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Pediatric Airways and Sleep Disordered Breathing
This course was held October 6, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ
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3193 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Questions? (480) 344-5777 ext. 309
Dr. Batoon’s interest in dental sleep medicine grew from some of her continuing education courses. Her three children drove her passion to address sleep disordered breathing (SOB) in the pediatric population. Each of them had different symptoms and as she learned more about pediatric SDB, she knew she had to explore this area further. Dr. Batoon is an international speaker in the area of Sleep Apnea and SDB. She understands the vital role dentists play in identifying and treating these conditions. As an adjunct faculty member of AT Still Dental School in Arizona, she educates members in the dental community and students to play a more active role in addressing sleep issues that go undiagnosed in millions of people today.
- Identify sleep related disordered breathing in children;
- Evaluate and screen root causes of sleep related disordered breathing;
- Incorporate the use of dental lasers for possible airway issues; and
- Implement tools for sleep issues in children.
About the Course
Children in today’s society experience a myriad of signs and symptoms that contribute to sleep related disordered breathing. As dental professionals, we can evaluate and screen for possible sleep issues. Dentistry is ever-changing and looking at airway needs as a priority in all dental settings whether we are general dentists or specialists is so important. Nasal breathing is the key and incorporating screening for airway issues as well as the use of dental lasers can help treat issues like mouth breathing or low tongue posture. If breathing is not correct, then sleeping architecture and cranio-facial development is affected in more ways than one. Let’s take the time to pay more attention to this younger population of patients!
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration / Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Course
About the ALSC
The American Laser Study Club (ALSC) was founded to promote science-based laser dentistry, surgery and safety education. The ALSC is proud of its curriculum and its distinguished membership, including our honorary members Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD and Rella P. Christensen, RDH, PhD, world renowned leaders in dental product research and education, who welcomed the ALSC’s mission: “Peter, we congratulate you on starting a laser study club. It is greatly needed, and you are the man to do it.” Other Honorary Members of the ALSC are Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City; and C. Kumar N. Patel, PhD, MS, the Inventor of the C02 Laser; Recipient of National Medal of Science (1996); Member of US National Inventors Hall of Fame 2012; Professor Emeritus, UCLA. The ALSC is proud to have helped many dentists and surgeons to become the Diplomates of the American Board of Laser Surgery.