Guiding Atypical Facial Growth Back to Normal Part 2: Causative Factors, Patient Assessment, and Treatment Planning

It has been well-documented that the most common factors associated with atypical facial growth involve the airway, which when compromised, leads to mouth breathing and associated aberrant tongue function.

Sleep Apnea is a Craniofacial Problem

As a resident during otolaryngology training, I rotated in the medical center’s craniofacial clinic, seeing various disorders that lead to underdeveloped or malformed facial or skull structures. These syndromic children clearly had severely asymmetric faces or underformed jaws. In many cases they had breathing problems requiring surgery.

TREAT MALOCCLUSIONS AND SLEEP DISORDERS
CONCURRENTLY

Learn about this combination therapy with clear
aligners and the Aligner Sleep Appliance

Poor oral health Linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk.

THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE DIFFERENCES IN CRANIOFACIAL AND AIRWAY MORPHOLOGY BETWEEN PRETERM AND FULL-TERM CHILDREN WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA​

The prematurely born and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could affect craniofacial and airway growth. The purpose of this study is to compare the differences in craniofacial and airway morphology between preterm and full-term children both with OSA problem.

TREATING OSA AND CHRONIC FACIAL PAIN (TMD) (KEEPING IT SIMPLE)​

In the previous three-part series of articles “The Future of Dentistry” (March, August and 100th anniversary issue 2011), I discussed the relationships between Obstructed Sleep Apnea (OSA), chronic pain, headaches, TMD and bruxism.

Early Treatment with the ALF Functional Appliance

The aim of this study is to report five cases of children treated with an interceptive technique utilizing ALF (Advanced Light Force) functional orthodontic appliances in anterior and/or posterior cross bites in primary and early mixed dentition.

Oxygen Deficiency and Disease

Dr. Harry Goldblatt, Journal of Experimental Medicine “Lack of oxygen clearly plays a major role in causing cells to become cancerous.”

etiology of malocclusion: contributory factors

Throughout history, successful treatment of a health condition has often preceded an understanding of what caused the problem.

Reference Literature for Airway Obstruction

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia in the United States, with a prevalence approaching 2.5 million persons and estimates of 10 million afflicted by the year 2050.

How to Expand Your Dental Practice with Dental Sleep Treatments

A dentist shares his tried-and-true internal and external marketing techniques. Use these when adding sleep apnea services.

researches study ways to prevent lung disease in dentistry professionals

A PROSPECTIVE STUDY FOCUSING ON PREVALENCE OF UNDIAGNOSED CO-MORBID SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

Objective: To determine prevalence of comorbid undiagnosed sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in chronic insomnia patients, using two complementary methods, one standard and one novel.

COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING IN CHILDREN​

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a term used to describe a spectrum of breathing disorders during sleep. It includes, but is not limited to, habitual snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep-related hypoventilation [1]. This review will mostly focus on primary snoring and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

Evolution of the Human Oral Airway and Apnea

Overwhelmingly, patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) receive treatment with continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), a pneumatic stent for maintaining airway patency during sleep. A significant problem is that patients do not comply at a rate substantial enough to indicate anywhere near universal acceptance of CPAP. The compliance rate reported in the literature is 40%. There are a multitude of reasons for CPAP noncompliance with the chief one being that OSA is an extremely complex malady.

neurological consequences of TMJ

This section explains how TMJ affects the spine structure and the nervous system. Subsequently, explanation of how FCST is unique in treating TMJ to other treatments available is provided.

Sleep Disorders in Children An Increased Awareness is Important

Sleep fragmentation in children more often presents as hyperactivity, demonstrating attention problems
and difficulties concentrating.

Behavioral sleep

Behavioral sleep education has shown promise in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but has received much less study in adolescents with ASD. We conducted a pilot study of a brief sleep intervention delivered to 18 adolescents, ages 11–18 years, and their parents. Adolescents had sleep onset delay, night wakings, or both.

A Review of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Role of the Dentist

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (POSA), considered most severe in the spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), is highly prev-alent and affects up to 1% to 4% of all children.