Appeal Process

A candidate may appeal a negative determination (i.e., failure of the written examination or rejection of documentation of completion of supplementary requirements) by submitting a written explanation of the reason for refuting the determination along with a nonrefundable appeal fee of $250.

This appeal must be made within 30 days of the date of the notification letter, and all materials must be submitted in writing to the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191).

All appeals will be carefully reviewed, and a final decision will be made by the ABCDSM Board of Directors with input from the Examination Committee when deemed necessary by the Board.

The decision by the ABCDSM Board of Directors will be communicated to the candidate in writing, and shall be considered final.


  • Dentists who have taken the Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine written credentialing examination unsuccessfully may reapply the following year by submitting a new application, including a copy of their current dental license and application fee.