Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 1

Screening for Children's Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome as Part of the French Dental Prevention Program M’T Dents "LuvUrtheeth"

Victoire Kouakou*

C.O.P Cabinet d’Odontologie Pédiatrique, France

*Corresponding Author: Victoire Kouakou, C.O.P Cabinet d’Odontologie Pédiatrique, France.

Received: November 24, 2021; Published: December 31, 2021


To screen Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in a population of preventive-conscious children in a private paediatric dentistry practice, within the French dental health prevention program called "M'T dents" LuvUrtheeth.

Parents of children aged 3-6 years answered a 20-item questionnaire collecting symptoms of OSAS, from January 2015 to July 2019 for a prospective, mono-centric, observational study. A questionnaire, developed and made available to parents during the dental prevention visit, collected self-reported information on the identification of at least three symptoms of OSAS. This approach made the screening legal. The polysomnography, allowed to confirm the diagnosis and to indicate the severity of OSAS.

103 children were screened with a mean of the Obstructive Apnea Hypopnea Index (O-AHI) of 5.6 for various symptoms: snoring, mouth breathing, nocturnal hypersudation, bruxism, morning fatigue, attention and concentration disorders, enuresis, eating difficulties, obesity, somniloquy, sleep-walking. To promote and improve an early detection of OSAS, the French dental preventive device "M'T dents" which is now aimed at children from 3 years old, implemented since April 2019 constitutes an interesting way to investigate paediatric population.

Keywords: OSAS; Paediatric; Early Screening; French Dental Preventive; "M'T Dents" Program


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Citation: Victoire Kouakou. “Screening for Children's Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome as Part of the French Dental Prevention Program M’T Dents "LuvUrtheeth". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.1 (2022): 25-30.


Copyright: © 2022 Victoire Kouakou. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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