Exam Application

2022 ABDSM Exam Application                

Late Applications Accepted
1/1/2022 - 2/28/2022
 Late Exam ApplicationFor new applicants or those who are not eligible to use the reapplication options.
Active Duty Military - Late Exam ApplicationThe ABDSM offers a significant discount for active duty military members. Please use this version of the application to receive the discount.
Expedited Late Exam ApplicationFor reapplicants who are eligible for an expedited exam application according to published guidelines.
Missed Case Deadline Late ApplicationFor reapplicants who achieved a passing exam score but failed to submit cases. 

 How to Apply for the ABDSM Exam


Who can apply:

What to Submit:

  • Online application
  • Application Fee $995, payable in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank*
  • Dental license with expiration
Active duty members of the military are eligible for a reduced fee of $250. Please apply through the Active Duty Military Application button and submit a copy of your military ID to verify your active duty status.
*Late applications are subject to an additional fee, starting January 1, 2022.


 Online application
The online application asks for contact information and requires you to upload documents (such as your dental license), so you will want to make sure you have first saved all the documents to your computer. The application also includes terms and conditions that you should review before attesting to your agreement with them.
Dental License with Expiration Date

Provide a copy of your dental license that shows the date of expiration. If the dental license you submit expires prior to June 1, 2022, you must submit a copy of your renewed license to the ABDSM. Applicants will not be allowed to sit for the exam without proof of a valid dental license on file with the ABDSM.
Accepted Mastery Programs
The following programs are accepted for the Mastery Track application:
  • The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Mastery Program
  • Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency (accredited provider of the AADSM Mastery Program) beginning with the sessions starting in the Fall of 2019. Earlier sessions of the Tufts University mini-residency may not be used for the fullfillment of application requirements.