202014apr7:45 pm9:45 amEvent OverIdentifying Sleep and Breathing DisordersFacilitated by Dr Damian TEO7:45 pm - 9:45 am AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized By: General Dental Residency Discipline:Other
– RESERVE YOUR PLACE BY REGISTERING AT THE BOTTOM – Your chance to understand sleep and breathing disorders. A study of a dental patient population found that approximately 30% of our patients
– RESERVE YOUR PLACE BY REGISTERING AT THE BOTTOM –
Your chance to understand sleep and breathing disorders.
A study of a dental patient population found that approximately 30% of our patients have a high risk of mild to moderate sleep apnoea. Many practitioners feel unconfident in treating, let alone, talking about sleep disorders, airways and TMD. This deficit in our knowledge means countless patients suffering from these debilitating conditions fall through the gaps and don’t receive treatment.
Whether you’re a dental student keen to get ahead, a new graduate eager to catch up to speed, or an established dentist who’s always wondered about the world of sleep and airways, this live webinar is for you.
1.5 CPD with Dr Damian Teo | BHScDent MDent, PGDip (Dental Sleep Medicine)
Topics covered include:
Identifying signs/symptoms of sleep and breathing disorders (adults and children)
Communicating with your patients about sleep and breading disorders
Options for management, treatment, and referral (including to whom)
Practical tips to introduce sleep and breathing screening into your dental clinic
Dr Damian Teo | BHScDent MDent, PGDip (Dental Sleep Medicine)
Damian is a dentist with a focused interest in snoring, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, TMJ disorders, and airway focused orthodontics. In his dentistry, Damian is passionate about looking “beyond the mouth” and treating the body as a whole. He believes dentists play an important role in being able to recognize airway/breathing issues, sleeping problems, and craniofacial pain (such as headaches, neck pain, and TMJ disorders). This led him to undergo extensive postgraduate training with world renowned specialists in the field of sleep medicine and TMJ disorders.
Damian is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine with the University of Western Australia. He also worked in Darwin’s first official TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, where he exclusively treated patients for snoring, sleep apnoea, teeth grinding, and TMD. Damian understands the value in working with skilled allied health practitioners outside of dentistry. He has presented talks and held seminars to medical and dental professionals to spread the knowledge that dentists can help one’s health and quality of life “beyond the mouth.”
Speakers for this event
Dr. Damian Teo
Dr. Damian Teo
TMD & Sleep Dentist
Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry) – Latrobe University
Masters of Dentistry – Latrobe University
Post Graduate Diploma Dental Sleep Medicine – University of Western Australia
Dr Damian Teo is a holistic dentist who has focused his practice to TMD, Bruxism and Dental Sleep Medicine. Since graduating from dentistry at Latrobe University in 2012, Damian dived straight into a TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine clinic in Melbourne.
Damian is passionate about looking “beyond the mouth” and treating the body as a whole. He believes dentists play an important role in being able to recognise airway/breathing issues, sleeping problems, and craniofacial pain (such as headaches, neck pain, and TMD). Damian first gained deeper knowledge and understanding of TMD, craniofacial pain, sleep medicine, and airways by completing the TMD & Sleep mini residency program by Dr. Steven Olmos in 2013.
This led to Damian working in Darwin’s first official TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in 2014, where he then restricted his practice to treating patients for snoring, sleep apnea, bruxism and TMD. He pursued further education in the field of sleep medicine and achieved his Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine with the University of Western Australia in 2016.
Over the years, Damian completed various mini-residency programs covering TMD, craniofacial pain, sleep medicine, orofacial myology and orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony, Dr Jeffrey Okeson, Dr Tony Ancell, Dr Jamison Spencer, and Dr Steve Gallela.
Knowing the value in multidisciplinary treatment, Damian has also completed courses in biochemistry, nutrition, exercise biomechanics, neuro kinetic therapy, Buteyko breathing, mental health and well-being. He also works closely with many different health practitioners ranging from physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, speech pathologists, sleep respiratory physicians, ENTs, oral surgeons and even personal trainers.
Damian’s passion for TMD and Sleep medicine led to the founding of his own specialised TMD and Sleep clinics: Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic, consulting with TMJ physiotherapists in the Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre and Sleep Respiratory Physicians in Lung and Sleep Victoria.
TMD & Sleep Dentist
(Tuesday) 7:45 pm - 9:45 am AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time
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