Dentistry's Role in Sleep Medicine, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics
1 Jan 2010
Dennis R. Bailey
This issue reviews the major areas of clinical interest in Dental Sleep - Sleep Bruxism; Oral Evaluation and Screening by the Dentist; the Neurologic Basis of Sleep Breathing Disorders; Sleep and Orofacial Pain; Cone Beam Imaging of the Airway; The Cervical Spine - Considerations and Treatment for Sleep Disordered Breathing; the Role of the Nasal Airway; Myofunctional Tongue Therapy for Speech Therapy; Ambulatory Testing by the Dentist for Oral Appliance Therapy; Exercises to Address Posture, the Cervical Spine and the Airway; Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Breathing; Surgical Therapy for Sleep Breathing Disorders; Sleep Disorders and Headache; and, Anatomy of the Airway. Every sleep specialist needs to be aware of how dental concerns can impact sleep behaviors and sleep disorders.