This webinar will tackle issues related to questions about thumbsucking, pacifier use, tongue-tie, oral obstruction, sleep deprivation, and dental issues that have the potential to impact even further the challenges faced by children with CAS and their families. Having worked at a pediatric hospital for 35 years, the presenter will discuss factors that lead to optimal decision-making regarding these topics and have been developed through extensive collaboration with pediatric ENT specialists, cleft palate/craniofacial experts, and pediatric dentists. Reference handouts that address each topic area will be provided.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- List 3 ways to better ensure child cooperation for an oral examination.
- Describe critical factors in decision-making and parent advice regarding thumbsucking and pacifier usage.
- Outline key factors when considering a referral for tongue frenulum evaluation and possible surgical intervention.
- List key considerations for addressing potential sleep apnea.
Minutes 1 – 15 Introduction / Ways to Elicit Cooperation for an Oral Exam
Minutes 16 – 25 Dental Issues
Minutes 26 – 45 Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use Considerations
Minutes 46 – 65 Tongue-Tie Considerations and Referral Options
Minutes 66 – 75 Sleep Apnea Considerations and Decision-Making
Minutes 76 – 90 Questions and Answers