This special Compendium eBook provides two articles featuring topics in dental sleep medicine. The first is a continuing education (CE) article on how cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) can be used to detect possible sleep disorders, with specific case examples. The second article is a clinical review that provides further background on diagnosing and evaluating sleep disorders and offers an overview of treatment options. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: CBCT Images and Early OSA Detection Thomas M. Bilski, DDS
This CE article explains how CBCT imaging can aid in evaluating patients for disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). CBCT imaging can be used to investigate the dimensions of upper airways, contributing to the diagnosis of possible upper-airway obstruction. As the author explains, CBCT imaging can provide the clinician with measurements and quantifying information regarding congenital dental agenesis, premature dental extraction, tongue position, mandible position, and relative hyoid position, information needed to diagnose OSA and other sleep disorders.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:: $0 Provider:: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Clinical Review: Diagnostic, Evaluation, and Treatment Approaches Used in Dental Sleep Medicine Stephen Poss, DDS
This article reviews diagnostic and evaluation technologies, as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatments, currently available for dentists collaborating in the treatment of patients with sleep breathing disorders, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.