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Oral Medicine Appliances

July 20 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a prevalent issue in our society, with a wide range of medical and social implications for the sufferer and community. Typically, the management for this condition is through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), however many patients and physicians alike are looking for an alternative.
Oral appliance therapy is a popular and effective module used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and primary snoring, and has gained good acceptance amongst treating practitioners.
So what do you need to know about providing oral appliance therapy? What makes a good device?
This one-day hands-on course provides an opportunity to explore how dentists can participate in the multidisciplinary management of such patients. The course is aimed at beginners, and will include lectures and practical hands-on tutorials on dental sleep medicine provided by experts in the field.
Lectures will cover:

  • Screening and recognising the signs and symptoms of OSA.
  • Identifying risk factors and the health consequences of OSA.
  • Discussion on the role of dentists in its management.
  • The different types of oral appliances available.
  • Potential side effects of oral appliance therapy.
  • Presentation of practical case studies with trouble-shooting tips.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to explore the clinical steps including taking impressions, using the George Gauge, completing the laboratory form, titrating oral appliances and exploring the laboratory work flow.


July 20
8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Clinical A/Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Mr Brett Chalklin & Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen
About Presenter
Clinical A/Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam completed his oral medicine and dental sleep medicine in the USA. He has numerous peer reviewed publications, has contributed to several chapters in various texts and is also co-editor and co-author of a new authoritative comprehensive textbook titled “Contemporary Oral Medicine” published by Springer in 2018. Ramesh has an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor at the UWA Dental School and is actively involved in teaching and research. He is President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, has public appointments at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia and the Perth Children’s Hospital. His Oral Medicine Specialist practice focuses on Orofacial Pain, Oral Diseases and Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine. Mr Brett Chalklin is part owner and Manager of Digident Laboratory. He has gained a lot of practical knowledge with 24 years’ experience working as a dental technician in Perth’s public and private sectors. Brett has an interest in the ongoing digital developments that shape the dental industry and endeavours to integrate these new workflows into the daily production of Digident Laboratory. Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen is a final year registrar in Oral Medicine at the UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia. Amanda has published in and serves as a reviewer for several peer-review journals. Amanda is conducting research in Oral Oncology as part of her specialty training, and is part of the Oral Oncology research group at the UWA Dental School. Amanda holds Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (General Stream), and serves as a mentor in the MRACDS program. Amanda holds positions on WA Dental CPD, WA Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the WA Local Organising Committee of the International Association for Dental Research.


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