Dentistry’s role in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea

Explore the role of dentistry in the assessment and management of sleep related breathing disorders and how dental sleep medicine can be introduced into your practice.

Overview
Habitual snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) are both serious conditions which have a significant impact on health. The effect on personal relationships is underestimated. OSA cannot be cured but there are several modalities for its management. The dental team are in a fantastic position to offer a key role in screening, assessing and possibly treating these patients.

It is estimated that about 1.5 million people in Britain have OSA* of which 45% are thought to have moderate to severe disease. * Figures from British Lung Foundation (www.blf.org.uk) OSA UK health
economics report.

Learning objectives

  • Understand sleep disorders, their prevalence and their impact on systemic health and well-being
  • Understand the extra-oral and intra-oral signs and symptoms suggestive of a sleep related breathing disorder
  • Gain an introduction to sleep bruxism, craniofacial pain in relation to sleep related breathing disorders
  • Appreciate dentistry’s role in the management of sleep related breathing disorders as part of a multidisciplinary medical and dental team
  • Know how to identify, screen and manage patients at risk, following a recognised screening protocol.

Speakers

Aditi Desai
President, British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine

Mayoor Patel
Practice Limited to Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Pain, Atlanta, USA

Tim Quinnell
Respiratory and Sleep Disorders, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Full biographies can be found at bda.org/training

LONDON
Friday 10 March 2017
Course code for bookings: ET331

BDA members       £150
Non-members       £195
DCPs      £95

09:30 – 16:30 (registration from 09:00)

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Further information

For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: events@bda.org