Our Expert Sleep Dentist
Dr. Stephen Ura began his education when he earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He then attended dental school also at the University of Michigan and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986. Additionally, Dr. Ura has completed over 2500 hours of post-graduate education in restorative care. He has completed two residencies in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University and with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery Program.
For over 30 years, Dr. Ura and his Nashua dental team have been passionate about providing treatment for patients seeking a healthier life through improved sleep. That’s why dental sleep medicine has become a natural fit for his practice.
Dr. Ura is a qualified member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which requires a designated level of education and successful completion of an examination. The office follows protocols established by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for consistent and effective care.
Our Nashua dental sleep practice utilizes oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring and has proven its knowledge through remarkable, lasting results.
Dr. Ura is committed to community service and has served on the boards of Girls Incorporated, Immaculate Conception Parish Council, was President of the Gate City Kiwanis, and also was a Nashua Youth Soccer League coach. He’s happily married and has three grown kids and two grandchildren who all reside close to home in Nashua.
Dr. Ura is a huge Michigan Football fan and loves attending sporting games to show his support. He also spends time boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, works to master his swing in golf, and enjoys learning new recipes for gourmet cooking.
Professional Memberships and Accomplishments
- Member — American Dental Association
- Member — Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellowship — Academy of General Dentistry (1998)
- Mastership — Academy of General Dentistry (2009)
- Mastership — American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Lifelong Service Award — Academy of General Dentistry (2016)
- Chairman — Subcommittee of the Code for the ADA
- Chairman — New Hampshire Dental Society Continuing Education Committee
- New Hampshire’s Best Dentist —by New Hampshire Magazine
- Residency Program — Tuft University Dental Sleep, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery Program
Frequently Asked Questions
How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a sleep study. This study is done either in a sleep clinic or in the comfort of your own home. For the test, you’ll be hooked up to a non-invasive machine that’ll monitor your body while you’re asleep.
After your sleep study, a physician will examine your results and let you know if you have a sleep disorder. If you’ve been diagnosed, Dr. Ura can help you find a sleep apnea treatment that works for you. Through the use of an oral appliance along with lifestyle changes, you can feel more energized.
What should I look for when choosing a new dentist?
When looking for a new dentist, you should evaluate their qualifications, experience, and how comfortable you feel in their office. Dr. Ura has gone through extensive education and continues to stay current with the newest, safest dental practices.
Finding a dentist who can help you feel comfortable during your appointment is also important. We know dental work can be difficult to undergo at times, and we do everything we can to help you when you’re here.
What makes your practice stand out from the rest?
Dr. Ura and our team strive to earn your trust to ensure you feel comfortable and confident that you’re in good hands. For over 30 years, Dr. Ura and his Nashua dental team have been passionate about providing treatment for patients seeking a healthier life through improved sleep.
You’ll know you’re getting the quality care you need for nights of restful sleep. You may come in thinking you’ll only receive your treatment, however, Dr. Ura will also provide you with lifestyle changes to ensure you get the sleep you need. Get started today by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Ura by calling (603) 237-1124.
Are there any questions I should ask my new dentist?
When you decide to look for a new dentist, it’s important to ask any of the following questions:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How long will it take to get an appointment?
- What kind of dental technology does your practice utilize?
- Does your practice accept dental insurance?
- Are you continuing your dental education?
- Are you staying up to date on dental technology?
Get the Sleep You Deserve
If you’ve been struggling with getting the restful sleep you need, Dr. Ura can help. At the Center for Dental Sleep Health, we can provide you with the treatment you need. Come into our Nashua, NH office today to get started on your first consultation with Dr. Ura. Call our office at (603) 237-1124 to schedule your first consultation.
You can also fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment. Dr. Ura and our team proudly provide services to the Nashua community as well as surrounding areas such as Hudson, Merrimack, and Milford, NH.