AADSM has officially launched the new Qualified Dentist designation and is now accepting applications. This new designation was established because payers and referring physicians are increasingly requiring evidence of clinical competency from dentists who practice dental sleep medicine. As an Academy, we recognize that many dentists on the path to certification and accreditation are skilled in dental sleep medicine and need a way to showcase their knowledge. The Qualified Dentist designation is an attainable form of recognition, free for AADSM members, that will help position your practice for growth. To learn more about the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation criteria and preparation, visit the Qualified Dentist Designation page on the AADSM website.