Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Workshop
With its links to cardiovascular diseases and quality of life problems in adults, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) presents a substantial medical challenge to contemporary society. Children with OSA are at an increased risk of developing several systemic diseases as well as behavioural and learning issues. The treatment of OSA involves dentistry in a crucial way.
This program is intended to raise dentists’ awareness of the use of dental sleep medicine. During this programme we will explore sleep studies, sleep nasendoscopy, minimally invasive surgery and newer treatment strategies including but not restricted to hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
- To understand what OSA
- To be able to diagnose it accurately
- To manage the patient holistically – a Multidisciplinary approach with doctors, dentists, and dietitians.
- Lifestyle, Medical and Surgical management
- Salient issues with surgery
Dr Vyas M.N. Prasad MB BCh BAO BA(Dublin), MSc DIC(London), DLO(England), MRCS(Edin), FRCS (ORL – HNS) (Edin), FICS
About the Trainer
Dr Vyas Prasad is a senior consultant Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck surgeon. His speciality interests are: Voice & Swallowing Disorders, Paediatric Otolaryngology, Oncology (Thyroid and Salivary Gland Surgery).
He read medicine at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. After completing a Masters in Surgical Sciences from Imperial College, University of London, he pursued surgical training in ENT in the Oxford and London Training Programmes, and trained extensively at The Royal Marsden, Royal Free, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear
Hospitals. While in the UK, he also focused considerably on paediatric ENT including head and neck and airway surgery.
After returning to Singapore, he joined Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he was lead laryngologist and single-handedly developed and ran the service with a team of speech and language therapists. Here, he specialised in voice and swallowing disorders as well as head and neck surgery performing minimally invasive surgery utilising lasers, sialendoscopy and open oncological procedures for cancers of the head and neck, thyroid and salivary glands.
He is a member of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, British Laryngological Association, Asia-Pacific Laryngology Association; affiliate of National University Cancer Institute (Singapore), and fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
He is married with three children. He speaks English, Malay, Mandarin, Hindi, Tamil, French, and Hokkien.