Airway First

This is the podcast channel for the Children’s Airway First Foundation. This is our main channel and is focused on raising awareness and educating parents and medical professionals.

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My guest today is award-winning author, James Nestor. He is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, and many more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly and more importantly, how we can get it back.   Breath spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list in its first year of release, sold more than one million copies, and was awarded the Best General Nonfiction book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors.   James has spoken around the world including at Stanford Medical School, Harvard Medical School, The United Nations, and more than 60 radio and television shows.   We are proud also to have James as a member of the Children’s Airway First Advisory Board.   You can find out more about James at mrjamesnestor.com.   Show Notes: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art - Link to Book on Amazon Ann Kearney, Standford - Link to Bio

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

Daniel was raised in Dover, Delaware. He returned to the area to practice speech therapy after obtaining his Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from MGH Institute of Health Profession. With 10 years of experience, Daniel is versed in a variety of settings including school-based speech therapy, outpatient pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and acute care settings. Daniel treats patients at the Center for Airway and Facial Development and Pain and Sleep Therapy Center in Newark, Delaware. He is also a Speech-Language Pathologist at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Delaware.   Daniel evaluates and treats myofunctional disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, swallowing deficits, receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders. Daniel works in conjunction with a triple board-certified dentist and TMJ specialist, Dr. Ryan Robinson, in preparing clients for functional frenuloplasty procedures. During the initial Covid-19 pandemic, Daniel saw many of his clients in the hospital setting were having difficulty meeting their speech and swallowing goals due to high anxiety, pain, and stress. He implemented various breathing exercises in his speech therapy sessions in order to help his clients better participate in their inpatient rehab programs. This led to him becoming certified in the Buteyko Breathing Method. Daniel’s strong desire to learn and broaden his knowledge has brought him back to the pediatric setting after years of work in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in order to pursue Myofunctional Therapy with adults and children at the Center for Airway and Facial Development in Newark, Delaware. His foundation as a medical speech-language pathologist makes him uniquely suited to address common problems that are associated with Myofunctional Disorders. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys reading new research in sleep/breathing science, long-distance running, and weightlifting.   You can find out more about Daniel at www.afdortho.com and follow him on Instagram at mr_myo302.   Show Notes: The Center for Airway & Facial Development: https://airwayandfacialdevelopment.com/ The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown (Link to Book) Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (Link to Book) Breathing is My Super Power by Alicia Ortego (Link to Book) Sniff by Matthew Van Fleet (Link to Book) Airway First Podcast with Our Guest Dr. Steven Hall (Link to Episode) Airway First Podcast with Our Guest Tasha Turzo (Link to Episode)

Tuesday Nov 08, 2022

My guest today is Kelly Richardson. Kelley is a mom, wife, author, and clinical education specialist working to equip anyone wanting to know how to improve their breathing and sleep quality.   She has spent the majority of the past 25 years in the dental industry training dentists on expansion orthodontics at Align Technology and Straumann, TMD solutions, and dental airway education at the Dawson Academy. She has trained in Myofunctional Therapy at the AOMT and Breathing Coaching at the Buteyko Clinic International with Patrick McKeown. ​​​   Her focus at Super Breathers is to provide awareness to parents, caregivers, teachers, and medical professionals who can help identify and screen children who present with the signs and symptoms of disordered breathing and restless sleep. Her book, The Very Stuffy Nose, is available on Amazon.   You can find out more about Kelley on her website at superbreathers.com.   Show Notes: The Very Stuffy Nose (Amazon): Link to Book Airway First episode with Dr. David McIntosh: Link to Episode Airway First episode with Dr. Kevin Boyd: Link to Episode The Dawson Academy: https://dental.thedawsonacademy.com/author/kelley-richardson Videos of Finn on Super Breathers: https://www.superbreathers.com/ Breathe, Sleep, Thrive by Shereen Lin (Amazon): Link to Book Sleep Wrecked Kids by Sharon Moore (Amazon): Link to Book Brave Parent by Susan Maples (Amazon): Link to Book Dr. William Hang, DDS, MSD: https://facefocused.com/ Airway Management and Find an Airway Dentist: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/airway-management Parent's Facebook Group - Airway Huddle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/airwayhuddle

