News and Updates 2, Issue 1.3

AADSM News and Updates

AADSM National Office, Darien, IL



September 27: Practical Demonstration Course
                        (Darien, IL – AADSM National Office)

October 9-14: ADA Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX)
                        AADSM sponsoring and presenting an educational program on dental sleep medicine

October 18-19:

  • Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine Course (Washington, D.C.)
  • Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course (Washington, D.C.)
  • Practice Management Course (half-day add-on) (Washington, D.C.)

December 6: Practical Demonstration Course
                      (Darien, IL – AADSM National Office)


February 28–March 1: Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course (New Orleans, LA)

March 21: Practical Demonstration Course (Darien, IL – AADSM National Office)

TBD: Board Review Course

June 4-6: AADSM 24th Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA)


Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee continues to review applications for Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation and is pleased to have seen 39 facilities become accredited to date. Accreditation solidifies dental sleep medicine professionals as instrumental to the sleep medicine team and helps facilities build strong medical partnerships. The committee looks forward to receiving your application, which is available for download at

Annual Meeting Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee is working diligently to finalize the program for the AADSM 24th Annual Meeting that will be held Thurs., June 4-Sat., June 6, 2015 in Seattle, WA. The committee is also accepting session proposals and challenging case submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting until December 1, 2014. This is your chance to influence the meeting’s education program! Learn more about the session guidelines and how to submit materials by visiting aspx.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is currently hosting its fall Study Club Program, which is designed for dentists new to dental sleep medicine. The committee is simultaneously preparing for the 2015 Study Club Program, which will be conducted via web conference to make the sessions more interactive. New educational offerings, such as live Q&A sessions and online learning modules, will give AADSM members additional opportunities to learn more about dental sleep medicine from the convenience and comfort of their home or practice. Look for an announcement in your monthly NewsFlash email regarding the release dates of these exciting new educational opportunities!

Health Policy Education Committee

Recently, the Health Policy Education Committee developed frequently asked questions that provide members with answers to common questions about reimbursement for oral appliance therapy services. Members are encouraged to check out the FAQs on the AADSM website at managementresources.aspx. The committee is currently developing an online learning module to further educate members in areas of health policy.

Research Committee

The Research Committee is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting. To view the Call for Abstracts, please visit aspx. The Research Committee looks forward to receiving your abstract submission by December 17, 2014.