Live Webinar Series

Program Webinars

A series of three live webinars available to participants of the 2021 program.

A guest speaker will join Dr Harry Ball live, to discuss various topics and answer questions from participants of the ‘Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring, Sleep Apnoea and Bruxism” program.

 

Webinar One – 7.30pm AEDT Tuesday 30th March 2021

The topics include:

  • How to use the program
  • Selecting a patient – screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea / Snoring
  • Organising a sleep study
  • Records required for a Mandibular Advancement Splint – taking a registration
  • Preventing and managing occlusal changes
  • Q & A

Webinar Two – 7.30pm AEDT Tuesday 4th May 2021

The topics include:

  • Presenting the results of the sleep study to the patients
  • Fitting the appliance
  • Titration protocol
  • Potential side effects
  • Q & A

Webinar Three – 7.30pm AEDT Tuesday 22nd June 2021

The topics include:

  • Post fitting assessment
  • MAS study
  • Involvement of a sleep physician
  • Combination treatments
  • Side effects
  • Occlusal changes
  • Q & A

Past Webinars

 

“Putting it All Together – Making Oral Appliance Therapy a Valuable Part of Your Practice.”

 

Presented by Dr Harry Ball with guest presenter Dr Sam Talpis

Dr Harry Ball

Dr Harry Ball

 Dentist

Dr Harry Ball

Dr Sam Talpis

 Dentist

Having been involved in presenting and teaching dental sleep medicine for almost 20 years, I have noticed there is a problem that keeps arising. After having completed a training program, many participants are excited at the possibility of bringing dental sleep into their practice but for various reasons do not  integrate this service.

Integration is what it’s all about, and is a focus of this current training, and we will be bringing it all together in this webinar. We are very confident that by following the critical steps outlined in the webinar, you will make oral appliance therapy a valuable part of your practice and a significant source of income. 

Areas covered:
– A method of screening your patients,
– Patient education and other useful materials,
– Selecting and training a staff person for the role “sleep ambassador” – an extremely important position,
– Emails, newsletters, letters to the patient database,
– Methods of marketing,
– The clinical forms you need,
– Effectively dealing with the frequently asked questions from patients,
– Organising and understanding sleep studies,
– Selecting an optimal appliance and a lab.

“The Pathway for Providing Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis and Telehealth Consultations for your Dental Patients”

 

Presented by Dr Harry Ball with guest presenter Dr Sam Talpis

Dr Harry Ball

Dr Harry Ball

 Dentist

Dr Harry Ball

Dr Sam Talpis

 Dentist

This webinar covered one of the most important areas for establishing your practice in dental sleep. While you will have many patients in your practice that will benefit from an oral appliance, the key to being able to provide this treatment is to have in place a simple and expeditious method of diagnosing your patients. While we have covered aspects of diagnosis in the previous webinars, in session one we will provide all the details required to establish a system of diagnosing your patients.  The second area that is critical for success involves choosing the best available appliance for your patient.  With over 100 different designs available, in session two a rationale for appliance selection will be presented that goes a long way in ensuring successful outcomes in terms of comfort and effectiveness.

Session 1: “The Pathway for Providing Sleep Apnoea Diagnosis and Telehealth Consultations for your Dental Patients”

Dr Sam Talpis, a dentist and co-director of SleepWise Clinic, presented a streamlined method for diagnosing dental patients with the results available soon after.

Session 2:  “Choosing the Best Appliance for your Patient”

Dr Harry Ball and Dr Sam Talpis demonstrated and discussed the range of oral appliances currently available for treating snoring and sleep apnoea. Dr Ball and Dr Talpis are dentists at SleepWise clinic and will cover their experience at the clinic which has delivered over 20,000 appliances of many different designs. They discussed the number of appliances you need in your practice, the pros and cons of each appliance, and how to match the design to the individual patient.

The various causes and management of tiredness and sleepiness

Presented by Dr Harry Ball with guest presenter, Sleep Physician, Dr Andrew Bradbeer.

Session 1: The various causes and management of tiredness and sleepiness

Session 2:  “All your questions answered”

Dr Bradbeer discussed the various causes and management of tiredness, sleepiness and fatigue.   There was also a question and answer segment to covering a range of topics about dental sleep medicine.

“Screening, diagnosing and presenting the results of the sleep study”

Presented by Dr Harry Ball with guest presenter, Sleep Physician, Dr Linda Schachter.

Session 1:  “Screening, diagnosing and presenting the results of the sleep study”

Session 2:  “All your questions answered”

Dr Schachter discussed how to screen and diagnose dental patients for sleep apnoea, in a simple and efficient way.  There was an emphasis on home sleep studies, the parameters which are measured, and how to interpret and present the results to patients.