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7 Signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

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By screening for sleep-related breathing disorders, oral health professionals can help contribute to a child’s optimal growth and development.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss sleep cycles and the importance of restful, quality sleep in a child’s health, growth and development.
  2. Explain sleep-related breathing disorders and their potential impact on a child’s formative years.
  3. Describe clinical approaches to screening, and the signs and symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders.

This course was issued in the August 2018 issue and expires 8/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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