Course Synopsis

Presenter: John Tucker, DMD, DABDSM, DICOI

In this two-day course, Dr. Tucker will cover the latest clinical and technological information in dental sleep medicine. Attendees will also participate in several hands-on segments demonstrating the importance of nasal breathing and bite registration. This course is for participants who have a working knowledge of dental sleep medicine and are looking to continue education in this area.

Course Objectives

During this course, topics include:

  • Sleep physiology and how it affects overall wellness
  • How anatomical structure influences patient treatment
  • Detailed techniques for treating the edentulous sleep apnea patient
  • How to choose the appropriate oral appliance design
  • Dynamic calibration of oral appliances
  • How to treat the PAP-intolerant edentulous patient
  • The role of 3D imaging of the airway
  • Hands-on bite registration utilizing the Airway Metrics system
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Taking a physiologic bite

Course Details


March 22-23, 2019 (Louisville, KY)
Glidewell International Technology Center
3841 Business Park Dr
Louisville, KY 40213

July 19-20, 2019 (Irvine, CA)
Glidewell International Technology Center
18551 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612

October 4-5, 2019 (Austin, TX)
Austin, TX

December 13-14, 2019 (Orlando, FL)
Orlando, FL


8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Day 1)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Day 2)


$1295 Per Doctor + $395 Per Staff Member

Available CE:

13 hours



John Tucker


Dr. John Tucker received his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and has maintained a private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania, since 1982. His practice particularly focuses on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy, and he works directly with sleep physicians and sleep centers to ensure that his patients receive the most positive treatment outcome possible. In addition, Dr. Tucker is founder of Tucker Education Excellence, LLC, which provides continuing education in the field of dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Tucker has lectured throughout the U.S. and published numerous articles about dental implants and prosthetics. He has worked as a consultant for Dentsply Sirona, 3M™ ESPE™, Kerr Corporation, Henry Schein Inc. and Nierman Practice Management. Dr. Tucker is a diplomate of the ICOI, American Society of Osseointegration, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In addition, he has mastership status in the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, and is a fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics.

Product Code: 70-1148-GIT0572

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