Mastery Track Application



Applications for the 2020 exam will be accepted October 1-31, 2019.  

Who can apply for the Mastery Track:

What to Submit:

Active duty members of the military are eligible for a reduced fee of $250. Please apply through the Military Mastery Track button and submit a copy of your military ID to verify your active duty status.

Mastery Track Deadlines

These deadlines refer to ABDSM Mastery Applicant deadlines ONLY. Please contact your program administrator for specific Mastery Program inquires.
Application submission windowOctober 1-31, 2019
Notification of application acceptance   January 31, 2020
Deadline for withdrawal and partial refund ($395)February 14, 2020
Deadline to complete a full Mastery ProgramApril 30, 2020
Examination window   May 10-24, 2020
Notification of examination results  July 31, 2020

Withdrawals are accepted at anytime prior to the exam; no refunds will be made for withdrawals after the stated date.


Mastery Track – Transferring to a Different Exam Year

Written requests to transfer to the next exam year should be sent to

Mastery Track applicants who have received ABDSM approval to sit for the exam may request approval to transfer their application to the immediate following year’s examination ONLY. Mastery Track application transfers may be requested after acceptance and before the exam for which the application was originally received. If approved, an application transfer requires payment of a $395 transfer fee.
Mastery Track applicants approved for a transfer do not need to submit a new application or retake the Mastery Program; however, they may need to submit a copy of their dental license if the license on file expires prior to the new exam date.
Mastery Track Transfer requests can be made any time after ABDSM approval of the application but must be received by the ABDSM prior to April 30, 2020.


 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 May 1, 2020, 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 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Mastery Program and Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency are the only programs eligible for this track at this time. The AADSM has approved Tufts University as an accredited provider of the AADSM Mastery Program. Because of this designation, completion of or enrollment in the Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency offered by Tufts University qualifies an applicant for the ABDSM examination on the Mastery Track, beginning with the sessions starting in the Fall of 2019. Earlier sessions of the Tufts University mini-residency may not be used for the Mastery Track, but can be used as a pre-requisite for the Traditional Track.