J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 3, 2015OSAHS of the child
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||06 August 2018|
Preventive dentofacial orthopedic treatment of childhood apnea/hypopnea syndrome?
Lecturer, Certificate course in Odontostomatologic Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Paris 7 University, Paris ( France ) – Member of the French Society of Dental Sleep Medicine
2 Professor of Odontology, Paris 7 University, Paris ( France) – Director, Certificate course in Odontostomatologic Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome – Vice-President of the French Society of Dental Sleep Medicine
3 Specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics
Address for correspondence: Mireille Guibert 57, Quai Gabriel Péri – 83500 La-Seyne-sur-Mer France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 3 March 2015
Adult and childhood obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndromes (OSAHS) differ greatly in pathophysiology and semiology.
Management of childhood OSAHS is specific.
Dentofacial orthopedics should screen for OSAHS, and refer patients to a multidisciplinary team.
Although there is no facial typology specific to OSAHS, maxillary endognathy, mandibular retrognathy and long-face syndrome are carry extra risk. Early adapted treatment should reduce this risk.
Key words: Apnea / OSAHS / DFO / maxillary expansion
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