Academic Certificate

Get the right tool and become a qualified Dental Sleep Medicine practitioner with the field's only entirely online and on-demand training course and exam.

Start the Academic Certificate today.

With the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines' C.DSM credential next to your name and on your wall, existing and potential patients will know you are qualified to manage their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Do you know that 80-90% of adults with OSA remain undiagnosed? Or that 1 in 4 of your patients is already suffering from OSA? Or that over 50% of children diagnosed with ADHD suffer from sleep apnea? Do you know about the AASM-approved alternatives to CPAP? Most importantly, do you know that as a dental practitioner, your experience and expertise uniquely situate you in a position to manage OSA in your existing and new patients? The ACSDD Academic Certificate gives you the medical and dental knowledge you need to get you started!

Whether you are new to Dental Sleep Medicine or a veteran practitioner, we believe your hard work and financial commitment should pay off in the short term and long term. That's why we've designed the Academic Certificate as the first step to becoming a Diplomate of the ACSDD. After you earn your C.DSM through the Academic Certificate, you can choose to move on toward Diplomate status with no additional testing required. Isn't it nice when an organization puts you first?

Certificate Breakdown


ADA-CERP recognized hours of medical and dental content


online & on-demand with required reading provided


Training includes your first year of membership into the ACSDD


Certificate in the field designed around your schedule 

Practitioner Testimonials

Jacques Doueck, DDS, D.ACSDD, C.DSM

Thanks to the online and on-demand Academic Certificate, I was able to work at my own pace, from my home, without taking off days from work. 

Weekends and during my lighter summer schedule was the perfect time to prepare for the exam.

The training materials and rigorous testing have given me the confidence to present myself to local physicians and sleep labs as a certified expert in Dental Sleep Medicine. 

I would strongly encourage any dentist who is serious about treating sleep apnea to prepare for the Academic Certificate with the ACSDD.

Douglas Smith, DDS, D.ACSDD, C.DSM

I have been practicing Dental Sleep Medicine for the last 5 years. In that time I have taken 440 hours of Dental Sleep Medicine course work, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that the ACSDD’s on-line/on-demand Academic Certificate was by far the most comprehensive and convenient course I have ever taken. If you want a comprehensive learning experience in Dental Sleep Medicine, I highly recommend you consider the ACSDD and their Academic Certificate.

Tom Pogue, DDS, D.ACSDD, C.DSM

I have taken CE courses before being associated with the ACSDD that were very informative, but they only scratched the surface as to what I learned through the online and on-demand Academic Certificate.

The multidisciplinary approach of the ACSDD opened new avenues of understanding sleep medicine for me and underscored the importance of communicating with physcians who are working with sleep patients. Other organizations do not emphasize the importance of this.

Earning the Academic Certificate has been a life changing experience for me as I am now able to focus my practice on Dental Sleep Medicine.

William Harrell, Jr., DMD, C.DSM

New research and educational opportunities in Sleep Disordered Breathing & Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatments allow dentists to become more aware of the importance of their role in the treatment of patients. The ACSDD’s online and on-demand Academic Certificate is grounded in current scientific research and helps dentists "speak the correct language" when approaching physicians and other health professionals. 

I am proud to have completed the first step in my DSM education and am on my way to becoming a Diplomate of the ACSDD.

Registration Information

Pay online

Click and you'll be taken to the checkout page where you can pay for the Academic Certificate. You can pay all at once, or in two monthly installments of $768.75.

Send us a fax at 480.575.1164

Fax us proof of ACSDD membership, current liability coverage, and active licensure. Not an ACSDD member? Don't worry, Your 1st year is on us.

Check your email

We'll email you login instructions for your own personalized web portal. You'll have 4 months to review the video content and required reading. When you're ready to take the exam, let us know and we'll close your portal and email over the exam link.

Yes, even the 200 question multiple-choice exam is taken online and on-demand!

Start today!

The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider at or to ADA CERP at 

This program has been submitted for approval by the ACSDD for a maximum of 13 credits as meeting general dental requirements. 

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