Snoring & sleep apnoea - a role for the GDP

Presented by Professor Ama Johal, BDS, M.Sc, PhD, FDS, M.ORTH., FDS(Orth), RCS.Eng.

This course offers you

  • The background knowledge to sleep related breathing disorders that are associated with snoring
  • Screening methods for assessing sleep breathing disorders in accordance with Dental Protection Ltd requirements
  • Clinical skills to prescribe and treat mandibular advancement appliances
  • Clinical review of Mandibular Advancement Splints - most effective!
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Professor Ama Johal presents a lecture titled 'Snoring and Sleep Apnoea - a role for the GDP'. He has trained over 2000 GDPs and is one of the leading clinicians in the UK on the subject of the use of mandibular splints for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). He is an expert in the field, carrying out much of the UK clinical research into the effectiveness of Mandibular Splint Technology. With over 10 years of clinical experience, he has lectured extensively both internationally and throughout the UK at BDA and Section 63 events. Both his clinical experience and research working this field, have been rewarded with numerous national and international prizes.

Professor Johal is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant at Barts and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry and is a member of the British Sleep Society.

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Mary J. Morrell Phd Senior Lecturer / Wellcome Trust University Fellow National Heart and Lung Institute "Professor Johal has carried out extensive research to investigate the effect of treating obstructive sleep apnoea using mandibular advancement splints. He is a leading UK authority in his field. His research continues to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea using dental devices."

Course benefits

With the profile of sleep-related breathing disorders growing, the public will be increasingly aware of the current treatment options available. S4S have put together a seminar programme which is designed to allow GDP's to gain a working knowledge of these disorders and more importantly equip them with the necessary practical skills to treat patients.

The course is designed to be concise and delivered in one day, accompanied by extensive notes and diagnosis information, the course will cover:

  • Understanding sleep related disorders - from snoring to obstructive sleep aponea (OSA).
  • The role of the GDP in oral appliance therapy - diagnosis and patient consent.
  • Communicating the treatment - the opportunity amongst your patient base.
  • Case history and clinical trials - the high clinical success of MAS.

THIS COURSE PROVIDES 6 HRS OF VERIFIABLE CPD.

FREE PATIENT COMMUNICATION PACK for each clinic, including :- posters, patient leaflets, leaflet display unit and pre-screening questionnaires

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals and in particular:

  • General Dental Practitioners
  • General Medical Practitioners
  • Practice Managers

Although the course has been conceived with GDP's in mind we also feel that the practice staff have a key role to play in educating the public as to the availability of treatment. With this in mind an option exists for GDP's to bring key practice staff to all or part of the day. Equally as the public currently consults GP's with snoring problems the course is also open to General Medical Practitioners and S4S is keen to encourage GDP's to work in partnership with their local GP's.

 

Delegate feedback

Dr Graham Hooper from Bristol, who attended the seminar said, “In 30 years of attending post graduate seminars this speaker (Professor Johal) is the best that I have heard”

Dr Komal Suri said “...this was an extremely informative and enjoyable programme. I feel confident that I can offer my patients proper treatment.”

Dr Catherine MacDonald said “Very impressed not only by the course and presentation but with the research/dedication and ultimately the package and service on offer.”

Dr Neil Appleby, BDS General Practitioner and former Hon. Sec Lincoln BDA said "I found the course very interesting, well put together and very informative. From knowing very little about the subject I now have an understanding that allows me to make better-informed decisions when treating patients. This has opened up a new avenue of treatment that benefits both the patient and me."

Dr Sarah Nicholas of Castle Dental Practice in Knaresborough “The course content was great and included everything I needed to implement the treatment confidently in practice. I was delighted that the course wasn’t rushed, but was well covered and thorough. It wasn’t a hurried day that left me with unanswered questions. Matt and Neil from S4S provided excellent, professional technical and clinical advice. I have ordered more posters for the practice and will run a campaign on the appliance for the next six months. Their approachable and supportive advice made it easier for me to introduce this type of treatment into the practice.”

Dr Sahir Kara of Envisage Dental Practice in Emsworth, Hants "The day was smoothly delivered, relevant and succinct, and I left feeling as though I'd got real value for money. Ama's presentation was well structured and was appropriate to the audience of general practitioners considering the subject matter was slightly ‘foreign’ and not specifically about teeth for a change. Above all, the whole team was approachable and there was plenty of opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ with the splints and get real-world answers from a technician's perspective. The course content was brilliantly well thought through. I came away feeling as though I could easily apply what we’d learnt to our practice the following Monday morning."

 

Terms & Conditions

Registration is only confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations must be RECEIVED in writing 28 days prior to the seminar date, no cancellation will be accepted after this date. Cancellations will attract a 10% administration charge. S4S (UK) Ltd reserve the right to modify the format and content of the seminar. Your personal information will be used in connection with this seminar by S4S (UK) Ltd only.

 

Home Study DVD

Snoring - A Role for the GDP

It may be difficult to take the time out of your practice in order to attend a seminar. You can now be trained by watching our DVD which has the added benefit of being able to reference it in the future as well as training your practice staff. Should you choose this route, you should complete the feedback form provided in the course notes book after you have watched the DVD. A certificate of CPD will be issued upon receipt of this form.

4 hours verifiable CPD is available.

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