Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine

Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
This lecture is designed for dentists and their dental teams.

Course Overview

Dental sleep medicine is a unique field within dentistry which has limited coverage in undergraduate dental degrees. General dentists require foundational knowledge in basic sleep and respiratory medicine to screen, refer and treat obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. The aim of this course is to provide dentists with foundational knowledge in dental sleep medicine to provide these services confidently for their patients in general practice. 

  • Definition of obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring and their classifications 
  • High risk signs for OSA to be aware of with general patient screening 
  • Treatment options for OSA available to patients 
  • Referral pathways relevant in Australia to medical professionals and sleep clinics 
  • Definition of mandibular advancement splint (MAS) 
  • Education of when MAS is appropriate as a treatment option 
  • Exposure to different splint designs available 
  • Identification of certain patient factors or features which may impact splint design 
  • Demonstration of record taking including protrusive bite record 
  • Possible side effects with MAS therapy and how to approach these if they arise 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe obstructive sleep apnoea and how its severity groups are classified 
  • Identify high risk signs for obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Describe treatment options available for obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring 
  • Interpret diagnostic sleep study results 
  • Define what a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) is and when it is appropriate 
  • Identify what patient specific features may impact splint design/preference 
  • Describe how to take records for MAS construction (including protrusive bite record) 
  • Identify possible side effects of MAS therapy 
  • Summarise the importance of working in a team approach with other medical professionals 


Presenter biography

Dr Adam Teo

Dr. Adam Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University in 2010. He has since worked in many different facilities within Queensland Health, including Caboolture and Redcliffe Hospitals, Pine Rivers Community Centre and at multiple school facilities. Within these 10 years, he has got involved in all different specialties and aspects of dentistry but became passionate for the basic fundamentals of helping people and gaining their trust in a profession which can make people very anxious. He currently supervises UQ dental students at the Oral Health Centre in Herston.

Adam took a special interest in a more uncommon area of dentistry in sleep medicine and realised the lack of awareness in the general public of how the common snoring issue can lead to many medical problems. He has since devoted his time to understanding thoroughly the field of sleep medicine and to help people improve their quality of life both medically and emotionally.

Adam is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and Sleep Health Foundation and keeps up to date with the latest dental knowledge by regular attendance at various seminars and conferences. He currently is undergoing his Masters of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) through the University of Sydney.


Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $440
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $380
Non-Member Dentist - $520
ADA Member Dental Team* - $440
Non-Member Dental Team* - $520

Dental Team includes all Oral Health Therapists, Hygienists, Therapists, Dental Assistants, Practice Managers and Receptionists


CPD Points

4 Scientific hours

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4/16/2021 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ADAQ Function Centre 22 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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