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Prof. Dr. Jorge Faber

5.5 Million Turkish Suffer From OSA. How Can You Help Them?
Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) have an associated risk for cardiovascular events, including arterial hypertension, stroke, and arrhythmias.  Besides, psychologically speaking, adult patients tend to present with anxiety and mood disorders, whereas there is mounting evidence that in young patients sleep disorders lead to daytime disturbances closely mimicking attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Furthermore, patients could have their ADHD eliminated if their habitual snoring and any associated symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders are effectively treated. In the presence of significant snoring orthodontists must request a polysomnography (PSG). There are distinct approaches to treat adults, and preadolescent and adolescent patients. They range from maxillary expansion to mandibular advancement splints and surgical maxillomandibular advancement. This lecture will focus on the proper diagnosis and treatment of OSAS. The latest evidence will be discussed under the light of the 25-year clinical experience with mandibular advancement splints.

Orthodontics To Simplify Restorative Treatment In Complex Cases
A missing tooth can offer bold challenges to orthodontic and restorative treatments. The treatment plan can include the maintenance of space for rehabilitation by an implant-supported prosthesis. However, in many cases, it might be advantageous to totally or partially close the space, especially when the gap closure provides superior esthetic results, or when the patient simply does not want to receive implant rehabilitation.  Commonly, the use of a temporary anchorage device (TAD) is - be it a miniplate or a mini-screw – crucial to achieve excellent treatment results, and then the applied orthodontic mechanics has several specificities. This conference will tackle the treatment protocol used to close the space of missing teeth with miniplates, as well as the advantages and limitations of this treatment modality.

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