EADSM scientific committee

The European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has established a Scientific Committee.

The eighteen members of the Scientific Committee are widely renowned experts and present different professional backgrounds, disciplines and areas of specialization.

The Scientific Committee supports, promotes and advances research in the dental sleep field by the EADSM.

The committee is also responsible for implementing the scientific program for the Annual Meeting, the On-line Scientific Program, suggests literature monthly to share with our members and works as a jury for the assignment of the Annual EADSM Award.

The Scientific Committee is composed as follows:

Prof. Miche De Meyer – Director of the Scientific Committee
Prof. Dr. Miche De Meyer is a passionate researcher, networker, educator and clinician with the main focus on Sleep Medicine, Orofacial Dysfunctions and Sportmedicine. She is since 2021 linked to the VUB  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, Department Educational Sciences (EDWE).

She obtained her PhD at the VUB in 2021 with the title: FUNDAMENTALS OF SNORING: PATHO-PHYSIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT.

The topic of her current  research project and educational input is  to explore, develop, elaborate and optimize  the educational processing of the medical professionals in healthcare.

She was the founding president of the European Dental Sleep Medicine Academy (EdeSA),  precursor of the EADSM. At the present she is the Director of the Scientific Committee of the European  Academy for  Dental Sleep Medicine. 

She is the CEO of MoreDynamicMedicine©, a company connecting medical professionals, exploring innovative projects (evidence  based)  in healthcare by  implementing them in real life to optimize the patient’s awareness and comfort. 

She is a scientific co-worker at

U Gent: Department Textile Engineering and Sleep 

University Hospital Brussel: Deptarment of Pneumology and Sleep Center

University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, &  University Hospital Radboud, Sleep and Pain Unit

She is a clinician at

AZ Jan Palfijn Gent: Director Clinical Unit: Orofacial Disfuncties & Pain Wake and Sleep related

Medical Center Assenede , Belgium: Clinical Coördinator : ‘SleepIdentity’ consultation

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miche-de-meyer-8303a747/?originalSubdomain=be

Email:  Miche.De.Meyer@vub.be


Research Papers

Paper 1

De Meyer M, Pevernagie D (2002) ‘Acoustic analysis of snoring: review of literature’. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 56(2):113-5.

Paper 2

Pevernagie DA, De Meyer M M, Claeys S (2005) Sleep, breathing and the nose. Review. Sleep Med Rev 9(6):437-51.

Paper 3

Pevernagie D, Aarts RM, De Meyer M (2010) The acoustics of snoring. Sleep Med Rev 14(2):131-144.

Paper 4

De Meyer MMD, Jacquet W, Vanderveken OM, Marks LAM (2019) Systematic review of the different aspects of primary snoring. Sleep Med Rev 45:88-94.

Paper 5

De Meyer MMD, Vanderveken OM, De Weerdt S, Marks LAM, Cárcamo BA, Chavez AM, Matamoros FA, Jacquet W (2021) Use of mandibular advancement devices for the treatment of primary snoring with or without Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): A systematic review. Sleep Med Rev 56:1–13.

Paper 6

De Meyer MMD, Marks LAM, Remmers JE, Hambrook Dillon, Zareian Jahromi SA, Jacquet W (2021) Perceptual snoring as a basis for a psycho-acoustical modeling and clinical patient profiling. Sleep Breath April 2 doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02348-6. 

Paper 7

Jacquet W, De Meyer, MMD, Remmers JE, Jahromi SA, Hambrook DA, Marks LAM (2021) The acoustical and perceptual features of snore related sounds in OSAS patients sleeping with the dynamic ODI based mandibular advancement system MATRx plus®. Sleep Breath May 6. Doi: 10.1007/s11325-021-02392-2.

Book Chapters

In Leerboek Slaap & Slaapstoornissen door Johan Verbraecken, Bertien Buyse Hans Hamburger, Viviane Van Kasteel , Reindert Van Steenwijk (2013)

Hoofdstuk 24.2: Slaapgerelateerde Bewegingsstoornissen: Bruxisme Frank Lobbezoo, Miche M.D. De Meyer; ISBN: 9789033489242


Sleep & Sleep Disorders A Practical Handbook by Johan Verbraecken, Bertien Buyse, Hans Hamburger, Viviane van Kasteel,.Reindert van Steenwijk (2020)

Chapter 24.2. Sleep Bruxism. Frank Lobbezoo, Miche M.D. De Meyer, Ghizelane Aarab ISBN: 9789463791311




