Connecting to Better Health: Myofunctional Therapy and Behavior Skills will help participants understand the critical role of dentists in the early identification of orofacial myofunctional disorders; screen for and identify the clinical signs of mouth breathing, mentalis strain, tongue-tie, tonsil hypertrophy, dental wear and narrow maxilla as risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing among young patients; and recognize the strengths and limitations of current treatment paradigms and help influence the direction for future research.
"Our course is focused on what to do, what to say and whom to work with to help kids make every breath their best," Dr. Carstensen said. "Along with practical education, our specialists will give practicing dentists the opportunity to improve our profession with clinical research. Each of us can be part of changing the health future for children in their practice."
Supported by platinum sponsor HealthyStart and premium sponsor ASAP Pathway, the event will take place from 6:30-9:15 p.m. CDT April 22 and from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT April 23. It is worth 7.5 continuing education credits.
The course is $399 for member dentists and other health care professionals, $139 for dental team members and students, and $499 for nonmember dentists.
Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to The Breathe Outlook, an effort by The Breathe Institute and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry to gather data from everyday clinicians to support changing how children's breathing is assessed and treated.
Learn more and register at ADA.org.