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The link between oral health and sleep health is becoming
more recognised in the fields of dentistry and medicine. This puts dentists at the forefront of recognising the signs or symptoms of sleep
disorders such as sleep disordered breathing, obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnoea alone has been linked to a host of health problems
including high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems and diabetes in adults. In children, it can lead to the development of learning and behavioural problems
if left untreated.
Dentists have the opportunity to recognise the oral manifestations of these
conditions in a routine exam. With a sound understanding of dental sleep medicine,
they can be involved in both the screening and potential treatment of sleep disordered breathing. This opens the door to fulfilling interdisciplinary collaborations with medical colleagues in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
This course is designed for dentists or other oral health
professionals who are new to dental sleep medicine, or for more experienced
dentists wanting to refresh their knowledge to undertake the Fellow of Dental Sleep Medicine program.
- Baseline knowledge of normal sleep, sleep medicine, sleep disorders, and the impact of sleep issues on health and the economy
- Comprehensive understanding of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly the obstructive sleep apnoea spectrum and treatment options available
- Confidence to read and understand sleep study or polysomnography reports to a basic level
- Understand screening methods for sleep-disordered breathing that can be implemented in the general dental practice
- Comprehensive theoretical understanding and practical skills in oral appliance therapy
- Skills to troubleshoot common side effects with oral appliance therapy and apply solutions
- Implementation skills to apply learning in their general practice.
Dr Adam Teo (Dentist)
Dr Roo Killick (Respiratory & Sleep Physician)
A/Prof Andrew Chan (Respiratory & Sleep Physician)
Dr Sheila Sivam (Respiratory & Sleep Physician)
Dr Lyndon Chan (Otolaryngologist)
Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen (Oral Medicine Specialist)
Dr Harry Ball (Dentist)
Dr Andrew Gikas (Dentist)
Dr Rob Shea (Dentist)
Dr Michelle Donegan (Dentist)
Registration fees include full day of intensive, interactive
instruction in DSM, as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Cost: $765 (including GST)
Registration will close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 20 September. To register you will need to log in with your ASA member details or create an account on this website if you're not a member.
Attendees will automatically receive 7.5 CPD hour credits through the ASA Learning Centre.
Inquiries about this event should be directed to Kristen Ellard.
When and where?
Time: 8.30am - 5pm, Saturday 23 September 2023
Venue: Meeting Room C4.8 (Level 4), International Convention Centre Sydney