Chapter 2 of 9

Don’t Fix their Snoring!

In this chapter I will tell you why you must not just fix people’s snoring. I will tell you what sleep apnoea is and why you cannot diagnose it in the dental surgery.

On a brighter note, I will explain the right way to identify snorers you can help and what to do with those you consider need further investigation.

Chapter 2 Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate why as a Dentist you don’t ‘FIX’ snoring – building upon Chapter 1, to develop an understanding of the role of sleep-trained dentist.
  • Get a good idea of basic sleep acronyms & definitions.
  • Introduction to the various treatment options for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Understand that MRDs have a role within two discrete markets.

Chapter 2 Educational Outcomes

  • On completion of this Chapter you will understand more about the role a sleep-trained dentist has in the recognition and management of sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD).
  • Be able to discuss with peers SRBD using basic sleep acronyms & definitions.
  • Understand that MRDs are 1 treatment option and that various treatment options for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea are available and may in some instances be more appropriate.

The entire Academy has been peer-reviewed by Dr Shouresh Charkhandeh DDS. 

Last updated March 2018. Next review March 2021.

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