Recently, there has been much attention towards sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD) among orthodontic communities. Children with SBD can often develop distinctive facial characteristics. SBD in adults can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Treating these patients presents unique opportunities for orthodontists to collaborate with other medical specialties to improve a patient's health and treatment outcome. However, there are many opinions and claims related to this topic without proper research data. This presentation will discuss the most current scientific evidences regarding the relations between various controversial orthodontic issues and SBD.
Saint Louis University
Dr. Ki Beom Kim is Lysle Johnston Endowed Chair in Orthodontics and Program Director at the Orthodontic Department, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kim received his dental training from South Korea and his orthodontic training from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles. He has spoken many times at International and National meetings -- including the AAO Annual Session. His next book project “ Comprehensive Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Evidence-based Guidelines” is expecting to come out soon