New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
John Tucker, DMD of Erie Dental Sleep Therapy, LLC in Erie, PA was recently named one of Sleep Review Journal's Best of 2012 sleep doctors. He was one of only two dentists in the United States who received this distinction among a number of physicians. Sleep Review Journal is a journal for sleep specialists.
Nearly half the population of the United State snore and 20 to 40 million people are affected by snoring's more serious problem, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can have serious medical consequences involving heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and high blood pressure and can be a contributing cause of motor vehicles accidents. Medical treatment of sleep apnea involves use of a device called CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) which supplies pressurized air through a tube applied to the nose to splint the airway and prevent collapse during sleep. For those people who cannot tolerate CPAP or who would prefer another solution, dentists like Dr. Tucker, who practice dental sleep medicine, can treat sleep apnea (OSA) with an oral appliance. The appliance used by Dr. Tucker holds the lower jaw in a forward position that also supports the airway during sleep.
"I am flattered to be named as one of Sleep Review Journal's Best of 2012 sleep doctors," said Dr. Tucker in a recent interview. "I take the responsibility of treating patients with this medical problem very seriously and I am honored to be recognized by Sleep Review Journal for my efforts."
About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists or our dedicated Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/findsleepapneadentist.
John Tucker, DMD can be reached for comment at his office at 3736 Sterrettania Road in Erie, Pennsylvania by phone (814-836-7777) or by email to jtucker(at)tuckerdentalexcellence(dot)com.