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Dental Dynamics: Innovations in Pediatric Oral Health and Education with Dr. Courtney Donkoh

In this episode, Dr. Courtney Donkoh, a University of Iowa dental surgery graduate, emphasizes comprehensive care. With a background in various specializations including orthodontics and craniofacial growth, she discusses her collaborative work at AIRE Dental Group and the importance of interdisciplinary teams in enhancing patient care. Dr. Donkoh’s passion for pediatric dental health shines through as she explores the integration of diet, sleep studies, and advanced dental techniques to improve children’s oral health and overall well-being.

  • [0:00] Intro
  • [02:39] Courtney’s dental passion
  • [05:22] AIRE Dental Group
  • [07:50] Patient Workflow
  • [13:01] Courtney’s favorite tools
  • [18:36] Interdisciplinary team
  • [23:06] Pediatric sleep study
  • [25:52] Addressing functional impairment
  • [27:50] Managing pediatric growth and skeletal disharmony
  • [31:02] Postural and muscular changes in young patients
  • [36:20] Adapting diets for optimal oral development
  • [39:43] Dental education
  • [44:48] Shifting the dental education world

Resources mentioned:

International Association of Facial Growth Guidance:
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association:

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I’m Dr. Tiffany

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My approach takes the whole interconnected muscle and joint system into account (not just the teeth) to help my patients finally manage their symptoms, create relief, and own their anatomy.