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DENTAL CPD & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DENTAL CPD & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Professional Dental Education about prescription Anti-Snoring Devices (with 1-2-1 mentoring)

And built in business development

“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.

Our user-friendly online 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.

Oral appliances are recommended by NICE as first-line therapy for snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).1

As a dentist, considering prescribing an oral appliance (mandibular advancement device) for snoring, it is imperative that you are able to differentiate between:

  • Simple, benign snoring
  • And snoring as a symptom of OSA (first-line therapy for OSA is not an oral appliance). 

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Mary H Dentist UK Complete November 25, 2019

I enjoyed all sections and liked the fact I could complete it at my own pace (fitting it around work and home commitments).

This course is intended to keep you within the bounds of your professional indemnity insurance, by teaching you how to screen and recognise OSA symptoms (amongst other things!).

You can begin straight away ↗ in our online school and later opt for mentoring (phone and/or in your practice) as you wish.

Snorer.training’s dental education or ‘Continuing Professional Development (CPD)’ has been lovingly created by our highly skilled and experienced dental trainer:

Adrian Zacher MBA

Adrian Zacher MBA

Author, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Care Navigator


I teach healthcare professionals how to help their patients stop snoring; sleep and breathe at the same time.

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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 by Adrian at Section 63 and British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine – BSDSM courses, across the UK since 1996.

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Dr. Roshik Patel BDS Dentist Snorer.training September 25, 2018

I’d highly recommend Adrian Zacher and the Snorer.training course. His course is efficient and very clear. As a dentist, I have many patients and a surprisingly high demand for treatment of snoring. It was very useful for me to begin sharing information on snoring, and to gain confidence in starting treatment.

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.

Outcomes:

UK specific online CPD

Do the UK specific CPD course to learn:

  • How to screen patients and identify those who are safe to treat without a prior medical diagnosis2
  • 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 DDU3 and DPL4, because the Snorer.training (UK) curriculum has been created in-line with the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology’s (ARTP UK) Standards of Care5 ↗ content requirements.

UK and N Ireland outline
Ongoing support

All courses gain enhanced CPD and enjoy ongoing support in a private FaceBook group ↗ and we offer business development and 1-2-1 mentoring by phone or IN-YOUR-PRACTICE.

Enhanced CPD 

The complete Snorer.training 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.

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.

Independent, evidence-based content

Snorer.training content (as are our Information Guides) has been created in line with the now defunct requirements of the NHS England’s Information Standard.

Meaning the content is evidence-based, peer-reviewed and independent of manufacturer claims. (We’re independent of any sleep business).

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 Snorer.training, so we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure your satisfaction.

If for any reason you wish to discontinue using Snorer.training, we will promptly issue a refund.

Simply contact Adrian contact@snorer.com about our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

Built in Business Development

Once sleep-trained you may list (for free – value £199 p/a) in our patient signposting tool.

Enhanced and Premium packages highlight and promote your listing.

See our abstract in the BMJ about saving General Medical Practitioners’ time.7

Snorer.training Online and On-Demand CPD course
(e-learning) outlines:

UK Complete

You will learn how to:

  • Screen for sleep apnoea
  • Help snorers immediately
  • Get the protrusive ‘bite’ right
  • Select the indicated custom oral appliance
  • Build your sleep business
  • Become an expert in a new field
  • Build a network of referral sources

Non-UK Complete

You will learn how to:

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

Course tutor 

The images above are of Adrian teaching a group of dentists at a Cephtactics event in London 18th Nov 19.

Adrian Zacher MBA is not a dentist in competition with you.

He is:

More about Adrian

Adrian founded and ran Zacher Sleep Appliances (for 11 years) 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.

Even more about Adrian…

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Simple

Easy to use resources: on-demand video with Q&As and PDF downloads, useful content has been created to suit you.

The Snorer.training online CPD snoring course for dentists is on-demand and fully supported.

Accessible

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.

Appropriate

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.

Impartial

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.

What are the videos like?

Here’s an example:

Its a technical and non-clinical demo about using the George Gauge™ (TradeMark Great Lakes Orthodontics).

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!!

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

Adrian is the principal tutor for Snorer.training.

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 now defunct Principles and Requirements of UK England’s NHS Information Standard ↗.

The Information Standard was a certification programme for all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the public.

Any organisation achieving The Information Standard had undergone a rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

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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.

signposting

If you are a dentist prescribing anti-snoring devices and would like to be listed on Signposting you can sign-up (free) for a basic listing here.

We presented a preliminary research poster at the British Sleep Society meeting in 2019 and the poster was included in the BMJ Open Research Journal.7

 

Snorer.training user reviews

 

Convenient, well designed course with great support

Lucy S Dentist

I've no hesitation in recommending the Snorer.training 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

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Related: Our expert 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 free, patient Information Guides

Grab our free Patient Information Guide about Mandibular Advancement Devices:

Adrian co-authored the Information Guide with Dr Roy Dookun BDS (former BSDSM President) and it is peer-reviewed by Dr Shouresh Charkhandeh DDS.

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.

References

  1. NICE CKS OSA Guidelines https://cks.nice.org.uk/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome#!scenarioClarification:1  external_link3  [accessed 25th Nov 2019]
  2. 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 external_link3  [accessed 04 July 2016]
  3. Dental Defence Union Position Statement, Snoring treatment, https://www.theddu.com/press-centre/press-releases/snoring-treatment external_link3 [accessed 15th June 2018]
  4. 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 external_link3 [accessed 15th June 2018]
  5. ARTP Standards of Care for Mandibular Repositioning Devices. http://www.artp.org.uk/download.cfm/docid/63B69B37-37E8-48D1-8A6B92749EDFDD1E external_link3 [accessed 04 July 2016]
  6. 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  external_link3  [accessed 15th June 2018]
  7. Signposting for snoring: does it optimise use of GP time? Online surveys of patients and sleep-trained dentists https://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/6/Suppl_1/A47.2 ↗ [accessed 25th Nov 2019]

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