Mastery Program


Demonstrate your expertise in dental sleep medicine

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 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. 

Mastery Program news release

 

Course Descriptions
AADSM Mastery Course One

25 CE Hours

Mastery I is the first course of a three-part program designed for dentists with an interest in, but little or no background, in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy (OAT). This initial course examines fundamental concepts and practical techniques necessary to incorporate OAT into a general or specialty dental practice. Students will be taught the AADSM practice protocols and clinical guidelines necessary to perform the proper patient screening, examination and record acquisition to begin treatment with competence and confidence.

Following this course, there will be a small exam that will assess competence.
After successful completion of this exam, dentists will be eligible to earn the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation.

Learn more about Mastery I


AADSM Mastery Course Two

20 CE Hours
Completion of Mastery I is required to attend Mastery II. 

Mastery II builds on the knowledge and clinical proficiency gained in Mastery I with continued emphasis on skill development. Students will participate in oral appliance selection and create a prescription for a laboratory to fabricate an oral appliance. Clinical competence and confidence with delivery and titration will be addressed with further development in Mastery III. Lectures will develop a more in-depth understanding of normal sleep and the consequences of poor quality sleep, including phase delay circadian rhythms in adolescents. Exploring alternative treatments such as surgery and CPAP will lay a foundation for guiding patient decision-making and anticipating combining therapies for best outcomes.

Learn more about Mastery II

AADSM Mastery Course Three
20 CE Hours
Completion of Mastery I and Mastery II is required to attend Mastery III.

As the final didactic step in the Mastery Program, Mastery III provides the participant with the proficiency to manage a broad spectrum of cases and severities of obstructive sleep apnea. A focus on titration goals, understanding maximum medical improvement, and side effect management furnishes practitioner confidence and promotes best patient care.

After completing all three courses, dentists will be eligible for the ABDSM certification examination.

Learn more about Mastery III

Dates

Mastery I

Mastery II

Mastery III

September 14-16, 2018

November 9-11, 2018

February 8-10, 2019

November 9-11, 2018

February 8-10, 2019

April 12-14, 2019

Times

These times apply to all Mastery courses (I, II and III):

Friday

 

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast and Registration

7:45 am - 12:15 pm

General Session

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lunch

1: 15 pm - 5:30 pm

General Session

 

 

Saturday

 

7:15 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 12:15 pm

General Session

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1: 15 pm - 5:30 pm

General Session

 

 

Sunday

 

7:15 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 12:15 pm

General Session

Registration

Advanced Registration

Register by the following dates to take advantage of the early registration rate.
Substantial discounts are available to AADSM members.

Course Dates Early Registration Deadline
September 14-16, 2018 August 17, 2018
November 9-11, 2018 October 12, 2018
February 8-10, 2019 January 11, 2019
April 12-14, 2019 March 15, 2019

 Registration Rates

 

AADSM
Member
(Early) 

AADSM 
Member
(Regular)

Non-Member
(Early)

Non-Member
(Regular)

AADSM Active-duty
Military Member*
(Early)

AADSM Active-duty
Military Member*
(Regular)

Mastery I, II and III

$6000

$7000

$7000

$8000

$1500

$1750

Mastery I ONLY

$1500

$1800

$1800

$2100

$375

$450

Mastery II ONLY

$2500

$2800

$2800

$3100

$625

$700

Mastery III ONLY

$2500

$2800

$2800

$3100

$625

$700

*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 Active-duty Military Membership

Links to Register

Register for Mastery I, II and III

Register for Mastery I ONLY

Register for Mastery II ONLY

Register for Mastery III ONLY


Hotel Information

All Mastery Courses will be held at the following hotel located in the Chicago suburbs.
 
Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, IL
 
The AADSM has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Hyatt Lodge at a special group rate. Space is limited, so please make reservations well in advance. The room rate at the hotel is $155.00 per night plus tax and is only valid until the following dates or until the room block sells out.
 

Course Dates Hotel Reservation Deadline
September 14-16, 2018 August 17, 2018
November 9-11, 2018 October 12, 2018
February 8-10, 2019 January 11, 2019
April 12-14, 2019 March 15, 2019

 
To make your reservations for the September Course, please visit: https://book.passkey.com/go/AADSMSEPT2018.
To make your reservations for the November Course, please visit: https://book.passkey.com/go/AADSMNOV2018.
You may also call the hotel’s reservation department at 888-421-1442. To receive the special group rate, you must identify yourself as part of the “AADSM Mastery Program” group.

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 Mastery Program for 65 continuing education credits.
 

Registration Disclaimer and Cancellation

Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer

Registration is limited. Please register early. Confirmation letters will be sent via email within one week of receipt of registration form 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.

Cancellation Policy

Written notification must be submitted to the AADSM at bbasit@aadsm.org. for registration cancellation. A $150.00 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked on or prior to the cancellation deadline. 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 a full refund should conditions warrant. The refund will only include the cost of registration for the course.

Course Dates Cancellation Deadline
September 14-16, 2018 August 24, 2018
November 9-11, 2018 October 19, 2018
February 8-10, 2019 January 18, 2019
April 12-14, 2019 March 22, 2019


For questions, contact Beverly Basit at bbasit@aadsm.org or 630-686-9874.