The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) has installed Nancy Addy, DDS, as its new president. She began her two-year term at the organization’s 27th annual meeting in Baltimore, June 1-3.
“As a former president of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) with nearly two decades of experience in oral appliance therapy, Dr. Addy is especially qualified to lead the most prominent dental sleep medicine association,” said outgoing AADSM president Harold A. Smith, DDS.
“Her commitment to standardizing the field of dental sleep medicine and strengthening relationships with physicians and patients will greatly serve the mission of the AADSM,” Smith said.
“A key focus of my tenure will be encouraging all dental sleep medicine practitioners to seek education, certification, and accreditation in order to remain at the forefront of dental sleep medicine and ensure optimal patient care,” said Addy.
“Verifying our expertise as qualified dentists strengthens our foundation with our medical colleagues, enabling us to provide optimal care for more patients,” Addy said.
Since 1999, Addy has treated obstructive sleep apnea patients while being an active AADSM member. She became an ABDSM Diplomate in 2006 and served as the ABDSM president from 2014 through 2016. After concentrating her practice exclusively on dental sleep medicine in 2008, she earned AADSM Facility Accreditation in 2012.
Addy regularly lectures on oral appliance therapy and serves on the Peer Review Board of the Kansas Dental Association. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and is an assistant professor of general dentistry there.