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

  • Sleep Apnoea linked to Memory Loss: Study

    17th Apr 15

    Dr Maree Barnes,  the incoming president of the Australasian Sleep Association talks about Sleep Apnoea and Memory Loss. Listen to the conversation here

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  • ResMed/SHF Scholarship

    15th Apr 15

    The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh, ASA Member. Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research 'The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation'.

    The Australasian Sleep Association congratulates Dr Mohammadieh and looks forward to seeing the results of her efforts in the future.

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  • Australasian Sleep Association & Australian Psychological Society

    14th Apr 15

    As a member of the BMSD subcommittee I have been involved in coordinating the content for the APS Practice Certificate in Sleep Psychology. A working party was formed from within this subcommittee to meet with the APS Institute in late 2013 to plan the development and launch of an online certificate.

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