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 2023 AADSM Mastery Program is comprised of two courses: Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 and offers over 100 credit hours of continuing education combined. 

Register for Mastery 1

Registration for Mastery 2 is currently unavailable due to the October Mastery 2 Practical Workshop filling to capacity. Click the button below to be notified when registration for Mastery 2 has reopened.
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In 2023, Mastery 1 will be offered virtually and Mastery 2 will be offered virtually with a required, in-person component called the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop. Overviews of each of the courses can be found below by clicking on either the Mastery 1 or Mastery 2 logo. Each course includes pre-recorded lectures and demonstration videos (where appropriate) and an online discussion board. Mastery 1 includes two live, virtual Q&A sessions with the faculty and Mastery 2 includes two pre-recorded Q&A sessions. The Mastery 2 Practical Workshop includes roundtable case-based discussions, participation in clinic-based comprehensive examinations, digital and analogue impressions, construction bite acquisition and device delivery. Continue reading to learn more and register!

The AADSM Mastery Program requires several Clinical Competency assignments that require patient interaction. Registered attendees will receive detailed instructions regarding these assignments. Participants must have access to Microsoft PowerPoint to complete some of these assignments. Click the button below to download the overview of the of Clinical Competency assignments.
Clinical Competency Overview

Important Deadlines

Those participating in the AADSM Mastery Program should make note of the following deadlines, based on when they registered.

If you registered for Mastery 2 in 2022:

  • December 1, 2023 - deadline to complete Mastery 2, including the two patient cases for Mastery 2 (for both the virtual and in-person course), if you do not intend to sit for the 2023 ABDSM exam

If you register in 2023:

  • March 29, 2024 - deadline to complete Mastery 2, including the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop and two patient cases to be eligible to sit for the 2024 ABDSM exam
  • June 28, 2024 - deadline to complete Mastery 1 and Mastery 2, including the two patient cases for Mastery 2, if you do not intend to sit for the 2024 ABDSM exam
  • September 29, 2023 - deadline to complete Mastery 1 to attend the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop on October 21-22, 2023 

Meet the AADSM Mastery Program Faculty

Course Information

Click on each of the following logos 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


Registration Rates


AADSM Member


AADSM Federal
Service Member*

Mastery 1




Mastery 2
Includes Mastery 2 Practical Workshop
Mastery 1 AND Mastery 2
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($1,000 savings)
($1,000 savings)
($250 savings)

*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 Federal Service Membership.
**The AADSM does not offer payment plans for the AADSM Mastery Program. Credit cards are charged for the full registration fee at the time of registration. 

Not a member? Nonmembers can become members for the same cost as registering as a nonmember for Mastery 1 and save more than the cost of membership when registering for Mastery 2 or both Mastery Courses.
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Dates and Registration

Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 include pre-recorded lectures, on-demand, in the AADSM Online Learning Center during the below course completion windows, so you can access the recorded lectures when it works best for you. The end dates listed for each course completion window below are the deadlines in which each course must be completed, if you register in 2023. You will not lose access to course content in the AADSM Online Learning Center after you complete each course. Your credit card will be charged the full registration fee at the time of registration. 

2023 Mastery 1

Registration WindowNow – December 31, 2023

Course Completion DeadlineJune 28, 2024*
*Note: If you register for Mastery 2 in 2023 you must complete Mastery 1 at least three weeks prior to attending the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop (i.e., by September 29, 2023 if you are attending the workshop on October 21-22, 2023).   

Access to Mastery 1 is not immediate upon registration. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive an email from mastery@aadsm.org with information on how to access the course in the AADSM Online Learning Center.

Click here to learn more about Mastery 1.

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2023 Mastery 2

Registration Window: Registration for Mastery 2 is currently unavailable due to the October Mastery 2 Practical Workshop filling to capacity. Click the button below to be notified when registration for Mastery 2 has reopened.
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Course Completion DeadlineMarch 29, 2024 (if sitting for the 2024 ABDSM exam) or June 28, 2024 (if not sitting for the 2024 ABDSM exam)

Completion of Mastery 1 is required to participate in Mastery 2.

New for 2023! Those who register for Mastery 2 in 2023 will be required to attend the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop. This weekend-long workshop is only offered in-person and serves as an experiential supplement to the pre-recorded lectures provided in Mastery 2. Registration for the workshop is included in the Mastery 2 registration fee.

The remaining Mastery 2 Practical Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22, 2023. This workshop is sold out. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete the Mastery 2 recorded lectures before attending the in-person Mastery 2 Practical Workshop, however it is not required.

The workshops will take place at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry in downtown Chicago, IL. Attendees must be present for the duration of the workshop; partial attendance will not be permitted. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to learn more about Mastery 2, including the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop. 

Question and Answer Sessions

The question and answer sessions for Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 were recorded and are available within their respective courses. 

Cancelation 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.

For 2022 registrations, no refunds will be available. Refunds are not provided to those who do not complete each course by the stated deadline. Transfers are not possible. 
For 2023 Mastery 1 or Mastery 2 registrations, a $150 administrative fee will be withheld on cancelations postmarked on or prior to February 3, 2023. To cancel a registration, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at mastery@aadsm.org by the applicable date listed below. After February 3, 2023, no refunds will be available. Refunds are not provided to those who do not complete each course by the stated deadline. Transfers are not possible. 

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.


Weather Cancelation Policy

In the event that a registrant is unable to attend a course due to severe weather forcing airline cancelations 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.


Course Disclaimers


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 does not endorse or recommend any products or services. The AADSM does not review, investigate, or otherwise approve the quality, type, message, nature, or value of any product or service discussed in the course and assumes no liability of any kind for any verbal or written information provided by speakers or attendees. We encourage you to conduct your own independent research to verify and investigate any company prior to purchasing its products or services. Please consult your own professional legal, financial and medical advisors for advice concerning any products or services discussed.
As a result, AADSM disclaims any warranty or guarantee about the performance of any recommended product, device or service. AADSM provides a forum for the discussion of best practices in the field, but participants agree by attendance at AADSM events that AADSM has no liability or responsibility for any clinical or other outcomes from the matters discussed at their meetings.
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

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 the location in which the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop will be held. By attending an AADSM course in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and you are confirming that you have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms, are not under any self-quarantine orders, and are not experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov. Participants should review CDC guidelines for public meetings and are expected to adhere to all local, state and federal regulations concerning COVID-19

AADSM Code of Conduct

Please click here to review the AADSM’s official guidelines and requirements for behavior in an AADSM meeting. All course participants must observe all AADSM standards at all times. Violations of this code are taken seriously and may in the sole discretion of AADSM to actions including, but not limited to ending the participation in a course or future AADSM meetings or trainings.

Informed Consent for Mastery 2 Practical Workshop

I understand it is my choice to participate in the clinical skills taught, performed and/or demonstrated on course participants and faculty. Clinical skills include comprehensive examination, full arch impressions, bite registration, and oral appliance delivery.

Should I choose to participate:

  • I hereby release the AADSM and their agents, representatives and assigns from any responsibility or liability for any injury, illness, reactions, or damages arising from my participation.
  • I consent to be interviewed about my health conditions and have an exam and consultation as part of the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop, which will be presented before course participants and faculty.
  • I certify that I have read the contents of this informed consent, am aware of the benefits or potential harms from my participation in the clinical skills given my training in dental sleep medicine and will comply with any applicable dental licensure laws and/or equivalent laws.
  • I understand that it is my right to discontinue my participation in the clinical skills at any time. However, should I choose to do so, my attendance for the duration of the workshop in the form of observation is still required.
  • I recognized that AADSM has advised me to review my professional liability coverage to make sure that it includes coverage for training and educational activities sponsored by the AADSM.

Questions or concerns about participation in the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop can be directed to Dr. Trish Braga, AADSM Director of Education, at mastery@aadsm.org.

AADSM, as the course provider, and the course instructors will follow all applicable standards for patient consent and protection during the training. As a course participant, you should be aware of the ADA CERP standards (specifically Standard XIII. Patient Protection) that AADSM, the course instructors and you as a participant are expected to follow.

If you register for Mastery 2 in 2023, Mastery 1 must be completed by the following deadlines to attend the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop:

  • July 7, 2023 - deadline to complete Mastery 1 to attend the workshop on July 29-30, 2023
  • September 29, 2023 - deadline to complete Mastery 1 to attend the workshop on October 21-22, 2023 

The AADSM is not responsible for any travel related expenses incurred to attend the workshop should a participant be unable to complete Mastery 1 by the above stated deadline and therefore be ineligible to attend the workshop. 


Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

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

Dress Code

The dress code for in-person courses is business casual.


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

Teaching Method

Mastery 1 and Mastery 2 are comprised of recorded lectures, demonstration videos, and self-instructional activities throughout each course. Mastery 1 includes discussion during two live designated Q&A sessions. The in-person Mastery 2 Practical Workshop is comprised of lectures followed by discussion and clinically-based 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 2022 Mastery Program for 93.75 continuing education credits and the 2023 Mastery Program for 109.75 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.

Click here for a list of Accredited Mastery Programs

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