Dental Sleep Medicine Conference

June 2024

$TBC Early bird special

$TBC for bookings made after 31 March 2024

Join us for our annual Sleep Medicine Conference

The annual Good Sleep Co global conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia in 2024. The course will cover concepts of sleep medicine and how Good Sleep Co is reshaping the future of treatment.

The 3-day event will incorporate dental sleep medicine training, product launches and carefully curated local experiences.

Programme Snapshot

  • Identifying patients
  • Screening patients
  • Testing patients
  • Treatment
  • Expert panel
  • Specialty lectures
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Event Speakers

Dr Christopher Pantin

Dentist / Associate Professor
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Dr Vyas Prasad

Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon
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Dr Damian Teo

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Dr Samintharaj Kumar

Dental Surgeon / CEO Nuffield Dental Holdings
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Dr Christopher Pantin

Dentist / Associate Professor

BSc, BDSc, Grad Cert Adult Sleep Science

Dr Pantin is a highly regarded dentist and a snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea specialist who helps sufferers through oral treatments.
He has devoted the past 25 years to researching and treating Sleep Apnoea with a dental solution. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
In 2009 he proposed, and in 2010 with a multidisciplinary team, developed a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine at UWA. He is currently a coordinator of this course.
Dr Pantin has been associated with the Western Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute (WASDRI) at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since its inception.
WASDRI was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organisation devoted to improving the knowledge and understanding of sleep disorders through clinical teaching and research.
Since 2005, Dr Pantin has been a clinical committee member at the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), the peak national body in Australia and New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of sleep.
His expertise and the subsequent treatments he has developed are honed from working with a large demographic of patients during a long period.
He has treated and eased the suffering of more than 4,000 patients across Western Australia.


Dr Vyas Prasad

Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon
MB BCh BAO BA (Dublin), MSc DIC (London), DLO(England), MRCS (Edin), FRCS (ORL+HNS) (EDIN), FICS

Dr Vyas Prasad is an ENT Consultant in Royal Healthcare Specialists Centre, where he specialises in voice and swallowing disorders as well as head and neck surgery – having gained invaluable experience at The Royal Marsden, Royal Free, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals as well as having completed a further year and a half of head and neck training post-FRCS at Barts and the London. He has also spent a year at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (Universite Catholique Louvain, Mont-Godinne, Belgium) with Professors Marc Remacle and Georges Lawson where he underwent training in head and neck surgery and laryngology with a focus on robotics (flexible and da Vinci), lasers, phonosurgery, minimally invasive surgery and oncology in both children and adults.
Besides his adult practice, he has spent considerable time in specialist units focusing on paediatric ENT including head and neck and airway surgery i.e. Great Ormond Street Hospital London, the Nuffield Centre for Hearing at Gray’s Inn Road and Barts and The London NHS Trust. He is a member of the European Laryngology Society, reviewer for the European Archives of Otolaryngology, Affiliate of the National Cancer Institute of Singapore and fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Dr Damian Teo

BHSc (Dent), M.Dent, GradDip Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr Damian Teo is a holistic dentist who has focused his practice to TMD, Bruxism and Dental Sleep Medicine. Since graduating from dentistry at Latrobe University in 2012, Damian dived straight into a TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine clinic in Melbourne.

Damian is passionate about looking “beyond the mouth” and treating the body as a whole. He believes dentists play an important role in being able to recognise airway/breathing issues, sleeping problems, and craniofacial pain (such as headaches, neck pain, and TMD). Damian first gained deeper knowledge and understanding of TMD, craniofacial pain, sleep medicine, and airways by completing the TMD & Sleep mini residency program by Dr. Steven Olmos in 2013.

This led to Damian working in Darwin’s first official TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in 2014, where he then focused his practice to treating patients for snoring, sleep apnea, bruxism and TMD. He pursued further education in the field of sleep medicine and achieved his Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine with the University of Western Australia in 2016.

Over the years, Damian completed various mini-residency programs covering TMD, craniofacial pain, sleep medicine, orofacial myology and orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony, Dr Jeffrey Okeson, Dr Tony Ancell, Dr Jamison Spencer, and Dr Steve Gallela.

Knowing the value in multidisciplinary treatment, Damian has also completed courses in biochemistry, nutrition, exercise biomechanics, neuro kinetic therapy, Buteyko breathing, mental health and well-being. He also works closely with many different health practitioners ranging from physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, speech pathologists, sleep respiratory physicians, ENTs, oral surgeons and even personal trainers.
Damian’s passion for TMD and Sleep medicine led to the founding of his own specialised TMD and Sleep clinics: Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic, consulting with TMJ physiotherapists in the Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre and Sleep Respiratory Physicians in Lung and Sleep Victoria.
Damian regularly lectures, and holds an annual TMD & Sleep Mini Residency, teaching practitioners from around the world, how to diagnose and manage TMD, OSA and bruxism. He is passionate in spreading the knowledge that dentists can help one’s health and quality of life “beyond the mouth.”

Dr Samintharaj Kumar

Dental Surgeon / CEO Nuffield Dental Holdings
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Singapore)

Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry (BDS) from Singapore in 2001 and Medicine (MBBS) from London in 2006. During his dental undergraduate period, he was the first South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent the final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada.
During medical school, he received several prizes for excellence in academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
He has also extensive training in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with providers in the non-surgical industry and has successfully provided such treatments since 2004.
Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthesia/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Singapore.
Dr Kumar is particularly adept at putting nervous patients at ease and has the ability to inspire confidence in them. He is a general dental practitioner, but owing to his hospital training and surgical background, he frequently handles complex cases that have a large surgical focus and aesthetic demand.
Dr Kumar was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses and subsequently directed the Virtualign Aesthetic Training Courses since 2005. Dr Kumar is hence uniquely positioned to be able to thoroughly understand Anti-Aging Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and its large overlap with Dentistry.
He provides the full clinical spectrum of Dental Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He has worked with various Dental Implant systems since 2004 including Nobel Biocare, Dentium, Zeramex, Osstem, Straumann and BioHorizons. He sees patients requiring complex dental rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. He accepts referrals for Dental Implant Placement, Sinus Lift Surgery, Complex Bone Augmentation, Periodontal/ Gum Plastic Surgery, Zygomatic Dental Implants/ Tubero Pterygoid Implants, IMDO Surgery, Distraction Osteogenesis, Jaw Surgery which he also performs under intravenous sedation at Nuffield Dental Clinics.
In 2009, he trained under Dr Paulo Malo in Lisbon following which he has been performing All-on-4 Teeth-in-a-Day Implant surgeries and All-on-4 bridge restorations both in England and in Singapore. Dr Kumar was also trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique by Dr John Chao.
His services include seeing nervous patients, same-day implants, dental implants, denture stabilisation, zygomatic implants, tubero-pterygoid implants, platelet-rich plasma, Teeth in a Day, Sinus lift Surgery, Bone grafts, Bone Ring Technique, IMDO, Distraction Osteogenesis, Digital Smile Design, CEREC - CAD/ CAM Dentistry, CHAO Pinhole SurgeryTM, Lip Repositioning Surgery, Anti-wrinkle treatment. Sculptra and Chemical peels for rejuvenation of the face, TMJ pain, MyoBrace, Tongue Tie, Lip Tie, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Dentistry and anti-snoring treatment, Invisalign and Damon Braces.
In addition, he sees patients for wisdom teeth and difficult extractions. Due to his experience and previous training, Dr Kumar is particularly able to understand dental patients with complex medical conditions and able to advise specifically on their management within the dental environment.