About Us

Dental Sleep Institute

The Dental Sleep Institute was established by Dr Harry Ball and Mr Ian Gale after having provided educational programs throughout Australia for dentists and their teams since 2005.

Dental Sleep Institute is committed to providing the highest quality training programs in evidence based dental sleep medicine. The programs are practical and provide all the steps for implementing oral appliance therapy and make it a significant part of your practice.

Providing one on one support, and mentoring, for dentists and their teams distinguishes this from other programs.

In 2017 they were joined by Dr Ken Lee and Dr Sam Talpis, both dentists who work exclusively in the field of dental sleep medicine and are directors at SleepWise Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Harry Ball

Dr Ball is a world leading practitioner in dental sleep medicine, having established SleepWise Clinic in Melbourne, over 20 years ago and  has now treated over 14,000 patients with oral appliances.

Dr Ball is the current co-chairperson of the dental sleep medicine council of the Australasian Sleep Association and regularly presents at the annual three day conference.

Highly acclaimed programs have also been provided for dentists throughout Australia, England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Singapore and Malaysia.  

Educational programs have also been provided for sleep physicians and general medical practitioners as well as many organisations including the Australasian Sleep Association, Dental Health Services of Victoria, the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Association of Orthodontists.

Mr Ian Gale

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Dr Sam Talpis

Dr Talpis completed his dental degree in Queensland graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry and joined the Dental Sleep Institute in 2016

Dr Talpis works exclusively in the field of dental sleep medicine at SleepWise clinic, where he is a director and senior clinician.

He completed a Craniofacial pain clinical residency program at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in the USA, a Sleep Residency in San Diego and has been accepted into the Masters degree program in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. Dr Talpis has a focus on dental education and presented to dentists  at the last Australsian Sleep Association’s Annual Conference

Dr Ken Lee

Dr Lee has a Masters degree in dentistry and joined the Dental Sleep Institute in 2016.

Dr Lee has restricted his practice to dental sleep medicine and is a director and senior clinician at SleepWise Clinic where he has treated thousands of patients diagnosed with sleep apnoea, with oral appliances.  Dr Lee gave a major presentation to dentists at the last Australsian Sleep Association’s Annual Conference and is passionate about educating and supporting dentists in this field