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 offers 102 credit hours of continuing education.
|Important Update for 2021|
The AADSM Mastery Program has historically consisted of three courses: Mastery 1, Mastery 2, and Mastery 3. In 2021, content from Mastery 2 and 3 will be combined into one course and will be referred to as Mastery 2. To accommodate the increased amount of content now provided in Mastery 2, the length of time to complete the course has been extended.
In 2021, Mastery 1 will be offered virtually, and Mastery 2 will be offered virtually or in-person. A complete schedule can be found below. All virtual Mastery courses include recorded lectures and demonstration videos (where appropriate), four live Q&A sessions, an online discussion board, and a virtual exhibit hall. The in-person Mastery 2 course includes in-person lectures, a networking reception, and an in-person exhibit hall. Those who attend the in-person Mastery 2 course also receive access to Mastery 2 recorded lectures, recordings of virtual online 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. For an overview of Clinical Competency assignments, download the overview.
|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
Clinical Competencies Overview
The deadline for the two patient cases for 2021 Mastery 2 (for both the virtual and in-person courses) is February 28, 2022.
Click on the logos below to get more information on each course.
2021 AADSM Mastery Program Dates
Virtual courses are available on-demand during the below date ranges, so you can access the recorded lectures when it works best for you.Mastery 1 Options (virtual only)
- March 15, 2021 - May 10, 2021
- July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
- October 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022 (virtual)
- November 3-7, 2021 (in-person*) New Orleans, Louisiana
Live Question and Answer Sessions
Live Q&A Sessions Schedule
|Mastery 1 (virtual only)|
|Mastery 2 (virtual or in-person)||$4,500||$5,200||$1,125|
**The AADSM does not offer payment plans for the AADSM Mastery Program.
RegistrationMake 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.
Mastery 1 (March-May)
Mastery 1 (July-August)
Mastery 2 In-Person Information
Course Dates and Times
|Wednesday, November 3||12:30pm* - 6:00pm|
|Thursday, November 4||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Friday, November 5||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Saturday, November 6||8:00am - 6:30pm**|
|Sunday, November 7||8:00am - 12:15pm|
**Networking reception in exhibit hall takes place from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Continental breakfast will be served Thursday-Sunday, and lunch will be served Thursday-Saturday.
Course Location and Hotel
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Discounted Rate: $199 available until October 6, or until the room block sells out
Check-in time: 4:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM
Reservations: To make reservations online click HERE, or call: 888-236-2427 and reference: AADSM Mastery
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY): 15 miles from hotel
Estimated taxi fare: $36 (one way)
The AADSM will be taking enhanced health and safety measures. All attendees must follow posted instructions while in attendance.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to New Orleans. Visit https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/ for information. By attending Mastery 2 in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Marriott's Safety Guidelines
As of March 23, 2021, attendees and exhibitors will be required to wear masks at all times while in public areas of the hotel, including the meeting rooms. Masks may only be removed by those who are seated and actively eating or drinking. This information will be updated if and when these guidelines change.
Photography and/or recording of any kind (other than by the AADSM) of sessions or speakers is strictly prohibited. No cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the meeting rooms at any time. Violation of this rule could result in the confiscation of the film or recording device and removal of the individual from the meeting.
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.
To cancel or transfer a registration to an alternate date, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at email@example.com.
A $150 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked on or prior to the cancellation deadlines listed below. A $150 administrative fee will be charged for each transfer request postmarked on or prior to the deadlines 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 1 (March-May)
March 1, 2021
Mastery 1 (July-August)
June 17, 2021
Mastery 2 (Virtual: October-January)
September 17, 2021
Mastery 2 (In-Person: November)
October 15, 2021
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
Confirmation letters will be sent via email after online registration is completed.
The following applies to Mastery 2 in-person registrations only: Registration is limited. Please register early. All attendees must preregister; on-site registration will not be accepted. The AADSM will not be held liable if an individual purchases an airline ticket before receiving confirmation of registration. Refunds are not provided to no-shows. The AADSM reserves the right to cancel a course and provide full refunds should conditions warrant. The refunds will only include the cost of registration for the course.
Weather Cancellation Policy (for in-person Mastery 2)
In the event that a registrant is unable to attend a course due to severe weather forcing airline cancellations or airport closures, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will apply 50 percent of the individual’s registration fees toward another AADSM course (excluding the AADSM Annual Meeting) held within 12 months. Registrants will need to provide documentation from the airport or airline confirming the inability to travel due to severe weather within 30 days following the course. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine will not apply this policy to the AADSM Annual Meeting, as the length and nature of the meeting allows for registrants to attend a portion of the event regardless of severe weather.
Mastery 1 and the virtual offering of Mastery 2 are comprised of recorded lectures, demonstration videos, discussion during four live designated Q&A sessions per course, and self-instructional activities throughout each course. The in-person offering of Mastery 2 is comprised of lectures followed by discussion and self-instructional activities.
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 102 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-686-9874.