November 2, 2023
Presented at the 3 Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin

Implementing Airway Management in a Dental Practice

3 Credit Hours

An airway interdisciplinary approach involves the dental and medical team working collaboratively, with a common purpose, to set goals, make decisions and share resources and responsibilities. By understanding the goals of dental airway management, we can properly communicate with other specialists and develop an interdisciplinary team. We will discuss a multi-therapeutic approach to the phenotypes of pediatric and adult OSA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the goals of dental airway management to properly communicate with other specialists and develop an interdisciplinary team
  • Discuss data collection tools and why we need them
  • Discuss various dental intervention strategies and implementation in a dental practice
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Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Tracey Nguyen maintains a private practice 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia.  In 2015, she was accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  In 2016, she was honored with Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Magazine.  Also in 2016, she finished her graduate training at the prestigious Kois Center in Seattle, Washington.

After attending one of Dr. Jeff Rouse courses, she became increasingly interested in dentistry’s role in treating patients with dental malocclusions that are comorbid with airway and sleep issues.  As a visiting faculty mentor at Spear Education, she frequently mentors the Airway Workshop by Dr. Jeff Rouse.

In 2016, she developed the Sleep and Airway Group, a local interdisciplinary group of doctors of various specialties.  Her passion is to create an awareness of the dental intervention strategies available to her peers and to her community.

In 2020, she co-founded ASAP, Airway, Sleep and Pediatric Pathway.  ASAP is an online mini-residency for pediatric dental sleep medicine.

It is no secret that she has an exceptional breadth of knowledge of Pediatric Airway Management. In 2021, she was honored as the Scientific Advisor for the prestigious advanced dental education center, the Kois Center.

She speaks all over the world and is currently in the Seattle Study Club curriculum. This program has over 150 study clubs all over the world.

Her social media platform brings clinicians all over the world together for a common cause.  Her mission is to develop a better understanding for the complexities of the disease and bring like-minded professions together to co-diagnose and treat.

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Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.