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The Circle of Dental Sleep Disorders

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

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Session Description 
Sleep is essential for maintaining a good physical and mental health. Unfortunately, sleep quality can be disturbed by numerous factors, including the occurrence of sleep disorders. While such disorders should be diagnosed and managed by medical specialists, some sleep disorders are linked to dentistry. The dental discipline “Dental Sleep Medicine” (DSM) deals with dental sleep disorders. DSM encompasses not only sleep-breathing disorders, as was traditionally the case, but also conditions like mandibular movement disorders (e.g., sleep bruxism, SB), orofacial pain (OFP), and sleep-related gastro-esophageal reflux (GER). In everyday clinical practice, these conditions occur only seldom in isolation. More frequently, they occur as comorbid conditions. In this symposium, four renowned experts will guide the attendants through one of many possible series of links between the dental sleep disorders, starting with OSA, via OFP, SB, and GER, back to OSA. Each presenter will focus on the mutual links between two dental sleep disorders, thereby passing one of those through to the next presenter. In short, the first presenter will discuss the links between OSA and OFP, the second between OFP and SB, the third between SB and GER, and the fourth between GER and OSA. As such, the presenters will sketch the circle of dental sleep disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Know which sleep disorders are currently considered dental sleep disorders, and understand what the dentist’s role should be in their diagnosis and management.
  • Know how the various dental sleep disorders are linked to each other, and how this influences the diagnosis and management of these disorders.
Presentation Date
July 22, 2021

Ghizlane Aarab - Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Orofacial Pain
Peter Svensson - Orofacial Pain and Sleep Bruxism
Daniele Manfredini - Sleep Bruxism and Gastroesophageal Reflux
Takafumi Kato - Gastroesophageal Reflux and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Neuroscience

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

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