The McCalla Dental Sleep Center specializes in Oral Appliance Therapy. Oral Appliance Therapy devices can only be prescribed by dentists.
Headed by Dr. John Poczatek, McCalla Dental Sleep Center is located in McCalla Dental, a multi-disciplinary practice located in McCalla, south of Birmingham. Built from the ground up, our spacious facility is brand-new and stocked with the best dental technology available.
Can a dentist help me with Sleep Apnea?
Only a dentist can prescribe and treat patients with Oral Appliance Therapy. Dentists are extensively trained in oral health and the structures of the mouth, jaw and sinuses. They use oral appliances for a variety of applications, including for teeth grinding and jaw clenching as well as for sleep apnea and snoring.
A main focus of Dr. John, as he is known by his patients, is providing quality, effective oral appliances. Dr. John partners with physicians expert in sleep disorders and sleep apnea. Together they will guide you in the direction of a good night’s sleep and renewed health. Your first step is to contact us for a free consultation.
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Meet Dr. John Poczatek
Dr. John grew up with his brother, Ted, in the Birmingham area. He graduated summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in computer science before receiving a D.M.D. with honors from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he also met and married fellow graduate, Dr. Wendy. He received a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2005.
In 2005, Dr. John moved to the McCalla area, and started McCalla Dental with his brother, Ted. Their vision was to create a dental practice that would benefit the community and the patients.
Dr. John is a member of the Birmingham District Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. John and his wife, Dr. Wendy, both work at McCalla Dental. They have two beautiful daughters at home. Dr. John enjoys spending his free time outdoors, usually in the backyard gardening and landscaping.
Meet Dr. Deborah Sema
Dr. Sema is McCalla Dental’s orthodontist. Well respected in the Birmingham community, she was voted by her peers Dentist of the Year for the Birmingham District. Dr. Sema plans and coordinates jaw correction to treat sleep apnea.
Dr. Sema has practiced dentistry for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1994. She remained to complete a year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry before entering the master’s program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, which she completed in 1998.
Dr. Sema is active in her local and dental community. She is a member of Homewood Rotary Club, and the Homewood and Calera’s Chamber of Commerce. Her professional memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Alabama Dental Association
- Birmingham District Dental Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Alabama Association of Orthodontists
- Past President Alabama Orthodontic Alumni Foundation
About McCalla Dental
Our practice is located in a tranquil countryside spot in McCalla, not far from Bessemer and a short drive from Tannehill State Park. We built it for patient comfort and relaxation, and stocked it with the latest in technology.
The keynote of our practice, however, is its friendliness and deep commitment to the wellbeing of each patient. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions and make sure all procedures are clearly understood.
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