How does it work?The course makes you feel you are in a one-to-one with a helpful and skilled teacher. It does this using short video lessons — many learners really like these.
The KnowSleep Academy™ provides Online Dental Sleep Medicine training, that offers you:
- Background knowledge of sleep-related breathing disorders associated with snoring
- Knowledge of dental signs and symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders
- Knowledge of how to get the protrusive 'Bite' right to be able to prescribe an Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
- Knowledge of what to consider when selecting the most appropriate MAD for a patient
- Knowledge of how to build your dental sleep practice
- Enhanced CPD at your pace, to fit around your schedule
- Ongoing support from your instructor and peers, in a private FaceBook group
With access to all the above, again and again, whenever you choose, we're confident you will KnowSleep™. (FYI course enrolments do expire after 12mths) but your membership of the Facebook group remains.
The course will allow you to:
- Fit your learning around your other responsibilities
- Work at your own pace
- Re-do any parts you want, as often as you want (within your 12mth enrolment)
- Focus on the areas that you want
Do the International course to:
- Know When and How to prescribe Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)
- Become part of the sleep-patient care team
- Learn how to identify the dental symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders
Do the UK specific course to learn:
- How to screen patients and identify those who are safe to treat without a prior medical diagnosis
- and recognise those who need further investigation
By training How and When to provide this increasingly popular therapy, you become eligible for professional indemnity insurance cover from both the DDU and DPL, because the curriculum has been created in-line with the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology's Standard of Care document for Mandibular Repositioning Devices content requirements.
Fully supported learningAll courses enjoy ongoing support in a private FaceBook group and we periodically schedule interactive webinars with interactive FAQs. We offer different levels of coaching to help you capitalise on your training investment.
Enhanced CPDThe complete KnowSleep Academy™ meets the criteria set by the GDC for 7 hours of Enhanced and Verifiable CPD.
Evidence-based contentThe KnowSleep Academy™ has been created in line with the requirements of NHS England's Information Standard and upon completion, all students with a GDC number, will be posted a paper Course Certificate, stating the Course Aims, Objectives and Enhanced CPD credit earned (7 hours).
Money-back GuaranteeWe're confident you’ll be delighted with the KnowSleep Academy™, so we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure your satisfaction. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the KnowSleep Academy™, we will promptly issue a refund. Simply contact Adrian email@example.com about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
Translating your training into action
To help keep you accountable to yourself, we offer: 1-2-1 phone coaching for 12 months post training and in-your-practice coaching. This is all while our patient signposting tool takes care of marketing you to prospects.
Free preview of Anti-Snoring Devices (UK) Complete
Specifically for UK dentists.
KnowSleep Academy™ - Learn at your own rate, how to screen and treat snorers, safely and effectively.
Premium Anti-Snoring Devices (UK) Complete
Specifically for UK dentists.
Premium offers on-demand training, 1-2-1 phone and IN-YOUR-PRACTICE coaching, together with a mini-website on Snorer.me Signposting™ to promote you to prospects and priceless network building efforts.
Enhanced Anti-Snoring Devices (UK) Complete
Specifically for UK dentists.
The Enhanced package offers on-demand training and 1-2-1 phone coaching. Together with an enhanced Snorer.me Signposting™ listing to promote you to prospects.
Excellent overview of the use of MRD appliances and aspects of snoring and OSA
Excellent overview of the use of MRD appliances and aspects of snoring and OSARead Less
An informative set of videos which have helped me gain insight into the role of dentists and how we can further improve the quality of life in patients
An informative set of videos which have helped me gain insight into the role of dentists and how we can further improve the quality of life in patientsRead Less
Who should enrol?Dentists, GPs and members of the dental team.
The course is specifically aimed at dentists. However, we would also encourage members of the dental team to enrol, because we recognise the vital role they play encouraging snorers (and their partners) to take action.
We welcome GPs, to enhance their knowledge of sleep-related breathing disorders and to build relationships with sleep-trained dentists, who in the United Kingdom, are able to:
- Screen for OSA
- Recognise OSA symptoms that require further investigation
- Identify snorers (without consuming NHS diagnostic resource)
- Offer benign snorers first-line therapy (a Mandibular Advancement Device)
Unlike others, we are not a manufacturer of anti-snoring devices. So, you'll get the full, independent picture... KnowSleep™
“I’ve no hesitation in recommending the Snorer.training Academy – convenient, well designed course with great support from Adrian. Interesting to expand my knowledge into a new area of dentistry and be able to offer a new health treatment for my patients.”Lucy S. Dentist
“I’d highly recommend Adrian Zacher and the Snorer.training course. His course is efficient and very clear. As a dentist, I have many patients and a surprisingly high demand for treatment of snoring. It was very useful for me to begin sharing information on snoring, and to gain confidence in starting treatment.”Roshik P. Dentist
Who is the Academy for?
