About this event

  • Date and time Mon 5 Oct 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Odontology, Sleep Medicine

Episode 2 of the Sleep and Dentistry webinar series.​

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).

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the association between sleep disorders and periodontal diseases
  • Learn the presumed mechanisms linking periodontal inflammation to OSA
  • Acknowledge the clinical consequences and the management of the comorbidity OSA + periodontitis

Sleep disorders and periodontitis are highly prevalent diseases in the general adult population. Clinicians should be aware of this, screening for periodontal diseases in patients suffering from sleep disorders and checking sleep hygiene and health in patients requiring periodontal treatments.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Key speakers

Dr Maria Carra Clotilde

Associate Professor, Université de Paris, UFR of Odontology and Rothschild Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France

Speaker's biography

Dr Carra graduated at the Dental School of the University of Parma (Italy) in 2007. She obtained her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2012 at the University of Montreal (Canada) under the direction of Pr Gilles Lavigne with a thesis titled “Rhythmic Masticatory Muscle Activity during
Sleep: Etiology and Clinical Perspectives”.

Successively, Dr Carra completed the Postgraduate Program in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as well as a Master degree in Periodontics at the University of Paris-
Diderot (France).

Dr Carra is currently an associate professor in the Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Odontology of the University of Paris. Dr Carra has a hospital-based clinical practice exclusively dedicated to periodontology, implant dentistry, and dental sleep medicine. Her research activity focuses on periodontal medicine, particularly on the relationships between periodontitis and sleep disorders.


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Welcome and introduction

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

The relationship between periodontal diseases and obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Maria Carra Clotilde, Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot and Hôpital Rothschild, AP-HP, Paris, France

Questions and answers
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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. 

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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