Training Program

Practical & Systematic

approach to
Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Manish Shah

Choose the date you want

17th & 18th Aug 2019
in Sydney

The Ultimate Course in Dental Sleep Medicine

Venue & Time

Level 4, 307 Pitt Street

Registration Starts: 9:30am

Seminar Start: 10:00am

*Please book your accommodation close to the event venue.

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Did you know?

1 in 3 patients you see every day has a potential obstructive sleep breathing problem

There are obvious dental signs and symptoms that indicate someone has a sleep breathing issue

YOU can actually diagnose and manage these conditions with your team very easily

You WILL CHANGE somebody’s life by recognising and managing these conditions

you will change how you see
dental patients.

What is a current widely accepted skill set all dentists must have?

Leverage your ability with current knowledge you have.

Empower your patients health and life.

Apply these new skills in a detailed systematic approach.

Reach out for support which will be available.

Nail down all the systems and strategies required.

We will help you set up all systems so you can start seeing dental sleep patients straight away!

History Forms & Examination forms

Sleep Studies Type 2 at your Own Practice

Cone Beam CT Protocols & Request forms

Consent Forms

MAS Request forms

Referral letters to Sleep and ENT Doctors

Join us on this exciting learning journey to develop you & your dental practice to the next level !

Practical Approach for a General Dentist in Dental Sleep Medicine.

17th & 18th Aug 2019
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Venue & Time


9:30am Registration

10:00am - 5:00pm

Dr. Manish Shah

BDS Honours (University of Sydney)
MB BS (University of Sydney)
MMED Sleep Medicine (University of Sydney)

After graduating from a Degree in Dentistry with honours in 1998, Dr Manish went on to complete a Degree in Medicine in 2005. With a special interest in craniofacial pain and sleep disorders, Dr Manish has also competed a Masters in Medicine in Sleep Medicine and is currently doing a fellowship in Nutritional and Metabolic Medicine. He has dedicated his life to teaching others in the management of patients with chronic craniofacial pain and sleep issues.

Special Interests

  • Dental Implants and complex restorative procedures.
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Management of Craniofacial Pain (Jaw Pain, Headaches, Neck Pain)
  • Management of Sleep Disorders (especially Chronic Tiredness, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea)
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Organising Events in Personal and Professional Development. 

Dental Sleep Medicine is both mentally and financially rewarding

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What is NORMAL sleep?

  • Understand stages of sleep (old and new nomenclature)
  • Understand the NORMAL patterns of sleep and the distribution of sleep stages across the night.
  • Recognise the stages of sleep on a sleep study
  • Discuss factors that modify sleep stage distribution
  • Why do we need sleep
    • Daytime sleepiness/alertness
    • Acute and chronic sleep deprivation

What is ABNORMAL sleep?

  • What is the definition of obstructive apnoea, hypopnea, central apnoea
  • What is Arousal Index, AHI, RERA, RDI. When are each used? What are the relationships between them?

What is the definition of obstructive sleep apnoea

What defines Upper airway resistance syndrome

What if your patient is tired but doesn’t have sleep related issues??

Snoring – is it really important to treat?


Anatomy and Physiology of the upper airways?

What are the major causes of sleep disordered breathing?

  • What causes the narrowing of the airways and what should we do about them?
  • Is nasal breathing important. What should we do with people who breathe through their mouth?

Concepts of chronic disease. Is sleep the only cause of chronic disease and tiredness? If not what are the other causes and how do we identify, investigate and manage?

Introduction to nutritional and metabolic medicine. Relationship to sleep and chronic tiredness.


What are the medical effects of sleep disordered breathing?

What are the dental effects of sleep disordered breathing?



Good history taking. Different questionnaires. Which ones should we use? What about quick screening for my patients?

Let's talk about sleep bruxism. Is it really related to sleep apnoea?

What about children and sleep? How do we manage them?


So how do we thoroughly examine these patients?

  • Can we identify these patients by just looking at them without them opening their mouths?
  • What do you look for extra-orally and intra-orally?

How do you assess nutritional status with a physical exam and history


What investigations should we do to confirm our suspicions?

What about blood tests?

  • Am I allowed to do blood tests?
  • What if I don't understand what it all means?
  • When is it normal, when is abnormal
  • What if they are normal but the patient has signs and symptoms. Should we treat?
  • Who do I refer to for further examination and management of these patients if they have other general medical, nutritional or metabolic disorders?

What are the different types of sleep studies?

  • What results are we looking for? What do they all mean?

Do we have to take radiographs?

  • How do we interpret them specifically for sleep or craniofacial pain?
  • What do I ask the radiographer, to get the right imaging done?



Do we need to treat all patients with OSA

What are the treatment options for managing OSA

Does weight really play a role?

How do we do a MAS?

  • What bite do I take?
  • But others are taking a bite differently. What is the difference?
  • What if the patient is not getting better?

How does surgery play a role and when does it play a role

What about CPAP. Is it superior? Or can MAS do just fine?

What happens if my patient has been treated for OSA and sleep study shows they are fine, but they are still tired all the time?

Do lasers really work for snoring and sleep apnoea?

How do I nutritionally supplement. Are there any recommended doses and what time should they be taken?

Are there any interaction of nutritional supplements with regular medications?


How do we talk to our patients regarding their sleep problem?

What setup do I need to have?

  • Sleep studies
  • CBCTs
  • Other investigative techniques

Is it very difficult to setup a sleep practice?

What happens if I run into trouble?

Who should I work within team approach to looking after patients with chronic tiredness and sleep problems?

Join us on this exciting learning journey to develop you & your dental practice to the next level !

Practical Approach for a General Dentist in Dental Sleep Medicine.

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17th & 18th Aug 2019
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Venue & Time


9:30am Registration

10:00am - 5:00pm