The Bronx County Dental Society
The Bronx County Dental Society


3201 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10468
Phone: (718) 733-2031      Fax: (718) 733-0186
Dr. Amarilis Jacobo
Dr. Stephen Harrison
Executive Director

The Bronx County Dental Society
April 24, 2018 Stated Meeting
Dr. Paul Miller presents

The Dentist’s Role as A Major Contributor in Sleep and Airway Improvement Airway Improvement Via Dentofacial Orthopedics: Distraction Osteogenesis – Rapid Maxillary Expansion Nocturnal Mandibular Advancement Appliance Therapy

Synopsis of Presentation

Recent Studies from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have found that both the medical and public communities have little knowledge concerning the etiology and treatment of sleep disorders. Dentofacial skeletal development is integrally related to not only genetic considerations but functional considerations as well. The position of the tongue is influenced by the ability of the patient to breath and is critical to maxillofacial development. In growing children, the alignment of the nasal septum and the development of the posterior nasal apertures can have a considerable influence on airflow thereby reducing hypopharyngeal collapsibility. In adults, dental nocturnal airway patency appliances can have a major influence on the position of the hyoid bone also reducing pharyngeal collapsibility, which results in hypoxic conditions. The diagnosis and treatment of palatal width deficiencies in children and young adults will be discussed as well as the importance and function of nocturnal mandibular advancement appliances.

718-333-CARE (2273)

2 CE Credits

Maestro’s Caterers
1703 Bronxdale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Buffet

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Seminar
BCDS Members: FREE
ADA Members: $70.00
Non ADA Members: $130.00

RSVP by: April 17, 2018


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