In our November issue, we profiled Joseph Z. Yousefian, DMD, MS, an orthodontist in private practice in Bellevue, Wash.
Here, he talks to us about why he champions the orthodontist’s role in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and explains his methodology for treating these cases. He provides an extensive overview of the oral appliances he’s using and how he screens patients in his practice. Yousefian also offers advice to orthodontists interested in implementing the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders into their practice—from how to cultivate relationships with local sleep doctors to the administrative issues to consider. OP