Health & Wellness Magazine, launched in 2004, has one of the highest circulations of any free publication in Kentucky. Found in over 2,500 locations with a readership exceeding 75,000 a month, Health & Wellness was created to raise awareness of health-related issues. Professionals from the central Kentucky healthcare industry are featured in monthly articles
Dr. Cristina Perez is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. As a pediatric dentist with additional expertise in orofacial pain, her clinical interests include temporomandibular disorders and obstructive sleep apnea. More information about UK Dentistry is available at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/dentistry.
Many people may be aware of adults who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder of breathing during sleep, but few realize children can also suffer from this condition. During an apnea event, a child may only be able to take a small amount of air – or none at all – into his or her lungs.