Cases


Traditional Track Applicants: Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Case Studies

 

Traditional Track Applicants are required to submit ten (10) documented oral appliance cases, five (5) in detailed format and five (5) in spreadsheet format.
 
Detailed Cases (5)Spreadsheet Cases(5) 
Cases SummaryCases Summary
Pre- & Post- Treatment StudiesPre- & Post- Treatment Studies
OSA Management Verified by a Sleep Physician                       OSA Management Verified by a Sleep Physician       
Typed Synopsis & Follow-up Notes 
Pre-treatment Photos &  Xrays 

The official source of requirements is the ABDSM Guidelines; the ABDSM provides an outline as a resource in selecting, preparing, and submitting your case studies. Applicants are responsible for addressing all case guideline requirements in their cases submissions. Mastery Track applicants are not required to submit cases to the ABDSM as a part of their application. 
 

Current Case Guidelines:     2020 Case Guidelines

Previous Years' Guidelines:     2019 Case Guidelines            2018 Case Guidelines
View the current published definition of an effective oral appliance:  Current Effective Oral Appliance Definition

Submitting your cases: Organization and Method of Submission

The links below contain outlines in which all applicants must follow when organizing their cases. Those who apply for the 2020 exam will be required to submit case documentation in a digital format on a USB flash drive mailed to the ABDSM via traceable carrier. The cases must be postmarked prior to the submission deadline.
  

 2018 Application Outline2019 Application Outline 2020 Application Outline 
                                                                                  

 

Templates

Below is a list of templates that applicants are required to use for case submission.All applicants are encouraged to use the divider pages via the link below to separate each section of the application.
 
 Divider Pages for Case Study Documentation  Business Associate Agreement
 Detailed Cases Summary Template Spreadsheet Cases Summary Template
 MD Verification for Follow-Up HSAT OSA Management with Oral Appliance Therapy Template 

Detailed Case Example

Note: To protect the identities of the applicant, treating physician, patient and sleep center, all contact information has been redacted from view in order to be used as an example. 

 
1. Typed Synopsis 2. Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Sleep Studies
 Example of Typed Synopsis Example of Pre- and Post-Treatment Sleep Studies
 3. Follow-Up Visits - SOAP Format
 Example of Follow-up Visit Example of SOAP Notes 
 4. OSA Management with Oral Appliance Therapy 5. Radiographs, Patient Photos, & Study Models
 OSA Management with Oral Appliance Therapy Examples of Radiographs and Study Model Photographs
 Note: As of January 1, 2020, radiograph and photo dates must be electronically stamped rather than hand written or typed.

Spreadsheet Case Example

Note: To protect the identities of the applicant, treating physician, patient and sleep center, all contact information has been redacted from view in order to be used as an example. 
 

 1. Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Sleep Studies 2. OSA Management with Oral Appliance Therapy
 Examples of Pre- and Post-Treatment Sleep Studies OSA Management with Oral Appliance Therapy