515 Columbia Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
I recently had a sleep study that indicated I have Sleep Apnea. My fear was that I would have to use a CPAP machine, and considering I have claustrophobia, that was not going to be a good option for me. (I even need to take anti-anxiety meds before any scans that require machines that go over my face). I went online to research options and read about an oral appliance called "The Moses". On my next dentist appointment, I asked about it and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Bucker for a consultation. He determined that this would be a good option for me to try. It was an easy process, Dr Bucker is very educated and up-to-date on this appliance, so after the initial fitting and a few tweaks, I am successfully wearing the appliance every night, with no problems! After wearing the Moses for a couple of months, I had another sleep study which showed great improvement. My sleep doctor suggested that Dr. Bucker tweak it once more and he did. I am happy to report, via my husband, that the snoring is almost non-existent! I would certainly recommend the Moses for people with a similar problem and would highly recommend Dr. Bucker. He made the whole process easy and painless! Thank You to Dr. Bucker and the staff at Carpathian Dental who are all very attentive and caring!
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Your local Johnson City dentist Dr. Thomas Bucker is committed to saving lives by providing treatment for Snoring and/or sleep apnea.
Dr. Bucker was raised in Cranford, NJ and attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA where he received a BS cum laude in Biology. He received his DDS degree from Northwestern Dental School in Chicago, IL. In 1982 Dr. Bucker arrived in Binghamton and practiced at Oakdale Dental Center. He and his classmate and partner, Hayes Aronson, DDS purchased the practice in 1988. They outgrew their space at Oakdale Mall and built their new office in 1991 and became Carpathian Dental Associates. Dr. Bucker is a member of the American Dental Association, the NY State Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is Chairman of the BCDS Study Club and helps to provide continuing education to local dentists.
Dental Mission trips are alao important to Dr. Bucker as a way to give back to less fortunate people. He traveled to India in 2008 with his son as part of the Himalayan Health Exchange. In May 2011, Dr. Bucker traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and treated children at several orphanages. He also treated residents of the tent cities in Cite-Soleil who were devastated after the earthquake in 2010.
If you snore, have excessive daytime sleepiness, or have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and are having difficulty utilizing CPAP, Dr. Bucker and his staff at Carpathian Dental Associates can help. Their staff is specially trained in working with Sleep Apnea patients and will work closely with your physician as part of the medical team in your diagnosis, treatment and on-going care. To stop snoring or treat Sleep Apnea, oral Appliances are placed in the mouth and are worn much like a sports mouth protector or mouth guard. Worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, oral appliances promote adequate air intake and help to provide normal sleep in people who snore and have Sleep Apnea. In addition, his practice has the skill and technology to design an Oral Appliance/mouth piece that fits right, is properly adjusted for maximum benefit, and causes the least amount of discomfort and inconvenience for you, the patient.
Dr. Bucker is married to his wife, Cindy, who is a local school nurse. Together they have 2 children, Brandon and Andrea, who are pursuing professional careers.Dr. Bucker enjoys time with his patients and very likely will discuss your tennis or golf game during your appointment.
Treatment for snoring or sleep apnea is just a phone call or email away! Dr. Thomas Bucker's office is convenient to the Johnson City, NY area and located at 515 Columbia Drive. For more information please call 607-231-8563.
Dr. Bucker proudly serves Broome County inlcuding: Binghamton, Endicott, Vestal, Johnson City, Endwell, Whitney Point, Chenango, Conklin, Deposit, Colesville, Union, Kirkwood, Sanford, Lisle, Dickinson, Fenton, Nanticoke, windsor, Hillcrest, and more.
All it takes is one visit to see that Carpathian Dental, a dentist office located in Johnson City, NY, is unlike any dental office you've ever visited before. Our state-of-the-art practice has been created to fulfill the unique needs of our patients. You'll feel like family when you enter our doors. Most of our staff have been a part of our practice for over 20 years so you'll be comfortable knowing that we are familiar with our patients on a personal level. Our staff are proud members of our community and as such we are uniquely qualified to understand the needs of the patients who visit our office.
515 Columbia Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790