Our Faculty

John H. Tucker, DMD, DICOI, DABDSM

John H. Tucker has maintained a private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. 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.

Dennis R. Bailey, DDS, FAAOP, D-ABDSM

Dr. Bailey is a general dentist with a practice limited to the management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Snoring and Sleep Apnea) utilizing oral appliances as well as Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain and related headaches. Dr. Bailey frequently lectures both in the US and internationally and has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic of Sleep Medicine and on the use of Oral Appliances by the dentist. He is currently a visiting lecturer in the Orofacial Pain Program and is the Director of the Mini-Residency in Sleep Medicine for the Dentist at UCLA School of Dentistry. In December 2010, the textbook he co-authored entitled “Dental Management of Sleep Disorders” was released and is available from Wiley-Blackwell. He is a past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (1998-1999). He has Diplomate status in the American Board of Orofacial Pain and in the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Tammy Caldwell, Dental Assistant

"Clinical Management of Your Dental Sleep Medicine Patients"

This incredible segment featuring 8 hours of training is specifically dedicated to helping the team understand their role in supporting your efforts to treat these patients. This segment will be presented by Tammy Caldwell, Dr. Tucker’s chairside assistant for the last five years. In her 27-year career, Tammy has worked as an Office Coordinator, but found her passion was in chairside assisting. She is uniquely qualified to provide your team with the best practices for treating your CPAP intolerant patients.