Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline for Oral Appliance Therapy

Published in 2015, this guideline was commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). A joint task force conducted a systematic review of the literature and developed evidence-based recommendations. This evidence was counterbalanced by an assessment of the relative benefit of the treatment versus the potential harms. The board of directors of both the AASM and AADSM approved the final guideline.

The AASM and AADSM expect this guideline to have a positive impact on professional behavior, patient outcomes, and, possibly, health care costs. This guideline reflects the state of knowledge at the time of publication and will require updates if new evidence warrants significant changes to the current recommendations.

Download the Clinical Practice Guideline

Ramar K, Dort LC, Katz SG, Lettieri CJ, Harrod CG, Thomas SM, Chervin RD. Clinical practice guideline for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy: an update for 2015. Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine 2015;2(3):71– 125.

Watch the Clinical Practice Guideline Webinar

The following video is the recording of the Oral Appliance Therapy Webinar that was held on Wednesday, February, 3, 2016. As an additional resource, you can download the Clinical Guideline Webinar Q&A, which provides responses to frequently asked questions about the guideline.


Oral Appliance Therapy Webinar from AADSM on Vimeo.