Predicting successful outcomes with oral appliances

This webinar, presented by the Dental Sleep Medicine Council of the ASA, discusses how to predict those people who will have a successful outcome with oral appliance therapy.


Oral appliances are an effective therapy for OSA, although outcomes are widely recognised to vary patient to patient and this remains a perceived barrier to therapy.

This webinar will give an overview of: 

  • What we consider successful outcomes with oral appliance therapy are
  • Which types of patients they are associated with, and
  • Whether we can use this information for patient selection for therapy, including an overview of prediction methods with a focus on recent advances in the area.


Dr Kate Sutherland (BSc(Hons) PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia. Dr Sutherland has a long-standing track record of research into oral appliance therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. She has conducted extensive clinical studies on mechanisms of action, individual efficacy variation, clinical prediction methods, and cardiovascular outcomes. She received the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Honorary Member Award in 2017 and Pierre Robin Award in 2020. She has served on the Dental Committee for the World Sleep Congress and is current co-chair of the Dental Sleep Medicine Council for the ASA.

This webinar is free for ASA members and open to non-members for a registration fee of $45. 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. 

The webinar will be recorded and made available online afterwards - free to ASA members and for a small fee to others. By registering to attend, you are giving your permission to be recorded.
Please note
  • You will need to finalise your registration through the shopping cart, even if you are registering for free. 
  • Registration closes three hours before (4:30pm AEST) the webinar starts and you will not be able to register after that. 
  • We will email you the webinar access details a few hours before the webinar commences.

Enquiries about this webinar should be directed to Kara Nicholson.

Date:  Tuesday 25 August, 2020
Time:  7:30pm – QLD, NSW, ACT, TAS and VIC
            9:30pm – New Zealand
            7.00pm – SA and NT
            5:30pm – WA 

8/25/2020 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time

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