This free preview of the UK specific content course is intended to show you what online CPD education is like.
The entire paid for course has been peer-reviewed and created in line with the content requirements set out in the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology's Standard of Care document for Mandibular Repositioning Devices* and created in line with the requirements of the NHS Information Standard.
If you complete the entire course (not just this free preview), you become eligible for insurance cover from the DDU and DPL.
You would 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.
Upon completion of the entire course and not just this free preview; all students with a GDC number, will be posted a paper Course Certificate, stating the Course Objectives and Enhanced, Verifiable CPD credit earned (7 hours).
We are not a manufacturer of anti-snoring devices. So, you'll get the full picture...
Learn from Adrian how to:
- Screen for sleep apnoea
- Help snorers without waiting for a medical referral
- Get the protrusive 'bite' right
- Select the most appropriate custom oral appliance
- Build your sleep business
- Become an expert in a new and developing field
- Build a network of referral sources
- And much more!
The complete KnowSleep Academy™ course meets the criteria set by the GDC for 7 hours of enhanced, verifiable CPD.
We'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 Academy, we will promptly issue a refund. Simply contact Adrian firstname.lastname@example.org about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
The KnowSleep Academy™ training course has been peer-reviewed by Dr Shouresh Charkhandeh DDS.
All paid courses benefit from:
A year's basic listing on Snorer.me Signposting™ ↗ our unique CE marked Clinical Decision support System that directs patients to the most appropriate professional based upon their symptoms. Directing benign snorers to find a sleep-trained dentist.
The Basic package includes ongoing membership of our private FaceBook support group, where Adrian and your peers discuss 'all things dental sleep medicine'.
Last updated 26th Sept 2019. Next review March 2020.
Learn How to screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Know When to prescribe an anti-snoring device or refer for further investigation
Learn How to stay within the bounds of your professional indemnity insurance (DDU & DPL)
Have snorers find you with a basic listing on Snorer.me Signposting™
Ongoing support from your instructor and peers in our private FaceBook group
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.
Sleep Apnoea Animation (01:05)
CAUTION: Fatal accident from falling asleep when driving (00:22)
Key Definitions (04:02)FREE PREVIEW
Confident you're informed enough to treat? (05:31)FREE PREVIEW
Who am I? (02:54)FREE PREVIEW
You Help People SLEEP (00:43)FREE PREVIEW
OSA and the unique situation in the UK for Sleep-Trained Dentists (03:08)
Overview of the treatment options and summary (07:11)FREE PREVIEW
[2019 UPDATE] The Opportunity for the Sleep-Trained Dentist in the UK (02:33)FREE PREVIEW
Assessment 1FREE PREVIEW
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.
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.
Basic 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. Basic includes support via private Facebook group and Snorer.me Signposting™ listing.
The Snorer.training Academy provides enhanced CPD for general dentists and support staff wishing to further their knowledge and understanding about managing patients who snore and/or may have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Academy (complete course of 9 chapters) Aims, Learning Objectives, Educational Outcomes for Verifiable CPD
- To enlighten GDPs about sleep related breathing disorders and the vital role they may play enhancing the lives of their patients’ sleep and breathing.
- To educate General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) to safely provide anti-snoring devices.
- To empower GDPs to act upon the education they have undertaken.
This online program (Academy) is divided into 9 individual chapters, each with a short assessment and explanation. The final examination has a minimum pass mark (80%) to satisfy verifiable CPD requirements and ensure GDPs are educated sleep professionals.
- Understand the relationship between snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and identify the signs and symptoms.
- Understand how to screen, assess, treat and monitor snoring patients.
- Understand the role of the dentist concerning sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD).
- Understand the basic indications/contraindications for mandibular repositioning devices (MRDs).
- Understand how to record a protrusive bite registration.
- Understand the dentist’s “Duty of Care” for MRD users. Understand MRD titration protocols for snoring and OSA.
*ARTP Standards of Care document accessible from this page: http://www.artp.org.uk/en/sleep/sleep-standards/sleep-documents.cfm/sleep-standards-iods [opens in a new tab].
“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
“This is a very simple, yet effective tool to learn about Dental Sleep Medicine. The online nature of the program allows you to learn at your own pace and schedule. Also, the information provided will provide a great starting point for any dentist who’s interested in learning about Dental Sleep Medicine. In summary; a well-organized, thorough online learning tool!!”Dr Shouresh Charkhandeh DDS Recipient of the “2012 & 2015 Clinical Research Award” and “2015 Clinical Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).