Dental sleep medicine
The two-hour Sleep Week session on dental sleep medicine featured three expert speakers and three original research oral presentations.
Benjamin Pliska from the University of British Columbia in Canada looks at the orthodontic perspective of OSA in children, including CBCT imaging and facial morphology. The current state of research has highlighted the significant negative impact of sleep disordered breathing in children, and the role orthodontists can play in the management of this disease has become better defined. This presentation re-examines the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development in light of new clinical data. The current evidence related to orthodontic treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnoea and how CBCT imaging relates to the upper airway is also discussed.
Ramesh Balasubramaniam from the University of Western Australia discusses sleep bruxism, its causes, detection, treatment and current advances.
Dental Sleep Medicine traditionally focuses on sleep-related breathing disorders, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, everyday practice shows that disorders like thee can be accompanied by other sleep disorders that touch on dentistry, including orofacial pain, xerostomnia, hypersalivation, gastroesophageal reflux disesase and sleep bruxism. A new definition, which covers all the diagnostic and treatment aspects of these disorders, has been formulated for dental sleep medicine. In this presentation Ghizlane Aarab from the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam will discuss the current and future state of affairs of dental sleep medicine.
- Benjamin Pliska (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- Ramesh Balasubramaniam
- Ghizlane Aarab (Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam)
- Comparative effects on CPAP and mandibular advancement splint therapy on blood pressure profile in moderate to severe OSA - Hasthi Dissanayake
- Effect of masseter and lateral pterygoid muscle size on mandibular advancement splint therapy - Anna McLean
- Acceptance, compliance and efficacy of mandibular advancement splint therapy in atrial fibrillation patients - Anna Mohammadieh
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