Mastery 2

Mastery Course Two

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Mastery 2 builds on the knowledge and clinical proficiency gained in Mastery 1 with continued emphasis on skill development to manage a broad spectrum of cases and severities of obstructive sleep apnea. Lectures will develop a more in-depth understanding of all aspects of dental sleep medicine, including administrative strategies for practice growth. An in-person, two-day workshop will provide clinical chairside confidence and prepare students to submit two required oral appliance therapy cases on real patients.

Completion of Mastery 1 is required to participate in Mastery 2. After completing both courses, dentists will be eligible for the ABDSM certification examination. To learn more about the ABDSM exam, click here

Course Overview


Successful completion of Mastery 1, including all clinical competency assignments and the Mastery 1 Quiz, is required to participate in Mastery 2.

Recorded Lectures

Mastery 2 includes 22.25 hours of pre-recorded lectures that are available on-demand in the AADSM Online Learning Center so you can access the lectures when it works best for you. 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. If you registered for Mastery 2 in 2022, the deadline for completion is June 30, 2023 (or March 31, 2023 if you intend to sit for the 2023 ABDSM exam). If you register for Mastery 2 in 2023, the deadline to complete Mastery 2, including the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop and two patient cases is June 28, 2024 (or March 29, 2024 if you intend to sit for the 2024 ABDSM exam), regardless of the registration date.
Click the button below to view an outline of the content covered in Mastery 2, including the length of time for each recorded lecture/activity. 
Mastery 2 Outline


Clinical Competencies

Mastery 2 includes several clinical competency assignments that require patient interaction. These assignments are required to successfully complete Mastery 2. For an overview of the clinical competency assignments, click the button below. The deadline to complete the two patient cases is June 28, 2024 (or March 29, 2024 if you intend to sit for the 2024 ABDSM exam), regardless of the registration date.


Mastery 2 Practical Workshop New for 2023!

In 2023, those who register for Mastery 2 will be required to attend the Mastery 2 Practical Workshop. This experiential, two-day workshop will take place at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry in downtown Chicago, IL.

Attendees will participate in small-group, roundtable discussions focused on challenging case presentations involving treatment planning, device selection and design, finding therapeutic position, side effect resolution and long-term patient management. Under the supervision and guidance of Mastery faculty, attendees will also participate in chairside exercises designed to apply their didactic learning from Mastery 1 and Mastery 2. Attendees will gain confidence in their clinical abilities and to provide optimal patient care. The oral appliances that will be used in clinic and for close inspection will include all common styles, materials, retention mechanisms and calibration strategies.

Following interactive demonstrations, attendees will be encouraged but not required to participate clinically in peer-to-peer comprehensive head/neck and oral examinations, full arch impressions and construction bite capture. All appropriate materials, equipment, scanners, instruments, and PPE to participate in the workshop will be provided by the AADSM. Oral appliances consisting of various materials, styles and design features will be manufactured and ready for small group delivery on Mastery faculty, all necessary supplies provided. Key learning objectives for delivery exercises include insertion considerations, adjustment techniques and patient coaching.

Recognizing that advanced clinical practice weighs heavily on patient history, differential diagnosis and decision making, attendees will treatment plan real patient cases including device design, calibration strategies and identification of treatment endpoints.

Dates and Location
The workshops will take place at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry, located at 801 S. Paulina St. in Chicago, IL.

The remaining Mastery 2 Practical Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 21 (7:30am-5:45pm) - Sunday, October 22 (7:30am-2:45pm). This workshop is sold out.

Registration for the workshop is included in the Mastery 2 registration fee, however you will need to select which dates you will be attending during the registration process.

NOTE: 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. If you are unable to attend either of the date options, you will be unable to register for Mastery 2 in 2023. 

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.

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotel, which is an 8-minute walk from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry.

Hyatt Place Chicago – Medical / University District
1835 W Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois

Discounted Rate: $269 until September 22 (for the October workshop), or sooner if the room block sells out.
Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM 

Hotel Reservations - October Workshop
To make hotel reservations for the October workshop by phone, call 888-591-1234 and reference: G-JASC


Access to the Mastery 2 recorded lectures is not immediate upon registering. If you completed Mastery 1, please allow 1-2 business days to receive an email from with information on how to access Mastery 2 in the AADSM Online Learning Center. If you have not completed Mastery 1, you can still register for Mastery 2, but you will not gain access to Mastery 2 until you have successfully completed Mastery 1. Your credit card will be charged the full registration fee at the time of registration.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the significant benefits of healthy sleep and the risks associated with inadequate or compromised sleep.
  • Develop critical understanding of OSA pathophysiology and co-morbidities such as cardiovascular, metabolic and neurocognitive concerns.
  • Explain the influence of confounding respiratory influences and possible remedies.
  • Improve OAT outcomes by understanding maximum medical improvement (MMI) and exploring combinations of therapies
  • Prepare patients for oral appliance wear and titration, monitoring signs, symptoms and side effects.
  • Anticipate and manage side effects that could compromise treatment objectives.
  • Incorporate protocols to maximize staff efficiency following a medical practice model, with an understanding of medical insurance coding and billing requirements.
  • Clearly communicate device design to laboratories, avoiding costly mistakes, and consider benefits of digital technology in practice.
  • Explore alternative and emerging therapies for SDB.
  • Anticipate oral appliance efficacy for individual cases and consider combinations of therapies for best clinical outcomes.
  • Confidently manage OA side effects and patient expectations
  • Explain the etiology and prevalence of pediatric SDB, the differences with adult SDB and the efficacies of treatment options.
  • Incorporate pediatric screening and referral protocols.
  • Continue to build an understanding of the medical practice model with medical-legal considerations.
  • Perfect an appropriate algorithm for patient management that begins with screening and ends with long-term follow-up.

Continuing Education

The AADSM designates Mastery 2 for a total of 56.50 continuing education credit: 

  • 41.75 (self-instructional/electronically mediated hours)
  • 14.75 (live, in-person)

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