Supplementary Requirements Checklist

The following is a list of the supplementary requirements documentation that must completed and submitted by all candidates seeking "Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine" status. All documentation should be submitted using the official forms that may be accessed using the links below.

  • Exhibit A: Continuing Education Credits: A minimum of fifty (100) ) hours of dental sleep medicine continuing education credits, which have been earned in the immediate five (5) years prior to the date of your written application. ADA CERP and/or AGD PACE approved continuing dental education course credits may be used to fulfill this requirement. Up to ten (10) AMA PRA Category 1™ sleep-related credits may also be included as part of the required fifty (100) hours.
  • Exhibit B: On-Site Sleep Medicine Observation: Written documentation from a board-certified sleep physician (i.e., MD, DO or PhD) that you have completed at least ten (10) hours of on-site sleep medicine observation, which must include a minimum of five (5) hours witnessing the operations of an accredited sleep laboratory (Note: The sleep physician who furnishes the documentation, which should be clearly labeled Exhibit B, must be personally associated with the sleep laboratory at which you choose to do your observation.)
  • Exhibit C: Patient Case Summaries: A total of five (5) Patient Case Summaries are required. For each case, the pre-treatment PSG must be formally interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician (i.e., MD, DO or PHD) whose diagnosis must reflect an AHI>10 and be clearly documented. The post-treatment PSG must also be interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician.

    Home sleep tests (HSTs) may be utilized as pre- and post-treatment PSGs when read and scored by a board-certified sleep physician. HSTs that are not read and scored by a board-certified sleep physician are not acceptable, and cannot be used to document pre- or pot-treatment AHI.

    At least three (3) of the required five (5) Patient Case Summaries must be successful responders with post-treatment AHI reduced in half plus relief of subjective symptoms. Two (2) Patient Case Summaries of unsuccessful or non-responders, either surgical or non-surgical, may be included. Patient Case Summaries involving non-responders must be accompanied by detailed written explanations of possible reasons for non-responses to treatment.
  • Expanded Patient Case Studies: Five (5) expanded patient case studies are required. Pre-treatment and post-treatment PSGs for each case 1) may be administered at an accredited sleep laboratory or as a home sleep test, 2) must be read and scored by a board-certified sleep physician, and 3) must document successful cases in patients with pre-treatment AHI >10 and post-treatment AHI reduced by one-half plus relief of subjective symptoms.

    Documentation of pre-treatment PSG and diagnosis by a board-certified sleep physician must be included whether the PSG is administered at an accredited sleep laboratory or as a home sleep study. Post-treatment PSG must also be read and scored by a board-certified sleep physician, and may also be completed at an accredited sleep laboratory or as a home sleep study.

  • Letters of Recommendation/Sponsorship: Two (2) letters of recommendation/sponsorship, clearly labelled Exhibit E and Exhibit F, are required. These letters may be obtained from a board-certified sleep physician (MD, DO or PhD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (click here to access our Diplomate directory), a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, or a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain in good standing.