Sleep Apnoea and Snoring: What You Need to Know

Course No: 127613
Format: Lectures
Date: Monday 5 August 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas Street, Haymarket
Cost: $625 Dentist
$425 Hygienists/Therapists/Technicians
$245 Dental assistants/Nurses
CPD Hours: 5


Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder, affecting approximately 4% of men and 2% of women in the middle-aged workforce, as well as children and the elderly.

In the past 15 years there has been an increasing recognition of the dental aspects of the disorder, from both pathophysiological and therapeutic points of view.

This course aims to inform you about the diagnosis and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, and to consider the role of the dentist in this field.

Topics to be covered

  • The epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment modalities of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
  • Paediatric airway obstruction and dentofacial changes
  • Assessment of the upper airways for mandibular splints
  • ENT surgical techniques in treating OSA
  • Othognathic surgery in treating OSA
  • Transverse maxillary deficiency and sleep apnoea
  • Orthopaedic and/or surgically assisted maxillary expansion
  • Efficacy of the mandibular advancement splints in sleep apnoea
  • Use of dental appliances in sleep apnoea and in snoring patients
  • Long term effects of the mandibular advancement splints


Andew Chan, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCCP

M Ali DARENDELILER, BDS, PhD, Certif Ortho, Dip Ortho, Priv Doc (TR), Priv Doc (Ge)


This course is generously supported by: