EducationThe American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has had 25 years of proven success providing members with first-rate educational opportunities to grow their dental sleep medicine practices.
Our year-round education and career development opportunities provide the superior results needed to directly benefit participants’ practices. Through clinical meetings, courses, workshops, webinars and study clubs, we introduce cutting-edge developments and proven practice standards in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
AADSM educational programs are the best investment for those looking to achieve respected certification in dental sleep medicine from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). AADSM education also positions you to build long-lasting medical relationships and gain patients. All of our courses are:
AADSM CE courses are recognized by the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), which can help dentists fulfill ongoing educational requirements.
AADSM offers courses that are tailored to different experience levels and varying degrees of knowledge of dental sleep medicine.
While many other CE providers attempt to sell you a specific device or service, AADSM education prepares you with fundamental, unbiased knowledge of dental sleep medicine.
The AADSM also equips members with dental practice management resources and reimbursement support. Practice management and promotional tools provided by the AADSM can help dentists spread the word about sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy in order to further differentiate their practices.
AADSM Mastery Program
The AADSM Mastery Program is a comprehensive, clinically-focused and evidence-based education program that will provide 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 course is limited to licensed dentists. The program consists of three in-person courses, each lasting two and one-half days. All courses will be comprised of lectures followed by discussion and will include self-instructional activities prior to each course. Mastery I will also include faculty demonstrations. The courses may be purchased individually or together as a bundle. Dentists who currently hold the Qualified Dentist designation and are interested in pursuing ABDSM certification must register for Mastery I, II, and III.
Online Learning Modules
Educational webinars are live, interactive sessions in which participants are encouraged to submit questions on a particular topic in advance so that the facilitator may address them during the webinar. The session will begin with a lecture-based presentation and then lead into addressing the questions that were submitted by participants. Registration is limited to a maximum of 30 participants and the duration of each webinar will be between 60-90 minutes.
Educational webinars are conducted using Zoom, a web-based conferencing system. Participants must have internet access in order to participate in this educational activity. Prior to the start of each session, participants will receive emailed instructions on how to use Zoom.
Pediatric OSA: ENT Evaluation, Diagnosis and Surgery
Presented by Boris Chernobilsky, MD
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30 pm Central Time
This webinar will seek to educate participants on the diagnosis of pediatric sleep apnea through history, physical exam and diagnostic testing. Attention will be paid to differences in polysomnography between children and adults as well as potential misdiagnoses in evaluation. Discussion of treatment will cover not only medical options but also concentrate heavily on surgical indications and procedures. The latest techniques will be discussed, including diagnostic sleep endoscopy, modifications of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and craniofacial surgery
Untreated OSA and Preeclampsia
Presented by Louise O’Brien, PhD, MS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:30 pm Central Time
This lecture will present the current literature regarding associations between OSA and preeclampsia and the overlap between potential biological pathways. Data will be presented on the potential role for sleep assessment in the monitoring and treatment of preeclampsia and the utility of positive airway pressure in this setting will be discussed.
Continuing Education Credits
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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/cerp.
The AADSM designates each activity for a minimum of 1.00 continuing education credits.
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ABDSM Recommended Reading List
The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) provides certification candidates with a list of recommended readings based on the topics covered in the ABDSM certification examination.