Sleep Medicine for Dentists: A Practical Overview / Edition 1

Sleep Medicine for Dentists: A Practical Overview / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
086715487X
ISBN-13:
9780867154870
Pub. Date:
06/01/2009
Publisher:
Quintessence Publishing

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Sleep Medicine for Dentists: A Practical Overview / Edition 1

This concise clinical handbook educates dental practitioners seeking to understand, recognize, and manage disorders such as sleep apnea, sleep bruxism, and chronic pain, which often interfere with or intrude into sleep and are critically important to the practice of dentistry. Leading experts in medicine and dentistry articulate and guide readers in performing the specific responsibilities of dental practitioners, such as routinely examining patients for the risk of sleep-disordered breathing; providing guidance and appropriate referrals to patients who report snoring, sleepiness, and morning headache; managing the tooth damage or pain generated by bruxism; knowing when to prescribe oral appliances and understanding their associated risks; and collaborating closely with maxillofacial surgeons or ENT specialists when surgery is indicated. This unique book is a rapid source of practical information for students, practicing dentists, and researchers who wish to expand their knowledge base on this important topic.

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ISBN-13: 9780867154870
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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