Michelle K. Cantwell, DMD, ABDSM

Dr. Cantwell is a graduate of Wilkes University, located in her hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1998. Upon graduation she completed a three year residency in prosthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cantwell received a U.S. Navy scholarship and served at Sewell's Point Dental Clinic, Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her active duty service as a Lieutenant Commander in 2004.

Dr. Cantwell opened Cantwell Dental Group located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2005. As her prosthodontic practice grew, she found it was becoming increasingly important to devote specific time and resources to the sleep medicine portion of her practice. In 2012 she opened the Center for Dental Sleep Medicine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to create a practice devoted solely to the needs of her sleep medicine patients.

Our team is committed to staying informed of the latest updates in sleep medicine. Dr. Cantwell is one of the 230 dentists who have completed their board certification through the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). Dr. Cantwell remains actively involved with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Education Committee. 

She is the mother of three daughters; twins Brighid and Tierney and her youngest daughter, Rory. 

Dr. Cantwell is married to Steve Staman, father to Katie and Emily. Their family resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Professional Affiliations


American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate

Member of Health Policy Education Committee

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

American Dental Association

Lancaster County Dental Society; President 2013

Pennsylvania Dental Association; 2012 Delegate to the American Dental Association Annual Session

Pennsylvania Sleep Society