The role of the dentist in the field of sleep medicine has grown significantly over
the past few decades. This applies not only to the management of sleep disorders but
also to the screening of those patients who may be at risk of developing a sleep disorder
and the need to proceed with a thorough clinical interview, examination, and referral
to a sleep physician when appropriate. Now more than ever, this requires education
in dental schools about sleep, sleep disorders, the relationship between sleep and
pain, and the management options.
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Dr. Moreno-Hay is an assistant professor and the program director, orofacial pain, Department of Oral Health Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Dr. Hernández is an associate clinical professor, Oral Medicine Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Mulet is an adjunct assistant professor and an associate program director, Orofacial Pain Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Villalon is a visiting faculty member, Department of Orofacial Pain, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Alonso is an assistant professor and the director, orofacial pain, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Dr. Lockerman is an instructor of surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, and a clinical instructor in orofacial pain, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dr. Bailey is a visiting instructor, Department of Orofacial Pain and a co-director of sleep medicine miniresidency, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Published online: September 05, 2020
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