Screening and Comprehensive Evaluation for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Dennis R. Bailey, Ronald Attanasio

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Abstract

The dentist is well positioned to screen for patients at risk for a sleep disorders, most often a sleep related breathing disorder, and when adequately trained, can treat those diagnosed with sleep apnea using an oral appliance. This treatment requires some degree of training to be able to recognize the symptoms related to the more common sleep disorders. The dentist must determine if the patient is at risk for a sleep disorder through the use of screening questionnaires, reviewing the health history, and additional questioning of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-342
Number of pages12
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Dentist
  • Nasal airway
  • Oral Health
  • Oral evaluation
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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