CE1: The Periodontist’s Role in Airway Management and Wellness - Annual Meeting 2019

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CE1: The Periodontist’s Role in Airway Management and Wellness

November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Serge Dibart

Joseph M. Ojile

Kevin F. Postol


Yung-Ting Hsu

2.5 CE

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that could induce physiologic changes jeopardizing patients’ overall health and well-being. Being fully aware of the “oral­systemic” connection, periodontists are uniquely qualified to provide care to these patients, as both periodontitis and sleep-disordered breathing involve local inflammation in the oral cavity and upper airway region. Indeed, interdisciplinary works could also benefit the OSA treatments.


Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the impact of sleep apnea on the healing process of periodontal therapy, overall oral health, and well-being.
  • Explain the role of the periodontist as a co-therapist in the screening and management of snoring, breathing-related sleep disorders, upper airway resistance syndrome, and OSA.
  • Identify how surgical techniques of accelerated orthodontics may benefit expanding maxillary/mandibular arches.


November 3, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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