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JDSM: New Issue Alert
October 10, 2014
The third issue of JDSM (Volume 01, Number 03) is available to members on the JDSM website.

President's Update: Strategic Planning
September 29, 2014
As president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), it is my privilege to keep you informed of the direction of the organization following our recent quarterly meeting of the board of directors, which was preceded by an extended strategic planning meeting.

Watch for OAT on Your Local TV News
September 18, 2014
As a part of our ongoing PR campaign, oral appliance therapy will be featured on live TV news programs across the country as part of a wellness feature giving tips for staying healthy this fall. 

Four Facilities Receive AADSM Accreditation
September 18, 2014
AADSM is proud to announce that four more facilities have received full accreditation this year. Congrats to Roschelle Major-Banks, DDS; Nazila Doroodian, DMD; Kathy French, DDS; and Nannette Goyer, DDS! By achieving accreditation, practices are recognized for high standards of proficiency and professionalism.

Be an Expert at the Annual Meeting: Submit Your Proposal for 2015
September 18, 2014
AADSM is now accepting abstract submissions, session proposals and challenging case submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Get Answers to Your Reimbursement Questions
September 18, 2014
The Health Policy Education Committee has provided answers to frequently asked questions about reimbursement for oral appliance therapy services. Members are encouraged to check out these new FAQs.

National Office Closed for Holiday Hours
August 29, 2014
The National Office of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will close for the Labor Day holiday at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 and will remain closed through Monday, Sept. 1. The National Office will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Help Potential Patients Find You
August 11, 2014
Help potential patients learn more about you!

Educational Opportunity - Advanced Registration Deadline Aug. 29
August 11, 2014
Join us for the Practical Demonstration Course in Darien, Illinois on September 27.

AADSM featured in top industry publication
July 16, 2014
In the June edition of AGD Impact, the official publication of the Academy of General Dentistry, AADSM members are positioned as experts in oral appliance therapy.

PR Campaign Update
July 16, 2014
For the past two years, the AADSM has been building consumer awareness of oral appliance therapy and dental sleep medicine.

Updated Member PR Toolkit
July 16, 2014
The Member PR Toolkit has been expanded to provide additional materials and tips to help you leverage our national public relations efforts.

President's Update: An Introduction
July 15, 2014
For the next two years I have the honor of serving you, my colleagues and friends, as president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). I look forward to working with the other members of the Board of Directors to launch new initiatives and turn challenges into opportunities during my term.

JDSM: New Issue Alert
July 10, 2014
The second issue of JDSM (Volume 01, Number 02) is available to members on the JDSM website.

National Office Closed Due to Storms
July 01, 2014
Due to severe storms in the Chicagoland area which caused a power outage at the National Office, we will be closed Tuesday July 1st.  We will re-open on Wednesday July 2nd at 8:00am CST.

Kansas dentist increases business, improves physician relations
June 23, 2014
Accredited dental facilities are positioned to strengthen relationships with sleep physicians, increase patient referrals, maximize office efficiency and more easily make decisions on how to navigate medical insurance. 

Oral appliance therapy featured on Huffington Post
June 18, 2014
Huffington Post recently published an article bylined by Dr. Gail Demko on the benefits of OAT, positioning it as an effective alternative to CPAP. The blog post encourages readers to visit www.LocalSleepDentist.com to find an AADSM member dentist in their area.

AADSM instates new President, Board Members
June 18, 2014
Dr. Kathleen Bennett, DDS, of Cincinnati began her two-year term as president of the AADSM at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As president, Dr. Bennett will work with the Board of Directors to promote dentistry's role in collaboration with our physician colleagues to effectively treat patients with snoring and sleep apnea.

AADSM announces 2014 award winners
June 18, 2014
Thanks to all dentists and dental students working to further the field of dental sleep medicine with important research studies. Special congratulations to all of the 2014 Award Winners

Tell us your thoughts about the 2014 AADSM Annual Meeting
June 18, 2014
We hope those of you that joined us had a great experience! So we can continue to offer valuable professional development opportunities, we encourage you to share your feedback on the Annual Meeting by completing an evaluation at www.aadsm.org/evaluations. The site will be open through July 1st.

Dentists further dental sleep medicine knowledge, expertise at national annual meeting
June 10, 2014
More than 1,000 dentists and exhibitors from around the country gathered last week for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) in Minneapolis. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for dentists from across the globe to share new research on dental sleep medicine. This year’s highlighted research abstracts include findings showing direct correlations between oral appliance therapy and successfully controlled sleep apnea, comparisons of psychological improvement and symptoms that may help dentists and physicians work together to identify at-risk patients.

Dr. Kathleen Bennett named president of the AADSM
June 02, 2014
Kathleen Bennett, DDS, of Cincinnati became president of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) – the country’s top organization for the growing practice of dental sleep medicine. She began her two-year term at the organization’s 23rd annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Visit the AADSM Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall
May 23, 2014
Visit the AADSM Annual Meeting exhibit hall to see the latest and greatest from all of our exhibitors including those listed below.

Earn CE Credits
May 06, 2014
If you are looking for opportunities to earn CE credits, the AADSM will be hosting three academic sessions at the Annual Meeting on the morning of Thursday, May 29.

Join the Reimbursement Discussion Group at the AADSM Annual Meeting
May 06, 2014
Join us at the AADSM Annual Meeting for a session led by AADSM Board Member Dr. Steven Scherr that will present various perspectives on the future of reimbursement for oral appliance therapy.

Register Today!
May 06, 2014
The pre-registration deadline is Monday, May 19.

Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Available
May 06, 2014
You now can get the scoop on educational sessions and exhibitors that will be at the AADSM Annual Meeting by downloading the Preliminary Program at http://www.aadsm.org/AnnualMeeting.aspx.

AASM response to article about snoring and oral appliance therapy
April 30, 2014
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) President M. Safwan Badr, MD, was recently quoted in a Huffington Post article sharing recommendations on various snoring remedies. While Dr. Badr was happy to contribute, he was disappointed to see that the statements included in the article did not accurately reflect his opinion of or recommendations for oral appliance therapy.

AADSM Leadership Election Results
April 22, 2014
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) recently conducted its annual leadership election, which concluded on April 9, 2014.

AADSM Mainstream Media Placements
April 14, 2014
As a part of our ongoing PR campaign, we distributed a news release titled "Five Surprising Solutions to Stop Snoring."

Save the Date - Fall Course
April 14, 2014
The AADSM will be hosting multiple educational courses October 18 & 19 in Washington D.C.

Early Bird Registration Ends 4/16
April 14, 2014
Register on or before April 16th to get a reduced rate.

