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The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines is the only organization offering a fully online and on-demand certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine.

Study the lectures and course materials at your own pace, then when you are ready, take the exam. The C.DSM certificate from ACSDD provides the necessary medical and dental knowledge to confidently approach physicians and seek insurance reimbursement. Practitioners meeting the educational and case requirements are eligible to submit for fellow and diplomate status through the ACSDD advisory board.

Academic Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

Dentists who complete the coursework and pass the exam have proven themselves qualified professionals who can effectively treat patients suffering from sleep-related breathing disorders. 12 modules cover both the medical and dental science of sleep medicine. Most dentists are able to complete the 13 CE program in 4-6 months. The certificate is a prerequisite for ACSDD Fellow and Diplomate. Enrolment in the certificate course includes a 1 year membership in the Academy.

13 ADA-CERP CE Credits

Includes enrollment in the certificate course + case review for Fellow status

Includes enrollment in the certificate course + case review for Diplomate status

ACSDD Fellow

Designed for the dentist who has begun treating patients while continuing their education in dental sleep medicine. ACSDD Fellow status requires a minimum of 10 patient cases, completion of the Academic Certificate and 25 CEs in dental sleep medicine, 7 of which are in TMD. If the Dentist has over 20 cases, it is recommended that they move immediately toward earning Diplomate status.

Requirements:

  • Completion of the ACSDD Academic Certificate
  • 25 CEs in Dental Sleep Medicine, 7 of which are in TMJ/TMD
  • 10 Qualifying dental Sleep Medicine cases (see requirements)

Case review for Fellow status is included with C.DSM certificate enrollment.

ACSDD Diplomate

Dentists who have already acquired 45 CEs in Dental Sleep Medicine, 15 of which are in TMD, completed the Academic Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine for the Dentist and 20 cases are eligible for Diplomate. Five of the 20 cases must be presented in-depth and submitted to the ACSDD for review.

Requirements:

  • Completion of the ACSDD Academic Certificate
  • 45 CEs in Dental Sleep Medicine, 7 of which are in TMJ/TMD
  • 20 Qualifying dental Sleep Medicine cases (see requirements)

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  • Completion of ACSDD Fellow Program
  • 20 additional CEs in Dental Sleep Medicine
  • 10 additional qualifying dental sleep medicine cases
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TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is critical to eating, sleeping, and breathing. Understanding temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is vital to the successful treatment of sleep breathing disorders.

Lectures in this Series:

  1. TMJ: Function and Dysfunction
  2. TMJ: Troubleshooting Oral Sleep Apnea Treatment
  3. TMJ: Basic Diagnosis and Common Sense Treatment

4 ADA-CERP CEs

Auxiliary Certificate

An educated team raises the level of care in a practice. The 7 modules in the Auxiliary Certificate provide basic knowledge of dental sleep medicine, focused on the role of the auxiliary dental team. Completion of this approximately 4 month, 7 CE Certificate gives clinical team members the chair-side knowledge they need to effectively assist in implementing Dental Sleep Medicine program.

7 ADA-CERP CE Credits

Standalone Courses

New course information coming soon.

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