april, 2021

202116apr8:30 am1:00 pmIntroduction to Dental Sleep Medicine8:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ Function Centre Event Organized By: The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) Discipline:Airway and Sleep ApnoeaFormat:In-Person

Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine

Event Details

This lecture is designed for dentists and their dental teams.


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, in order to provide these services confidently for their patients in general practice. 

This course covers:

  • Definition of obstructive sleep apnoea, 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 


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Adam Teo

    Dr Adam Teo

    Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry

    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.

    Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry


The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.[email protected] 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Friday) 8:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

4 Scientific hours


ADA Member Dentist – $440, ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $380, Non-Member Dentist – $520, ADA Member Dental Team* – $440, and Non-Member Dental Team* – $520 *Dental Team includes all Oral Health Therapists, Hygienists, Therapists, Dental Assistants, Practice Managers and Receptionists

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