Share Your Research Findings
April 14, 2014
The JDSM offers the opportunity to showcase the advances AADSM members are making in the field of dental sleep medicine.

Save on Practical Demonstration Course Fees
March 04, 2014
For dentists in the first 2-3 years of dental sleep medicine, register by March 7 to save on registration fees for the AADSM Practical Demonstration Course, which will build upon the basics you've learned in introductory courses.

National office to close early on Monday, Feb. 17 due to severe weather
February 17, 2014
The National Office of the American Academy of Sleep will close at 3 p.m. CST on Feb. 17 due to severe weather conditions in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. As a result, all groups affiliated with or managed by the AASM will also close early. 

Call for Volunteers
February 07, 2014
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine invites members to participate on a standing committee.

Special Member Update - Oral Appliance Definition
February 05, 2014
Looking back on 2013, one of the most pivotal moments for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine - and the field of dental sleep medicine - was the development of the first-ever empiric definition of an effective oral appliance for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, which is now available to review in the "Accepted Papers" section of the new Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine website at www.jdsm.org.

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
February 03, 2014
A list of recent articles in dental sleep medicine.

Keep Your Practice on the Cutting Edge: Educational Opportunities
February 03, 2014
Register early to save on your registration fees at www.aadsm.org/FallWinterCourse.aspx!

Annual Meeting Registration Open
February 03, 2014
Secure your space at the AADSM 23rd Annual Meeting by pre-registering for this year's most popular sessions and educational courses - plus get a reduces rate with your AADSM member ID number.

Call for 2014 Awards Nominations
February 03, 2014
Have a colleague who has demonstrated significant contributions to dental sleep medicine in the area of academic research or outstanding service?

Be an Industry Leader: Renew Your Membership by February 28
February 03, 2014
AADSM is spearheading the growth of dental sleep medicine - and as a member you're on the cutting edge of this dynamic field.

AADSM National Office closed due to extreme weather conditions
January 05, 2014
The AADSM and all organizations managed by or affiliated with the AASM will close Monday due to dangerous weather conditions.

AADSM National Office holiday hours
December 24, 2013
The National Office of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will operate on holiday hours through the remainder of the holiday season.

Dialogue: New Issue Alert
December 13, 2013
The final issue of Dialogue (2013, Issue 4) is being mailed to members and has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website.  In 2014 Dialogue will be replaced by the online Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine as the official publication of the AADSM.

Bloggers Educate Online Communities about OAT
November 26, 2013
This fall AADSM is tapping into the power and influence of bloggers to generate conversation about the effectiveness of OAT and the ability of dentists to help treat sleep apnea.

2014 Study Club Program - Oral Appliance Therapy A to Zzzzz
November 26, 2013
The Study Club Program is a great way for dentists to be introduced to dental sleep medicine from the comfort of your own home or office!

Upcoming AADSM Educational Courses
November 26, 2013
Register early to save on your registration fees at www.aadsm.org/FallWinterCourse.aspx
 

AADSM Congratulates 2013 Diplomates of the ABDSM!
November 26, 2013
Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.

Renew Your 2014 Membership
November 26, 2013
AADSM members can now renew your 2014 membership at www.aadsm.org.

Challenging Case and Session Proposal Submissions
November 25, 2013
In addition to accepting abstract submissions for the 2014 AADSM Annual Meeting, the AADSM is now accepting challenging case submissions and session proposal submissions.

Abstract Award Competition for 23rd Annual Meeting
November 25, 2013
Present your latest findings in dental sleep medicine by submitting an abstract for the AADSM 23rd Annual Meeting to be held May 29-May 31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.

Submit an article to JDSM
October 28, 2013
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine invites you to submit an article for publication in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, a new peer-reviewed journal that will be published by the AADSM in 2014.

AADSM to Guest-Host Sleep Industry Webinar
October 15, 2013
AADSM will promote members as leaders in dental sleep medicine through the coordination of our second free webinar with ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine.

AADSM Fall Courses – Last Chance to Register!
October 07, 2013
This month, the AADSM will offer dual-track courses at the introductory and advanced levels.  Both courses will be held Oct. 19-20, 2013, at The Westin in San Diego, California.

Webinar to Promote the Value of Working with AADSM Membership
October 07, 2013
AADSM will advocate members as leaders in dental sleep medicine through the coordination of our second free webinar with ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine.

CMS Updates the CMS-1500 Paper Claim Form
October 07, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new version of the form required for submission of paper claims.  CMS will begin to accept the new CMS-1500 form (version 02/12) on January 1, 2014.

Sept. 2013 Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
September 16, 2013
A list of publications about dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy

AADSM Has Hit the Air Waves
September 16, 2013
AADSM was featured on two nationally syndicated morning shows, "The Daily Buzz" and "Life Love Shopping," on August 6 and August 8 respectively.

2014 Call for Abstracts and Session Proposals
September 16, 2013
This year's Call for Abstracts will incorporate a Call for Session Proposals.  Please share your expertise by submitting an abstract or session proposal for the AADSM 23rd Annual Meeting. This is your chance to influence the meeting's educational curriculum like never before!

Medicare PDAC Verifies More Devices
September 16, 2013
A custom fabricated oral appliance for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is eligible for Medicare reimbursement only if the Medicare Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor has listed it as code E0486.

Dialogue: New Issue Alert
August 20, 2013
The new issue of Dialogue (2013, Issue 3) is being mailed to members and has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website.  Members receive a complimentary print subscription and online access to each quarterly issue of the magazine as a benefit of membership.

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
August 12, 2013
A list of recent articles in dental sleep medicine.

Share a Case in Dialogue
August 12, 2013
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue.  The goal is to highlight a particular point about oral appliance therapy that will be applicable in the practice of dental sleep medicine.  

Upcoming Dental Educators Conference
August 12, 2013
Sleep Disordered Breathing in Dental School Education: Past, Present, and Future will be the topic at the upcoming course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 24-25th.

Share Your Patient Stories with the PR Team
August 12, 2013
As we focus on reaching out to magazines, newspapers and broadcast media in year two of the PR campaign, we want to share OAT success stories from a patient's point of view!

Register for Fall Courses by Sept. 20th to Save
August 12, 2013
The next Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine and Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine courses will be held simultaneously Oct. 19-20, 2013, at The Westin in San Diego, California.

NIDCR Strategic Planning: Opportunity for DSM Research
August 12, 2013
The NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is working on a strategic plan to guide research efforts over the next six years (2014-2019). The strategic planning process gives them a unique opportunity to gather input from individuals and organizations with a stake in the research and its outcome - including researchers, clinicians, patients, educators, scientific and professional societies, health voluntary organizations, industry groups, and others. 

Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) Facility Accreditation
August 12, 2013
Looking for a way to assure patients, medical professionals and reimbursement decision-makers of your facility's dedication to exceptional performance and quality patient care? The AADSM's DSM Facility Accreditation program does just that by raising the profile of dental sleep medicine practices that meet the quality measures outlined in the Standards for Accreditation of Dental Sleep Medicine Facilities.

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
July 08, 2013
View recent articles related to dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy.

Share a Case in Dialogue
July 08, 2013
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue.  The goal is to highlight a particular point about oral appliance therapy that will be applicable in the practice of dental sleep medicine. 

Registration Open for 2013 Fall Study Club Program - Oral Appliance Therapy A to Zzzzz
July 08, 2013
The Study Club Program is designed for dentists new to dental sleep medicine. These six, one-hour teleconference meetings are a great way to be introduced to dental sleep medicine from the comfort of your own home!

AADSM Annual Meeting Highlighted in Media
July 08, 2013
With the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting generating media coverage, year two of the PR campaign is off to a great start!

AADSM Fall Courses: Registration Open
July 08, 2013
The next Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine and Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine courses will be held simultaneously Oct. 19-20, 2013, at The Westin in San Diego, California.

Holiday Hours: AADSM National Office will be closed July 4-5
July 03, 2013
In observance of Independence Day, the national offices of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society, Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, American Board of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Sleep Technologists, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will be closed Thursday, July 4, and will reopen at 8 a.m. CDT Monday, July 8.

Share a Case in Dialogue
June 10, 2013
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue. The goal is to highlight a particular point about oral appliance therapy that will be applicable in the practice of dental sleep medicine. Share a success, a failure, or an important lesson that you've learned. Download the Case Presentation Submission Outline for more details.

Registration Open for 2013 Fall Study Club Program - Oral Appliance Therapy A to Zzzzz
June 10, 2013
The Study Club Program is designed for dentists new to dental sleep medicine. These six, one-hour teleconference meetings are a great way to be introduced to dental sleep medicine from the comfort of your own home! Further details, including a complete schedule of the spring and fall sessions, can be found on the AADSM website.

Upcoming Dental Educators Conference
June 10, 2013
The Office of the Dean at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry is hosting this conference which is sponsored by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

AADSM Fall Courses: Save the Date!
June 10, 2013
The next Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine, Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine and Practice Management courses will be held simultaneously Oct. 19-20, 2013, at The Westin in San Diego, California.

NEW Practical Demonstration Course - Registration Open!
June 10, 2013
The AADSM is proud to announce that it will be incorporating a new course in its educational offerings for dentists who are new to dental sleep medicine and have just begun to treat patients with oral appliance therapy.

Public Relations Campaign Update from Annual Meeting
June 10, 2013
At the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting in Baltimore, our PR team unveiled the results from year one of the campaign - more than 125 million media impressions!

Congratulations to 2013 Award Recipients
June 10, 2013
The award recipients for 2013 were announced at the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting Recap
June 10, 2013
The AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting took place at the Hilton Baltimore this past May 30-June 1. For the second year in a row the meeting had an attendance with more than 1,100 registrants and 40 exhibiting companies! The AADSM thanks all of the members and sponsors who helped make the meeting such a success.

New research highlights growth, innovation in oral appliance therapy at AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting
May 30, 2013
22nd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine; Showcases Growing Understanding and Practice of Dental Sleep Medicine

Manuscript Submissions Begin for JDSM
March 11, 2013
Beginning March 11, 2013, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) will accept original manuscript submissions for the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, a new peer-reviewed journal that will be published by the AADSM beginning in January 2014.

ADVANCE to Host Webinar on Value of Dentist-Sleep Physician Relationships
March 11, 2013
AADSM is working with ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine to host a free webinar on the important role AADSM member dentists can play in treating OSA patients.

ABDSM Examination Review Course: April 13-14 in Darien, IL
March 11, 2013
AADSM will be hosting a new Board Review Course for those preparing for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) certification examination. The course will be held April 13-14, 2013, at the AADSM National Office in Darien, IL. Registration is now open on the AADSM website.

AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting Registration Open
March 11, 2013
Secure your space at the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting by pre-registering for this year's most popular sessions and educational courses! Information about registration, educational courses and meet-the-professor sessions can be found in the Preliminary Program.

Dialogue: New Issue Alert - 2013, Issue 1
March 08, 2013
The new issue of Dialogue (2013, Issue 1) is being mailed to members and has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website. Members receive a complimentary print subscription and online access to each quarterly issue of the magazine as a benefit of membership.

New Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine begins accepting manuscript submissions
March 07, 2013
Beginning March 11, 2013, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) will accept original manuscript submissions for the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, a new peer-reviewed journal that will be published by the AADSM beginning in January 2014.

AADSM 2013 Sold-Out Sessions
March 06, 2013
Members are encouraged to register in advance for ticketed sessions at the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, May 30 - Saturday, June 1. For a full list of sessions, and for more information about the annual meeting, view the Preliminary Program.

View the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Today
February 28, 2013
Jump-start your AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting experience by viewing the online version of the Preliminary Program today

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
February 11, 2013
A list of articles related to dental sleep medicine

Public Relations Campaign Leverages Drowsy Driving Report to Raise Awareness of OAT
February 11, 2013
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced in January that drowsy driving is making our roads unsafe, with one in 24 drivers admitting to falling asleep at the wheel.

Registration Open for Board Review Course
February 11, 2013
AADSM will be hosting a new Board Review Course for those preparing for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) certification examination.

New AADSM Directory of State Sleep Societies
February 11, 2013
State and regional sleep societies offer dentists an outstanding opportunity to network with sleep physicians and sleep technologists from local sleep disorders centers. Dentists also can help educate sleep professionals about oral appliance therapy and the role of dentistry in treating sleep-disordered breathing.

February PDAC Verified Devices
February 11, 2013
In July 2012, revised coding guidelines were published for oral appliance therapy (OAT) devices used to treat Medicare patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

AADSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore: Registration, Housing and Ticketed Session Info is Available
February 11, 2013
The AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting program provides a wealth of learning opportunities for attendees of all experience levels. The 2013 meeting also will offer some concurrent sessions to accommodate the diverse interests of our membership.

