With an estimated 25% of all ages suffering from Sleep Apnea, a condition that can affect every part of the body and the growth of children, why aren’t more dentists treating their patients for this disease? After all, we are the physicians of the masticatory system and have advanced knowledge of the airway.
In this one hour CE online course, Dr. John H. Tucker will debunk the 3 biggest myths that prevent dentists from introducing treatment to their patients for this important condition.
- Dental sleep medicine requires dentists and their teams to navigate an insurance jungle of paperwork, legal landmines and black holes of time.
- With limited appointments available each day, dentists must prioritize their patients: working with dental sleep medicine patients is a poor use of chair time.
- The treatment of this deadly condition is best handled by physicians, not dentists.
Scientific support and additional resources are available here.
In just one hour, you’ll feel confident in your decision to expand your services into Dental Sleep Medicine.
(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)
130 Electives (145 Forensic dentistry) - 1 hour
Total hours: 1 hour
John H. Tucker, D.M.D. has maintained a private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has completed the Boston Seminars in Implant Dentistry with Dr. Paul Schnitman, the University of Buffalo Esthetic Dentistry Program, and all levels of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, and the University Of Buffalo Patient Mastery Program. In 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in Esthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo.
He is a Member of the American College of Oral Implantology, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate for both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration. Dr. Tucker has Mastership status in the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics as well as Fellowship in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Tucker has lectured throughout the nation regarding dental implants and prosthetics as well as publishing numerous related articles. He has worked as a consultant for Dentsply, ESPE, Kerr, Henry Schein and Nierman Practice Management.
Dr. Tucker has six dental patents including a precision attachment currently being marketed by the Preat Corporation and an impression tray, Originate™, marketed by Axis™.
Dr. Tucker has a special interest in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. As a Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, he is exceptionally qualified to manage this serious problem with Oral Appliance Therapy. Dr. Tucker was named one of the Best Sleep Doctors in 2012 & 2013 by the Sleep Review Journals for Sleep Specialists. He has been actively treating patients in the Tri-State Erie area for the past ten years. Dr. Tucker works directly with sleep physicians and sleep centers to ensure that his patients receive the most positive treatment outcome possible. He founded Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC in 2007. Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC became the eighth AADSM Accredited facility in June of 2012. Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC was also named one of the Best Sleep Facilities in 2012 by the Sleep Review Journals for Sleep Specialists.
Dr. Tucker is passionate about educating the dental profession in treatment of the PAP intolerant Obstructive Sleep Apnea patient. He has presented approximately 2000 hours of continuing education on treating the PAP intolerant patient with Oral Appliance Therapy nationally and internationally over the past ten years. Dr. Tucker has also published numerous articles regarding Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA patients that are unable to tolerate PAP therapy.