WA state meeting

The Western Australia state meeting is on Thursday 1st September, with networking from 6pm.


This will be an in person event with opportunities for discussion and networking. You'll hear from speakers sharing their research and clinical insights on aspects of dental sleep medicine.

Presentations and speakers

  • Dr Jen Walsh and/or Dr Kath Maddison will be presenting on hypoglossal nerve stimulation under drug induced sleep endoscopy+/- jaw protrusion.
    Dr Jen Walsh is the Director of the Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia and leads the physiology research group at the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. Jen has a diverse background in exercise, environmental, vascular endothelial and sleep physiology. Since 2004, Jen has focused her career on investigating the causes of, and treatments for, sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia. Jen’s research is regularly published in top-ranking international journals, and she speaks at many national and international scientific meetings. Jen is often invited to consult on sleep health to a range of organisations including schools, private companies, government organisations and community groups.

    Dr Kathleen Maddison is an Academic and Research Fellow at the Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia and the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. Her journey began in the area of exercise and sports science however quickly progressed into a love of sleep and respiratory physiology.  Kathleen has worked in the area of sleep science since early 2003 with her research focusing on improving the understanding of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia, and identifying novel therapies in the area of sleep. 
  • Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen and A/Prof Ramesh Balasubramaniam will be sharing information on the ASA’s Fellow of Dental Sleep Medicine program.
    Amanda Phoon Nguyen is an Oral Medicine Specialist. Her clinical and research interests include orofacial pain, oral mucosal disorders, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine. In plain language, this includes things such as red and white patches in the mouth, mouth ulcers, changes in the tissues of your mouth, oral cancer and precancer, jaw pain, jaw clicking and locking, teeth grinding, saliva and salivary gland problems, headaches, facial pain and devices to wear for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

    Dr Ramesh Balasubramaniam graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2000 and subsequently practiced general  dentistry. In 2006, he completed a three-year training programme, which included a fellowship and a certificate in Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky under the direction of Professor Jeffrey Okeson. Whilst at the University of Kentucky, he also completed a Master of Science degree in Orofacial Pain for the research study on the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders in fibromyalgia patients. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
  • Dr Tom Huang will be presenting Imaging and Sleep-disordered breathing.
    Dr Tom Huang is Perth based, AHPRA registered oral and maxillofacial radiologist consulting at Envision Medical Imaging and O-RAD, an online radiology reporting service. Tom graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science. After working in both the private and public dental sectors, he undertook a three year specialist training program at the University of Queensland and graduated with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology. It included training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, private radiology practices and at the School of Dentistry.

This meeting is free for ASA members and available to non-members for $65. Registration is required. To register you will need to log in with your member details, or create an account on this website if you're not a member. 

Please note:
• Registrations close three days before the event on Monday 29th August 2022 (12:00pm AEST) and you will not be able to register after that.
For more information, please contact Faiz Shariff
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9/1/2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Australian Dental Association House 56 Havelock Street West Perth, WA 6005 AUSTRALIA

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