Drowsy driving report catches America asleep at the wheel
January 17, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new drowsy driving report found that one in 24 drivers has fallen asleep at the wheel in the last 30 days. Reports of falling asleep while driving were most common among adults who showed tell-tale signs of a sleep disorder – such as snoring and unintentionally falling asleep during the day.  According to the AADSM, 12-18 million adults have sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea, yet 80 to 90 percent of cases remain undiagnosed and untreated.To address this issue, a growing number of dentists are working with sleep physicians to offer an effective, alternative treatment to CPAP. Oral appliance therapy uses a “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway.

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
January 07, 2013
Dental sleep medicine articles from December 2012 and January 2013.

Registration Open for 2013 Study Club Program
January 07, 2013
The Study Club Program is a great way for new members to be introduced to dental sleep medicine from the comfort of your own home or office!

Renew Your Membership for 2013
January 07, 2013
AADSM members can now renew your membership for 2013 at www.aadsm.org. Your membership enables the AADSM to represent your professional needs while providing you with significant membership benefits including your listing on the Find-a-Dentist feature, subscriptions to Sleep and Breathing and Dialogue, and access to the Members-Only section of the AADSM website.

Medicare PDAC Verifies More Devices
January 07, 2013
In July 2012, revised coding guidelines were published for oral appliance therapy (OAT) devices used to treat Medicare patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Website Launch is First Milestone for Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine
January 07, 2013
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine announces the launch of the website for the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, a new peer-reviewed journal that will be published by the AADSM beginning in January 2014. Members are encouraged to bookmark the website at www.jdsm.org, which will be the home for the quarterly online journal.

Call for Board of Directors Nominations
December 21, 2012
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is currently accepting nominations for service on the Board of Directors in the capacity of a Director-at-Large position.

Dialogue: New Issue Alert
December 21, 2012
The new issue of Dialogue (2012, Issue 4) is being mailed to members and has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website.

Board of Directors Approves Final Joint Policy Statement
December 17, 2012
The final version of the joint policy statement that was approved last week by the Board of Directors is now available for your reference.

Download the AADSM Member PR Toolkit
December 13, 2012
As a part of our national PR campaign I'm excited to announce that the new Member PR Toolkit is ready for you to download here at the Promotional Resources page of the AADSM website!

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
December 13, 2012
List of articles about dental sleep medicine

Share a Case in Dialogue
December 13, 2012
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue.

Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course - Registration Open
December 13, 2012
The next Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course (formally known as the Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine Course) will be held March 9-10, 2013, at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Call for 2013 Awards Nominations
December 13, 2012
The AADSM Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the AADSM 2013 Pierre Robin Academic Award and 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

Board Review Course - Registration Open
December 13, 2012
In November, the AADSM announced that it will be hosting its first-ever Board Review Course for those preparing for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) certification examination. The course will be held April 13-14, 2013, at the AADSM National Office in Darien, IL. Registration is now open on the AADSM website.

Deadline to Submit Abstracts for 22nd Annual Meeting is Dec. 17
December 13, 2012
Present your latest findings in dental sleep medicine - submit an abstract for the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting to be held May 30-June 1, 2013, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Holiday Wishes from AADSM; National Office Closed Dec. 24-25
December 13, 2012
The Board of Directors and staff of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine wish you a joyous and relaxing Holiday Season.

Stop snoring and improve memory
December 12, 2012
Stop your snoring and simultaneously improve your memory? Seems literally like a dream come true for snoring sleepers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Share a Case in Dialogue
November 09, 2012
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue. The goal is to highlight a particular point about oral appliance therapy that will be applicable in the practice of dental sleep medicine. Share a success, a failure, or an important lesson that you've learned. Download the Case Presentation Submission Outline for more details.

Abstract Award Competition for 22nd Annual Meeting
November 09, 2012
Present your latest findings in dental sleep medicine - submit an abstract for the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting to be held May 30-June 1, 2013, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD. The Academy invites members from both research and clinical backgrounds to submit abstracts for the Annual Meeting Award Competition. The application, guidelines and conflict of interest form can be found on the AADSM website. The submission deadline is December 17, 2012.

Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) Facility Accreditation Update
November 09, 2012
Four additional DSM facilities have earned full accreditation through the AADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation program. Please join the AADSM in congratulating these facilities.

Practice Based Research Network (PBRN)
November 09, 2012
Looking for ways to get involved with promoting research in dental sleep medicine? The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network is a consortium of participating practices and dental organizations committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and ways to improve it. Essentially, it is "practical science" done about, in, and for the benefit of "real world" everyday clinical practice.

Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course: Save the Date!
November 09, 2012
The next Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course (formally known as the Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine Course) will be held March 9-10, 2013, at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. More information and registration for this course will be posted on the AADSM website as it becomes available.

AADSM Congratulates 2012 Diplomates of the ABDSM
November 09, 2012
Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine. There are more than 180 Diplomates of the ABDSM.

AADSM Holds "Snoring Mad" Online Chat
November 09, 2012
As part of the full-scale public relations campaign underway, AADSM partnered with a number of high profile bloggers across the country for an hour-long "Snoring Mad" online chat on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Held on Twitter, the chat was designed to generate conversations about sleep-related breathing issues and spotlight the solutions AADSM members can provide through the use of oral appliance therapy (OAT). And by all accounts, this first effort was a great success!

Board Review Course: Save the Date!
November 09, 2012
The AADSM is proud to announce that it will be hosting its first-ever Board Review Course for those preparing for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) certification examination. The course will be held April 13-14, 2013, at the AADSM National Office in Darien, IL. Whether you are looking to apply for the exam next year or in the next three years, this course is designed to provide participants with a broad review of dental sleep medicine and sleep medicine. More information and registration will be posted on the AADSM website as it becomes available.

AADSM/AASM Joint Policy Statement
November 09, 2012
As the number of dentists who have begun to provide oral appliance therapy has increased rapidly in recent years, both the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) have received inquiries from members seeking clarification regarding the scope of practice of the physician and dentist in the diagnosis and long-term management of patients with OSA. Therefore, the AASM and AADSM collaboratively developed a Joint Policy Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which provides the necessary guidance for our members and emphasizes the distinguishing facets of medical and dental licensing laws and practice acts.

Renew Your 2012 Membership
November 09, 2012
AADSM members can now renew your 2013 membership at www.aadsm.org. Your membership enables the AADSM to represent your professional needs while providing you with significant membership benefits including your listing on the Find-a-Dentist feature, subscriptions to Sleep and Breathing and Dialogue, and access to the Members-Only section of the AADSM website.

Recent Publication in Dental Sleep Medicine
October 09, 2012
A list of publications about dental sleep medicine.

AADSM Fall Courses: Registration Closes October 19th
October 09, 2012
This month, the AADSM will offer dual-track courses at the introductory and advanced levels. Both courses will be held Oct. 27-28, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

Public Relations Campaign Launches to Drive Awareness of OAT
October 09, 2012
The AADSM recently launched a full-scale public relations campaign to build consumer awareness of oral appliance therapy and help patients understand that there is a viable alternative to CPAP available - via a dentist!

OAT for Medicare Patients
October 09, 2012
The following information is of importance to AADSM members who are enrolled with Medicare as a durable medical equipment (DME) supplier and treat Medicare patients using custom fabricated oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea.

New Issue Alert: Dialogue Issue 3
October 08, 2012
The new issue of Dialogue (2012, Issue 3) is being mailed to members and has been posted. Members receive a complimentary print subscription and online access to each quarterly issue of the magazine as a benefit of membership.

September: Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
September 07, 2012
A list of recent publications in dental sleep medicine.

AADSM Congratulates 2012 Diplomates of the ABDSM!
September 07, 2012
Earning Diplomate status from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine. There are currently 189 Diplomates of the ABDSM.

Abstract Award Competition for 22nd Annual Meeting
September 07, 2012
Present your latest findings in dental sleep medicine - submit an abstract for the AADSM 22nd Annual Meeting to be held May 30-June 1, 2013, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD

Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) Facility Accreditation Update
September 07, 2012
Four additional DSM facilities have earned full accreditation through the AADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation program

AADSM Fall Courses - Advanced Registration Deadline is Friday
September 07, 2012
This October, the AADSM will offer dual-track courses at the introductory and advanced levels. Both courses will be held Oct. 27-28, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

NHLBI Announces Small Business Innovation Research Topic on Oral Appliances
September 07, 2012
Proposals are being solicited that will adapt therapeutic oral appliances currently used to maintain an open airway during sleep with electronic and sensor technologies to quantitatively monitor and evaluate patient adherence and the effectiveness of treatment.

Newly accredited facilities highlight importance of AADSM program
August 27, 2012
Eight more dental sleep medicine facilities recently received facility accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), joining an elite group around the nation recognized for proficiency, professionalism and procedural excellence regarding the treatment of patients with sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing

Say Ahhh to get more Zzzz’s
August 22, 2012
For those who have never consulted a dentist about treatments for sleep apnea and snoring, it may be time to make an appointment. Dental sleep medicine is a growing segment of dentistry that focuses on managing snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT) – an effective alternative to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask.

Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
August 06, 2012
A list of relevant scientific articles for professionals in dental sleep medicine.

Share a Case in Dialogue
August 06, 2012
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue. The goal is to highlight a particular point about oral appliance therapy that will be applicable in the practice of dental sleep medicine. Share a success, a failure, or an important lesson that you've learned.

Six More Facilities Achieve Dental Sleep Medicine Accreditation
August 06, 2012
Six additional DSM facilities have earned full accreditation through the AADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation program.

2012 Award Recipients Recognized
August 06, 2012
The following award recipients were recognized at the 21st Annual Meeting.

21st Annual Meeting Recap
August 06, 2012
The AADSM 21st Annual Meeting took place at the Sheraton Boston this past June 7-9. The meeting had a record of attendance with more than 1,100 registrants and 35 exhibiting companies! The AADSM thanks all of the members and sponsors who helped make the meeting such a success.

Register for Fall Dental Sleep Medicine Courses in Las Vegas
July 30, 2012
The AADSM is returning to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Oct. 27-28, 2012 to host the popular Dental Sleep Medicine courses. The AADSM Fall courses provide valuable information for dental professionals, whether you are expanding your practice to incorporate dental sleep medicine or already offer treatment for sleep disordered breathing wish to build your skills and depth of understanding.

Revised DME Medicare Coding Guidelines for Oral Appliances
July 09, 2012
In an article published July 5, 2012, CGS Administrators LLC announced that the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) have revised the coding guidelines for custom fabricated oral appliances coded as E0486.

New Dialogue Issue Available Online
June 19, 2012
The new issue of Dialogue (2012, Issue 2) has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website. AADSM members can log in to gain full access to the online version of the magazine.

Register on-site for the AADSM Annual Meeting
May 31, 2012
If you missed the May 30 online registration deadline you can still attend the AADSM 21st Annual Meeting by registering on-site at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston. On-site registration begins June 7. You can still sign up for educational courses and meet-profession sessions that are not sold out when you register on-site. 

AADSM 21st Annual Meeting: Final Program Now Available
May 22, 2012
The AADSM 21st Annual Meeting Final Program is now available. The final program includes comprehensive information about scheduled sessions, continuing education, registration, hotel and travel. The AADSM 21st Annual Meeting is Thursday June 7 - Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Sheraton Boston. Members and nonmembers can register online today.

AADSM warns teens about the risks of drowsy driving on prom night
April 18, 2012
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is warning teens about the risks of drowsy driving on prom night by sending a link to its new fact sheet to 30,000 high school guidance counselors and driver’s education instructors. The campaign is the first step in the AADSM’s new “Dentists Against Drowsy Driving” initiative to promote public health and safety by raising awareness of the dangers involved with drowsy driving.

Members Only Recent Publications in DSM: April 2012
April 17, 2012
Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine: April 2012

Sleep and Breathing CE: March 2012
April 17, 2012
Springer regrets to inform AADSM members that the AADSM CE form for the most recent issue of Sleep and Breathing (Volume 16, Number 1 - March 2012) was inadvertently omitted from the issue.

AADSM 2012 Fall Courses: Save the Date!
April 17, 2012
The next Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine and Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine courses will be held simultaneously Oct. 27-28, 2012, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Attendees also will have an opportunity to register for an additional half-day, add-on Practice Management course from 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

Members Only Share a Case in Dialogue
April 17, 2012
AADSM members are encouraged to submit a Case Presentation to be considered for publication in Dialogue.

DSM Facility Accreditation Update
April 17, 2012
There are now five DSM facilities that have earned full accreditation through the AADSM Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation program.

Annual Meeting Session Highlights
April 17, 2012
The AADSM 21st Annual Meeting program provides a wealth of learning opportunities for attendees of all experience levels. The 2012 meeting also will offer some concurrent sessions to accommodate the diverse interests of our membership.

Register for a Course in Boston
April 17, 2012
When you register for the AADSM 21st Annual Meeting in Boston, be sure to purchase a ticket for one of the outstanding educational courses that will be offered Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dialogue: New Issue Alert
March 30, 2012
The new issue of Dialogue (2012, Issue 1) is being mailed to members and has been posted on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine website. AADSM members can log in to gain full access to the online version of the magazine.

