Online Dental CPD Courses

snoring courses for dentists online CPD

The KnowSleep™ Academy provides enhanced online CPD for dentists interested in managing sleep-related breathing disorders with oral appliance therapy.

Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

Online dental CPD: KnowSleep™ snoring courses for dentists

We believe that dentists have a vital role to play, as part of the sleep-patient care team, recognising sleep apnoea symptoms and managing snoring patients.

Course content has been delivered face-2-face (in Section 63 and BSDSM courses across the UK) since 1996.

Now available in updated, peer-reviewed form on-demand, to fit around YOU and your commitments.

International & UK specific KnowSleep™ Academy online CPD

Do the UK specific KnowSleep™ online CPD course to learn:

  • How to screen patients and identify those who are safe to treat without a prior medical diagnosis1
  • Recognise those who need further investigation

By training How and When to provide this increasingly popular therapy, you become eligible for professional indemnity insurance cover from both the DDU2 and DPL3, because the KnowSleep™ Academy (UK) curriculum has been created in-line with the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology’s Standard of Care document for Mandibular Repositioning Devices4 content requirements.

Now you can learn dental sleep medicine at your own rate and fit enhanced CPD around your life.

Fully supported learning

All courses gain enhanced CPD and enjoy ongoing support in a private FaceBook group and we periodically schedule webinars with interactive FAQs.

Enhanced CPD

The complete KnowSleep™ Academy training (UK) meets the criteria set by the GDC for 7 hours of Enhanced and Verifiable CPD (eCPD).

All registrants with a GDC number, who complete the course, will receive a paper course certificate stating the course aims, objectives and hours studied.

Independent, evidence-based content

The KnowSleep™ Academy (as are our Information Guides) has been created in line with the requirements of NHS England’s Information Standard and upon completion, all students with a GDC number, will be posted a paper Course Certificate, stating the Course Aims, Objectives and Enhanced CPD credit earned (7 hours).

The KnowSleep™ Academy is not a product of a manufacturer of oral appliances:

We have no bias towards our own mandibular advancement device! [Because we don’t make them!]

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re confident you’ll be delighted with the KnowSleep™ Academy, so we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure your satisfaction. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the Academy, we will promptly issue a refund. Simply contact Adrian [email protected] about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

KnowSleep™ Academy online CPD course outlines:

KnowSleep™ Academy (UK) complete

You will learn how to:

  • Screen for sleep apnoea
  • Help snorers without waiting for a medical referral
  • Get the protrusive ‘bite’ right
  • Select the most appropriate custom oral appliance
  • Build your sleep business
  • Become an expert in a new and developing field
  • Build a network of referral sources

KnowSleep™ Academy (non UK) complete

You will learn how to:

  • Help snorers
  • Get the ‘bite’ right
  • Select custom oral appliances
  • Build your sleep business
  • Become an expert
  • Build a network of referral sources
  • And much more! 

Course tutor and presenter

Adrian Zacher, your lead instructor with

Adrian Zacher MBA, is

  • founder of 
  • co-founder and former CEO of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • and instigator of the pre-treatment screening protocol
  • lead author of Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology “Sleep-Disordered Breathing”, 2018, Elsevier Press5
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Adrian was the dental sleep medicine (DSM), subject matter expert and International Business Development Manager for ResMed, he studied at Judge Business School in Cambridge and brings a quarter of a Century of DSM experience, and international market insight to help YOU – help more patients.

Adrian founded and ran Zacher Sleep Appliances (for over a decade) and personally made virtually every type of custom anti-snoring device available today.

As with all the other information he provides, his opinions are formed from hands-on experience, actually working with a vast number of anti-snoring devices.

Why snoring and sleep apnoea online CPD?

Click play (90 seconds) to understand how Adrian became hooked on snoring and sleep apnoea treatment (dental sleep medicine) – and why he feels you will want to experience such rewarding feedback.



Easy to use resources – whether you prefer written words, on-demand video or live webinars with Q&As, useful content has been created to suit you.

The KnowSleep™ online CPD snoring course for dentists is on-demand and fully supported.


Whether you want to check something whilst you’re in clinic, or during your lunch break, or if you have time in the evening or over the weekend, you can dip into 20+ years knowledge whenever convenient.

We’re here to help.


Enhanced, Verifiable CPD in line with B, C and D Development Outcomes (as defined by the GDC)

With evidence-based course content and resources created by the founder and other industry leaders, you can be sure you’ll take something away to implement immediately.


We’re not tied to any MAD manufacturer or therapy provider, so what you learn is completely impartial.

Having a broad knowledge means that you’ll be well placed to prescribe the device that suits your patient best.

Online CPD for dentists – Peer reviewer

This is a very simple, yet effective tool to learn about Dental Sleep Medicine. The online nature of the program allows you to learn at your own pace and schedule.

Also, the information provided will be a great starting point for any dentist who’s interested in learning about Dental Sleep Medicine.

In summary; a well-organized, thorough online learning tool!! Dr Shouresh Charkhandeh DDS

Recipient of the “2012 & 2015 Clinical Research Award” and “2015 Clinical Excellence Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).

What we do to help educate and inform

What we do to help, educate and inform

Adrian is the principal tutor for the KnowSleep™ Academy. As part of our drive for patients and partners to KnowSleep™ he co-authors (with amongst others 3 Professors) 5 free Information Guides. These are also produced in line with the Principles and Requirements of UK England’s NHS Information Standard.

The Information Standard is a certification programme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

We also provide the World’s first anonymous sleep apnoea testing process (ASAP™), in partnership with Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. ASAP™ enables enables vigilance critical employees to get help with problem sleepiness, rather than face the conundrum of risking falling asleep at work or prejudicing their livelihood.

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KnowSleep™ Academy online CPD user reviews


Convenient, well designed course with great support

I've no hesitation in recommending the KnowSleep™ Academy - convenient, well designed course with great support from Adrian. Interesting to expand my knowledge into a new area of dentistry and be able to offer a new health treatment for my patients. Continue Reading

Lucy S Dentist

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Evidence-based patient information Guides

Check out our free Patient Information Guide about Mandibular Advancement Devices:

Adrian co-authored the Information Guide with Dr Roy Dookun BDS (former BSDSM President).

There are two basic groups of mouthpieces that may help with snoring by holding your jaw forwards.


The first group you can buy in shops and online, they are the so called “one-size-fits-all” type also variously known as non-custom, ‘self-fit’, ‘boil and bite’ anti-snoring mouthpieces.


The second group of mouthpieces or mandibular advancement splint is custom-made exclusively for you by a dentist with a special interest in sleep apnoea / apnea.

  1. Stradling,J, Dookun,R “Snoring and the role of the GDP: British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) pre-treatment screening protocol”, British Dental Journal 206, 307 – 312 (2009)
    Published online: 28 March 2009 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.214. [accessed 04 July 2016]
  2. Dental Defence Union Position Statement, Snoring treatment, external_link3 [accessed 15th June 2018]
  3. Dental Protection Ltd, Position Statement, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSA), external_link3 [accessed 15th June 2018]
  4. ARTP Standards of Care for Mandibular Repositioning Devices. [accessed 04 July 2016]
  5. Sleep-disordered Breathing, Adrian Zacher & Michael McDevitt, Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology – E-Book: Expert Consult: Online, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017. Accessible here: external_link3 [accessed 15th June 2018]

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