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When sleep brings no rest ‑ and how surgery can help
From left: Dr. Pember Edwards, Dr. Reginald Goodday, and Dr. Susan Bourque
When a Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry team was presented with the Daniel M. Laskin Award last autumn in San Francisco, it marked the culmination of 18 years of work on snoring and sleep apnea.
The award, which recognizes the year’s most outstanding article in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the result of studying hundreds of patient records and analyzing data relating to snoring, extremely high levels of obstructive sleep apnea, and the effectiveness of surgery in treating the condition.
The winning team was comprised of oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Reg Goodday (DDS ’79, MSc ’88), who teaches in the Faculty of Dentistry; Dr. Susan Bourque (DDS ’07, MSc ’13), an oral and maxillofacial sciences (OMFS) resident at the time of the research; and Dr. Pember Edwards (DDS ’16), a dentistry student during the research.
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