AADSM Mastery Program

AADSM Mastery Program


The AADSM Mastery Program is a comprehensive, clinically-focused and evidence-based education program 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.

This program is limited to licensed dentists. It consists of three online courses, each of which includes lectures and demo videos (where appropriate), four live Q&A sessions, an online discussion board, and a virtual exhibit hall. In addition, 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. For an overview of Clinical Competency assignments, download the overview.  Note: the deadline for the two patient cases (Bite Acquisition and Device Delivery) is now February 15, 2021.  


The courses may be purchased individually or together as a bundle. Those registered for the 2020 Online AADSM Mastery Program can access the courses at any time during the following windows:

  • Mastery Course I: August 1-September 15 (The Qualified Dentist exam will be offered between September 15-30.)
  • Mastery Course II: October 1-November 30
  • Mastery Course III: December 1-January 31

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.

Mastery Program News Release

Mastery Program Faculty

Registration Rates




AADSM Active-duty
Military Member*

Mastery I, II, & III




Mastery I only




Mastery II only    $2500    $2800$625
Mastery III only  $2500  $2800$625
*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. If you are looking to break up the registration fee, you have the option to register for each course individually.



Registration for Mastery Course I is closed. To be notified of future AADSM Mastery Program offerings, click on the button below and provide your contact information.
Click here to be notified of future Mastery Program dates

Already attended Mastery Course I and looking to complete the program? When registering, please be sure to enter an email address that is checked frequently as this is where all correspondence will be sent. Emails will be sent from mastery@aadsm.org, so it is recommended that you add this email to your contact list to avoid messages going to spam or junk folders.

Live Q&A Sessions

During each course window, there will be four, live one-hour question and answer sessions where faculty will be available to answer questions submitted both in advance and during the discussion. The dates and times for each session are listed below. Recordings will also be made available for attendees who are unable to join the live sessions. Registered attendees will receive more information one week in advance of each session.

All sessions will begin at 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT, 5:00pm MT, 4:00pm PT).


  Wednesday, August 12 

  Tuesday, August 25 

  Wednesday, September 2 

  Tuesday, September 15


  Wednesday, October 14

  Tuesday,  October 27

  Wednesday, November 11

  Monday, November 30


  Wednesday, December 9 

  Tuesday, December 15 

  Wednesday, January 13

  Tuesday, January 26 

Teaching Method

This course is comprised of recorded lectures, demonstration videos, discussion during four live designated Q&A sessions per course, and self-instructional activities throughout each course.

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 65 continuing education credits.

Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

Confirmation letters will be sent via email. 

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a registration, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at mastery@aadsm.org.

A $150.00 administrative fee per course ($450 to cancel all three) will be withheld on cancellations postmarked on or prior to the cancellation deadlines listed below. 

Mastery Course I Wednesday, July 1
Mastery Course II Tuesday, September 1
Mastery Course III Monday, November 2

After the dates listed above, no refunds will be available. Refunds are not provided to those who do not complete each course within the designated window.

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.

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.

For questions, contact the AADSM at mastery@aadsm.org or 630-686-9874.



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.


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

AADSM Mastery Course One

AADSM Mastery Course Two

AADSM Mastery Course Three

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