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Topic: Dental, Ears, Medical, Nose, Resource, Respiratory, Throat, Webinars

This is a recording of a webinar that took place on June 20, 2020.

Dr. Brandon Hopkins addresses numerous topics as to how ectodermal dysplasias can affect the ears and hearing; the nose (airway and sinonasal); oral cavity and throat.

You will learn:

  • how ectodermal dysplasias can affect the ears, including the structure, ear infections and hearing
  • types, consequences and signs of hearing loss
  • types of hearing aids
  • how to prevent and treat ear wax build-up
  • how ectodermal dysplasias can cause nasal problems including saddle nose, sinusitis and allergic rhinitis
  • how to prevent and treat crusty nasal secretions and nose bleeds
  • about decrease saliva, its impact on health and how to treat it
  • throat issues including hoarseness, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing
  • about common respiratory problems in ectodermal dysplasias
  • cleft lip and/or palate
  • and more

About the Expert

Dr. Hopkins is a pediatric otolaryngologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute.

In addition to the full scope of pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, he has a special interest in pediatric patients needing complex, coordinated, medical care. He has expertise in the surgical care of patients with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities and the management of pediatric multi-level airway obstruction. He serves on the NFED’s Scientific Advisory Council.

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