Maintenance of Certification

To maintain their status as Diplomates of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine in good standing, credentialed dentists must remit an annual administrative fee and fulfill continuing dental education requirements as specified below.

  1. Annual Administrative Fee

    All Diplomates are required to pay an annual administrative fee to maintain their good standing.

    Diplomates who are credentialed as of December 31st will receive statements from the ABCDSM Executive Office each year during the first week in May. Payment of the annual administrative fee is due in full on or before July 1st of each year. Checks or money orders, in US dollars and drawn on a US bank, should be made payable to "ABCDSM" and mailed to the ABCDSM Executive Office at 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191.

    The current annual administrative fee is $195.00. Payments received after July 1st are subject to a $25.00 late payment penalty.

  2. Continuing Dental Education

    Effectively July 1, 2018, all ABCDSM Diplomates must complete 28 hours of continuing dental education directly related to Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. These hours must be accrued in two-year intervals from the date of certification.

    Sources of hours may include courses sponsored by ADA-CERP and/or AGD-PACE approved providers, including but not limited to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, as well as AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Each course and its associated credit, whether earned as the result of attendance/participation or service as an instructor, may be counted one-time only.A limited number of credit hours for teaching courses and/or publication of articles and textbook chapters that pertain directly to Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine may also be used to fulfill MOC requirements.

    Doctors who are required to document fulfillment of MOC continuing education requirements will be notified each May, in conjunction with receipt of their annual administrative fee statements. Completed documentation must be received in the ABCDSM Executive Office by July 1st.

    To access the Credit Tabulation forms that must be completed by Diplomates seeking to document completion of continuing education hours to fulfill ABCDSM MOC requirements, click here.

    Note: MOC submissions are subject to audit by the ABCDSM. In the event of an audit, Diplomates shall be required to submit supporting documentation for each hour claimed on their MOC Credit Tabulation form to the ABCDSM Executive Office within 45 days of receipt of notice. Such documentation may include official AGD transcripts, completed "Meeting Attendance Verification" forms, copies of articles with the name of the publication and date published visible in at least one area, and/or letters from the department chair on official letterhead certifying the amount of time claimed as teaching credits.