A: Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk., C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.,
Sleep-related breathing disorders can have serious adverse impact on health and lifestyle. They are estimated to affect almost two million in the UK, most of whom are believed to be undiagnosed. This presentation explains the significant role that general dental practitioners can play in helping address what is predicted to be a growing challenge.
What are sleep-related breathing disorders?
Risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnoea;
Treatment options, including the role of mandibular advancement splints; and
the risks and benefits of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.
On completion participants will be familiar with the role dentists can play in helping diagnose, treat and refer as appropriate patients who suffer from snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Consultant Orthodontist and Specialist in Orthodontics Queens Gate Orthodontics Claire Nightingale, a highly experienced and multiple prize winning orthodontist, including “Orthodontist of the Year, London, 2019” in the GHP Private Healthcare Awards, decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 12, having been inspired by experiencing fantastic care from her own dentist. She then qualified as a dentist over 30 years ago, from Newcastle University and completed her specialist training as an orthodontist in 1996, at Bristol University. She is the owner of Queens Gate Orthodontics and combines private practice in South Kensington with an NHS Consultant post at Watford General Hospital.
She has treated thousands of children and adults with fixed braces, and over three hundred patients with Invisalign. In addition to routine orthodontics, her special interests include working with jaw (orthognathic) surgeons to treat people with facial deformity and to relieve the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Claire was awarded “Orthodontist of the Year, London” 2019 - 2020 in the GHP Healthcare Awards and is President of the London Dental Fellowship, 2019 – 2020.
She is passionate about orthodontics, and when not treating patients, she is busy lecturing to dental societies, writing textbooks, and training dentists to become orthodontists. At other times, she is running around after her three children and two cats and occasionally gets to play her piano.