Dr. Kent Smith talks to us about the dental management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Kent Smith – Frito Lay Sanitation Expert and
- Lubbock Christian University B.S. Biology
- Baylor College of Dentistry 1985
- Extensive continuing education with over 200 hours each year (12 hours yearly are required)
- LVI Global continuum
- Diplomate American Board Dental Sleep Medicine
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- Oral Sedation
- CPR / Basic Life Support
Links from Kent about sleep duration and timing:
The reason for sleep? “washing the brain” perhaps
Snoring – a potential first sign of Apnea.
The Elbow Test: http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleID=1755025
Weight and Age are the highest predictors for sleep apnea.
Diagnosis of Apnea requires a sleep study…types are discussed.
Description of mild, moderate and severe Apnea.
PAP therapy explained.
Can cranial osteopathy cure sleep apnea?
Silent Apnea – must be ruled out!
Adjunctive treatments discussed.
Alternative therapies – truth and consequences.
Apnea in kids and growth…tonsils?
The dentists role in helping to treat sleep apnea.
App – Best sleep Hygiene – get it!