Lou Chmura D.D.S., M.S.
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NEW 2018 Program
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is emerging as one of the most widespread and costly health issues in the U.S. OSA is known to affect more than 18 million Americans, including men, women and children – 85% of whom are undiagnosed.1, 2 The disease is characterized by upper airway obstruction, associated with repeated gaps in breathing and interrupted sleep. People with obstructive sleep apnea are at serious risk of the below medical problems and accidents:
OSA can be hereditary11 and up to 10% of children have obstructive sleep apnea8. Studies show that children with sleep breathing disorders can suffer from behavioral problems and lower IQ scores9, 10.
Why are orthodontists treating sleep apnea in their practices?
Sleep physicians and industry leaders share about the importance of orthodontists offering sleep treatment and why Orthodontists are an important part of the sleep referral team. Watch this video to learn more.
An Orthodontic Approach
This course will provide you with an understanding of the physiology of sleep apnea and the current diagnostic and treatment options, as well as a new orthodontic approach and its protocols. The orthodontic approach is intended to provide patients with immediate relief from OSA, as well as changes to the airway that may address an underlying cause. We will demonstrate innovative technologies and convenient, cost effective processes to improve the diagnostic and treatment experience for patients of all ages. This program is the first-of-its-kind in the orthodontic industry, and includes a complete, evidence-based system to implement into your practice now. Click here for more information.
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“Excellent course on a new cutting edge of orthodontic care.”
“One of the most informative and interesting courses I have taken in 30 years of practice!”
“New, hot topic. Something we see in our practices every day.”
“A comprehensive program that covers every aspect of incorporating sleep into private practice!”
“Best course in years! Thoroughly enjoyed! Kudos to Chmura & Paquette!”
“The mounting body of evidence connecting serious health disorders to sleep apnea points to the necessity of making the treatment of this condition a standard of care in all orthodontic practices.”