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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, April 17, 2019 – The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines (ACSDD), a leading online dental sleep medicine education and credentialing body has been acquired by DreamSleep, a national consulting firm focused on in-office training for dental teams.
“This is a really exciting development for us and for the industry as a whole,” says DreamSleep CEO, Brett Brocki. “We have always recommended the ACSDD to our consulting clients because of the high quality of educational materials, the convenience and flexibility of online learning and of course the ability to submit cases for review to achieve a recognized Diplomate”.
DreamSleep plans to keep all of the existing ACSDD programs covering sleep-related breathing disorders, TMJ/TMD, and craniofacial pain. “The Academy will continue to add content by world-class experts in their respective fields. Our goal is to provide access to unparalleled educational resources, unhindered by travel limitations to meet the global demand for sleep education,” says Brocki. DreamSleep plans to expand the curriculum into related disciplines like Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction (DMSD), airway management, orthodontic & myofunctional therapy, orofacial pain, chronic headache & migraine and pain of head/neck/face.
The Academy will remain independently managed by a dental-medical board of directors. Cases submitted for diplomate status will continue to be reviewed by the independent ACSDD clinical board. The platform growth will allow CE’s from other approved courses to help migrate many specialties that did not have an approved pathway to diplomate.
“One of the things that makes the ACSDD so unique is that we bring evidence-based, multidisciplinary education directly to the dentist and their team,” says Dr. Michael Krahe, founder of the ACSDD. “The ACSDD pioneered the interdisciplinary approach to dental sleep medicine, by requiring instruction in both the medical and dental literature. This better prepares dentists to collaborate with physicians which ultimately raises the standard of care for patients. We’re pleased that DreamSleep is continuing this approach”.
The ACSDD is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, with online courses qualifying for ADA CERP CEs. The baseline core program is the C.DSM academic certificate featuring 13 ADA-CERP recognized hours of medical and dental content available through an entirely online, on-demand global platform. Candidates who complete the C.DSM can submit cases for review to achieve Fellow and Diplomate status. Courses are also available for clinical team members. Relevant coursework and credits from approved providers can be applied towards ACSDD credentialing.
“We are proud to be part of this exciting new chapter of the ACSDD,” adds Brocki, “Since the beginning, we have shared the same mission and vision: to increase awareness and educate, raise the standard of care, bring dentists and physicians together and of course ultimately save lives”.
About the ACSDD
The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorder Disciplines was founded in 2009 to provide dentists and clinical teams with online, on-demand access to academically rigorous education and credentialing built upon evidence-based, multidisciplinary scholarship of sleep-related breathing disorders, TMD, and Craniofacial Pain. The Academy believes in a multidisciplinary paradigm inclusive of dentists, physicians and clinical team members who interact with and/or provide treatment for sleep-breathing disorders, TMD, or pain.
DreamSleep is a national network of dentists and physicians committed to raising awareness and providing treatment for sleep related breathing disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Through their consulting division, N3Sleep, they provide end-to-end solutions including in-office whole team training, coaching and marketing support. Individualized training plans and one-on-one coaching help dental teams quickly gain proficiency and implement dental sleep medicine, while avoiding common pitfalls. For more information see N3Sleep.com and DreamSleep.rest.