Sleep disorders: Dental and medical approaches


Monday 12 November 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Odontology Section , Sleep Medicine Section, British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine


6 CPD Points

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about this event

Management of sleep disorders, especially sleep-disordered breathing, is multifunctional and medical and dental professionals must work together to offer the best treatment possible for the patient. 

The aim of this meeting is to provide a comprehensive overview of the management of sleep-related breathing disorders, highlighting in particular the importance of a multi-disciplinary team approach to care. 

Topics covered

  • The role sleep plays and importance of sleep disruption on the circadian rhythm 
  • The association of disrupted circadian rhythm on mood, subjective wellbeing and cognitive function 
  • An overview of established and emerging treatment modalities in obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • The role of airway evaluation and surgical interventions in sleep-related breathing disorders  
  • An overview of the role of mandibular advancement appliances in managing sleep-related breathing disorders 
  • The importance of a multidisciplinary care pathway and its application in dental sleep medicine 

Key speakers

Dr Mayoor PatelDr Patel is a specialist dentist whose practice is limited to the treatment of temporomandibular disorder (TMD), migraines, facial pain, neck pain, sleep apnea and snoring. He is one of the few doctors in the United States that holds degrees, certifications, fellowships and board certifications in these areas.

early bird Rates

RSM members: £30 - £72

Non-members: £50 - £120

BSDSM early bird rates: £30 - £72


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.55 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Aditi Desai, President, British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and Professor Adrian Williams, Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London


Dr Aditi Desai

9.00 am

The impact of sleep disorders – why sleep medicine is important

Professor Adrian Williams

9.30 am

Sleep disorders from a neurological aspect

Dr Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist and Reader in Neurology, London Bridge Hospital

10.00 am

Respiratory elements of sleep disorders

Dr Brian Kent, Consultant Sleep and Respiratory Physician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 am

Panel discussion

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

11.15 am

Emerging alternative therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Professor Joerg Steier, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London

11.45 am

Insomnia and sleep disordered breathing (SBD) - is there a link?

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry, Insomnia Clinic, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

12.15 pm

ENT surgical aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and need for collaboration between ENT and dental prior to treating with oral appliances

Professor Bhik Kotecha, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

12.45 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm



Dr Rupert Austin, President, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

1.45 pm

Progress in oral appliance therapy (OAT) and creation of multidisciplinary team (MDT) for better patient outcomes

Professor Ama Johal, Professor and Honorary Consultant Orthodontist Centre Lead Bioengineering Academic Lead Orthodontics, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

2.15 pm

Keynote lecture: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), craniofacial pain (CFP) and sleep bruxism (SB)

Dr Mayoor Patel, Private Practitioner, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

3.15 pm

Panel discussion

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.50 pm

Paediatric sleep disordered breathing

Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant it Children's Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

4.10 pm

Emergence of digital technology for sleep medicine

Dr Rupert Austin

4.30 pm

Panel discussion

4.45 pm

Masterclass: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and sleep interface

Dr Mayoor Patel

5.15 pm

Close of meeting

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