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DID YOU KNOW?

FACT 1*

Most TMD problems have bruxism as a part of their aetiology

FACT 2*

1 in 3 dental patients can potentially have a sleep and/or a TMD problem

FACT 3*

Bruxism has been linked to sleep related breathing disorder

FACT 4*

Occlusal splints can potentially worsen their sleep breathing disorder and you could slowly be suffocating your patients

FACT 5*

Sleep breathing disorders in kids can lead to learning difficulties and effect growth and development (as most hormones are produced during sleep)

FACT 6*

People with functional syndromes such as fibromylaia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome etc all have an underlying sleep breathing disorder.

FACT 7*

Melatonin (the sleep hormone) is made from Serotonin (the happy hormone). So if are not happy and not sleeping well, its all linked and can be treated very effectively by understanding nutritional medicine.

FACT 8*

80% of kids with ADHD are misdiagnosed sleep breathing disorder kids 

FACT 9*

Dental sleep medicine is such an easy skill to learn and implement in dental practices. 

FACT 10*

Patients who snore can potentially get strokes. 

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EXCELLENCE

DR. MANISH SHAH

BDS (Hons), MBBS, MMED (Sleep Med)
Cosmetic Dentist, Expert in Dental Sleep Medicine, TMJ Specialist
  • Masters in Sleep Medicine
  • General Medical Practitioner
  • General, Implant and Cosmetic Dentist
  • Certified in TMJ & Craniofacial Pain Management

After graduating from a degree in Dentistry with honours in 1998 (University of Sydney), Dr Manish went on to complete a degree in Medicine in 2005 (University of Sydney).

With a special interest in craniofacial pain and sleep disorders, Dr Manish has also competed a Masters in Medicine in Sleep Medicine (University of Sydney).

As a medical doctor and a dentist he has dedicated himself to providing wholistic dental care for all his patients.

Dr Manish has over 15 years experience in comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

A/ PROFESSOR
narinder singh

MBBS (Syd.) MS (Syd.) FRACS (OHNS)
ENT Specialist Surgeon, Rhinologist

Dr Narinder Singh is an ENT Specialist Surgeon, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Sydney (Australia’s oldest and largest medical school) and Chief of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney (Australia’s largest hospital campus). 

Dr Singh is a Rhinologist, specialising exclusively in disorders of the nose and sinuses, including nasal obstruction, surgery for snoring/ OSA, complex and extended endoscopic sinus procedures, anterior skull base surgery and rhinoplasty (functional and aesthetic).

Dr Singh has a special interest in the role of nasal obstruction in the pathogenesis of dental and maxillo-facial disorders and is the “go-to” ENT surgeon for dentists, orthodontists and Maxillo-facial surgeons across Sydney and NSW.

Dr. Rosalba Courtney

ND, DO, PhD
Osteopath

Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD is an osteopath with over 40 years’ experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer. She has a PhD in breathing and deep interest in the ways that breathing and airway function affect health. 

She was one of the first practitioners trained in the Buteyko Method 1990s, was founding chairperson of the Buteyko Practitioners Association and trained practitioners in this method in Australia, the USA and UK. 

This led to a broad interest in breathing therapy in general.  She received her PhD from RMIT University for her research on the topic of “Dysfunctional Breathing: Its Parameters, Measurement and Clinical Relevance” in 2011. 

 She is internationally recognized for her work in this field, having published over 20 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters on this topic.  

Rochelle McPherson

Orofacial Myologist, OM Health

Rochelle is one of Australia’s leading practitioners of Orofacial Myology. Her expertise are highly sought after in the industry, and she regularly conducts training and mentoring for other practitioners in this field both nationally and internationally.

Rochelle runs a private, orofacial myology practice in Sydney, OM Health, bringing a unique, holistic approach to patient care. She incorporates a team approach with other health professionals to assist in a greater level of health and well-being. Rochelle treats children of all ages through to adults. Her special interests include, Orofacial Growth and Development, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Rochelle is a lecturer at the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology. She is committed to advancing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education.

Dr. Dimitrios Jim
Papadopoulos

MBBS(Hons) DipPaed FRACP
Paediatric Sleep Physician

Dr Papadopoulos is one of Australia’s leading sleep medicine physicians and is widely known for his work with sleep studies in children, and in particular children with AD/HD special needs, orthodontic problems, gastro-intestinal issues and need for CPAP therapy.

Dr Papadopoulos was admitted to FRACP in General Paediatrics in 2002.

In 2003 he became the first prospectively accredited Level 2 Paediatric sleep physician in Australasia (highest possible level).

He then established the Paediatric Sleep Unit at St George Private Hospital.

This continues to be the only Private Hospital Paediatric Sleep Unit in NSW to offer ASA/NATA accredited Paediatric Sleep Laboratory services including diagnostic studies and CPAP. Our first-in-Sydney ASA / NATA accreditation for these services, including a commendation for our CPAP service, makes us unique amongst paediatric sleep laboratories in Sydney.

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