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Measuring Neck Circumference
Gordon Bell, DDS
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Measuring neck circumference can be an important screening tool for sleep-related breathing disorders and is an important baseline measurement for all patients being treated with oral appliance therapy (OAT). This video demonstrates a method to evaluate the neck circumference for immediate inclusion for screening during a general dental examination and gathering pre-treatment data on a patient referred for OAT.

Note: CE credit is not offered for demonstrations.


Target Audience
Dentists and chairside dental staff treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.
Recommended Supplemental Reading:
Ahbab S et al. Neck circumference, metabolic syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; Evaluation of possible linkage. Med Sci Monit. 2013; 2013; 19: 111–117.
Speaker Info

Gordon Bell, DDS is a practicing general dentist of 29 years. Dr. Bell holds Fellowship credentials with the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is the Chief Dental Officer for York Dental Sleep Therapy, a multi-office, multi-doctor, dental sleep medicine practice in York, PA. Dr. Bell holds Diplomate credentials with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. Dr. Bell is a member of the AADSM Education Committee and lectures nationally on management of craniofacial pain and sleep disordered breathing.

He has no relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.

Additional Information
Content for this online learning module was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Education Committee on November 1, 2019. No committee members have relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. Education Committee: Kathi Wilson, DDS - Chair; Saleema Adatia, DMD; Michael Pagano, DDS; Gordon Bell, DDS; Maia Tsirghiladze, DMD; Harmeet Chiang, DMD; Kevin Wallace, DMD; Michelle Cantwell, DMD - Board Liaison; and Patricia Braga, DDS - Director of Education Duration: 3 minutes Original release date: January 2, 2020 Expiration date: None AADSM online learning modules are funded exclusively by the AADSM.

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