LinkedIn: Join the Discussion
March 16, 2012
Hundreds of AADSM members have joined the AADSM LinkedIn group to discuss current topics related to dental sleep medicine. Participate in the online conversation or start a discussion by joining the AADSM's LinkedIn group. Get connected on LinkedIn today! Note: The AADSM LinkedIn group is open to AADSM members only. First-time participants will need to create a LinkedIn account and click the "Join Group" button to request member access to the AADSM group. Approval may take up to 24 hours.

CDA Journal Focuses on Dental Sleep Medicine
March 16, 2012
The February 2012 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on sleep disorders and its dental impact. Articles include medical consequences and associations with untreated sleep-related breathing disorders and outcomes of treatments; dentistry-based approaches to sleep-disordered breathing, algorithms and multidisciplinary perspectives; the neurology of sleep and sleep-related breathing disorders and their relationships to sleep bruxism; and past, present, and future use of oral appliance therapies. The Guest Editor of the issue was AADSM Director-at-Large Dr. Michael Simmons.

AADSM Officer and Director Elections will be held through March 28
March 16, 2012
The 2012 AADSM Officer and Board of Directors election will be held until March 28. All voting members received ballot via e-mail on March 7 and will have an opportunity to cast their vote for the next AADSM President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer and one new member of the Board of Directors.

Members Only Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
March 13, 2012
List of recent articles related to dental sleep medicine.

Last chance to register for March Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine course
February 27, 2012
On March 3-4, 2012 the AADSM will hold a two-day Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine course at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Fla. Dentists and dental professionals interested in attending this course must register by Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.

Register for the AADSM 21st Annual Meeting
January 17, 2012
Registration is now open for the AADSM 21st Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Be sure to register early to secure your space in the meeting's most popular sessions before they sell out!

PDAC approved devices
December 19, 2011
In order to be reimbursed by Medicare for custom fabricated mandibular advancement devices, dentists must use oral appliance devices that have received the prior approval of the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor. As of December 9, 2011, PDAC has approved 16 oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Registration open for March Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine course
December 19, 2011
This course is intended for dentists and dental professionals with an interest in, or currently treating, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients through the utilization of oral appliance therapy (OAT).

Call for 2012 awards nominations
December 19, 2011
The AADSM Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the AADSM 2012 Pierre Robin Academic Award and 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Nominate a colleague who has demonstrated significant contributions to dental sleep medicine in the area of academic research or outstanding service. These awards will be presented at the Academy's 21st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts this June 7-9. This meeting will welcome close to 800 dental sleep medicine professionals. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2012.

First dental sleep medicine facility is accredited by the AADSM
December 19, 2011
On November 14, 2011, the AADSM Board of Directors approved Dr. Steven Scherr's facility as the first-ever AADSM-accredited dental sleep medicine facility for sleep related breathing disorders. Congratulations to Dr. Scherr on becoming the first to obtain full accreditation status by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine! The AADSM Board of Directors looks forward to approving additional applications in the near future.

AADSM Congratulates 2011 Diplomates of the ABDSM!
October 21, 2011
Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine. There are currently 175 Diplomates of the ABDSM. The AADSM is pleased to welcome new ABDSM Diplomates.

ABDSM guideline update
October 21, 2011
The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Board of Directors recently approved a change to the examination guidelines. In order to be eligible to sit for the ABDSM certification examination, applicants must meet the requirements of one of the three applicant types described as follows.

Newly updated Educational CD-ROM now available
October 21, 2011
After much hard work and effort, the Education Committee has completed its update to the 2001 edition of the Educational CD-ROM, which is now available for purchase on the AADSM store. The CD-ROM is an all-inclusive PowerPoint presentation for PC or Mac, which contains nearly 400 slides and hundreds of photographs and diagrams. While the CD-ROM is primarily a tool designed for self-study, portions may be used for institutional presentations, public lecture, custom presentations, staff education, and patient education.

21st Annual Meeting Abstract Award Competition
October 21, 2011
Present your latest findings in dental sleep medicine - submit an abstract for the AADSM 21st Annual Meeting to be held June 7-9, 2012, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. The Academy invites members from both research and clinical backgrounds to submit abstracts for the Annual Meeting Award Competition. The application, guidelines and conflict of interest form can be found on the Call for Abstracts & Awards page. The submission deadline is December 15, 2011.

Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation: First virtual visit a success!
October 21, 2011
The AADSM's new Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation program is well underway! A total of 15 dental sleep medicine facilities have submitted their applications to the AADSM and are working their way toward becoming an accredited facility. Recently, the AADSM conducted the first virtual visit of a dental sleep medicine facility! The Academy looks forward to approving additional applications for virtual visits and granting them full accreditation status. To learn more about how you can accredit your DSM Facility, please visit the AADSM website.

Sleep apnea treatment improves bed partner's depression
October 11, 2011
A study from the journal Sleep and Breathing found that treating primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve your bed partner’s depression. OSA is known to influence mood and daytime sleepiness in patients, but this study confirms its impact on bed partners.

Obstructive sleep apnea treatment improves body’s ability to fight acid reflux
October 06, 2011
A study in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment may reduce gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by decreasing strain where the esophagus and stomach meet.

Sleep apnea disguised as dementia
October 06, 2011
It’s important to know the signs of OSA. Unfortunately, 80 to 90 percent of people with sleep apnea are unaware of their condition. Untreated OSA is frequently linked to cognitive decline. It also raises the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and driving accidents.

Doctors combine CPAP treatment with oral appliance therapy
October 06, 2011
Doctors recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment. But 25 to 50 percent of patients do not use the treatment on a regular basis because they can’t tolerate the pressure produced by CPAP. To increase compliance and effectiveness of CPAP, some doctors are combining CPAP treatment with oral appliance therapy.

Putting a name to sleep apnea
October 06, 2011
Sleep experts estimate that 80 to 90 percent of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients are undiagnosed and untreated. Many patients do not know they have a problem because they are unaware that they wake up throughout the night to breathe.

Chinese anesthesiologists score low on OSA knowledge
October 06, 2011
A study in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that the majority of surveyed anesthesiologists lacked knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Serious and life-threatening complications may occur in patients with OSA and unrecognized OSA during medical procedures. Anesthetists should be able to identify OSA patients and feel confident in their ability to deal with a difficult airway.

Heavyweight tag-teamed by sleep apnea's partners
October 06, 2011
A study in the journal Sleep and Breathing shows that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may pit themselves against more than just a breathing disorder. A group of India-based researchers found that OSA patients were three times more likely to experience obesity, hypertension, diabetes, mellitus and hyperlipidemia (HLP). People with HLP have high blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

Reversing infertility with sleep apnea treatment
October 05, 2011
A study in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that treating sleep apnea may help reverse infertility. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with numerous health problems. Changes in the serum prolactin (PRL) secretion, which affects fertility, is one of these issues.