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

My guest today is Brittany Bailey, a Certified Myofunctional Therapist. Brittany found a passion for Myofunctional Therapy initially as a patient seeking care for dental crowding and severe clenching. After going through the process and seeing the positive changes it made in her smile, confidence, and breathing, Brittany decided to pursue a career in Myofunctional Therapies to further the education and awareness for others.   Brittany received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences with a Minor in Nutrition. Furthering her education, she completed her Master's in Breathing Sciences as well as certification training in Myofunctional Therapies from the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences.   You can find out more about Brittany at joyfulbreathingcolorado.com.   When you have a child in myofunctional therapy, remember: It takes time and patients Talk about breathing with your child --- ask how they are doing and open the conversation It's okay and you're doing great! Show Notes: Joyful Breathing: www.joyfulbreathingcolorado.com Thrust After a Tongue Tie: www.joyfulbreathingcolorado.com/education-corner/joyfulexploringblog-2 The Airway Huddle - Parent's Group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/airwayhuddle

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Dr. Ben Miraglia is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Ninth District Dental Society.   He has 26 years of general practice experience in Mt. Kisco, NY, including 17 years of interceptive orthodontic experience where his focus has been on early childhood growth and development. Dr. Miraglia lectures nationally on sleep-disordered breathing, clear aligner therapy, and craniofacial development. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY.   Dr. Miraglia has been recognized multiple times as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today Magazine.   You can find out more about Dr. Miraglia at bgmdental.com and airwayhealthsolutions.com.   Show Notes: Intercepting Sleep Disordered Breathing: https://www.airwayhealthsolutions.com/video The Story of Headgear: https://youtu.be/C250OOIvViA The Role of Tongue-Tie in Breastfeeding Problems: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.14924 Association Between Snoring and Brain Function in Children: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22534-0 The Brain / Mouth Connection: https://www.aapmd.org/aapmd-blog/the-mouth-brain-connection

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Dassani has practiced dentistry for over two decades. She is passionate about the role of the dentist in whole body health. She frequently sees patients for whom the dentist is the only consistent medical provider. By screening patients, connecting them with appropriate specialists, and devising treatment plans, Dr. Dassani can change lives.   For the last 11 years, she has begun to identify and treat adult and pediatric sleep apnea in her practice. Her in-depth knowledge of orofacial anatomy allows her to help patients with underlying defects of the tongue, jaw, and palate. Some have reached adulthood without ever being educated about how the shape of their skull affects their breathing and sleep. Dr. Dassani works to educate fellow dental professionals about sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) so that these treatments can become more easily available to patients throughout North America.   A writer as well as a clinician, Dr. Dassani has published four books on sleep apnea and the dental practice: Airway Is Life, The Dentists Guide To Sleep Apnea Implementation, Healthy Sleep, Happy Kids, and Sleep. Breathe. Dream. All books are available through Amazon.com.   You can find out more about Dr. Dassani at meghnadassani.com.   Show Notes: Dr. Meghna Dassani: https://www.meghnadassani.com/ Healthy Sleep Happy Kids: A Parents Guide to Sleep Apnea and Kids: Purchase on Amazon Sleep. Breathe. Dream: Saving Lives One Snore at a Time: Purchase on Amazon Healthy Sleep Revolution Podcast: https://www.meghnadassani.com/for-parents/podcast/ Airway is Life: Purchase on Amazon The Dentist's Guide To Sleep Apnea Implementation: Purchase on Amazon  

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

This week we welcome Catherine Anderson to the show. Catherine is a researcher and airway stenosis advocate specializing in using the power of communities to drive insights. For the past 18 years, Catherine has also lived with an incredibly rare airway disease, Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.   In 2009, Catherine set up Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis --- which has become the world’s largest support group for this condition. She speaks at conferences around the world, has written numerous articles and papers for international peer-reviewed laryngology journals, and is involved in helping doctors with medical studies aimed at helping patients with this disease.   You can discover more about Catherine and her story at whenthecastsaway.net and more about the condition of airway stenosis via the Facebook Group Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.   Show Notes: North American Airway Collaboration: https://noaac.net/ Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis - A Rough Guide for Beginners: http://whenthecatsaway.net/isgs-the-rough-guide/ Vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can cause the walls of the blood vessels to thicken, which reduces the width of the passageway through the vessel. If blood flow is restricted, it can result in organ and tissue damage. Airway Defects - Facebook Kids and Parent Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/646625368747228/?fref=ts The Vanderbilt Study: Treatment alternatives in rare diseases; assessment of options in idiopathic subglottic stenosis Peak-flow meters on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/peak-flow-meter/s?k=peak+flow+meter Peak-flow meeter guidance and guidelines: https://www.aafa.org/asthma/asthma-diagnosis/lung-function-tests/peak-flow-meters.aspx

