The complicated patient is often one of misinformation or miscommunication.
Becoming a diplomate in a recognized association or board conveys a better knowledge of dental sleep medicine and sleep medicine. This also shows a higher level of training and commitment. The medical community will have more trust in you, as most physicians have completed specialty training and have achieved diplomate status. Since there is no recognized specialty in dental sleep medicine, it is the closest thing to a residency and specialization.