Course Details

Functional Therapy for Kids with Airway Problems/The TAP System

Course # 3265
Date 11/25/2018
Time 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1E09
Topic Sleep Apnea
Tuition $215.00
Credits 4
Course Info Half Day
Speaker(s) Jill Ombrello
Paul M. McLornan

Jill Ombrello, D.D.S. 1:00 - 3:00PM

Pediatric Sleep, Breathing and Airway Disorders: Recognizing the Outward Symptoms, Evaluating and Treating the Underlying Root Causes

Sleep-related Breathing Disorders; a silent epidemic affecting 9 out of 10 children is often ignored and many times misdiagnosed but manifests itself in outward symptoms such as ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Snoring, Mouth Breathing and more. Dental professionals are the first line in identifying young patients at risk. It is the dentist’s responsibility to screen, identify, evaluate and treat. Every child deserves a HealthyStart and can with a three-dimensional type of oral appliance therapy.

•about Sleep-related Breathing Disorders and how to screen
•to uncover pediatric airway health issues using tools available to identify and determine the degree of severity of outward symptoms
•the relationship between Sleep-related Breathing Disorders, early childhood growth and development, jaw development, arch expansion, creating proper and eliminating improper oral habits

Paul M. McLornan, D.D.S., M.S. 3:00 – 5:00PM

The TAP System: An Overnight Sensation 20 Years in the Making
In 1994, Dr. Keith Thornton developed a simple but highly effective oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea.  Based on the basic EMT airway management technique of jaw thrust, the appliance was a single point, adjustable mandibular advancement device, the TAP 1.  Fast forward to today, the TAP appliances are now in the 5th generation, with more than 500,000 devices placed.  With over 39 peer reviewed studies detailing the efficacy and high compliance of the devices, the TAP brand is trusted by Clinicians worldwide.  

  • why the TAP appliances are the lowest risk, highest rated devices available
  • how you can treat the entire range of sleep disordered breathing
  • why the VA, Medicare, US Army, Air Force and Navy choose TAP

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