Drs. Barry D. Raphael, Mark A. Cruz, Richard D. Roblee, and Ellen Crean-Binion discuss how structure, function, and behavior affect airflow The wrong question The amount of time orthodontists have wasted polarizing around issues such as extraction versus nonextraction, one-phase versus two-phase, and now around the issue of “airway orthodontics” attests to an overall lack …Read Article
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Speech pathologist Sharon Moore discusses orofacial-nasal-pharyngeal function in the management of sleep-disordered breathing This article outlines connections between medical and dental science, the whole-body health axis, the oral health-function axis, and sleep. The clinical relationship between the speech pathologist, who is dealing with processes and functions in the upper airway that govern alimentation and communication, …Read CE Article
Drs. Barry Glassman and Don Malizia delve into sleep-breathing disorders and the orthodontists’ role in this medical subspecialty Introduction Sleep medicine is a young medical subspecialty. The medical community, as well as the population at large, is becoming more aware of the significant role that quality sleep plays in patients’ general health. Physicians who treat …Read CE Article