Chapter 3 of 9

There is no 'I' in Team

This Chapter includes the key acronyms and definitions you will come across and explains what they are and what they mean. 

Adrian explains with the use of video animation what happens during an apnoeaic event and then moves on to measuring sleepiness (or drowsiness) - you will assess your own!

Chapter 3 recaps on Chap 1 & 2 and continues with how sleep apnoea severity is graded. Then dental clinical signs and symptoms (with lots of clinical images). 

This precedes an overview of the treatment options.

The Learning Objectives are:

  • Understand that sleepiness and tiredness are two different things.
  • Appreciate where MRDs ‘fit’ with other therapies
  • Learn how untreated sleep apnoea may manifest dentally through identification of comorbidities (signs and symptoms).
  • Understand the necessity for Dental and Respiratory Follow-up

Chapter 3 Educational Outcomes

On completion of this Chapter you will be able to:

  • Comprehend that sleepiness and tiredness is not just a semantic difference.
  • Comprehend where MRDs ‘fit’ with other therapies.
  • Appreciate what the Dentist may recognise dentally of the Signs & Symptoms of sleep apnoea comorbidities.
  • Appreciate the necessity for Dental and Respiratory Follow-up.


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

Last updated March 2018. Next review March 2020.

Course curriculum

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    Chapter 3 - There is no 'I' in Team

Making Dental Sleep Medicine Easy and Accessible

'There is no 'I' in Team" (Chapter 3)

Screen and Prescribe

KnowSleep™