Produce a documentary series for laypersons and health professionals. It will create awareness, inform and inspire dental and medical professionals to practice Airway minded care at a higher level.
Establish an endowment to support upper airway diagnosis and treatment for economically disadvantaged persons.
Support educational transformation at a major dental school. We will support and establish Airway health as a primary diagnostic criteria and consideration in dental treatment planning and care. A consideration that will impact general and specialty dentistry including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, implant dentistry and prosthodontics.
Dr. Avis says a great rule is to keep your mouth closed. No jaw drops! Breathe through your nose. Day and night. If you find this challenging please learn more here and visit an airway centric medical profesional.
Up to 10 percent of American children have obstructive sleep disordered breathing, and a significant percentage are misdiagnosed as having ADHD and treated with stimulant medications.*
*“UM School of Medicine Researchers Find Habitual Snoring Linked to Significant Brain Changes in Children.” 2021 News | University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 13 Apr. 2021, www.medschool.umaryland.edu/news/2021/UM-School-of-Medicine-Researchers-Find-Habitual-Snoring-Linked-to-Significant-Brain-Changes-in-Children-.html.
80 to 95% of people with obstructive sleep apnea have not been diagnosed. That's millions of people in the U.S. alone.
It might make you chuckle and it may look cute but...
Children who snored regularly (three or more times per week), as reported by their parents were more likely to have thinner gray matter in several regions in the frontal lobes of their brain. These areas of the brain are responsible for higher reasoning skills and impulse control.*
IT'S WITH YOU
NIGHT AND DAY
When we talk about airway issues many of us focus only on sleep. Although that is a major concern, Airway restriction does not only happen at night while sleeping. Many experience airway challenges during the day. This includes people who have airways that are small in diameter.