Clinical expertise

Dr Aditi Desai’s practice focuses on the management of patients with sleep disorders that require dental management.

She specialises in:

  • snoring
  • upper airway resistance syndrome
  • obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
  • sleep bruxism
  • temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • orofacial pain

She works closely with a team of sleep specialists as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Dr Aditi Desai is a sleep medicine dentist. She qualified from the University of Wales in 1977 and completed her MSC in conservative dentistry at University College London.

She is the current president of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (BSDSM) as well as president of the British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (BADSM).

She is president-elect of odontology, Royal Society of Medicine and council member of sleep section of Royal Society of Medicine. She serves on the Board of the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP).

She has recently successfully overseen the merger between the BSDSM and British Sleep Society and will serve on the executive committee of this merger.


Dr Desai has travelled widely, nationally and internationally, lecturing on the subject of dental sleep medicine. Her passion is to teach on the subject of dentistry’s role in treating these patients who number more than a billion worldwide. She teaches dentists and the entire dental team as well as physicians to increase awareness, and provide education and access to trained dentists so that patients receive appropriate care, especially those who are non-compliant CPAP users.