Diplomate Certification

American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

abdsm-diplomateThe American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine  (ABDSM) is a certification board who’s purpose is protecting members of the public who seek treatment for sleep-disordered breathing through the use of an oral appliance.

A Diplomate is a dentist who has met all the educational requirements and experience required to reach an in-depth level of knowledge, skill and ability. Dr. Schell is a certified Diplomate in the state of New Hampshire.

The Qualifications required to earn a Diplomate status through ABDSM are:

  1. You must be a licensed dentist.
  2. You must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education in dental sleep medicine.
  3. Delivered a minimum of 12 appliances within the past 12 months.
  4. Recommendations from at least two board-certified sleep physicians.
  5. Observed a minimum of 10 hours of operations at a sleep center.
  6. Pass a rigorous written exam demonstrating competency in dental sleep medicine.
  7. Demonstrated competency in all phases of oral appliance therapy by presenting actual patient cases to a board of dental sleep medicine peers.