About this event

  • Date and time Mon 14 Sep 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine

Episode 1 of the Sleep and Dentistry webinar series.​

This webinar will identify the ways in which dental and sleep medicine interact. Dental practitioners are uniquely positioned to identify some common sleep complaints and contribute to their management, including obstructive sleep apnea.

At the end of this session the dental practitioner will be able to interact meaningfully with other medical professionals in the sleep field and gain an understanding on how best to manage common sleep complaints.

During this webinar you will:

  • Know the varied presentations of sleep apnea and understand other common sleep complaints 
  • Be able to assess the anatomical contributions to airway obstruction while appreciating the non-anatomical ones
  • Be able to effectively communicate with sleep physicians

This webinar is a must-watch for trainees and dental professionals.

We would like to thank our sponsors Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd and SomnoMed UK for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.

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Key speakers

Adrian Williams

Professor Adrian Williams

Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

A career in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine spanning more than 45yrs with early certifications by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and European Sleep Research Society. During this time he developed the most active Sleep Centre in West Los Angeles, and in the UK at Guy’s and St Thomas’. In both, early productive links to dentistry were established.


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Dr Deborah Bomfim, President, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Aditi Desai, President, British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine

Is sleep medicine a bridge between Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Adrian Williams, Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London

Questions and answers
Close of meeting




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The relationship between periodontal diseases and obstructive sleep apnoea

This webinar aims to redefine the association between sleep disorders and periodontal diseases. Recent evidence suggests a frequent comorbidity or potential relevant consequences for patient's health. Experts will discuss the clinical consequences of comorbidity OSA and periodontitis and highlight the putative mechanisms which link periodontal inflammation to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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