Dr. Lloyd M. Tucker received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. During his 8 years at Penn, he was initiated into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honor Society, and the Matthew Cryer Honor Society, the highest scholastic award granted by the U. of Penn Dental School. He furthered his knowledge by completing a general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital of Montréal.

After returning home to Pittsburgh and practicing general dentistry with his father for 2 years, he moved to Seattle and received both his Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics and his Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Washington in 1996. Dr. Tucker was the Clinical Editor of the Seattle Study Club Journal from 1997 to 2003.

He opened his private practice in 1999 and founded the Renaissance Study Club (part of the Seattle Study Club Network) in 2000. Dr. Tucker has co-authored several studies published in the periodontal and implant literature and in 2005 became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He also contributed a chapter in the textbook Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning published by Quintessence in 2008.