Science of Sleep for Dentists

Estimated Completion Time: 30 Hours

This course will develop a foundational understanding of the concepts surrounding sleep and sleep breathing disorders, by providing learners within the dental field with an introduction to the history of sleep, the anatomy, physiology and neurobiology of sleep, as well as insight into the pathophysiology and treatment of respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders in adult and paediatric populations.  It been designed to complement and develop the learners understanding and clinical skills required to practise in the area of dental sleep medicine in consultation with qualified medical practitioners.

Course structure

This course consists of 6 modules and a final exam. Each module includes approximately 5 lectures of duration ranging from 20-60 mins followed by a 30-minute quiz.

  1. Importance of sleep
  2. Sleep physiology
  3. Respiratory sleep disorders
  4. Respiratory sleep disorders – treatment
  5. Non-respiratory sleep disorders
  6. Sleep disorders in paediatric patients
  7. BONUS MODULE: Interpreting sleep research literature.
    This module will be available for viewing when purchasing Science of Sleep or Measurement of Sleep courses.  The information provided is helpful when reading sleep research literature but the content of this module is not assessed in the quizzes or final exam.

This course is aimed at:

Dentists, dental hygienists, dental technicians/prosthetists, oral health therapist, orthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons, oral medicine specialists.

Course entry prerequisites

Those with a dental degree will find this course easier than those without, but anyone with training in any aspect of dentistry, orthodontics or oral medicine can take this course.