Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Development Outcome: C

Secondary Development Outcome:

1.5 h

1.5 Credits

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Webinar Details:

Webinar start:
May 29th 2019 at 6:30pm
Webinar end:
May 29th 2019 at 8:00pm

Course Description

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To provide a brief overview of Dental sleep medicine and the role of the dental team in this rapidly expanding area of health care. The course whilst primarily aimed at dentists is also of interest to allied dental and medical professionals.

Learning content 

Join Professor Simon Ash in this webinar which wil include an outline of the conditions comprising dental sleep medicine; discuss prevalence, aetiology and risk factors; and  impact on health. Patient screening, diagnosis and case assessment and selection will be explored alongside an overview of management options and the role of the dentist in multidisciplinary patient care.


Following the webinar participants should:

  • Be aware of snoring and sleep apnoea and allied conditions comprising dental sleep medicine.
  • Have an overview of the causes, impact on life and aggravating factors.
  • Be able to screen patients for these conditions.
  • Understand basic diagnostic measures.
  • Be aware of the specialties and methods employed treating patients.
  • Understand the role of the dentist in dental sleep medicine.
  • Recognise mandibular advancement devices and selection criteria.
  • Be aware of the advantages and risks associated with MAD treatment
  • Recognise the dentist’s medicolegal responsibilities

Development Outcome: C



About the Speaker

Professor Simon Ash

Professor Ash became involved with dental sleep medicine DSM (snoring & obstructive sleep apnoea) around 25 years ago working in a multidisciplinary team, Chest medicine, ENT, Oral surgery and Orthodontics at Whipps Cross Hospital.

As an undergraduate he trained at The London then went into general practice, with a part time clinical assistant post before returning to secondary care. Postgrad Orthodontics at the Eastman then Senior Registrar at UCH. From 1988 to 2013, he was Consultant Orthodontist at Whipps Cross & Hon Consultant at The London. In specialist private practice Professor Ash developed a special interest in dental sleep medicine and between 2013 and 2017 this was almost entirely DSM. He has written several articles in peer reviewed journals, presented papers and lectured widely on DSM in the UK and abroad. He invented the Somnowell Chrome cobalt mandibular advancement device and was a co-founder and until recently a director of Somnowell Ltd. Professor Ash continues to teach postgraduate Orthodontics and Dental Sleep Medicine.

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