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Breathe Easier: Expertise in Airway Dentistry with Dr. Shereen Lim

Welcome to Jaw Talk with Dr. Tiffany. In this episode, our guest is Dr. Shereen Lim, a distinguished dentist based in Perth, Australia, with extensive expertise in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Lim holds a postgraduate diploma in dental sleep medicine from the University of Western Australia and has dedicated over a decade to managing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Lim is a passionate advocate for promoting airway health from infancy, offering an innovative approach to minimize the development of airway-related issues. She is also the author of the insightful book, “Breathe, Sleep, Thrive: Discover How Airway Health Can Unlock Your Child’s Greater Health, Learning, and Potential.” In her private practice, Dr. Lim specializes in tongue tie management from infancy to adulthood, early interceptive orthodontics, and myofunctional therapy.

Join us in this engaging conversation as Dr. Lim shares her journey into airway dentistry, her insights into treating young patients, and her experience in helping individuals unlock their full potential through improved airway health. Whether you’re a dental professional or simply curious about the impact of airway health, this episode promises valuable insights and expert advice.

[0:00] Intro

[02:52] Journey into airway dentistry

[05:18] Training and post-graduate education

[07:14] Treating young patients

[09:18] Comprehensive intake

[10:25] Sleep screening for young children

[13:41] Palatal expansion and nasal breathing

[16:37] Primary first molar norms

[19:12] Imaging in Dr. Lim’s practice

[20:37] Palate expansion relapse

[23:21] Dr. Lim’s team 

[24:38] Dr. Lim’s favorite workhorse

[26:53] ‘Now What’ TMJ treatment scenario

[32:03] Becoming an author

[34:15] Advice to general dentists

[35:55] What Dr. Lim is excited about

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