The 53rd Annual Scientific Congress of the Korean Association of Orthodontists PASSION FOR A LONG JOURNEY :
Nature vs Nurture

November 5(Thu) - 6(Fri), 2020
Precongress: November 1(Sun) / VOD: November 7(Sat) - 8(Sun)

Airway issues

Myths and facts about airway friendly orthodontics
Dr. Myung-Rip Kim
  • adjunct assistant professor @ Department of Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2001-present)
  • active member @ Angle Society, Midwest Component
  • vice president @ Korean Society of Sleep Medicine
  • chair of dental committee @ Korean Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • vice president @ Korean Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • member @ organizing committee and local scientific committee, 2015 Congress of World Association of Sleep Medicine
  • chair and speaker @ 2016 International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress
  • member @ dental and surgeon committee, 2017 World Sleep, a joint congress of the World Sleep Federation and the World Association of Sleep Medicine
  • member @ organizing committee, 2018 Congress of Asian Society of Sleep Medicine
  • full-time lecturer @ Department of Orthodontics, Catholic University of Korea (1995-2002)
  • private practice @ Seoul, South Korea
  • College of Dentistry, Seoul National University (DDS)
  • Orthodontic training : Department of orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago & Department of Orthodontics, Catholic University of Korea

As obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has become popular to the public, some orthodontists without sound knowledge of sleep medicine use the term "airway friendly orthodontics" for the marketing purpose. At this lecture, the following issues will be addressed. Studies and controversies between breathing and craniofacial growth in 1970s and 1980s, pathophysiology of (pediatric) OSA, natural history of OSA, limitation of current treatment modalities for (pediatric) OSA, limitation of 3D images for OSA patients and studies, under-diagnosed and under-evaluated (pediatric) OSA, and how to involve the managements for (pediatric) OSA as orthodontists.