Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Underdiagnosed and Overmedicated: Clearing the Air About Sleep Apnea in Kids

Course Code: C47
Speaker: Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists


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 ONSITE 6/16 














Pediatric sleep dentistry services have the ability to change the life of a child. Children suffering from sleep disordered breathing face a myriad of associated health and behavioral concerns including snoring, headaches, mouth breathing, nightmares, bed-wetting, mood changes and poor concentration. Parents are often unaware that their child is living with unidentified sleep apnea and of the long-term impact that this could have on their child’s life. Offering pediatric sleep apnea services gives your team the opportunity to play a pivotal role in a child’s development.

Learning objectives:

Particpants will be able to:

  • understand the different stages of sleep and why adequate sleep is important for healthy development.
  • identify the underlying causes of sleep apnea.
  • evaluate sleep apnea in children using clinical examinations, behavioral cues and parental interviews.
  • specify the criteria for treatment with oral appliances, including selection and customization.
  • discover a range of treatment options to expand the arches, train the tongue, establish nasal breathing, eliminate bad habits and more.
  • pinpoint best practices for effective medical insurance billing.
  • identify how to optimize results-driven marketing to promote sleep apnea services.

Speaker: Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Mumbai and Boston University School of Dental Medicine; fellow, International Congress of Implantologists; private practice, Houston, TX.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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