Special Issue "Challenges and Perspectives in Dental Sleep Medicine"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Dentistry and Oral Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 62

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Serena Incerti Parenti
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Guest Editor
Unit of Orthodontics and Sleep Dentistry, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), University of Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Interests: orthodontics and dental sleep medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dental sleep medicine is a rapidly growing discipline.

Idnetifying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) provides an opportunity for a dentist to have a life-changing and life-saving impact on a patient.

The role of the dentist in the screening and recognition of OSA has been increasingly emphasized, as dentists are able to identify patients at risk of OSA and refer them to sleep medicine physicians.

It has also been recognized that it is important for the dentist to be qualified in dental sleep medicine in order to manage the treatment of OSA with a mandibular advancement device. Recent research has also focused on the possible beneficial effects of orthopedic and functional orthodontics in pediatric OSA in the concomitant presence of maxillary transverse deficiency and/or mandibular retrusion.

This Special Issue will focus not only on the most up-to-date scientific evidence related to the management of children and adults with OSA, but also on the role of the dentist, in close collaboration with sleep medicine physicians, in the screening of OSA. The key issues and current challenges will be discussed here, along with new perspectives for future research to advance the field of dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Serena Incerti Parenti
Guest Editor

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  • dental sleep medicine
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • mandibular advancement device
  • orthopedic and functional orthodontic treatment
  • sleep bruxism and sleep-related disorders

Published Papers

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