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ABOUT DR. CHRISTINA PEREZ

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.

CHILDREN AS WELL AS ADULTS CAN DEVELOP SLEEP APNEA

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.

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