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An ENT/Orthodontic Approach For Optimal Outcomes

Presented by: Peter Catalano, MD, and John Walker, DDS

Original Presentation Date: September 24, 2021


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Course Description: 

This course is a comprehensive exploration of sleep-disordered breathing in our interdisciplinary approach. Delve into the fundamental question of what sleep-disordered breathing entails, scrutinizing its signs and symptoms in both adults and children. Navigate the landscape of clinical evaluations and assessments essential for accurate diagnosis and effective management. Uncover the intricacies of palatal expansion, discovering its indications and significance in addressing specific cases of sleep-disordered breathing. Differentiate between allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and explore the innovative realm of MIST nasal surgery as a potential intervention. Critically examine outcomes data and literature to inform evidence-based treatments for children and adults. Lastly, develop strategies for seamless collaboration with Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists, Pediatricians, Orthodontists, and Dental professionals, ensuring a holistic and collaborative approach to managing sleep-disordered breathing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sleep-disordered breathing, showcasing an understanding of the physiological and clinical aspects of this condition.
  • Analyze and differentiate the signs and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in both adults and children, demonstrating a comprehensive grasp of varied presentations.
  • Evaluate and synthesize the clinical evaluations and assessments required for diagnosing and managing sleep-disordered breathing, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Examine the concept of palatal expansion, its indications, and underlying rationale, elucidating its role in addressing specific cases of sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Discriminate between allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis, demonstrating a nuanced understanding of the distinguishing features of these conditions.
  • Define MIST nasal surgery and its application in addressing sleep-disordered breathing, highlighting its surgical aspects and potential therapeutic benefits.
  • Critically review existing outcomes data and relevant literature concerning treatments for sleep-disordered breathing in both pediatric and adult populations.
  • Formulate effective collaboration strategies with Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists, Pediatricians, Orthodontists, and Dental professionals to optimize interdisciplinary care for sleep-disordered breathing patients.

Speaker Bio:

Peter J. Catalano, MD, FACS, FARS,  is the Chief of Otolaryngology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a Professor of Otolaryngology at Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is a native of New York and graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine after completing his residency training in Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) and Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY).  He is board-certified in Otolaryngology.  He has served as Program Director since the Rhinology program’s inception while helping innovate many new technologies in the field of Otolaryngology.  He has lectured worldwide and published numerous journal articles and book chapters on many areas of Minimally-Invasive Rhinologic Surgery.  His practice interests additionally include Pediatric Rhinology and Sleep Surgery.