Screening da AOS (Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono) em odontopediatria
: scoping review

  • Pedro Henrique Coelho Mendes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that partially or completely obstructs the upper airways during sleep, causing oxygen desaturation and hypercapnia. Objectives: This study aims to create a form to be used in pediatric dentistry, facilitating the screening and early diagnosis of OSA. Material and Methods: To carry out this systematic review, we used the rules of the PRISMA guideline and the PICO model for the research question as a basis. A search was carried out in three bibliographic sources, Pubmed/MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of Science, obtaining 12 articles after excluding duplicates, and reading by title and abstract. Results: A combined approach of methods, including polysomnography as a standard exam, subjective questionnaires, physical exams and anthropometric measurements, proved to be necessary for the diagnosis of OSA in children and adolescents. Discussion: Early detection of OSA is crucial to avoid further complications and improve the well-being of protected children. Identifying this condition requires a thorough assessment and adequate intervention with the work set of professionals specialized in different areas. Conclusion: OSA is a serious medical condition that requires a comprehensive approach to diagnosis. Pediatric screening is essential to identify risk factors and intervene early, preventing complications.
Date of Award12 Oct 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSusana Isabel Falardo Ramos (Supervisor) & Andreia Sofia de Paiva Figueiredo (Co-Supervisor)


  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Oral health


  • Mestrado em Medicina Dentária

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