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John Comisi

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Department of Reconstructive & Rehabilitation Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Dental materials
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Caries management
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Dr. Comisi practiced general dentistry successfully in Ithaca, NY for 35 years where he was President and CEO of Sleep Focused Solutions, LLC and the Founder of Dental Care with a Difference®, PC, before relocating to South Carolina in August 2017 to join the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine with an appointment as an Assistant Professor. He is now an Associate Professor and is the Course Director for the College's Operative II (adhesive and esthetic dentistry) Course Director of the first ever Dental Sleep Medicine elective at MUSC-JBECDM and Chair of the Department of Reconstructive and Rehabilitation Sciences' Dental Materials Committee.
A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a respected Key Opinion Leader, author, speaker and consultant who contributes regularly to the dental literature in such journals as the Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry, Quintessence International, the European Journal of Dentistry, General Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dental Product Shopper, Dental Products Report, Dental Economics, CE Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Health Journal, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, and the European Dental Research and Biomaterials Journal. Dr. Comisi is also a reviewer for many dental scientific journals.
He is a member of the Academy of Dental Materials, the American Academy of Cariology, the American Association for Oral Systemic Health, the International Association of Dental Research, the American Association of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Educators Association, the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. 
Dr. Comisi holds a Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine, is a Diplomate of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.


He is the Immediate Past President of the South Carolina Dental Association (2023), a Past President of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry (1997-1998), a Trustee to the Academy of General Dentistry (2007- 2013) and Speaker of the House for the Academy of General Dentistry (2013-205). He is has been a mentor and faculty advisor for many student Scholars' Day Projects, as well as the Faculty advisor for the student AGD chapter, and a Faculty Advisor to the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity at MUSC. 


He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.