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May 2, 2024

Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Dr. Kevin Scwandt, a biological airway and reconstructive dentist, to discuss airway health, how to sleep better, and common breathing misconceptions. 

Dr. Kevin’s interest in anthropology led him to the fascinating field of airway dentistry. Many health conditions that commonly impact us now due to “modern” nutrition and lifestyle choices rarely touched our ancestors! Dr. Kevin shares exactly how these can show up. Airway dentistry looks at how the structure of the mouth impacts a patient’s breathing. An airway dentist can perform 3D skull x-rays and sleep screening tests to determine if there are any larger health problems impacting the mouth, like sleep apnea. Dr. Kevin suffered from airway issues and shares his first-hand experiences receiving treatment and administering advanced holistic surgical protocols. For dentists wanting to branch into airway dentistry, building a network of related physicians and practitioners, such as sleep specialists, osteotherapists, and massage therapists, in your area to refer patients to and learn from is an essential first step! 

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Key Takeaways:


  • (0:59) Dr. Kevin found holistic dentistry through nutrition

  • (05:39) What is airway health?

  • (10:32) Misconceptions about airway dentistry

  • (16:52) Dr. Kevin’s personal experience with a palette expansion procedure

  • (23:41) CT scan diagnostics and sleep testing

  • (26:10) How to get started with airway dentistry

  • (29:08) Average length of airway health treatment

  • (30:43) Relationship between sleep issues and morbidity


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