don’t get the sleep
they need, they can
have behavioural or
Emerging evidence shows thatchildren with sleep apnea maybe at increased risk of developingother major health problems such asdiabetes and heart disease.
Major and a team at the Universityof Alberta are assessing kids withsleep-related breathing problemsat the Interdisciplinary AirwayResearch Clinic. Team membersinclude orthodontists, radiologists,pediatric pulmonologists, students,pediatric ear, nose and throatspecialists and other relatedprofessionals. “We’re trying to helpdentists understand their role inmanaging these patients,” he says.
“We’re not suggesting dentists wouldmanage this concern by themselves,but they’re an important part ofthe team.”