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.
Habitual snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) are both serious conditions which have a significant impact on health. It is estimated that about 1.5 million people in Britain have OSA*, of which 45% are thought to have moderate to severe disease.
The effect on personal relationships is often 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.