AADSM Mastery Program

AADSM Mastery Program


The AADSM Mastery Program is a comprehensive, clinically-focused and evidence-based education program limited to dentists, that provides dentists with the necessary training and skills they need to provide oral appliance therapy to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Upon completion of the program, dentists will have the competence and confidence to provide oral appliance therapy and build relationships with patients, physicians, and payers. The Mastery Program is comprised of two courses: Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 and offers nearly 100 credit hours of continuing education combined. 

Important Update
In 2022, both Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 will be offered virtually AND in-person. Overviews of each of the courses can be found below by clicking on either the Mastery 1 or Mastery 2 logo. Each virtual course includes recorded lectures and demonstration videos (where appropriate), two live Q&A sessions with the faculty, and an online discussion board. Each in-person course includes in-person lectures, a networking reception, and an in-person exhibit hall. Those who attend the in-person courses also receive access to the recorded lectures, recordings of virtual Q&A sessions, and the online discussion board.

The AADSM Mastery Program requires several Clinical Competency assignments that require patient interaction. Registered attendees will receive detailed instructions regarding these assignments during each course window. Participants must have access to Microsoft PowerPoint to complete some of these assignments. 

For those who are completing Mastery 2 in 2021 (either virtually or in-person), the deadline for the two patient cases is February 28, 2022. 
For an overview of Clinical Competency assignments, download the overview.

Clinical Competencies Overview

Mastery Program Faculty

Click on the logos below to get more information on each course.

 Why attend the AADSM Mastery Program?
 What attendees are saying...
 "The guidance and background that the AADSM Mastery Program provided really helped me to be more successful with each patient. I feel more confident in my ability to provide this therapy more safely and, hopefully, more effectively.”

- David Silk, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM
 “As a person with obstructive sleep apnea I wanted to  learn more about OSA and help others that suffer as I did. The AADSM Mastery Program is fantastic. The speakers are well versed and passionate regarding all facets of OSA."

- Catherine Dhal, DMD, AADSM Qualified Dentist
 “The AADSM Mastery Program was one of the best professional experiences of my career. It was concise, thorough, and well-organized. All faculty members were informative and helpful. It is perfect for starting and running a dental sleep medicine practice."

- Mark Smith, DDS, Diplomate, ABDSM


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Virtual courses are available on-demand during the below date ranges so you can access the recorded lectures when it works best for you. Scroll down to register for any of the following offerings. The dates and locations of the in-person Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 will be posted here as they become available. 

Mastery 1 (virtual)
  • February 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Mastery 2 (virtual)
  • August 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Live Question and Answer Sessions

During each virtual course window, there will be live question and answer sessions where faculty will be available to answer questions submitted both in advance and during the discussion. Click the button below to view the dates and times for each session.

 Live Q&A Sessions Schedule

Registration Rates


AADSM Member


AADSM Active-duty
Military Member*

Mastery 1
(virtual or in-person)




Mastery 2
(virtual or in-person)
    $3,500    $4,200$875
*This rate is only available to those who are Active-duty Military members of the AADSM. If you are active-duty military, download the application for Active-duty Military Membership.
**The AADSM does not offer payment plans for the AADSM Mastery Program. 



Make your selection below. If registering for both Mastery 1 and 2, you must register for them individually based upon your preference in dates and format. Completion of Mastery 1 is required to participate in Mastery 2. 

Mastery 1 (Virtual: February 2022-September 2022)

Mastery 2 (Virtual: August 2022-February 2023)

Note: Instructions on how to access virtual Mastery Courses will be emailed from mastery@aadsm.org on the first day of the course window.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

The AADSM reserves the right to cancel a course and provide a full refund should conditions warrant. The refund will only include the cost of registration for the course.

A $150 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked on or prior to the cancellation deadlines listed below.

For 2022 Mastery registrations processed on or prior to October 17, 2021, a $150 administrative fee will be charged for each transfer request postmarked on or prior to the deadlines listed below. For 2022 Mastery registrations processed after October 18, 2021, transfers are not possible. 

To cancel a registration, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at mastery@aadsm.org by the applicable date listed below. After the dates listed below, no refunds or transfers will be available. Refunds are not provided to those who do not complete each course within the designated window. 

Mastery 2
(Virtual: October 2021-January 2022) 

 September 17, 2021 

Mastery 1
(Virtual: February 2022-September 2022)

January 18, 2022

Mastery 2
(Virtual: August 2022-February 2023)

 July18, 2022

Refunds will not be applied to the original payment source (i.e., credit card). Any refunds processed by the AADSM will be paid by check to individuals in the US (or e-payment to individuals who chose to set up an account in Bill.com) and by wire transfer to individuals outside of the US.


The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) does not endorse any products, devices or appliances. Therefore, the use, mention or depiction of any product, device, or appliance during an AADSM educational program shall not be interpreted as an endorsement, recommendation or preference by the AADSM. Any opinion expressed or communicated regarding any product, device or appliance during an AADSM educational program is solely the opinion of the individual(s) expressing or communicating that opinion, and not that of the AADSM.
The AADSM cautions participants about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not had supervised clinical experience or demonstrated competency.

Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

An email confirmation will be sent after online registration is completed.

Teaching Method

The virtual Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 are comprised of recorded lectures, demonstration videos, discussion during two live designated Q&A sessions per course, and self-instructional activities throughout each course. The in-person Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 are comprised of lectures followed by discussion and self-instructional activities.

Continuing Education

The AADSM is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The AADSM designates the Mastery Program for 101.75 continuing education credits.

Note: The AADSM provides unbiased, standardized education and therefore does not reference any specific appliance or other product or service during its educational courses.  Attendees of the AADSM Mastery Program will instead become familiar with the Mastery Nomenclature for Device Classification.

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For questions, contact the AADSM at mastery@aadsm.org or 630-686-9873.