Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symposium
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
W330E-G (Orange County Convention Center)
Peter D. Waite MPH, DDS, MD
Birmingham, AL, USA
Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders continue to evolve, and the management remains a source of some debate between disciplines. Despite the various levels of evidence supporting different treatment strategies, defining indications, and outcome measures, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and other Dentists can be confronted with interdisciplinary care dilemmas for their patients. This symposium will provide a review and update of treatment options and highlight the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation. A discussion of pharyngeal anatomy and correlation to/with treatment management options will occur. Additionally, this course will utilize a cased-based discussion of current treatment options available to other disciplines in addition to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
- List common treatment options and discuss effective mechanisms that can be utilized within the obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders population;
- Describe the evidence supporting the proposed treatment options and list the indications and outcome measures for the management of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders; and
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment of the obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders patient.