Whether you’re new to dental pediatric airway and sleep or have taken one or more courses in pediatric airway, Thrive in Dental Pediatric Airway and Sleep is the online webinar for you!
Upon course completion, participants will gain the following:
- An introduction to the dental pediatric airway and sleep field.
- Insight into how dental anatomy can play a role in a child’s development in sleep and behavior.
- An understanding of the dentist’s role in screening patients to identify risk factors that may lead to airway issues.
- Comprehension on how oral appliance therapy is used on children and how to evaluate when oral appliance therapy is recommended.
- Knowledge of the role TMJ plays in the growth of the child’s craniofacial structure and recognition on how this can affect the development of airway issues.
Overview of Thrive in Dental Pediatric Airway and Sleep Content:
- Lecture 1: The Role of the Primary Care Dentist in Screening Sleep and Breathing in Children.
- Lecture 2: Can We Use Oral Appliances on Children?
- Lecture 3: Children and Temporomandibular Joints: What do Dentists Need to Know?
- Q&A: ASAP Pathway’s membership benefits, resources and tools.
For All Dental Professionals
Participants are not required to have any prerequisites for this course. All dental professionals are welcome.
Registration includes 1-day live online course with 4 hours of video content and 7 days of access to the course content.
Continuing Education Credits
Virtual Q&A Session
Online hosted by WebinarJam
Meet the Instructors:
The ASAP Pathway program was founded by Dr. Michelle Weddle, Dr. Tracey Nguyen and Dr. Stacy Ochoa. Their dental networks brought them together and they knew they needed to create a program to help more dentists help more children. They developed an entire system for dentists to incorporate the management of dental pediatric airway and sleep, which they use in their own practices.
Dr. Michelle Weddle
Dr. Michelle's journey in airway issues began during childhood with sore throats, ear infections, and sleep issues. Her mother, a dentist, also struggled with sleep. After taking adult dental sleep medicine courses, she recognized her parents' sleep apnea. She identified the genetic tendency of airway issues in her family and saw the benefits in improving health and quality of life.
Dr. Michelle has always been fascinated by the interconnections between medicine and dentistry and has spent her entire career seeking knowledge in these areas. Her desire to find answers for her own parents, children, and herself led her to study dental sleep medicine, orthodontics, TMJ disorders, craniofacial pain, and other airway-related topics, allowing her to help both her family and her patients with what she has learned.
Today, Dr. Michelle is a passionate teacher, honoring her many mentors by sharing knowledge just as they have shared with her. She has presented to study clubs, associations, dentists, physicians, auxiliaries, and the general public. She is a believer in collaborative care and is a member of the GOTHAM Collaborative (Growth Airway TMJ Health and Airway Management), which brings together dentists, physicians, therapists, and other auxiliaries in order to help people.
Dr. Tracey Nguyen
Dr. Tracey maintains a private practice 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. In 2015, she was accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2016, she was honored with Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Magazine, and she finished her graduate training at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Tracey is a key opinion leader in the Wellness Dentistry Network, focusing on bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry. She has a keen interest in managing patients with dental malocclusions comorbid with airway and sleep issues. She has developed the Sleep and Airway Group and co-founded ASAP, an online mini-residency for pediatric dental sleep medicine. She was honored as the Scientific Advisor for the Kois Center in 2021.
Today, Dr. Tracey’s social media platform brings clinicians all over the world together for a common cause. Her mission is to develop a better understanding for the complexities of the disease and bring like minded professionals together to co-diagnose and treat.
Dr. Stacy Ochoa
Dr. Stacy began her journey in Dental Sleep Medicine 16 years ago after her father's intolerant CPAP use. She gained Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and gained respect from local Sleep Physicians and ENTs. In 2017, her father died in his sleep, sparking her passion to help others with Sleep Disordered Breathing, Apnea, and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (OSA). Stacy realized that her children had sleep disorders and no one was available to help them.
Dr. Stacy, a mother, faced limited options for her children's sleep and breathing issues. She transitioned her DSM practice from adults to include children, seeking answers for her own children and parents who trusted her to help their children.
Today, Dr. Stacy is a key pediatric airway speaker at the North American Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium, lectures nationally, mentors others, and guides dentists in implementing this preventable epidemic, balancing her roles as a mother, dentist, business owner, and pediatric airway warrior.
Course withdrawal written notice 30-59 days: 50% of the course registration could be transferred to a future live course designated by the attendee.
Course withdrawal 29 days or less: Unfortunately, due to expenses incurred when planning for the course, no credits could be given for course withdrawal within 30 days of the first day of the course.