Prof. Cibele Dal Fabbro
Cibele Dal Fabbro, DDS, PhD
PhD in Medical Science / Sleep Medicine – UNIFESP – Brazil
Master in Oral Rehabilitation – FOB/USP – Brazil
Orofacial Pain Specialist  – CFO – Brazil
Acupuncture Specialist – FMUSP- Brazil
Dental Sleep Medicine Program Coordinator – Instituto do Sono – São Paulo –
Clinical research scientist – CIUSSS Nord Ile de Montréal & CHUM, Faculty of
Dental Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
Founder and former President of ABROS (Ass. Brasileira de Odontologia do



Prof. Gilles Lavigne
Gilles Lavigne is internationally recognized for his research on sleep bruxism,
sleep apnea & pain and sleep interactions. Over the years he was vice-dean for research and dean (Faculty of Dental Medicine, Université de Montréal), president of the Canadian Sleep Society and Canadian Pain Society, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Pain, Sleep & Trauma. He received an honoris causa (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Order of Canada. He has authored over 270 papers and co-edited 4 books.




Prof. Peter Cistulli
Peter Cistulli is an active clinician researcher with 30 years’ experience in the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine. He holds the ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, where he leads the Sleep Research Theme within the multidisciplinary Charles Perkins Centre, and also Heads the Discipline of Sleep Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. He is also Clinical Director of the Sleep Medicine Program in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
His thematic research has focussed on the causes of sleep related breathing disorders and their treatment. He has received national and international awards for his academic contributions to the sleep field. He is a former President of the Australasian Sleep Association and a former board member of the Sleep Health Foundation.



Prof. Marie Marklund
Marie Marklund, DDS, PhD works at the University Clinic in Umeå, Sweden. Her interest in snoring and sleep apnea started 36 yrs ago during a course in nitrous oxide sedation, when she got the idea to test an activator on her snoring husband. The treatment was very successful and became the start of a long collaboration with the Pulpmonary Department at Umeå University with research about treatment effects, side-effects, cardiovascular effects and longer term outcomes of OAs. Marie Marklund has collaborated with Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. She has lectured extensively over the world including many keynote lectures and published many articles about OA treatment for OSA, including book chapters and two Task Forces for the European Respiratory Society. She has been a board member of the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has worked in the program committee for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Marie Marklund is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Interdisciplinary Belgian Dental Surgery Sleep Medicine Academy, the 2018 Honorary Member Award and the 2008 Pierre Robin Award from the American Academy of Dental Sleep
Medicine, the 2014 Meier-Ewert Award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft Zahnärztliche Schlafmedizin, and the 2008 Traffic Award from the Swedish transport company, Bilfrakt.



Dr. Aarnoud Hoekema
Aarnoud Hoekema was born on July the 16th , 1977 in Groningen, The Netherlands. In 1996 he started his dental education at the dental faculty of the University of Groningen. After receiving his dental degree in June 2001 (cum laude), he started as a registrar in training to become a clinical researcher at the Groningen University Medical Center. The first three years of this training he combined his work as a dentist at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Maxillofacial Prosthetics with a PhD-project on the therapeutic outcomes of oral-appliance versus continuous positive airway pressure therapy. On March the 14th 2007 Aarnoud Hoekema completed his PhD-degree with a dissertation titled “Oral-Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: a Clinical Study on Therapeutic Outcomes”.
In 2004 Aarnoud Hoekema started his oral and maxillofacial residency at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Groningen University Medical Center. In 2010 he finished his medical degree at the Groningen University Medical Center. In 2011 he was registered as oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Presently he works as Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Tjongerschans Hospital in Heerenveen. His oral & maxillofacial practice is focused on orthognathic surgery and sleep apnea treatment. He combines this function with postdoctoral research in sleep apnea management at the University Medical Center Groningen. In 2016 he was appointed as
associate professor at the Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA). Moreover he is a founding member and was past president of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in The Netherlands. He has published several articles on oral-appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and presented his scientific work at numerous national and international meetings on this topic.




Prof. An Boudewyns
An Boudewyns is a pediatric ENT surgeon at the Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. Prof. dr. An Boudewyns graduated at the University of Antwerp in 1994 and obtained a degree of Doctor in Medical Sciences in 1999. At present, she is Associate Professor of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Antwerp, Belgium at the faculty of Medicine and translational neurosciences. Prof. dr. An Boudewyns is board member of the European Society for Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) and co-author of the European Respiratory Society Task Force papers on pediatric sleep disordered breathing en central sleep apnea syndrome. She is co-author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers in the field of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Her main research topics in the field of pediatric OSA are: drug-induced sleep endoscopy, multidisciplinary management of pediatric OSA, biomarkers for pediatric OSA and OSA in children with comorbidities such as obesity and Down syndrome.




