J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 3, 2015OSAHS of the child
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||14 December 2018|
How to recognize skeletal craniofacial and dental types: warning signs in child snorers and risk factors for OSAS
Dentofacial orthopedist in private practice, (Paris, France), TOSSAOS Certificate (Odonto-Stomatologic Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome)
Address for correspondence: Christine Boehm-Hurez – 46 Rue du Général Foy 75008 Paris - France. firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 March 2015
In children, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is common but screening is poor. The orthodontist is strategically placed within the multidisciplinary team to detect respiratory disorder and suspected OSAS.
The objective of this article is to consider indications for medical management of young patients. Parents do not always report their child’s snoring, and it is up to the orthodontist to raise the question.
The orthodontist’s awareness of radiological anatomy and masticatory system physiology and experience in observing the various functions in clinical examination of young patients can alert parents, guide referral to ENT or sleep medicine and allow early treatment.
Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome / children / screening / craniofacial skeletal and dental typology
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