Members can apply for free to receive recognition from the AADSM that they meet the criteria for the Qualified Dentist designation, an entry-level distinction.
Members receive a free online subscription to the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine (JDSM), the official peer-reviewed journal of the AADSM. The journal addresses issues that affect practitioners involved in the management and treatment of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.
Through December 31, 2017, all members receive a listing in the AADSM's online Find-a-Dentist directory, which provides your contact information to patients who are searching for a local dentist who can treat sleep-disordered breathing. Starting January 1, 2018, the Find-a-Dentist directory will transition to display contact information only for those members who hold either the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation, ABDSM Diplomate Certification or are the director of an AADSM Accredited Facility.
The AADSM Annual Meeting, hosted each June in conjunction with the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, presents numerous educational opportunities for members, including continuing education classes, lectures on cutting-edge findings, networking opportunities and exhibit booths.
Earn continuing education credits throughout the year. AADSM members can receive ADA CERP approved credit through our educational courses, study clubs, online learning modules, the annual meeting and the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine (JDSM).
Login to the AADSM website for members-only access to the latest news, as well as educational and promotional resources.
Stand out in the field of practice by demonstrating your dedication and expertise. Awards are based on exceptional initiative, leadership, progress and service demonstrated in the field. Awards include: Pierre Robin Academic Award, Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Member. Clinical researchers and students are eligible for the AADSM Research Award Competition, which recognizes exceptional research in dental sleep medicine.
The AADSM works to refine insurance support packages, including coding, procedures for reimbursements and sample letters. AADSM members receive timely updates when billing issues arise and may contact the AADSM national office staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance. Members also receive access to the AADSM’s online Insurance Reimbursement Guide.
The AADSM advocates for improved patient care and reimbursement for dental sleep medicine services by enhancing relationships with members of Congress, federal regulatory bodies including the FDA, third-party payers and affiliated organizations.
Promote dental sleep medicine by joining a committee. Committees include: Accreditation, Annual Meeting, Education and Research.
Members receive substantial discounts on educational/promotional products, Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation fees, Study Club Program and registration fees for the AADSM Annual Meeting and all AADSM educational courses.
The Academy provides resources and training to keep members aware of practice-related issues in dental sleep medicine. The AADSM helps new members introduce a dental sleep medicine component into an existing dental practice and stay abreast of changes and trends in best business practices and recommended policies.
If you would like to learn more about the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine or have questions regarding membership, please contact the AADSM membership department at (630) 737-9756 or by email at email@example.com.