Dental Orofacial Special Interest Group

Mission

To facilitate a coordinated multidisciplinary approach between clinicians and scientists interested in the structure and function of the upper airway and dental aspects of sleep disorders, including treatment, to promote collaborative education, research and clinical practice.


Broad Objective

  1. To foster the exchange of information and collaboration in research among clinicians and scientists broadly interested in upper airway structure and function, oral biology and dental aspects of sleep disorders and their treatment, encompassing (but not restricted to) the disciplines of respiratory and sleep medicine, dentistry and its subspecialties, otorhinolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery.
  2. To serve as a resource group to the Australasian Sleep Association Board and its subcommittees in the provision of specialised expertise related to dental aspects of sleep disorders, development of position papers and education material.
  3. To contribute to the planning of Annual Scientific Meetings.

Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2014

The 7th Annual Oral Sleep Medicine Course will be held from 6-8 October 2014 at the Perth Convention Centre.

More information coming soon..


Documents

Dental Appliance Therapy for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing [PDF]

A Position paper of the Australasian Sleep Association regarding the use of Oral Appliances in the treatment of Snoring AND Obstructive Sleep Apnoea [PDF]

Oral Appliances for sleep apnoea [PDF]

Survey of Australian & New Zealand Dentists [PDF]


Additional Information

Health Professionals Information [link]

Sleep Health Foundation Oral Appliances Information Sheet [link]

Latest News

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    24th Oct 14

    On 17 October 2014, the outcomes of several major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia funding schemes were announced. A total of 8 sleep and circadian related project grants were awarded.

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  • Snoring likely to be in your genes

    9th Oct 14

    Dr Michael Hlavac, NZ Branch Committee chairman of the Australasian Sleep Association and director of the sleep unit at Christchurch Hospital, said about 20 per cent of adults had sleep apnoea. It was twice as common in men.

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  • Lack of sleep creates false memories

    25th Jul 14

    Next time you're arguing black and blue with someone who is assuring you you're wrong, consider how much sleep you've been getting.

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