About this event

  • Date and time Mon 12 Nov 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine, British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine

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 Patel

Dr 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.


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Registration, tea and coffee
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

Session one

Dr Aditi Desai

The impact of sleep disorders – why sleep medicine is important

Professor Adrian Williams

Sleep disorders from a neurological aspect

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

Respiratory elements of sleep disorders

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

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
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

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

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

Panel discussion

Session two

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

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

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

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

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Paediatric sleep disordered breathing

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

Emergence of digital technology for sleep medicine

Dr Rupert Austin

Panel discussion
Masterclass: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and sleep interface

Dr Mayoor Patel

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom