ADOHTA VIC TAS Members are invited to:
Learning The Truth About Bruxism In Adults & Kids
WITH GUEST LECTURER Dr Damian Teo
Morning Tea Provided
Dr Damian Teo (1.5hr)
ADOHTA Update & Morning Tea (1 hr)
Meeting Close 11:30am (CPD Certificate issued via email)
Sleep disorders, OSA, Bruxism and TMD. Understand its link and how to best manage it.
Dental clinicians are often asked by parents…. Why is my child grinding, what can be done about this?
Want to give your patients and their families the latest information about the causes of bruxism and how to best manage? Then you won't want to miss this session!
Dr Damian Teo is a General Dentist working at the forefront of sleep and TMD dentistry. In this session Dr Damian with tackle the questions...Is there a link between sleep, OSA, bruxism and TMD?
How to work with other allied health professionals - and how to refer children for OSA, TMD and bruxism management.
Dr. Damian Teo Biography, TMD & Sleep Dentist,
Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry), Masters of Dentistry,
Post Graduate Diploma Dental Sleep Medicine (UWA)
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 and Dr Jamison Spencer.
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.”