Renew your AADSM membership for 2012!
September 30, 2011
You can now renew your American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) 2012 membership online! Renew today to continue receiving complimentary subscriptions to Sleep and Breathing and Dialogue, exclusive opportunities to earn continuing education credits, members only discounts on professional resources and educational events, national representation, and much more!

The ABC's of Snoring and Childhood Cognition
September 29, 2011
New research in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that primary snoring (PS) is associated with neurocognitive impairments in children. The study found that children with primary snoring show more hyperactive and inattentive behavior.

Gotta Go? Frequent Nighttime Urination May Indicate Sleep Apnea
September 21, 2011
Nocturia, which causes people to wake up during the night to urinate, has been linked to sleep apnea but is not currently used as a screening tool. New research investigated whether nighttime urination frequency can help physician screen for this serious medical condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep.

View the Pierre Robin Reinactment from the AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting
September 08, 2011
A theatrical production of Pierre Robin's original research on oral appliance therapy was among the many highlights at the AADSM 20th Anniversity Meeting. The reinactment featured Pierre Robin, played by veteran Minneapolis stage actor Bob Davis, reading the paper that he presented to the French Academy of Medicine in 1923. This paper was among the first to reference oral appliances and was instrumental in the inception of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Sleep-disordered breathing and asthma go together, study shows
August 29, 2011
One of the most recognized symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is snoring. Similarly, wheezing is the most common sign of asthma in potential asthma patients. In a recent study of sleep-disordered breathing and asthma, it was found that both of these disorders can go hand-in-hand, influencing sleep quality.

OSA could contribute to poor asthma control in obese patients
August 10, 2011
Obesity contributes to asthma; quite often, asthmatics who are obese cannot control their asthma properly and do not respond well to therapy. Factors like reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea could be contributors to obese patients having bad asthma control.

Analysis: Sept. 1 LCDs address Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA
August 09, 2011
Recently, the four area DME MACs published future Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) addressing Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Claims submitted to Medicare for devices provide after the policies go into effect on September 1, 2011 must meet the requirements of the new policies.

Bouncing off the walls: Obstructive sleep apnea could contribute to ADHD
August 05, 2011

Can’t focus. Can’t pay attention. Can’t sit still. These are some of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Does obstructive sleep apnea contribute to ADHD?  A new review of OSA and ADHD examined the evidence.  It was published in the August issue of Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

The reviewers found that six studies have observed the effects of OSA treatment on ADHD. Up to 95 percent of people with OSA had attention deficits. In those with full-blown ADHD, 20 to 30 percent had OSA.

ADHD symptoms improved after the treatment of OSA in all six studies.  Patients saw improvement in their behavior, attention span, and overall ADHD symptoms.

More studies are needed to further clarify the relationship between OSA and ADHD. But treating OSA appears to have a positive effect on the symptoms of ADHD.


Clarification on certification exams offered by the ABDSM and other credentialing bodies
July 29, 2011
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) has recently been contacted by several members seeking clarification on certification examinations offered by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) and other credentialing bodies. Following is information that aims to clarify misinformation and questions you may have regarding options for board certification in dental sleep medicine.

A Good Night's Rest Could Help Keep Weight Down
July 21, 2011
Keeping unwanted weight down may be linked to getting a good night's rest. A new study shows that sleep deprived people consume more food, but don't burn the extra calories.

Fall Courses: Spots Still Available!
June 29, 2011
The next Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine and Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine courses are coming up on November 12-13 in Darien, IL. There are still spots available! Register now!

Annual Meeting Course Books on Sale
June 29, 2011
There are still a limited amount of books left over from AADSM's 20th Annual Meeting. Find out how to purchase a course book.

2011 AADSM Award Recipients Announced!
June 29, 2011
Congratulations to all 2011 AADSM award winners. Awards announced at the AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting include the Distinguished Service Award, the Pierre Robin Award, the Honorary Member Award and several awards for excellence in research.

AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting Recap
June 29, 2011
The AADSM hosted its 20th Anniversary Meeting at the Hilton in Minneapolis this past June 10-12.  Among the many highlights of the meeting, the Academy's new board members were also introduced.

Breathing Test Potential Alternative to Sleep Study
June 27, 2011

The main way to find out if a person has a sleep disorder is an overnight sleep study at an AASM-Accredited Sleep Center.  For those who might have severe obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep study is critical.  New research suggests that these patients may soon have an alternative method of diagnosis.

At SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a research abstract suggested that analyzing the breathing sounds individuals make while awake could be a useful tool in discovering if a person has sleep apnea.  The purpose of the research was to find a fast, easy way to diagnose a patient without an overnight sleep study.

The test patients (35 with sleep apnea, and 17 controls) were told to breathe in two different body positions:  sitting up and lying down.  The patients were to do this five times each. The study was able—with 84% accuracy—to separate those who had sleep apnea and those who did not have the disorder.  It was also able to show the different levels of sleep apnea severity that the patients had.

These findings show potential in diagnosing sleep apnea.  However, the research is a work in progress.  Contact an AASM-Accredited Sleep Center if you suspect that you have a sleep related breathing disorder. Nearly a third of patients who receive a sleep study discover they have severe sleep apnea.


Claim Continuing Education (CE) for the AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting
June 24, 2011
Attendees fo the AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting have until August 5, 2011 to claim continuing education (CE) credit for the AADSM Annual Meeting program.

Study Recommends Sleep Studies for Patients Considering Gastric Bypass
June 07, 2011
A new study in the journal Sleep and Breathing assessed the risk factors for the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Participants were severely obese patients being evaluated for gastric bypass surgery. Sleep studies were performed in patients undergoing gastric bypass from January 2004 to January 2007. Sleep apnea was noted as present or absent. The OSA was graded from mild to severe according to the apnea hypopnea index (AHI). The AHI is the average number of pauses in breathing that occur per hour of sleep.

Members Only Recent Publications in Dental Sleep Medicine
June 02, 2011
Monthly list of recent publications relevant to the study and practice of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting Highlights
June 02, 2011
The next AADSM general membership meeting will take place at the 20th Anniversary Meeting on Saturday, June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDTat the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn. Secretary-Treasurer Steve Carstensen, DDS, will discuss the financial state of the Academy and new members of the AADSM Board of Directors will be introduced.

