Course Details

Assessing and Treating Pediatric Sleep Airway Disorders while Straightening Teeth without Braces/Using Technology in Treatment

Course # 3205
Date 12/01/2019
Time 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1E09
Topic Sleep Apnea
Tuition $225.00
Credits 4
Course Info Half Day
Speaker(s) Leslie Stevens
Steven R. Olmos

Leslie Stevens                                          1:00 – 3:00

Giving Children a Healthy Start: Assessing and Treating Pediatric Sleep/Airway Disorders while Straightening Teeth without Braces
Sleep-related Breathing Disorders (SRBD); 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. The connection between dental conditions, poor oral habits, and SRBD have been well established. For this reason, sleep, breathing and airway health has become the #1 interest in the dental community and can expand practices tremendously. It is the dentist’s responsibility to screen, identify, evaluate and provide treatment. HealthyStart® is a progressive system that improves the health and well-being of children by treating the root cause of SRBD. Every child deserves a healthy start and can with a three-dimensional type of oral appliance therapy.


  • the relationship between Sleep-related Breathing Disorders, early childhood growth and development, jaw development, arch expansion, and creating proper and eliminating improper oral habits
  • to determine and evaluate the underlying root causes
  • the HealthyStart® Treatment using natural forces to develop and correct, built in myofunctional therapy to create proper habits and expanding arches all while providing stable results for a lifetime

Steven R. Olmos, D.D.S.                             3:00 – 5:00

Using Technology in Treatment of Chronic Face/Jaw Pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders
A review of the technology that is available to you in the treatment of sleep breathing disorders and craniofacial pain is discussed. Learn what works and how to best utilize the equipment, oral appliance, and surgeries for the most effective outcome for your patients. This program discusses the relationship between the nose and craniofacial pain, and how you can measure how well it functions. Learn why jaw locking and primary headaches are related to sleep breathing disorders, and how you can measure this relationship.

Learn to:

  • understand the role of low-level laser therapy in the treatment of chronic pain and breathing disorders
  • recognize how 3D imaging can be beneficial for evaluation of chronic pain and breathing disorders
  • identify patients that will benefit from nasal surgery
  • measure airway volume and flow rates with the latest equipment

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