Emerging Concepts: Ordering and Administering HSAT

December 4-5, 2021
New Orleans, LA

This course will provide dentists with the information they need to confidently order or administer home sleep apnea tests (HSATs). Beginning with presentations focusing on necessary foundational knowledge, content will evolve throughout the weekend to emphasize HSAT clinical application strategies, including effective collaboration with diagnosing physicians to improve outcomes, standardized patient education to maximize efficiencies, and practical advice from dentists who order and administer HSATs. Interactive demonstrations of HSAT equipment will allow attendees to evaluate key differences in commercially available HSATs and familiarize themselves with the data provided on HSAT reports.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Course Co-Chairs

Jarrett Grosdidier, DDS
Ken Mogell, DMD

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits and limitations of HSAT technology and its use in dental sleep medicine clinics;
  2. Effectively communicate with physicians to develop a mutually agreed upon diagnosing pathway and criteria for patients who are candidates for HSATs;
  3. Develop standardized protocols for administering HSAT, including patient education, use of intake questionnaires and identification of inadequate data collection; and 
  4. Analyze various HSAT and pulse oximetry devices.
Learn more about the AADSM’s Position on the Scope of Practice for Dentists Ordering or Administering Home Sleep Apnea Tests

Target Audience

Dentists screening and treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.

Topics and Speakers

The Dentists' Role in Treating the OSA Population
David White, MD

Understanding Polysomnography: The Foundation of HSAT
Barry Fields, MD

The Complexity of HSAT
Nancy Collop, MD

The Science and Role of Pulse Oximetry
James Metz, DDS

Navigating HSAT Regulations and Role of DSM Team
Ken Mogell, DMD

A Real-World Model of Dentists Administering HSAT: Physician and Dentist Perspective
Jarrett Grosdidier, DDS and Abid Bhatt, MD

Models of HSAT in Dental Sleep Practice Panel
Lisa Gallucci, DMD; Nicole Chenet, DDS; Tanya DeSanto, DDS; Omar Mahmassani, DDS; James Metz, DDS; and Rosemarie Rohatgi, DMD

Communicating with Physicians
Ruben Avalos, LPN

Standardizing the HSAT Patient Experience
Neil Nay, RPSGT, RST

Interactive HSAT Demonstrations
Lisa Gallucci, DMD; Nicole Chenet, DDS; Tanya DeSanto, DDS; Omar Mahmassani, DDS; James Metz, DDS; and Rosemarie Rohatgi, DMD

Emerging Concepts Faculty

Dates and Times

Saturday, December 4    8:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, December 5    8:00am - 12:30pm
Continental breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch will be served on Saturday. 

Course Location and Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Discounted Rate: $169 until November 5, 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 Emerging Concepts


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY): 15 miles from hotel
Estimated taxi fare: $36 (one way)

COVID-19 Warning

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 the Emerging Concepts: Ordering and Administering HSAT course in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Marriott's Safety Guidelines

As of September 30, the New Orleans Health Department has imposed several restrictions related to COVID-19. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask indoors when with people who are not in their immediate household; this includes the New Orleans Marriott where the Emerging Concepts course will be held.  As such, Emerging Concepts course attendees will be required to wear a mask throughout the hotel, including all meeting space for the duration of the course, unless seated and actively eating or drinking. 

Additionally, attendees should be aware that proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours is required for indoor New Orleans restaurants and entertainment businesses. Although proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours is not required to enter the course meeting space or stay at the New Orleans Marriott, it is required to access the hotel’s restaurant, bar or fitness center. 

The hotel front desk may ask for proof and provide a separate-colored key card to provide access to these amenities. For those who are unable to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test results within the last 72 hours, food and beverage at the New Orleans Marriott will only be available to go. 

The citations for not following these requirements may result in a misdemeanor citation and a fine up to $500 or six months in jail. Further updates regarding safety measures that the AADSM will be implementing at the course will be provided to attendees and exhibitors as the course nears.

Click the links below to learn what guidelines and protocols the New Orleans Marriott has in place to keep you safe during your stay.
Commitment to Clean Guidelines
Commitment to Clean - Hotel Spaces

*Please check back periodically for updates to these guidelines. 

Registration Rates 


On or Before

 AADSM Member* $750$850
 AADSM DSM Team Member $550$650
AADSM Active Duty Military Member**$190$215
 Nonmember $850$950

*Member categories includes: Regular, Academic, Emeritus, and Student
**This rate is only available to those who are Active-duty Military Members of the AADSM. If you are active-duty military and want to become a member of the AADSM, download the application for Active-duty Military Membership.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a registration, written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at rprince@aadsm.org.  A $50.00 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked by November 12, 2021.  After this date, no refunds will be available. 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. 

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 Cancellation Policy

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.

Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

Registration is limited. Please register early. Confirmation letters will be sent via email within one week of receipt of mailed or faxed-in registration forms and payment. 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 for a course.

Dress Code

Business casual

Teaching Method

This course will be comprised of lectures followed by discussion and interactive demonstrations of HSAT equipment.


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.

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 this course for 11.75 continuing education credits.


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.

For questions, contact Randi Prince at rprince@aadsm.org or 630-686-9873.