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Mastering Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine

Instructor: Dr. Audrey Yoon

This comprehensive course is structured as a 6-day series, with sessions taking place once a month through live online sessions. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge with practical applications, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of Pediatric Sleep Medicine.


The final session is specifically devoted to case discussions and problem-solving, fostering a dynamic and interactive learning experience.


Course Overview


Introduction to Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Overview of Sleep Medicine: Basics and Terminology

  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Classification and Prevalence

  • The Role of Dentistry in Pediatric Sleep Medicine

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Building Partnerships with Sleep Physicians, ENT and Myofunctional Therapists

Diagnostic Tools & Techniques


2.1 In-Office Screening of Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • Signs and Symptoms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

  • Clinical Manifestations of Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Airway Assessment

  • Coordinating with Sleep Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals

​2.2 Sleep Study Integration

  • Understanding Sleep Study Reports

  • Pediatric Polysomnography (PSG) Fundamentals

  • Interpreting Home Sleep Testing (HST) in Pediatric Patients

2.3 Radiographic Imaging in Pediatric Sleep Medicine

  • The Role of Imaging in Airway Assessment

  • Identifying Risk Factors for SDB on Imaging

  • Imaging Decision Marketing, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


Growth Modification Protocols

3.1 Craniofacial Growth and Development

  • Normal Craniofacial Growth Patterns in Pediatrics

  • Growth Modification: Indications, Timing, and Rationale

  • Incorporating Growth Assessment into Treatment Planning


3.2 Orthodontic Approaches

  • Tailoring Treatment Plans to Patient's Age and Condition

  • How to incorporate clear aligners into your growth modification system

  • Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE): Techniques and Applications for Appropriate Timing

  • Miniscrew Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander (MARPE): Step-by-Step Implementation

  • Custom MARPE: Tips for Success and Minimal Side Effects

  • MARPE Complications: Prediction, Management, and Troubleshooting

  • Integrating Growth Modification into Everyday Practice

Advanced Approaches & Collaborations
  • Introduction to Sleep Surgery

  • The Role of Tongue and Frenuloplasty

  • Myofunctional Therapy Role and Implementation

  • Other Additional Treatments, including Nasal Irrigation, Allergy Treatment, Mouth Taping

  • Collaborating with Sleep Physicians, Surgeons, and Myofunctional Therapists

  • Practical Application in Everyday Practice



Case Discussions & Problem Solving

  • Analyzing Real-Life Cases

  • Addressing Challenges and Complications

  • Optimizing Treatment Plans for Success

  • Implementing Pediatric Sleep Medicine Workflow


Audrey Yoon

Dr. Audrey Yoon is a dual-trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist who specializes in sleep medicine. She is currently a Clinical Professor of Stanford Sleep Medicine Center at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at University of Pacific. She founded Pacific Ortho-Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship at University of Pacific and serves as a program director. She was also a clinical associate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and served as a co-director of Pediatric Dental Sleep Mini-residency program at Tufts University.

She completed her orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residencies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She also earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree, completing extensive research in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at UCLA. 

Dr. Yoon has established World Dentofacial Sleep Society and serves as a founding president. She also serves on the board of directors for California Sleep Society, Angle Orthodontists and the Korean Association of Dental Sleep medicine. Dr. Yoon lectures internationally, leads workshops for professional audiences and provides expert clinical consultation to health professionals worldwide. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

She practices the full scope of non-surgical and surgical orthodontics from pediatric to geriatric population for airway management including growth modification, pediatric palatal expansion, customized Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE), Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME), Orthodontic treatment for Maxillomandibular Advancement ( MMA ), clear aligner therapy and oral appliances for sleep apnea.



7am - 12pm PST / 10am - 3pm EST
Saturday, September 28th
Saturday, October 26th  
Saturday, November 16th
Saturday, December 7th
Saturday, January 4th
Saturday, February 8th

Unable to attend all sessions? Each session will be recorded and available for viewing for one week after each course date.

Introductory Pricing $3,500*
Special pricing expires July 15, 2024
Affiliated Healthcare Staff & Team: $2,500
Please email to verify and register affiliated healthcare staff & dental team.


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