Standards for Dental Sleep Medicine Facility Accreditation

Dr.Pick’s dental facility has been recognized as one of only 30 dental sleep facilities in the United States certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Once again this certification is another example of Dr. Pick’s desire to provide quality dental sleep oral appliance services to his sleep apnea patients.

Dental sleep medicine facilities that seek to earn accreditation through the AADSM must meet the quality measures outlined in the Standards for Accreditation of Dental Sleep Medicine Facilities. These standards were created in order to ensure that accredited facilities demonstrate proficiency, practice, and professionalism in the treatment of patients with sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Through adherence to these Standards, accredited facilities demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the knowledge, experience and ability of dental sleep medicine facilities to manage ongoing care for patients:

Accredited facilities must adhere to the Standards for the appointment, responsibilities and continuing education of staff including a dental director, clinical auxiliaries and coding and billing personnel.

Policies and procedures regarding the acceptance of patients, documentation, patient treatment and billing at an accredited facility must be developed and followed in order to meet the Standards for accreditation.

Adherence to Standards regarding safety, consumer service and follow-up must be met to ensure that patients receive optimal care at an accredited facility.