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with my guest, Dr. David McIntosh, a Pediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development, and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.   Dr. McIntosh has been published in peer-reviewed ENT Journals throughout the world, has presented on ENT topics throughout Australia and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During his career, Dr. McIntosh has held memberships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Australasian Rhinological Society, and the Australasian Sleep Association.   He is also the author of “Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?” You can find out more about Dr. McIntosh at https://entspecialists.com.au/.     SHOW NOTES: Airway obstruction and brain dysfunction in children: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/post/airway-obstruction-and-brain-dysfunction-in-children  Facebook for Dr. McIntosh: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidmcintosh Snored to Death by Dr. David McIntosh: https://www.amazon.com/Snored-Death-dying-your-sleep/dp/B08H57YYV8 Study of Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Crashes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792976/ Dr. David Gozal: https://www.muhealth.org/doctors/david-gozal-md

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

My guest today is Dr. David McIntosh, a Pediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development, and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.   Dr. McIntosh has been published in peer-reviewed ENT Journals throughout the world, has presented on ENT topics throughout Australia and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During his career, Dr. McIntosh has held memberships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Australasian Rhinological Society, and the Australasian Sleep Association.   He is also the author of “Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?” You can find out more about Dr. McIntosh at https://entspecialists.com.au/.   Join us next week in episode 14 for part two of our continued conversation with Dr. McIntosh.   SHOW NOTES: Airway obstruction and brain dysfunction in children: https://www.childrensairwayfirst.org/post/airway-obstruction-and-brain-dysfunction-in-children Facebook for Dr. McIntosh: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidmcintosh Snored to Death by Dr. David McIntosh: https://www.amazon.com/Snored-Death-dying-your-sleep/dp/B08H57YYV8 Study of Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Crashes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792976/ Dr. David Gozal: https://www.muhealth.org/doctors/david-gozal-md

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

My guest today is Dr. Kevin Boyd, DDS, MSc, a board-certified pediatric dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. He is also an attending instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency-Training Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital where he additionally serves as a dental consultant to the Sleep Medicine service. He also serves as a dental consultant to Lutheran General Hospital. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology conducting research in anthropology and orthodontics.   Prior to completing his DDS degree from Loyola University’s Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1986, he obtained an advanced degree (MSc) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa due to its reputation for providing intensive clinical and didactic learning opportunities in the areas of early childhood orthodontics/dentofacial orthopedics, and also early childhood behavior guidance management and child psychological/emotional development.   You can find out more about Dr. Boyd at dentistry4children.net.   Show Notes: Airway Health Solutions Advanced Mini-Residency: Early Childhood with Dr. Kevin Boyd https://www.airwayhealthsolutions.com/boyd ADA Pediatric Airway flyer/pamphlet: https://www.ada.org/publications/ada-news/2020/november/childrens-airway-health-receives-a-breath-of-fresh-air “Why We Get Sick” by Randy Nesse, MD https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Sick-Darwinian/dp/0679746749 European Journal of Dentistry (includes 1992 references) Effects of Airway Problems on Maxillary Growth https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0039-1697440.pdf Video of Dr. Donna Geddes on breastfeeding and tongue-ties https://youtu.be/lhAGu8QJOLg Three medical planes of the face: https://www.crossfit.com/essentials/anatomical-planes-axes Marshmallow test with children on delayed gratification https://www.simplypsychology.org/marshmallow-test.html#:~:text=The%20marshmallow%20test%20is%20an,receiving%20a%20less%2Ddesired%20treat

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PEDIATRIC AIRWAY DISORDERS

There are more than 400-million children worldwide that are suffering from this silent epidemic. Pediatric airway disorders often either go unnoticed or are misdiagnosed by medical professionals.

But there is something you can do to protect your child and help to put an end to treatable children's airway disorders.

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