- Airway Centric Dentistry
- Comprehensive Dentistry
- Occlusion / TMD / Orofacial Pain
- Oral Systemic Connection
Kathleen Carson, DDS
Oxygen is critical to our survival and health. There are a variety of reasons we may not receive enough oxygen to our systems. Many people are in a constant sub-optimal state and aren’t even aware of it.
How can we recognize this in our patients? And what can we do to help them improve their airway structure and function, and therefore improve their overall health, vitality, and lives?
From diagnosis and treatment to outcomes and aftercare, the importance of the airway is becoming more highly recognized by dental, medical and wellness professionals.
Healthcare professionals play a critical role in surgical and nonsurgical interventions to improve and correct structural and functional airway problems.
Dr. Carson’s dynamic, engaging, and influential programs offer healthcare professionals a more complete approach to care and better patient experiences.
Developing Airways and Improving Oxygen Delivery
In our practices, we see problems with the structure or function of airways all the time. Things like cosmetic failures, non-resolving non-infection based periodontal issues, orthodontic failures, TMJ issues; and patients with anxiety, ADHD or high gag reflex.
These challenges could be warning signs of a compromised airway or reduced oxygen delivery.
By the time patients present with functional or aesthetic airway disorders, it’s likely they have been living with anatomic and habitual causes of disordered breathing for years—even decades.
In this case-based, content rich presentation, Kathleen Carson, DDS reveals the significant connections between craniofacial development and lifelong airway/systemic health and development. Learn simple steps to add to your exams which identify possible airways structural or functional concerns. Develop a plan for determining your practice’s optimal mix of treatments. Special emphasis will be given to the treatments and interventions dental professionals can offer patients who present with airway challenges in every stage of life.
- Recognize the differences between normal and abnormal orofacial structures
- Understand the benefits of early intervention in pediatric patients
- Learn methods for improving structural and functional challenges to developing better airways, airflow, and delivery of oxygen
- Explore modalities – such as myofunctional therapy, oral appliance therapy, and jaw development orthodontics – that improve case success and profitability
- Discover how to provide optimal patient care through building a collaborative team of healthcare professionals
- Learn how to enroll your team and incorporate airway centric dentistry into your practice
- Recognize signs of airway disorders and gain skills for comfortably engaging patients regarding their signs and symptoms
- Explore tips and tools for helping patients understand their responsibility in achieving optimal outcome
- Identify how to enhance patient exams leading to additional treatment possibilities, increased revenue and better outcomes
Suggested Format: Full-Day or Partial Day; Lecture or Workshop
Suggested Audience: Dentist and Team; Healthcare Professionals
Why choose Dr. Carson?
- Committed to advancing healthcare professionals’ perception of airway centric dentistry, Kathleen Carson, DDS has earned a reputation as a go-to-specialist for delivering quality continuing education content.
- Dr. Carson’s authentic, content-rich presentations encourage and guide professionals to transform lives through airway centric dental care.
- Kathleen’s inspiration comes from her personal history when she was a young mother and unknowingly dealing with a child with a significantly compromised airway. Since that time she has dedicated a large portion of her education and personal growth to the importance of airway and oxygen delivery.
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