Dr. Riccardo Gobbi
Dr. Gobbi graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, subsequently he obtained the specialization in Otorhinolaryngology at the same University with 110/110 with honors discussing the thesis entitled ” The role of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx at a glottic site: observational study “

In his professional experience he was an ORL volunteer visiting doctor in Forlì, Trichy (India), Trondheim (Norway). He is particularly concerned with OSAS and snoring, with particular attention to the Sleep Endoscopy.

He has been a speaker in more than 100 national and international courses and congresses. From 2014-2015 he is a teacher and tutor of EOS DRS Certificate Course Otorino Expert in Respiratory Districts in Sleep.




Prof. Johan Aps
– DDS, 1993: University of Ghent, Belgium
– MSc Paediatric Dentistry and Special Needs, 1997: University of Ghent, Belgium
– PhD, 2002: University of Ghent, Belgium
– MSc Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, 2008: University of London, UK
Work experience:
– Private dental practice: 1993-2004
– University of Ghent and Ghent University Hospital: 1993-2012
– University of Washington: 2012-2019
– University of Western Australia: 2019-2020
– Artevelde University of Applied Sciences: 2021-2022
– Free University of Brussels: 2022-present
– www.opinident.be : 2021 – present




Dr. Michelle Cantwell
Dr. Cantwell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and
completed a three-year residency in Prosthodontics. She served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. and is employed as a provider within the Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Department of Wellspan Health. She has been involved in dental sleep medicine for 20 years and received Diplomate status from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in 2015. She has remained active within the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine serving as Chairperson of the Education Committee, Co-Chair and lecturer for the Mastery Program, member of the Board of Directors and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer. She has presented with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, the Canadian Academy of Clinical Sleep Disciplines, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the International Surgical Sleep Society, and the European Sleep Research Society.




Prof. Carlos Flores-Mir

Tenured Professor at the University of Alberta
Extramural Private Practice as an Associate Orthodontist in Edmonton, Canada

Current Position:
Director, School of Dentistry Graduate Studies, University of Alberta (since March 20)
Orthodontic Program Director, University of Alberta (since July 10)
Visiting Professor, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (since Dec 22)
Part-time Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (since Sep 02)
Assistant Editor, The Angle Orthodontist (Since April 12)
Associate Editor, Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics (Since January 15)
Associate Editor, Journal of World Federation of Orthodontics (Since April 17)
Associate Editor, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research (Since May 20)

DDS (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru – 1994)
Certificate in Orthodontics (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru – 1998)
BSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru – 1994)
MSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru – 1999)
DSc in Stomatology (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – Peru – 2002)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthodontics (University of Alberta- Canada – 2005)

More than 175 international presentations around the topics of Clinical Orthodontics, Evidence-
based Dentistry and Evidence-based Orthodontics (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia,
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Mexico,
Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Uruguay, USA, Scotland,
Switzerland, and Spain)

9 book chapters related to Evidence-based Dentistry
387 peer-reviewed articles and 43 commentaries published
H-Index:  47 Scopus – 47 Web of Science




Adrian Zacher MBA
Chief Information Officer of the EADSM.

Co-founder of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and former CEO.

Founder and CEO of the British Society of Pharmacy Sleep Services.

Sleep patient advocate with an extensive international KOL and commercial network across clinical disciplines. Passionate about education to enable informed choice.

Known for innovation and integrity. Driven and effective communicator across all levels of corporate seniority, with extensive commercial and strategic experience, coupled with diplomacy and negotiation skills.

Postgraduate trainer with further education, 3rd sector, consulting, SME & corporate experience working with medical devices and pharmaceutical companies.  


Dr. Anette Mc Fransson
Doctor of Dentistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden PhD, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden Specialist in Orthodontics, Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Örebro, Sweden European expert level, EADSM Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine, SFSS Senior Consultant in Orthodontics, Region of Värmland, Region of Västmanland and ÖKKC, Örebro Associate researcher, UFC and Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.



Prof. Fernanda Almeida
Fernanda Almeida, is a Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, who’s research is focused on Dental Sleep Medicine. As a recognition of her work in the field of Dental sleep medicine, she was the recipient of the Pierre Robin Award from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (2011) and the Meier-Ewert Award from the German Dental Sleep Society (2012) for significant, original and sustained contributions evidenced by publications, and academic appointments and other efforts. Dr Almeida treats sleep apnea patients for more than 20 years and has been heavily involved in dental sleep medicine research with over 100 articles published.

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