DUBLIN, Friday September 14th 

VENUE: The Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Ranelagh, Dublin 2.
TIME: 2.00pm
SPEAKERS: Professor Peter Cistulli and Dr Liam Doherty
FEE: Members €50 (€120 non-members)



Professor Peter Cistulli, Sydney


Peter holds the ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, where he leads the Sleep Research Theme within the multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre. He is an active clinician researcher with 28 years’ experience in the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine. His thematic research has focused on the pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing and novel approaches to therapy, particularly with oral appliances. He has received international awards for his academic contributions to the sleep field. He is a former President of the Australasian Sleep Association, and a former board member of the Sleep Health Foundation (Australia).


Dr Liam Doherty, Cork

Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep disorders, Bon Secours Hospital, College Road, Cork.




Professor Glenn Clark

An expert on sleep apnoea, oral pain and TMJ. Director, Advanced Program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. Professor, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.





DUBLIN, Saturday September 15th

The above course is suitable for all dental practitioners.

Further details will follow, and you can reserve a space immediately by emailing


Upcoming European events:

21st Sept – EADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Course
22-23rd Sept – iBEDSM Symposium

La Réserve, Knokke, Belgium

The European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (EADSM) is an European non-profit organisation with focus on promotion of dental treatments for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders like snoring and apnea.

The interdisciplinary BElgian Dental Sleep Medicine Academy (iBEDSMA) is a platform for gathering information and networking for the multidisciplinary approach of sleep-disordered breathing.

Upcoming BSDSM events:

3rd Nov – Introduction in Dental Sleep Medicine

4th Nov – Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine

More information can be found on the BSDSM website.

SomnoMed UK will be running the following upcoming workshops for dentists interested in Sleep Medicine.

London 8th Sept 09.30-14.30 [download: information]

London 28th April 09.30 – 14.30 [download: information]

Edinburgh 23rd May 12.00 – 17.00 [download: information]

Manchester 24th May 12.00 – 17.00 [download: information]

For more information, visit SomnoMed’s website or contact


Dr Roy Dookun will present “Snoring patients and dentist pre-treatment screening” at this year’s IDA annual conference. Saturday May 13th 12-1pm, McCurdy Room 3, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny.

We are pleased to introduce the ISDSM and would like to offer dentists with an interest in Dental Sleep Medicine an opportunity to join with the initial benefit of introduction to the


Sleep Physicians will be giving a general overview of OSA, Snoring and the relationship between the two conditions, treatments they can offer, where they see oral appliances benefitting the patient (non-apnoeic, mild-mod OSA, CPAP non-compliant), local referral pathways and willingness to accept referrals after BSDSM /ISDSM pre-treatment screening.

We will also give guidance on the role of the GDP in the screening of snoring patients for OSA and the referral pathway for diagnosis and treatment as part of a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of these patients.

To register your interest in attending and for more information please email:

MayGALWAY, TUESDAY 10th MAY 19.30-21.00

VENUE: Conference Room, Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway
SPEAKERS: Dr Michael McWeeney, Respiratory Physician
Dr Dermot Canavan, B.Dent.Sc., MGDS, MS,  Dip.  Cons. Sedation

MayCORK, WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 19.30-21.00

VENUE: Cork University Hospital Lecture Theatre
SPEAKERS: Dr Liam Doherty, Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Dr Nuala Lyden BSc (Hons) FDSRCS(Edin)

MayDUBLIN, THURSDAY 12th MAY 19.00-20.30

VENUE: Dublin Dental Hospital
SPEAKERS: Dr Elaine Purcell, Specialist in Sleep Medicine, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin
Dr Dermot Canavan, B.Dent.Sc., MGDS, MS, Dip.  Cons. Sedation
Dr Michael Crowe Dental Surgeon