In recent years there has been a significant expansion in the number of state and regional sleep societies. By uniting together, sleep professionals are able to benefit from relevant educational opportunities and advance the sleep field at the local level. This unity also provides collective strength when advocating for the sleep field through interactions with legislators and policy makers.
In many states these societies were formed to address specific regulatory and legislative issues affecting the profession of sleep technology. As a result, dental sleep medicine has not been a major area of focus for most sleep societies.
However, state and regional sleep societies offer dentists an outstanding opportunity to network with sleep physicians and sleep technologists from local sleep disorders centers. Dentists also can help educate sleep professionals about oral appliance therapy and the role of dentistry in treating sleep-disordered breathing.
The following directory is provided as a resource to help connect you with your state or regional sleep society. The AADSM encourages members to look for opportunities to become more involved in the local sleep field.