Recommended reading

The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine has a useful list of recommended reading for those preparing for the board examinations. For anyone looking forward to learning more about Sleep Medicine from a dental perspective, the list is a good place to start

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Alternatively, for a highly recommended introduction into the world of sleep medicine please look into "Sleep Medicine for Dentists", edited by Gilles J. Lavigne, Peter A. Cistulli (who is also the Inaugural ETMH Distinguished Speaker) and Michael T. Smith published by Quintessence Books in 2009

Special Interest

Southeast Asian Clinical Phenotypes

  • Tan A, Cheung YY, Yin J, Lim WY, Tan LWL, Lee CH. Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in a multiethnic Asian population in Singapore: a community-based study. Respirology. 2016;21:943–950.

  • Lee RWW, Sutherland K, Sands SA, Edwards BA, Chan TO, Ng SSS, Hui DS, Cistulli PA. Differences in respiratory arousal threshold in Caucasian and Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Respirology. 2017;22:1015–1021.

  • Sutherland K, Lee RWW, Cistulli PA. Obesity and craniofacial structure as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea: impact of ethnicity. Respirology. 2012;17:213–222.

  • Lee RW, Vasudavan S, Hui DS et al. 2010. Differences in craniofacial structures and obesity in Caucasian and Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep. 2010; 33: 1075–80.

  • Lam B, Ooi CG, Peh WC, Lauder I, Tsang KW, Lam WK, Ip MS. Computed tomographic evaluation of the role of craniofacial and upper airway morphology in obstructive sleep apnea in Chinese. Respir Med. 2004; 98(4):301-7.

  • Liu Y, Lowe AA, Zeng X, Fu M, Fleetham JA: Cephalometric comparisons between Chinese and Caucasian patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2000; 117(4):479-85.

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Sleep Medicine for Dentists JUL2017



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