My guest today is Dr. Shereen Lim, a Perth-based dentist with a postgraduate diploma in dental sleep medicine from the University of Western Australia. As one of Australia’s first handful of dentists to obtain a qualification in dental sleep medicine, she has spent more than a decade working with patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Rather than managing dysfunctional breathing and its consequences, Dr. Lim is focused on promoting airway health. This means reinforcing nasal breathing and promoting good airway development from infancy as keys to sleeping well, thriving, and greater future health. Dr. Lim regularly sees infants to adults and has been able to pinpoint the issues in infancy that lead to bigger problems down the track.
She is passionate about educating child health professionals from a variety of fields to recognize the earliest warning signs of poor airway health including poor oral function and poor jaw development and promoting collaborative care to address these as early as possible. Her vision is to help more children receive timely care to breathe, sleep and thrive to their full potential, and avoid growing into more serious problems later in life.
Dr. Lim is a renowned speaker and the author of Breathe, Sleep, Thrive which is available on Amazon.
You can find out more about Dr. Lim at drshereenlim.com.au.
We must focus more on good breathing and sleep as a key pillar of health rather than focusing solely on treating disease and managing symptoms with medication and surgery. ~ Dr. Shereen Lim
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