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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
11:30AM - 1:30PM


(C) 203A-B


Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Joseph I. Helman, DMD
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


Obstructive sleep apnea affects more than 3% of the overall population. The pediatric group presents with a unique etiology and difficulties in diagnosis. The elderly population increases with more than 16% incidence of OSAS. Many management modalities have been suggested. Evidence-based treatment strategies will be presented and discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Increase awareness of evidence based treatment strategies in the management of OSAS;
  2. Increase the overall understanding of the long-term effects of OSAS
  3. Eliminate or at least significantly question anecdotally based therapies.

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