Organizations of Interest in Sleep Medicine for the Dentist

These are organizations that have a strong interest in sleep medicine and particularly as it relates to dental practice. All of them have annual meetings that are involved with sleep medicine and the treatment of sleep disorders.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM): A medical group that has a significant number of dentists as members.


Address: 2510 North Frontage Road, Darien, Il 60561

Phone: 630-737-9700

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM): The dental equivalent of the AASM and closely affiliated with them.


Address: 2510 North Frontage Road, Darien, Il 60561

Phone: 630-737-9761

The American Thoracic Society (ATS): An organization with a focus on pulmonary medicine that also has a large interest in sleep medicine.


Address: 25 Broadway – 18 th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-315-8600

American College of Chest Physicians (AACP): A group made up of Pulmonologists that has an interest in sleep medicine as well.


Address: 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062-2348

Phone: 847-498-1400

American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP): An organization of primarily dentists with advanced training in orofacial pain and TMD with a strong interest and growing involvement in sleep medicine mainly because of the bidirectional relationship between chronic pain, headache and sleep disorders.


Address: 174 South New York Avenue, PO Box 478, Oceanville, NJ 08231

Phone: 609-504-1311

Textbooks of Interest

These are textbooks that would be helpful and ones that any dentist who chooses to become more involved in sleep medicine may wish to read. There are many others that are more comprehensive and would be valuable as ones experience and training expands.

The Promise of Sleep

Author: William Dement, MD, PhD

Available from bookstores and online publishers

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Dental Management of Sleep Disorders

Authors: R. Attanasio and DR Bailey

Available from Wiley-Blackwell –

Sleep Medicine for Dentists A Practical Overview

Authors: GJ Lavigne, PA Cistulli, MT Smith

Available from Quintessence Publishing –

Oral-Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome

A clinical study on therapeutic outcomes

Author: Aarnoud Hoekema

Available from the AADSM (see organizations)

Sleep Medicine Essentials

Author: Teofilo Lee-Chiong

Available from Wiley-Blackwell – 800-762-2974

Other Organizations – Websites of Interest

These are other areas that could be explored, most of whom are easily accessible on the internet.

National Sleep Foundation


Located in Washington, DC

American Sleep Apnea Association


Located in Washington, DC

Talk About Sleep


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