june, 2021

202118jun2:00 pm5:30 pmMaking room for the airwayExplore the airway, snoring and sleep apnoea within the context of dentistry.2:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeOnline Event Organized By: ADA VB Discipline:Airway and Sleep ApnoeaFormat:Online

Event Details

Learn what to look out for and flag as general dentists, including the diagnoses and management of bruxism and TMD, as well as assessment of growth with regards to orthodontics.

Snoring, sleep apnoea and airway

Presented by Dr Deborah Amott

Dentists struggling with patients complaining about snoring and sleep apnoea will often notice that big tonsils or a blocked nose are major contributors to a patient’s complaint. This presentation will help to identify when ear, nose and throat (ENT) intervention will help you treat your patients effectively.

You will learn:

  • How to identify when upper airway soft tissue pathology is contribution to a patient’s snoring symptoms
  • How to develop treatment strategies to successfully manage early disease and avoid unnecessary ENT intervention
  • How to identify when to refer for ENT care as part of a patient’s dental care package
  • Some of the different considerations for adult versus paediatric snoring treatment.

Interceptive orthodontics

Presented by Professor Mehmet Darendeliler

The airway is like a pipe; if it is blocked in any part, breathing will be compromised. Let’s unblock it!

In recent years, increasing interest has developed in sleep-related breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is sometimes the treatment of choice, however the use of CPAP in kids may cause severe maxillary deficiency due to continuous pressure on midface at night. There is strong evidence that jaw orthopaedic corrections, especially maxillary expansion in kids, may help treating obstructive sleep apnoea via opening of the airway.

You will learn about:

  • Jaw discrepancies that may cause airway obstruction
  • The effects of maxillary expansion on OSA
  • Potential effects of mandibular deficiency treatment on OSA
  • Guidelines on clinical management of OSA.

The how and why of bruxism and TMD

Presented by Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

The role of a dentist in diagnosing pain can be complex, especially when the cause for pain is not clearly evident.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to diagnose TMD
  • Evidence-based management options for TMD
  • About bruxism, and its role with TMD and relationship with obstructive sleep apnoea.


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

    Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

    Experts in oral medicine, oral pathology

    Dr Michael Stubbs is an Oral Medicine specialist with interests in oral mucosal disease; oro-facial pain and temporomandibular disorders; dental sleep medicine which includes the use of mandibular advancement splints for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing and snoring.

    Experts in oral medicine, oral pathology

  • Dr Deborah Amott

    Dr Deborah Amott

    ENT Surgeon

    Dr Amott, ENT Surgeon, has subspeciality interests in paediatric ENT and upper airway surgery to address snoring and OSA. She works closely with physicians, paediatricians, and her local dentist colleagues to address the symptoms and consequences of snoring/OSA in children and adults. After all, everyone – patients, families, partners – deserves as good night’s sleep.

    ENT Surgeon

  • Dr Mehmet Darendeliler

    Dr Mehmet Darendeliler

    Professor and Chair of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney

    Dr Mehmet Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney, and Head of the Orthodontic Department at Sydney Dental Hospital. During the course of his career, he has undertaken duties at the University of Geneva, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Istanbul and University of Gazi. He has been doing research on sleep apnoea since 1997.

    Professor and Chair of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney


ADA VBThe Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is the professional association of Victorian dentists. We aim to improve the dental health of all Victorians, promote the highest standards of professional dental care and enhance the professional lives of our members. We support and advocate on behalf of dentists to build a stronger voice for our profession and to promote the oral health of Victorians. We listen to the concerns of Victorian dentists, monitor the impacts on our profession and focus on the priorities identified by our members.[email protected] Level 3, 10 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141


(Friday) 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time



CPD Hours

CPD hours: 3 clinical hours


ADA member: $110.00 , Non-member: $185.00, ADA recent graduate member: $80.00 and Recent graduate non-member: $104.00

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