What is a Diplomate of the ABDSM?

Dentists who are Diplomates of the ABDSM have demonstrated that they have the skills and knowledge essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. The ABDSM believes higher standards for dental sleep medicine translate into better care for patients and greater accountability. The ABDSM credential is widely recognized as the gold standard for excellence in dental sleep medicine.

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How to Become an ABDSM Diplomate or International Certificant 

Becoming a Diplomate

Mastery Track Application 

Reapplication for Previous Applications


Benefits of Becoming a Diplomate of the ABDSM

Stand apart in dental sleep medicine with a status that sleep physicians know and respect. ABDSM Diplomate Status:

  • Signifies to physicians, payors, and patients a professional commitment to education, knowledge, and experience in providing oral appliance therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders.
  • Demonstrates that a dentist has the technical skill, in-depth knowledge and professional judgement to deliver excellent patient care.
  • Positions your practice for more referrals, collaborative partnership, and growth. 

2021 ABDSM Exam: May 16 - June 13, 2021

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