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 

The ABDSM is now taking applications for the 2021 ABDSM Exam. 

Extended! 2021 Application Window:

October 1-December 31, 2020

Becoming a Diplomate

Mastery Track Application 

Traditional Track Application

Reapplication for Previous Applications

2021 is the final year that the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) will accept traditional track applications. In future years, the AADSM Mastery Program will continue to provide eligibility for those who wish to apply for ABDSM Diplomate status. Click here to learn more: Apply for the 2021 Exam

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. 

2020 ABDSM Exam

Exam Results Information 

Reapplication Information for 2020 Applicants