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You can learn a lot about a discipline and an organization based on the quality of an annual meeting. I thought I might take this opportunity to share with you what is in store for the field of dental sleep medicine at the annual meetings of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (ADSM), Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT) being held in June in Seattle.

The Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine’s 11th annual conference will be held June 6–9 at the Elliot Grand Hyatt. This meeting will feature an international gathering of leading clinicians, researchers, and academicians working in the field of dental sleep medicine. It will run in tandem with the annual APSS, AASM, and APT meetings, giving participants access to the largest and best meeting of its kind. The ADSM has held its meeting in conjunction with the APSS for the past 8 years and is open to dentists, physicians, and affiliated health care providers and scientists who treat and study patients with sleep disordered breathing (SDB).

Conference presentations will include the most up-to-date clinical applications and research in the field of dental sleep medicine related to the treatment of SDB (snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and sleep apnea) utilizing oral appliance and surgical therapies.

This year’s ADSM conference will begin with a hands-on workshop that will allow participants to gain practical experience while having an opportunity to interact with industry leaders providing supplies and equipment. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and interact with vendor exhibits at their own pace while learning about the latest technological advancements within the rapidly evolving field of dental sleep medicine.

Presentations focusing on the practical aspects of appliance and surgical therapies promise to provide both the novice and seasoned veteran with many immediately useful tips and applications.

With the quality of the speakers, diversity of topics, and backgrounds represented at these meetings, dental sleep medicine has something to offer everyone. To learn more, visit I hope to see you in Seattle.

Don A. Pantino, DDS, is president of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (; associate clinical professor at the State University School of Dentistry and Medicine at Stony Brook, NY; and a member of Sleep Review’s Editorial Advisory Board.