Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that 2019 is almost over and a new decade is right around the corner! We had an incredible year, thanks to our doctors, dental team, patients and friends. We celebrated 33 fantastic years creating beautiful healthy smiles! In 2019, we welcomed new faces at Pi Dental Center; we published original dental research; and our doctors received several awards.
Dr. Robert Slauch joined Pi Dental Center in July and became a Board Certified Prosthodontist in November. Dr. Slauch has proven to be an enormous asset to our clinical care team by building patient relationships, placing dental implants, conducting dental research and improving protocols.
Nancy Gausz, dental ceramist, moved her ceramic lab into Pi Dental Center’s second floor office. Her professionalism and skill are evident in all of her daily tasks. As a ceramist, Nancy builds and finishes porcelain to metal, works with full contour zirconia and eMax, and performs chairside custom shades.
Stephen Balshi, MBE and CM Prosthetics developed a closer relationship with Pi Dental Center. Moving directly into our office has streamlined and improved our patients’ prosthetics.
Four journal articles were published in 2019. The authors included Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, Dr. Robert Slauch, Dr. Thomas Balshi and Stephen Balshi, MBE:
Relationship between Radiographic Misfit and Clinical Outcomes in Immediately Loaded Complete-Arch Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses in Edentulous Patients. Slauch RW, Bidra AS, Wolfinger GJ, Kuo CL. Journal of Prosthodontics, (Online) 2019 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/jopr.13105. (Printed) October 2019, Vol 28, Issue 8, 861-867.
Management of Biotechnical Complications Associated with a Full-Arch Implant Restoration Using Digital and Conventional Workflows: A Clinical Report. Joshi BDS, MDS, Piermatti J, DMD, FACP, Nahon M DDS, Balshi TJ, DDS, PhD, FACP. Journal of Prosthodontics. 28 (2019) 483-487.
Evolution of Full-Arch Implant Prosthodontics: From Analog Protocols to Digital Workflows. Rawal S, Balshi TJ, Jivraj S, Birdi B. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2019 Oct; 40(9):578-585; quiz 586.
A 30-Year Follow-Up of a Patient with Mandibular Complete-Arch Fixed Implant-Supported Prosthesis on 4 Implants: A Clinical Report, Balshi TJ, Wolfinger GJ, Balshi SF, Bidra A, Journal of Prosthodontics, February 2019, Vol. 28, Issue 2, 97-102.
Both Dr. Wolfinger and Dr. Slauch were chosen Top Dentist by their peers. Dr. Wolfinger was also awarded Main Line Today Magazine Top Dentist.
We welcomed a large influx of new patients, provided full mouth restorations, made AvaDent® digital crowns, created veneers, and placed dental implants using the Teeth In A Day® protocol with All-On-4® treatment. To date, Pi Dental Center has placed and tracked 23,304 dental implants! Our team helped many patients maintain their oral health through our robust oral hygiene program.
Thank you to all of our awesome patients. We value each and every one of you.
We look forward to 2020 with jubilance and excitement. We invite you to contact Pi Dental Center to begin your dental journey. 😃
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