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 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.


Clinical Competencies Overview


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2021 Mastery Program Dates

Mastery 1 Options (virtual only)
  • March 15, 2021 - May 10, 2021 
  • July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Mastery 2 Options
  • October 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022 (virtual)
  • November 2021 (in-person*) The exact dates and location of this course are currently being finalized. In general, the course will take place from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

*includes access to the virtual Mastery 2 recordings.

The deadline for the two patient cases for Mastery 2 (for both the virtual and in-person courses) is February 28, 2022.

 Live Q&A Sessions Overview

Registration Rates


AADSM Member


AADSM Active-duty
Military Member*

Mastery 1 (virtual only)




Mastery 2 (virtual or in-person)    $4,500    $5,200$1,125
*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.

Mastery 1
Mastery 1 (March-May)

Mastery 1 (July-August)

Mastery 2
Mastery 2 (Virtual: October-January)

Mastery 2 (In-Person: November) 
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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 cose of registration for the course.

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

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 wil be availabile. 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) TBD

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.


COVID-19 Warning (for in-person Mastery 2)

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.
By attending Mastery 2 in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

Confirmation letters will be sent via email after online registration is completed. All attendees must preregister for Mastery 2 in-person; 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 for the Mastery 2 in-person course.

Teaching Method

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.

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 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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