Now more than ever, families are paying attention to how their children breathe as part of their overall health and ability to thrive in challenging times. There is no more important member of the healthcare team than dentists to identify and set families on the path to health, but dentists cannot do this alone.
In Young Faces—Clinical Action to Help Families Begin Early: An ADA Children's Airway Event, Sept. 23–24, the ADA continues its commitment to children’s airway health by helping you learn practical skills of communication, evaluation and collaboration to lead your team in creating positive, healthy changes in your community. You can participate in this event in-person at the ADA Headquarters in downtown Chicago or via livestream wherever you are.
You’ll hear from world leaders in dentistry, speech pathology/myofunctional therapy, airway orthodontics and sleep surgery for two days of practical education. And you will be able to network with other like-minded professionals to create clinical action plans and put this knowledge to work for your patients.
At the end of this Children’s Airway event, you will be able to:
- Lead your team in creating an effective communications plan for identifying children at risk and presenting next steps to families
- Arm families with a good understanding of tissue-tie revision so they can deal with conflicting advice
- Discuss the value of myofunctional therapy with families and lead kids through some simple exercises that make a difference
- Understand how to see malocclusion from an airway-support perspective and develop a plan for better breathing while ensuring excellent orthodontic outcomes
- Know that sleep surgery is a critical component of success, but not always the only consideration
CE hours: 13