SleepWise is the only clinic in Melbourne, and regional Victoria, treating patients and training practitioners in the field of oral appliances and dental sleep medicine. The clinicians at SleepWise have treated over 16,000 patients since first established in 2001.
SleepWise provides a full range of Australian made, medically proven, state of the art oral appliances for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. All clinicians are members of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australian Dental Association and work exclusively in the field of dental sleep medicine at SleepWise Clinic.
Dr Harry Ball
Dr Ball is the immediate past chairperson of the dental sleep medicine council of the Australasian Sleep Association. He has restricted his practice to dental sleep medicine and is one of the most experienced practitioners in the world, establishing Sleepwise Clinic which has treated over 14,000 patients with oral appliance therapy.
Dr Ball has organised and presented training programs for dentists throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as in the United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Singapore and Malaysia. He has presented on sleep to GPs, sleep physicians as well as on behalf of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Orthodontic society and Dental Health Services of Victoria.
Dr Ball has also been involved as a principal clinician at the Temporomandibular Disorders Pain Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital.
Dr Ken Lee
With a Masters of Dentistry, years of private practice experience and having been an active member of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Dr Lee is passionate about improving the health outcomes of patients with leading technology in the field of snoring and sleep apnoea.
Utilising the latest clinical protocols and proven research to provide the most effective treatment, Dr Lee believes in the importance of working closely as a multi-disciplinary team with sleep physicians and ENTs. He has a strong focus on helping people prioritise their wellbeing and health and constantly aims to deliver treatment with integrity, respect, comfort and care.
Dr Sam Talpis
Dr Talpis completed his dental degree in Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. He has a special interest in dental sleep medicine and temporomandibular disorders.
Dr Talpis has completed a Craniofacial pain clinical residency program at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in the USA and a Sleep Residency in San Diego. Dr Talpis is involved in training dentists around Australia in the field of dental sleep medicine and has been a presenter at the Australasian Sleep Association National Conference.
He has also been involved in oral appliance research and has been instrumental in developing several state of the art appliances in widespread use around Australia. Working in close conjunction with sleep physicians, ENT surgeons, and sleep psychologists, Dr Talpis believes the quality of your sleep dramatically impacts health, well-being, and overall quality of life.
Dr Sue Lim
Graduating with a Masters of Dentistry, Dr Lim has since worked in both the public and private sectors. She greatly enjoys working with patients and helping them achieve their optimal health goals.
Having seen the positive impact oral appliances can make on patients with snoring and sleep apnoea, Dr Lim has undertaken further training in this field. She strongly believes in working in close collaboration with sleep physicians, Ear, Nose and Throat specialists and sleep psychologists to provide the most effective management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Dr Ben Abbott
Dr Abbott graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree. Originally from Tasmania, he moved to Melbourne in 2011. He is an experienced general dentist, having worked in several inner-city practices.
After seeing the benefits of oral appliances for patients with snoring and sleep apnoea issues first-hand, he undertook extensive further training in the field. He continues to pursue further ongoing education relating to sleep and is a member of the Australian Sleep Association.
Working in close conjunction with sleep physicians, ENT surgeons and sleep psychologists, he believes the quality of your sleep has a dramatic impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life.
Dr Krystel Skilton
Dr Skilton graduated with honours from the School of Dentistry at the University of Western Australia in 2008. Since then, she has worked in public and private dental sectors and has a keen interest in sleep-disordered breathing, geriatric dentistry, and orthodontics.
Dr Skilton regularly attends international and local conferences to keep her at the forefront of her field. She enjoys spending time with her family and their dogs away from dentistry, skiing, gardening, and knitting.
She practices in a logical and empathetic manner and believes in educating and supporting clients to take control of their treatment. She enjoys working as part of the SleepWise team and collaborating with other medical and dental specialists in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
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