Presentation title: Essential Anatomy for OSA
Synopsis To develop Obstructive sleep apnoea, all patients must have some degree of anatomical compromise which makes the airway prone to collapse. A thorough understanding of the 3 dimensional craniofacial anatomical risk factors predisposing a patient to obstructive sleep apnoea, forms the foundation of screening, and subsequent successful dental management of patients suffering from this debilitating condition.
Dr Nischal Singh graduated from University of Melbourne with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Science in 1994. He attained a Masters Degree from Tufts University in 2011 with an emphasis on Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders. Subsequently Nischal was appointed Adjunct Faculty at Tufts University Craniofacial Pain Centre in Boston, MA from 2011-2014.
Nischal attained Distinguished Fellow status with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in 2008. He achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Orofacial Pain in and was made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 2017.
Nischal awarded the Graduate Research Award and the Excellence in Research Award by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, both in 2012, for his research into sleep bruxism.