Lecture: “Mitigating Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Young Patient”

Boyd & Loghmanee – Friday & Saturday, September 25-26, 2015
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Day 1 – The Evidence for Improving Pediatric Sleep

This course is designed for both pediatric dentists and pediatricians looking for a better way to manage sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children less than six years of age.

Dr. Boyd will discuss the principles of Darwinian dentistry, otherwise known as evolutionary medicine, and how it explains changes in human facial morphology and their role as a  primary risk factor for SDB. He will also discuss current research being done at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Loghmanee is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Sleep Medicine Center at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.   He will be discussing the current state of pediatric sleep medicine and how it’s interface with dentistry and orthodontics can be helpful to our youngest patients.

Day 2 – Treatment Techniques and Protocols

Designed to teach the techniques to the practicing dentist, this part of the course will cover everything needed to deal with the young sleep disordered patient.

The part of the course will cover:

History taking

Clinical exam

Diagnostic records


Appliance designs

Working with the lab

Patient instructions and protocols


Post procedure care

Interdisciplinary collaboration

Hands-on demonstrations in the afternoon will give participants a better idea of appliance handling and adjustment. Participants will be able to begin screening and treatment of the young patient on Monday morning. Collaborative healthcare practitioners (MD’s RDH’s, OMT’s, PT’s) who want to be familiar with these procedures are also welcome.

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