Our guest today is Dr. David McIntosh, a Pediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development, and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.
Dr. McIntosh has been published in peer-reviewed ENT Journals throughout the world, has presented on ENT topics throughout Australia and overseas, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. During his career, Dr. McIntosh has held memberships with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Australasian Rhinological Society, and the Australasian Sleep Association.
He is also the author of “Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?” You can find out more about Dr. McIntosh at https://entspecialists.com.au/.
"By normalizing it, we are allowing illness to be okay." ~ Dr. David McIntosh, MBBS, FRACS, PhD
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"Snored to Death: Are You Dying in Your Sleep?" by Dr. Dravid McIntosh
Study of Sleep Apnea and Motor Vehicle Crashes - NCBI Article
Parent Screening Tips: Watch your child for 5-10 per night for a week. Look for signs of breathing issues such as snoring, stopping breathing, and sleeping with their head tilted back and mouth open. If you see these signs, contact your airway-centric dentist or pediatrician.