ONLINE DENTAL CPD COURSES
Professional education about prescribing anti-snoring devices (mandibular repositioning devices).
We’re independent of any sleep business and do NOT make anti-snoring devices.
In the video snippet below, Adrian explains how anti snoring devices work:
In just 7 hours from now you could be safely prescribing anti-snoring devices:
On this page:
Snorer.training’s instant access dental education or ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ has been lovingly created by our highly skilled and experienced dental trainer: Adrian Zacher has 25 years of experience in dental sleep medicine.
Our user-friendly platform is easy to navigate and offers paper course certification. For each course you will have access to the information modules in the form of videos, pdf downloads and a set of multiple choice questions. All online CPD courses provide you with 7 hours of enhanced GDC verifiable CPD.
We believe dentists have a vital role to play, as part of the sleep-patient care team, recognising sleep apnoea symptoms and managing snoring patients.
Our on-line and on-demand CPD courses have been developed from face-2-face CPD courses delivered (Section 63 and British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine – BSDSM courses) across the UK since 1996.
Hundreds of dentists have learnt how and when to safely provide anti-snoring devices. Now you can too. At a time and place of YOUR choosing, because on-demand e-learning provides updated, peer-reviewed CPD that fits around YOU and your commitments.
“What exactly is online dental CPD?”
Online dental CPD is professional development education (e-learning) designed for dentists to study on-demand at a time, rate and place of their own choosing.
The KnowSleep Academy™ course costs £999 GBP.
UK specific and international KnowSleep Academy™ online CPD
Do the UK specific KnowSleep Academy™ online CPD course for UK dentists 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 learning How and When to provide this increasingly popular therapy, you become eligible for UK 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 (ARTP UK) Standards of Care document for Mandibular Repositioning Devices4 ↗ content requirements.
Ongoing support. e-learning for dental professionals
All courses gain enhanced CPD and enjoy ongoing support in a private FaceBook group ↗ and we periodically schedule webinars with interactive FAQs.
Enhanced CPD for dental professionals
The complete KnowSleep Academy™ e-learning (UK course) meets the criteria set by the GDC for 7 hours of Enhanced and Verifiable CPD (eCPD). See our quality control procedures.
All dentist 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 dental professional content
The content has been peer-reviewed and most importantly, 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!]
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 KnowSleep Academy™, we will promptly issue a refund. Simply contact Adrian [email protected] about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
Free dental CPD
Give the KnowSleep Academy™ a try. The first two chapters are free.
Please note we provide CPD credit for dentists who have completed entire courses.
Receive signposted snoring patients
Once sleep-trained you may list (for free) in our patient signposting tool.
Good to know:
Snorer.com is independent. We don’t sell anti-snoring devices, chin straps or whatever! And we don’t benefit from affiliate deals.
KnowSleep Academy™ online and on-demand CPD course
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 MBA is not a dentist in competition with you.
Adrian founded and ran Zacher Sleep Appliances (for over a decade) and pioneered oral appliance therapy when the concept was in its infancy. He personally made virtually every type of custom anti-snoring device available today.
Adrian co-founded the BSDSM with Dr Roy Dookun BDS. Then for over a decade, they taught hundreds of dentists across the UK, how and when to safely provide anti-snoring devices.
As with all the other information he provides, Adrian’s opinions are formed from decades of 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 helping those who suffer with snoring and sleep apnoea.
And why he believes you will want to experience such rewarding patient 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 Academy™ 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 25 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 dental CPD – 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!!
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 know sleep 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.
Snorer.me Signposting™ Directing snorers to the most appropriate professional
Adrian launched Snorer.me Signposting™ in March 2019. This CE marked clinical decision support system directs snorers and those with sleep apnoea symptoms to the most appropriate professional.
In essence – benign snorers to dentists for an anti-snoring device and those with sleep apnoea symptoms or co-morbidities to their GP.
We list sleep-trained dentists for free.
Anonymous sleep apnoea testing
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.
KnowSleep Academy™ user reviews
Related: Our product reviews and how-to’s
Adrian writes the Snorer.com blog, where he examines common (and sometimes misguided) approaches to manage snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea / apnea (OSA).
Here’s a selection of snoring and sleep apnoea / apnea ‘treatment’ related posts, we believe you will find interesting:
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.
- 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. http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v206/n6/full/sj.bdj.2009.214.html [accessed 04 July 2016]
- Dental Defence Union Position Statement, Snoring treatment, https://www.theddu.com/press-centre/press-releases/snoring-treatment [accessed 15th June 2018]
- Dental Protection Ltd, Position Statement, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSA), https://www.dentalprotection.org/uk/publications-resources/updates/updates/2014/12/10/snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome [accessed 15th June 2018]
- ARTP Standards of Care for Mandibular Repositioning Devices. http://www.artp.org.uk/download.cfm/docid/63B69B37-37E8-48D1-8A6B92749EDFDD1E [accessed 04 July 2016]
- Sleep-disordered Breathing, Adrian Zacher & Michael McDevitt, Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology – E-Book: Expert Consult: Online, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017. Accessible here: https://www.elsevier.com/books/carranzas-clinical-periodontology/newman/978-0-323-18824-1 [accessed 15th June 2018]
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Signposting™ is a CE marked clinical decision support system (CDSS) software as a medical device (SaMD).
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