Dr Joachim Ngiam
BDS (Hons) MSD (ortho) MPhilMed (Sleep Medicine)
Dr Joachim Ngiam graduated with honours in Dentistry from the University of Sydney and holds a Masters degree in Dentistry (Orthodontics) and a Masters degree in Medicine (Sleep Medicine). He is a Research Fellow/Visiting Dental officer in the Respiratory and Sleep Department at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He has been awarded the Rudolf Gunz University of Sydney Medal in 1992 and is a consecutive recipient of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Research Awards in 2011 and 2012.
He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney with research interests focussed on mandibular advancement splint (MAS) therapy for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. His key PhD research includes investigations into the dose dependent effects of mandibular repositioning with MAS devices in adults and rapid maxillary expansion orthodontic treatment in children with sleep disordered breathing. With a diverse range of research interests in orthodontics and dental sleep medicine, Dr Ngiam has several publications in peer reviewed orthodontic and sleep journals. He has been a speaker at a number of national and international conferences and is also on several committees of the Australasian Sleep Association.