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Young Faces: Clinical Action to Help Families Begin Early (ADA Children's Airway)
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This is a recording of the September 2022 ADA Children's Airway Conference

Now more than ever, families are paying attention to how their children breathe as part of their overall health and ability to thrive in challenging times. There is no more important member of the healthcare team than dentists to identify and set families on the path to health, but dentists cannot do this alone.
The American Dental Association’s commitment to children’s airway health continues with our fifth event to help dentists who see children learn practical skills of communication, evaluation, and collaboration to lead their teams in creating positive, healthy changes in their communities. 
This course brings world leaders in dentistry, speech pathology/myofunctional therapy, airway orthodontics, and sleep surgery together to present practical education.

Learning Objectives
• Lead your team in creating an effective communications plan for identifying children at risk and presenting next steps to families
• Arm families with a good understanding of tissue-tie revision so they can deal with conflicting advice
Discuss the value of myofunctional therapy with families and lead kids through some simple exercises that make a difference
Understand how to see malocclusion from an airway-support perspective and develop a plan for better breathing while ensuring excellent orthodontic outcomes
Know that sleep surgery is a critical component of success, but not always the only consideration

Dr. Shereen Lim
, dentist and author, Perth, Australia
Steve Carstensen, D.D.S., Bellevue, Washington
Sharon Moore, speech pathologist, Canberra, Australia
Stanley Yung Liu, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., Redwood City, California
Eric Phelps, D.D.S., M.S., San Jose, California


  1. Integrating Pediatric Airway into Dental Practice — Dr. Shereen Lim
  2. The Essential Role of Function in the Oral Health Paradigm — Sharon Moore
  3. Fourth Dimension Nasal Breathing — Steve Carstensen, D.D.S.
  4. A Team Approach to Managing Children's Airway — Dr. Shereen Lim
  5. How Little People Learn Habits for a Lifetime — Sharon Moore
  6. Restoring Missed Milestones in Facial and Airway Development —Stanley Yung Liu, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.
  7. Airway Focused Orthodontics — Eric Phelps, D.D.S., M.S.

The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This is a premium course and not included with the ADA CE ONline Subscription

$299 ADA members
$349 non-members
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

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Related Courses:

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session One: Identifying Children at Risk, Dental Practice Screening

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session Two: Success in Practice: Facilitating Health Change Behavior for Patients and Their Caregivers

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session Three: Anatomy Concerns: What's Important About This?

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session Four: Clinical Procedures in Dental Practice, Anatomy Concerns: ENT Surgery, Success in Practice: Creating Your Interdisciplinary Pediatric Airway Team

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session Five: Nasal Breathing 24/7: What Does That Even Mean?, Habit Correcting for Children and Dental Teams: Growth and Development

2019 ADA Children's Airway Conference Session Six: Nasal Breathing 24/7: Nasal Breathing; Establishing a Successful Practice of Distinction in Your Community

Time to Treat: Use of Temporary Mandibular Advancement Devices for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Basic Sleep Facts

Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 1

Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 2

An Airway Focused Approach to Dental Clinical Care: Pediatrics through Adulthood

Clinic Demo on Verbal Skills

Myofunctional Therapy and Airway

Approaches to Diagnosis of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Talking to Parents

Orthodontics with an Airway Focus

Pediatric OSA: How do we achieve the Best Surgical Outcomes

Talking with Kids and Families about Integrative Health Care

Typical Child Presentation of OSA: Role of the Sleep Specialist

It's a Business --Getting Paid