The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

In the media

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) frequently works with reporters to share compelling research, statistics, and patient stories that highlight the benefits of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.

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Oral appliance therapy

Subject matter experts

Dr. Kevin Postol, DDS and AADSM President

Dr. Postol maintains a dental sleep medicine practice in St. Louis, MO. He received his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and attended the University of Iowa for a General Practice Residency. He is past chair of the AADSM Essentials of Dental Sleep Medicine Course and has served on the AADSM Board of Directors since 2014.

Dr. Mitchell Levine, DMD and Immediate Past President

Dr. Levine is an associate professor of orthodontics at St. Louis University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Levine spent 30 years in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida where one-third of his practice was related to treating sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Michelle Cantwell, DMD and President-Elect

Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Cantwell completed a three-year residency in prosthodontics and served on active duty service as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. She became a Diplomate of the ABDSM in 2014. In 2018, she merged her dental sleep medicine practice into the Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Department of Wellspan Hospital. 

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Dr. Paul Jacobs, DDS and Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Schwartz started his general restorative dental practice in the Chicago area in 1988. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Although he enjoys practicing many fields of dentistry, he has had a focus in dental sleep medicine for the last 22 years. He started the dental component of and is currently director of dental sleep medicine at The Center for Sleep Medicine in the Chicagoland area locations.

Dentists who provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only national non-profit professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM represents thousands of dentists across the U.S. who are specially trained to provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions.