In honor of 02 Global Airway Health Day (Oct 2nd), I have compiled a list of books and articles that enlighten, motivate, and encourage me to keep asking questions, challenge what I think I know, and embrace the moment before me. While most of this list centers around disordered breathing during sleep, there are other aspects of dentistry and life included.
The landscape of the dentist’s role in treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing can be a complicated one to navigate. In this webinar, Ken Berley DDS, DABDSM brings his unique practical experience in dentistry and law to help dentists effectively treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients usually see their dentist more often than their physicians, and symptoms of sleep problems can be detected by an exam of the oral cavity. As dentists start looking into sleep and its effects on general health, they can move into a more comprehensive and beneficial screening process.