Dr. Gene Santucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP), in San Francisco, CA. He holds a master’s degree in educational psychology and counseling from the University of the Pacific. He has balanced dental education with private practice for over 30 years. Dr. Santucci is Co-Director of the Dental Sleep Mini-Residency Program at UOP as well as Content Coordinator for Sleep Medicine Curriculum at the dental school. He was a faculty member in their prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program and is Course Director for the second year integrated preclinical restorative course teaching a curriculum that includes esthetic dentistry, occlusion and implants. He was a member of and author on UOP’s Task Force Report regarding sleep medicine course content, in dental education.
Dr. Santucci’s goal is to encourage all dental professionals to become the first line of defense for children and adults in the evaluation, treatment or referral of patients with various types of sleep disturbances ranging from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea. Those of us in the dental profession can be responsible for many positive changes in people’s health. We can have an impact on children who are not performing to normal school standards, as well as adults who have medical issues involving co-morbidities such as diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and gastric distress.
Updated: Nov 2020
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