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Screening for Nasal Patency
David Federici, DMD
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Any airway evaluation undertaken by a dental sleep medicine practitioner should also take the nasal airway into consideration. It is well established that resistance to nasal airflow has a direct impact on the geometry and function of oral structures down-stream. A simple to implement nasal screening may then assist the dentist in planning treatment for patient’s embarking on a trial of oral appliance therapy.

Note: CE credit is not offered for demonstrations.

Target Audience
Dentists and chairside dental staff treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders
Speaker Bio

David Federici, DMD, D.ABDSM graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1992 and has since been practicing dentistry in Manahawkin, NJ where he has elevated his practice to include the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for his patients. His passion extends into speaking engagements to both the public and many health, dental lab and business groups to advance awareness of this extremely life threating and life altering condition. Dr. Federici is a board member of the NJ Sleep Society, Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, chair of the AADSM OAT for OSA Awareness Task Force, and faculty member for the AADSM Mastery Program. He also authored, “How I landed a position on my state’s sleep society board: JDSM interview with Dr. David Federici”, which was published in JDSM in 2022.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Dr. Federici has no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
Additional Information
Content for this online learning module was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Director of Education on November 4, 2023. She does not have any relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose. 

Duration: 12 minutes 26 seconds
Original release date: Februray 19, 2024
Expiration date: None
AADSM online learning modules are funded exclusively by the AADSM.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $55.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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