Dr Harry Ball

Dr Harry Ball is a dentist who has restricted his practice to the dental management of snoring and sleep apnoea and is one of the most experienced practitioners in the world having treated over 7000 patients. The patients are mostly referred from sleep physicians, GP’s, ENT’s and other dentists. He also trained in the field of temporomandibular (TMD) disorders and become a principal clinician at the TMD Pain Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital. Dr Ball has presented highly acclaimed educational programs for dentists throughout Australia, as well as in England, Holland, Belgium and Germany, Singapore and Malaysia.  He has presented for many organizations including the Australasian Sleep Association, Dental Health Services of Victoria, the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Association of Orthodontists. Dr Ball has also been involved in training programs in dental sleep medicine for sleep physicians and general medical practitioners. He has also conducted research on the prevalence and impact of snoring in a population in Melbourne. Dr Ball is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australian Dental Association.  He is the current co chairperson of the dental sleep medicine  division of the Australasian Sleep Association.


Dr Anne-Maree Cole

Dr Cole graduated from UQ with honours in 1982 and in 2014 completed a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has had a long-term interest in Aesthetic Dentistry and in the year 2000 began taking comprehensive post-graduate programs at LVI in the United States, where she has taken more programs than any other dentist in the world and is now a featured instructor. This education has led to a deep and evolving interest in not only aesthetics, but TMD, sleep and orthodontics. She is a strong believer in getting to the root cause of problems because only by acknowledging and addressing these can we hope break the cycle of destruction.

Dr David McIntosh

Dr McIntosh is a Paediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He also specialises in sinus disease and provides opinions on the benefit of revision of previous sinus operations. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery and Paediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Joachim Ngiam

Dr Ngiam graduated with honours in Dentistry from the University of Sydney and holds a Masters degree in Dentistry  (Orthodontics) and a Masters of Philosophy degree in sleep medicine. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professor Colin Sullivan with research interests focussed on oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. His PhD research includes investigations into the dose dependent effects of mandibular repositioning with mandibular advancement splints (MAS) in adults and paediatric dental interventions in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children.