G. Gary Demerjian, Mayoor Patel, Francesco Chiappelli, Andre Barkhordarian
This book is designed to enable dentists to understand various aspects of dental sleep medicine, and to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders in their patients. It discusses potential negative impact of a sleep disorder on oral and systemic health, and shows how to collaborate with others in order to implement appropriate patient management. The first part of the book concentrated on the scientific background of sleep medicine in connection to dentistry covering the physiology of sleep, classifications of sleep disorders, their diagnosis as well as medical and dental comorbidities. The second part of the book is dedicated to clinical applications like CPAP therapy, oral appliance therapy, surgical procedures and adjunct therapies. Last, the future of dental sleep medicine is discussed. Each chapter is written by specialized researchers and clinicians in the field making the book a useful guide for dental clinicians all around the world.
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