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 1700 hours of continuing education on treating the PAP intolerant patient with Oral Appliance Therapy nationally and internationally over the past six years. Dr. Tucker has also published numerous articles regarding Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA patients that are unable to tolerate PAP therapy.