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Science suggests that crooked teeth, narrow jaws and airways are a modern phenomenon. What has changed in evolution? Is it genetic or epigenetic? 60-70% of children in today’s time are mouth breathers. The spectrum of sleep disordered breathing consists of mouth breathing, noisy breathing and snoring. Any interruptions to the right quality and quantity of sleep can disturb critical processes in the brain which affects the child’s growth, immunity, concentration, performance and productivity. Soft tissue dysfunction is an alteration in the muscular activity of the muscles that affects occlusion, jaw growth, swallowing, sleeping and breathing. Hence there is a need for change in the way we perceive orthodontics. The time has come for pediatric dentistry to develop a new thought process and think out of the box to resolve an arising epidemic of sleep disordered breathing.

Aims And Objectives:

  • Identify the causes of malocclusion & understanding the spectrum of Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Explain the role of tongue and its importance in sleep, breathing and jaw growth
  • How does Oral Myofunctional Therapy benefit a pediatric dentist?
  • Role of a Pediatric Dentist in treating Sleep Disordered Breathing, Tongue Ties and Oral Myofunctional Therapy and discussion on the importance of team approach when assessing and treating SDB patients

Theme : Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing, Tongue Ties and Oral Myofunctional Therapy: A Hidden Epidemic

Date : 6th November 2020

Time : 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Speaker :

Dr. Ankita Shah

  • MDS Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry (YMT Dental College And Hospital,Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics from the OWI Institute, Barcelona, Spain
  • Certified by Gold Learning Tongue Tie Symposium
  • First Indian Ambassador of The Breathe Institute to be trained by the world renowned Dr.Soroush Zaghi,MD

Cordinators :

Dr. H P Suma Sogi

Professor and HOD


Dr. Chaya Chhabra



Dr. Swati Rana

Senior Lecturer


Organized by :

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, MMCDSR, Mullana


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