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Saturday, August 14 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Optimizing Sleep and Breathing Hygiene in Earliest Childhood: Healthspan Implications

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Deciduous Malocclusion (DM), defined by poorly developing jaws and misaligned teeth in preschool-age children (under the age of six years old), is a highly prevalent public health problem within industrialized societies. DM will seldom, if ever, self-correct and will usually persist and worsen into later adolescence and adulthood if left untreated; also, DM is frequently associated with sleep and respiratory problems. This presentation will develop an argument that orthodontic/dentofacial orthopedic expansion of poorly developing jaws in young children, can often coincide with optimization of sleep-related respiratory health in pediatric patients which can not only improve the QOL of affected children, but also might likely increase their life-spans, slow down rate of aging and accordingly increase their health-spans in their senior years.

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Kevin Boyd

DDS, M.Sc.
Dr. Kevin Boyd is a board certified Pediatric Dentist in Chicago. He teaches in the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at Lurie Children's Hospital and serves as a dental consultant to their sleep medicine clinic. Dr. Boyd is a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania... Read More →

Saturday August 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:40am PDT

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