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Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Time to Wake Up

Veena Arali, Srinivas Namineni, Ch Sampath

Citation Information : Arali V, Namineni S, Sampath C. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Time to Wake Up. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (1):54-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1134

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pediatric patients with well-controlled OSA present few difficulties for routine dental treatment. However, patients with untreated or undiagnosed OSA can present the dental practitioner with multiple issues and challenges. Dental professionals have a unique doctor-patient relationship that affords them a role in recognizing sleep disorders by exploring the history of patients who are sleepy. Aim: This paper is aimed at providing comprehensive review of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.


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