The nature of Academy training content is dental/medical professional, clinical and technical. It is not suited for the lay person.
What are the technical requirements?
You need to be online.... 😉 we suggest you use Google Chrome specifically for the webinars - other than that, choose whatever you like: phone, iPad, PC etc.
How much does it cost?
The first two chapters are entirely free. The Snorer.training KnowSleep™ Academy begins at £999 GBP for the Basic package. Which we consider compares favourably with other courses, especially when you factor in our whole of market perspective, convenience and business development benefits.
Will I get my money back if I drop out?
We're confident you’ll be delighted with the Academy, so we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure your satisfaction. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the Academy, we will promptly issue a refund. Simply contact Adrian firstname.lastname@example.org about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. See Terms.
Is the content Evidence-Based?
Yes. The course has been created in line with both the ARTP Standards of Care for MADs. Accessible here: http://www.artp.org.uk/en/sleep/sleep-standards/sleep-documents.cfm/sleep-standards-iods
And the evidence-based Principles and Requirements of UK England's NHS Information Standard.
Who can screen for OSA?
The UK specific course will teach you how to screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), when to provide MADs, and when to refer for further investigation.
Screening ensures you stay indemnified by the DDU and DPL who both have position statements re MADs.
FYI. The British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine's Pre-Treatment Screening Protocol as published in the BDJ was instigated by the Snorer.training course instructor: Adrian Zacher.
Can I begin today?
Yes! One of the great things about taking an on-line course is that you can start at any time. Begin when you have 5 minutes and pick it up again later.
What if I still have questions?
See our full FAQ or drop us an email: hello [ at ] snorer.com. When you're an Academy student you can also post a question in the private Academy FaceBook group, start a discussion here, or drop your Instructor a direct email to arrange a time for him to call you back. We're here to help you learn.
It was while working as a dental technician (1994) that I first became interested in snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
The following year, I went on to pioneer the first specialist dental sleep medicine laboratory in Europe: Zacher Sleep Appliances (ZSA). I ran ZSA for over a decade and I personally made just about every anti-snoring device available today.
While running ZSA, I began teaching (both IT and Dental Technology) and co-founded (former CEO) the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) with Dr Roy Dookun BDS.
I instigated the BSDSM's Pre-Treatment Screening Protocol, to empower UK dentists to screen for sleep apnoea (OSA) and safely provide anti-snoring devices for benign snorers, i.e. without a prior medical diagnosis.
Dr Dookun, and I lectured widely across the UK for the next decade, as dental sleep medicine began to become more accepted by the medical profession.
Later, I consulted to ResMed, (a global sleep-related breathing disorder company) and advised them to acquire a Mandibular Advancement Device manufacturer (Laboratoires Narval). I introduced their MAD to European and N. American markets.
Today, as founder of Snorer.com I aim to help snorers : Our award-winning, patient information guides provide a jargon-decoded way to understand snoring and sleep apnoea, and the proven treatment options. (They're NHS England's Information Standard accredited).
To help snorers and those with undiagnosed sleep apnoea find the most appropriate help, I created Snorer.me Signposting™. This CE marked Clinical Decision Support System captures assessment data in the user's own time and directs sleepy snorers and those with co-morbidities to their GP and directs benign snorers to select a sleep-trained dentist for OSA screening prior to being considered dentally for an anti-snoring device.
A published author, I recently completed the 2018 chapter update for Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology "Sleep Disordered Breathing" and until quite recently I even found time to be a Trustee of the Hope2Sleep Charity for Sleep Apnoea.
In 2019 I joined the OSA Partnership Group to raise awareness of the symptoms of OSA, the availability of treatment to manage these symptoms and the implications of the condition if untreated.
On-demand video education. With optional 1-2-1 support and business development
Fully supported learning, with access to the tutor and your peers in our private FaceBook group
International and UK specific dental sleep medicine training
Enhanced Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) credit
Evidence-based and independent from manufacturer bias (get the full picture)
Private FaceBook group for Academy registrants for ONGOING support
Highly experienced and knowledgeable tutor cuts through the hype