ABDSM guideline update

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Friday, October 21, 2011

The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Board of Directors recently approved a change to the examination guidelines.  In order to be eligible to sit for the ABDSM certification examination, applicants must meet the requirements of one of the three applicant types described as follows.

Clinical Applicant

All applicants must hold (at a minimum) a dental degree (DDS or DMD) or its equivalent and an active unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada.

Academic Applicant

All applicants must hold (at a minimum) a dental degree (DDS or DMD) or its equivalent and an active restricted license to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada.  Academic Applicants must currently be a full-time employee of a dental school that is accredited by either the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

International Certificant Applicant

All applicants must hold (at a minimum) a dental degree (DDS or DMD) or its equivalent and an active unrestricted license to practice dentistry.  International Certificant Applicants must be permanent residents outside of the United States (including contiguous states and territories) or Canada.

Applicants will select the applicant category that best applies to them on the ABDSM application.


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