Hold onto your seats as we’re about to take a wild ride into the fascinating world of sleep-disordered breathing and airway issues! But guess what? It’s no solo act, not by a long shot!
In the world of dentistry, collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are stealing the spotlight when it comes to tackling those complex health problems. It’s like a superhero team-up, but with dental professionals!
And hold onto your toothbrushes, because recent research and advancements have revealed a jaw-dropping (pun intended) revelation: orthodontists are the unsung heroes in the fight against sleep disorder breathing and airway issues.
Today, we’re diving deep into the thrilling and pivotal role of orthodontists within the incredible interdisciplinary airway team. These folks have mastered the art of craniofacial growth and development. They’re like wizards, understanding the mystical relationship between teeth, jaws, and the all-important airway.
They’re not just identifying the problems; they’re tackling the root causes too. We’re talking about underlying structural issues that can turn peaceful sleep into a snore-fest, like the dreaded obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
And guess who’s joining us for this adventure? None other than the magnificent Dr. Tracey Nguyen! This extraordinary practitioner is the definition of excellence and balance. She’s here to blow your mind and explain why orthodontists are the real MVPs of the interdisciplinary airway team.
Get ready to be enchanted by Dr. Nguyen’s incredible spirit, her unwavering commitment to excellence, and her mind-blowingly balanced approach to clinical practice. Trust us, folks, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!
So, buckle up as we embark on this thrilling journey into the world of orthodontists and their superpowers in the fight against sleep-disordered breathing. Let’s do this!
* Key Takeaways
- Dr. Tracey Nguyen’s background (02:13)
- Airway and sleep-disordered breathing cynicism (10:51)
- Why restorative docs have taken airway more than orthodontists (14:09)
- Is airway orthodontics just a money-maker thing? (15:59)
- Sleep apnea is not the only problem (24:00)
- How an interdisciplinary airway team works (48:17)
* Additional Resources
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