“Having a connection with a respected organization such as AADSM has helped patients and health care providers find me when searching for a referral. My greatest success in developing relationships with sleep physicians, as well as other health care providers, is through the patients. We foster an environment of deep listening and patient education, and we have systems in place that can easily communicate with a patient’s other providers to ensure that the patient experiences continuity of care.”
– Jennifer Le, DMD; Raleigh, NC; Wake Dental Sleep, Dental Solutions; AADSM Membership: 7 years
Membership BenefitsDeepen your expertise and strengthen your network by becoming a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. The AADSM builds bridges and forms relationships with sleep centers and other professional groups that play an integral role in the treatment and research of sleep-related breathing disorders. By becoming a member, you can gain access to educational and networking opportunities, practice support, treatment protocol, and more!
The AADSM advocates for improved patient care and reimbursement for dental sleep medicine services by enhancing relationships with referring physicians, members of Congress, federal regulatory bodies including the FDA, third-party payers and affiliated organizations.
Members receive substantial discounts on educational/promotional products, Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation fees, 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.
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.
Starting January 1, 2018, the Find-an-AADSM-Dentist directory only displays contact information for those members who hold the AADSM Qualified Dentist designation, ABDSM Diplomate Certification or are the director of an AADSM-accredited Facility.
Qualified Dentist Designation
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.
Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine
Members receive a free access 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.
The AADSM Annual Meeting, hosted each June, 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, online learning modules, the annual meeting and the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine (JDSM).
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.
Promote dental sleep medicine by joining a committee. Committees include: Accreditation, Annual Meeting, Education and Research.
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) 686-9875 or by email at email@example.com.
Membership with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is open to credentialed dentists, researchers and physicians with an interest in dental sleep medicine. The AADSM also offers FREE membership to students. Membership is on a calendar-year basis (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31). The prices below are valid from Oct. 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018.
Annual Dues: $175.00
Regular membership is open to individuals who hold one or more of the following degrees: DDS, DMD, MD, PhD, DO or other equivalent degrees, and are a licensed dentist or physician in their place of residence. Regular members have all rights and privileges of membership, including subscriptions to publications and informational mailings developed by the AADSM. Regular members have full voting rights.
Regular Membership - Active-duty Military
Annual Dues: $50.00
Active-duty military membership is open to individuals who hold one or more of the following degrees: DDS, DMD, MD, PhD, DO or other equivalent degrees, are a licensed dentist or physician in their place of residence, and are currently on active-duty in the military. Regular members - Active-duty Military have all rights and privileges of membership, including subscriptions to publications and informational mailings developed by the AADSM. Regular members - Active-duty Military have full voting rights.
AADSM offers free membership to full-time students enrolled in formal training programs leading to a dental or medical degree and intending to become active in dental sleep medicine. Joining AADSM can give you a head start at a successful career, and arm you with the resources to excel at oral appliance therapy!
Elevate Your Career with Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental sleep medicine is a fast-growing field that can enhance your career by unlocking immediate patient and partnership opportunities. In fact, there are currently not enough dental sleep medicine practitioners to meet the high demand for oral appliance therapy – making now the opportune time to start preparing to enter the field of dental sleep medicine.
Gain Best-in-Class Benefits with AADSM Student Membership
As an AADSM student member, you will have access to exclusive education, research and training as well as networking opportunities that will position you to succeed in dental sleep medicine. When you transition from student to professional, AADSM also provides practice management and insurance reimbursement resources to help establish and grow your business.
Make Positive Health Impact with Oral Appliance Therapy
By incorporating dental sleep medicine into your education and career path, you will be able to work closely with sleep physicians to solve patients’ sleep problems in order to improve their long-term health. Providing oral appliance therapy will allow you to play an important role in helping to enhance patients’ sleep, revitalize their health and restore their quality of life – and, ultimately, help them prevent the medical comorbidities associated with sleep apnea, such as hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“A commitment to further study dental sleep medicine will benefit the dental profession and your future patients who suffer from sleep apnea.”
Harold A. Smith, AADSM President
Student membership is open to students who are enrolled full time in formal training programs leading to one or more of the following dental or medical degrees: DDS, DMD, MD, PhD, DO, MS or other equivalent degrees, and who upon completion of the degree program plan to be licensed as a physician or dentist in their place of residence and intend to become active in dental sleep medicine. Student members receive subscriptions to all publications and informational mailings developed by the AADSM. Student members do not have voting rights.
Emeritus membership is open to active members in good standing who are seventy (70) years of age or older and have held Regular membership for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive years. Emeritus members do not have voting rights.
Contact the AADSM National Office to apply for Emeritus Membership.
Statement of Ethics - American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
AADSM members are expected to abide by the code of ethics set forth in the below statement:
Dental sleep medicine encompasses the clinical treatment of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders through utilization of oral appliance therapy, the promotion of long-term management of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders, and the scientific investigation of topics related to dental sleep medicine.
Members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine are called upon to follow the highest of ethical standards for their practice, with the safety and well-being of the patient as the paramount goal. A primary tenet of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s mission is that dental sleep medicine professionals should possess not only knowledge, skill and technical competence but also honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, kindness and charity. These professional and personal qualities should define members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Broadly, members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine are encouraged to adhere to these basic principles:
- Members do that which is right and fair for their patients with respect to their treatment and care for sleep-related breathing disorders. In this regard, members are encouraged to disclose therapeutic options available and a course of treatment. Members are also encouraged to maintain comprehensive patient records that remain confidential.
- Members follow peer-reviewed standards of practice and published treatment protocol for oral appliance therapy.
- Members keep current with regard to their knowledge of and expertise in dental sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy, and sleep-related breathing disorders.
- Members deliver care to patients in a manner that demonstrates competence and is within the clinical expertise of the dentist. Once therapy is initiated, members should not discontinue treatment of the patient without ample and proper notification.
- Members shall not advertise or market their services utilizing untruthful tactics or misleading claims.
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s Statement of Ethics is a dynamic document. As dental sleep medicine and its context evolves, changes to the Statement of Ethics will be necessary to assist members with their delivery of care to patients. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine encourages all members to also adhere to the principles outlined in the American Dental Association’s Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.