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Assessing Airways at Dental Appointments with Intraoral Cameras: A Step by Step Overview

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Healthy breathing is critical to optimal oral and overall health. Dental practitioners are a collaborative partner to bridge the medical-dental divide by implementing airway assessments during routine dental visits. The ability to connect medical and dental through intraoral imaging and teledentistry for quick and easy referrals and patient monitoring. Integrating airway assessments alongside the head and neck examination is a quick and easy way to assess oral and overall health. Join in as we discuss intra/extra oral imaging that the dental team can use for patient education and screening for airway health and sleep-disordered breathing.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of healthy breathing for optimal oral and overall health
  • Capture and utilize intra/extra oral images for patient education, documentation, teledentistry, and referrals
  • Identify intra/extra oral signs and symptoms of disordered breathing

About the Presenter

Lancette VanGuilder, BS, RDH, PHE is a proud COVID–19 vaccinator in Reno, NV. She is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker, a complete health dental hygienist, airway ambassador, owner/operator of a mobile dental hygiene business, public health advocate, and key opinion leader. She is passionate about access to care, disease prevention, and the utilization of the dental hygienist. She can be reached at

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