Novel device quantifies the efficacy of oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea
June 02, 2011
New research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) in Minneapolis, Minn., quantified the efficacy of mandibular advancement splints (MAS) using a self-administered, at-home device to monitor snoring and sleep-related breathing disorders. This new uses a mattress overlay with embedded sensors to monitor sleep-related breathing disorders. 

Combination therapy reduces pauses in breathing caused by sleep apnea
May 31, 2011
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was more improved by a combination treatment of a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) and positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy than by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy alone.

Study finds agreement between subjective and objective compliance with oral appliance therapy
May 31, 2011
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), objective compliance measurements agree with subjective compliance estimates in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) undergoing oral appliance therapy (OAT) – a finding that is not apparent in patients using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

Oral appliance therapy improves craniofacial growth direction and snoring
May 31, 2011
According to new research that will be presented Saturday, June 11, at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids who wore an oral appliance for six months experienced more favorable craniofacial growth, enlargement of pharyngeal dimensions, and improved breathing and snoring during sleep. Enlarged tonsils and dental malocclusion have a strong relation with sleep disturbance in children. Its consequences can include abnormalities of craniofacial growth and facial morphology more suitable to the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). 

Memorial Day: AADSM National Office will be Closed Monday, May 30
May 27, 2011
In observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday, the national office of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will be closed Monday, May 30, and will reopen Tuesday, May 31, at 8 a.m. CDT.

Common Symptoms of OSA Patients Vary By Age and Gender
May 13, 2011
A new study in the journal Sleep and Breathing examined obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) symptoms common to different age and gender groups. The study used demographic, subjective complaints and medical history. 

Members Only New AADSM Bylaws Proposed
April 19, 2011
In April, the board of directors of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine approved extensive changes to the AADSM bylaws. Members are invited to review the revised bylaws, which will be available on the AADSM website until Thursday, May 19, 2011.

President Obama Calls Attention to Air Traffic Safety
April 15, 2011
President Obama drew attention to the issue of air traffic safety today on Good Morning America. The dangers of shift work is receiving growing awareness as several air traffic controllers have fallen asleep on the job recently. The effects of shift work, and sleep disorders like insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea, can cause dangerous working situations. Sleep deprivation has been found to increase the risk of work-related accidents in transportation and medical industries.

Pediatric Sleep Apnea Treatment Effective Two Years Later
April 04, 2011
new study in the journal Sleep and Breathing found that rapid maxillary expansion (RME) was effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. The results of the treatment were apparent two years after treatment ended. RME involves widening the jaws using oral appliances.

Driver Fatigue Investigated After NYC Bus Crash
March 21, 2011
In Dr. David Volpi's recent Huffington Post article, he writes that last week's bus accident that killed 15 people after crashing near the Bronx, NY, has raised multiple questions for federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate if the bus driver was so fatigued he was incapable of driving properly

Can Sleep Apnea Jeopardize Brain Power?
March 16, 2011
The association between moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and impaired neurocognitive function is well established. It is unclear whether this association is related to low oxygen levels or the repeated arousals during sleep. 

CDC Finds 1 in 20 Drivers Nod Off at the Wheel!
March 04, 2011
This ABC video reports on the new Center for Disease Control (CDC) study examining American's sleep habits. It was the first time they looked at drowsy driving. One in twenty Americans admitted to nodding off at the wheel in the past month! The Department of Transportation estimates that drowsy driving accounts from more than 1,500 deaths and 40,000 injuries per year.

Members Only Register for the AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting
January 19, 2011
From January 18, 2011 through February 13, 2011, members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will have exclusive access to register for AADSM 20th Anniversary Meeting.

Members Only FAQs: Medicare LCD for Oral Appliances for OSA
January 04, 2011
FAQs: Medicare LCD for Oral Appliances for OSA

Members Only Oral Appliance Complications and Side-effects
November 16, 2010
Oral Appliance Complications and Side-effects

Members Only AADSM Recommendations Sent to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
August 25, 2010
AADSM Recommendations Sent to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Important Notice Regarding Relocation of the AADSM National Office
June 01, 2010
Important Notice Regarding Relocation of the AADSM National Office

Registration Now Open for the 2010 Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine Course
May 11, 2010
This course is intended for dentists and dental professionals with an interest in, or currently treating, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients through the utilization of oral appliance therapy (OAT).

Members Only AADSM Statement on Federal Antitrust Laws
April 16, 2010
AADSM Statement on Federal Antitrust Laws

Members Only Medicare Coverage for Oral Appliance Therapy
April 16, 2010
Medicare Coverage for Oral Appliance Therapy

Media Archives : July – December 2009
January 29, 2010
Media Archives : July – December 2009

Members Only The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Memo
April 24, 2009
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently issued a decision memo regarding sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea. The memo contains useful information on sleep tests for diagnosing sleep and breathing disorders. The full memo from CMS along with a summarized version is available on the AADSM Website for our members.

New Study Shows Dental Appliance Successful in Treating Patients with Severe Sleep Apnea
February 23, 2009
UT Health Science Center study confirms dental appliance successful in treating patients suffering from severe sleep apnea

Find-A-Dentist Search Feature
October 29, 2008
The Find-a-Dentist feature allows you to search for AADSM member dentists in your area. Simply select your state and search through our database for a dentist specializing in dental sleep medicine near you.

AADSM Supports New Guidelines That Identify Oral Appliance Therapy
October 29, 2008
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine supports new guidelines that identify oral appliance therapy as an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The guidelines, issued by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and published in the February 2006 issue of the journal SLEEP, indicate that patients can use oral appliances as therapy for mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea or when continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is not a viable treatment option.

Members Only AADSM Strategic Plan
October 29, 2008
For the last six months the AADSM Board of Directors has been working on a strategic plan to provide future direction to our organization. Members were invited to complete a membership survey to direct the board in this important endeavor. The strategic plan consists of five goals and 18 objectives to achieve these goals in the next three years. The aim of this plan is to increase awareness of dental sleep medicine among health professionals and patients, initiate and strengthen collaborative efforts with other organizations and provide advanced training and resources to dentists practicing dental sleep medicine. As a maturing professional organization, AADSM will continue to play a proactive leadership role in dental sleep medicine through education, strategic alliances and dissemination of information.

Academy Publishes Definition of Dental Sleep Medicine
October 29, 2008
Read the definition of dental sleep medicine.

AADSM ANNOUNCES A NEW BOOK!
October 29, 2008
“ORAL-APPLIANCE THERAPY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA-HYPOPNEA SYNDROME: A clinical study on therapeutic outcomes” By: Dr. Aarnoud Hoekema is now available online (pre-orders only) and will be available at the AADSM 17 th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD in June 2008.




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