Reno, NV Sleep Clinic

When you’re not breathing like you need to—awake or asleep—you’re not able to live your best life. From relying on caffeine to get you through the day, to keeping your partner up with your snoring at night, it’s taking a huge toll on your health and relationships.

Maybe you’ve thought that feeling exhausted and weak is normal. Or maybe you’ve seen a sleep doctor and gotten a CPAP machine, leaving you stuck in the Catch-22 of awful sleep or uncomfortable machines. There has to be a better way!

At Sierra Sleep Airway and Wellness Center, we get it.

We’ve treated dozens of patients just like you who have found that with a simple, noninvasive, and relatively short treatment time to widen their airway, they can breathe deeply and freely all night long.

By widening your airway, not only will you feel more rested and sleep better, but you can also actively avoid chronic illnesses in the future like heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

The process is simple:


Go to the Source

Using the latest technologies, our comprehensive sleep and airway evaluation will look for the root causes of your sleep and airway issues.


Make a Plan

Results in hand, we’ll create a customized care plan and connect you with the providers and therapies you need.


Sleep Tight

It’s time for a good night’s sleep! Most patients resolve their sleep issues in 12 months, with noticeable results in just a few months.

You deserve to live a fully present life, healthy and long-lasting; all you need is a consistent good night’s sleep to get there. We help you sleep better so that you can live your best life!

Get started today!

Meet the Team

Dr. John Bocchi, DDS

Dr. Bocchi is passionate about dentistry and the effect it can have on your whole-body health. This is where complete health dentistry comes to life! He believes in optimizing growth and development for kids and adults to improve breathing, prevent chronic health issues, and make the smiles of his patients’ dreams. Because he believes that you always need to continue learning in order to provide the best care for patients, he has traveled the country to learn the latest dental technologies, including the CEREC machine that completes porcelain crowns and veneers in a single visit. Dr. Bocchi has become so passionate about sleep and airway after realizing he and his kids had sleep issues that were affecting their health. He has spent many hours in sleep and airway classes to bring these incredible sleep treatments to Northern Nevada.

He and his wife, Jen, have two children, Keira and Kipton; he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, photography, fishing, hiking, biking, snowboarding, and the many other outdoor activities available in Northern Nevada.

Featured in:


Best Dentist—Reno News and Review


Best Cosmetic Dentist—Reno Magazine


Top 20 Professionals Under 40—Reno Journal


Ask the Doctor—Channel 2 News


Pro-bono Dental—Channel 4 News

Member of:

Healthy Start
Dr. Mariangela Verano


Clinical Director for Sleep and Airway

Lancette graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and would love to help you reach your goals for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime! In addition to her work at Sierra Smiles, Lancette is also a dental hygiene professional coach, a continuing education speaker for dentists and dental hygienists (including developing a continuing education company), owns a mobile dentistry practice, is the past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association, and was a member of the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association.

She is extremely passionate about sleep and airway development, and after extensive training has started speaking and coaching other dental offices around the country.

It’s no wonder she’s been awarded the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year and the national Denobi award!

When she is not talking about teeth, sleep, airway, and complete health, she loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, two children, parents, and her siblings.



Airway Assistant

Ari is from California originally but has lived in Nevada for the last 15 years. Nevada is home to her. She has an amazing supportive husband and 2 beautiful girls. She is an advocate for the blind as her oldest daughter is visually impaired. Ari graduated from the ATS Northern Nevada Dental Assisting School winter class of 2022. She is very passionate about patient care and recently found a love for sleep and airway. You may even find her assisting on tongue tie releases (her favorite).

When she isn’t helping our patients she likes to play softball, bowl, and spend quality time with her friends and family.



Airway Assistant

Emily has been in the dental field since 2006 and has worked in both General and Pediatric dentistry. Born and raised in CA, she took up residence in Reno in 2018 and her and her husband love all the outdoor recreation activities that the area has to offer. She feels fortunate to be at Sierra Smiles and takes great pride in providing complete health dentistry to patients.