Sleep Apnea 2018-04-13T02:23:16+00:00
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Airway

Health

Learning

Sleep

Longevity

Facial Harmony

Well-being

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:

  • Stroke3
  • Heart Attack4
  • Obesity5
  • Diabetes6
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents7

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.

Did You Know?

20% and 10%

Up to 20%...

Up to 20% of adults and 10% of children suffer from sleep apnea1, 2

Behavioral problems

Children with sleep...

Children with sleep breathing disorders can also suffer from behavioral problems and lower IQ scores9, 10

85% undiagnosed

85% of people...

85% of people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed1

More heart attacks

People with sleep...

People with sleep apnea have more heart attacks, strokes, and die earlier3,4

$165 billion

The estimated US...

The estimated US economic cost of moderate to severe OSA is up to $165 billion12

“Excellent course on a new cutting edge of orthodontic care.”

Dr. E. McDowell

“One of the most informative and interesting courses I have taken in 30 years of practice!”

Dr. C. Lindsey

“New, hot topic. Something we see in our practices every day.”

Dr. D. Davis

“A comprehensive program that covers every aspect of incorporating sleep into private practice!”

Dr. R. Bellohusen

“Best course in years! Thoroughly enjoyed! Kudos to Chmura & Paquette!”

Dr. R. Feldman

“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.”

Dr. Ron Redmond

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