The 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:
  • Recognized
    AADSM CE courses are recognized by the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), which can help dentists fulfill ongoing educational requirements.

  • Tailored
    AADSM offers courses that are tailored to different experience levels and varying degrees of knowledge of dental sleep medicine.

  • Unbiased
    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

AADSM Mastery ProgramThe 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 courseMastery 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.

Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine Course

The Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine Course gives you the opportunity to join leading experts in dental sleep medicine to elevate your skills to the next level. Topics of the 2019 course include Medications and Their Impact on OSA; Understanding PSG Reports and Their Treatment Implication; Review of HSAT: Advantages and Limitations; Aging, Dementia and OSA; Digital Workflow in OAT Clinical Practice; and many others. 

Board Review Course

The Board Review Course is a one-day course during which an organized overview of dental sleep medicine and sleep medicine will be presented.  Material will be presented through both formal and practicum styles of teaching for the purpose of preparing dentist candidates for the ABDSM examination.  The course is taught by an expert faculty at the forefront of sleep medicine and dental sleep medicine. Topics covered mirror ABDSM examination content areas.

Online Learning Modules

Online learning modules are recorded presentations from previous webinars or courses. Members save $15 per module. To view the available online learning modules:


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



For information or questions contact:

Rose Zuniga
Education and Exhibit Coordinator
1001 Warrenville Road, Suite 175
Lisle, IL 60532

Phone: 630-686-9875
Fax: 630-686-9876

ABDSM Recommended Reading List

The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) recommended reading list contains the most recent and relevant articles to help you to prepare for the ABDSM examination. Links to the full articles have been added to the list to make them easily accessible. The recommended reading list is presented with the understanding that no reading list can span the entire range of topics covered by the ABDSM exam.  While many exam questions are based on these readings, many are developed from other materials with similar content. 


 View ABDSM Recommended Reading List

Disclaimer: 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.