As the number of dentists providing oral appliance therapy has increased in recent years, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) have received inquiries that seek clarification regarding the scope of practice for physicians and dentists in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). 

The AADSM and AASM have collaboratively developed a joint policy statement on the diagnosis and treatment of OSA, which provides necessary guidance and emphasizes the distinguishing facets of medical and dental licensing laws and practice acts. The new policy has been sent to medical and dental licensing boards in every state for information and reference when similar inquiries are received on a state level. 

View Joint Policy Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea