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Fox 29 News Discusses Ectodermal Dysplasia This Evening At 10pm

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Feb 18, 2014 10:27:00 AM

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On Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00pm, Fox 29 News will present a documentary about Monique, a wonderful young woman diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia and Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate at birth. Fifty-two surgeries later, Monique came to Pi Dental Center and her dream was fulfilled.

Ectodermal Dysplasia causes missing teeth and reduced jaw bone.  Pi Dental Center gave her a new
smile with a non-removable set of beautiful teeth supported by Brånemark dental implants using the No-Bone Solution Protocol.



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A Healthy Smile, The Signature Of Wellness

Posted by Thomas Balshi, DDS FACP on Dec 11, 2012 11:58:00 AM

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Having a healthy smile is the signature of wellness. Men and women with sparkling smiles usually also have energy in their step, an inviting glow in their eyes and self-confidence to spare. Those who have one realize they possess an invaluable asset; those without one often don’t realize how quick and easy it can be to achieve a dream.

Teeth in a Day™

Dental implant research has made it possible for virtually anyone to experience a total smile makeover, so if you have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants, we have your solution. The Pi team's exclusive Teeth in a Day™ care package is the most comfortable, compassionate, and customized dental restoration available. Board certified prosthodontists and a seasoned, multi-lingual support staff thrive on building extraordinary smiles that shine for a lifetime. No more cavities!

A Healthy Smile is the Signature of WellnessChange Your Life!

Put your money where your mouth is. Quite literally, a smile is one investment that will never diminish. It will continue to richly enhance life, health, and wealth of spirit. Today’s superior materials and our precision technology make quality smile care at the Pi Dental Center surprisingly attainable and affordable.

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Prosthodontic Insights: Dr. Thomas Balshi Presents Lecture at ACP

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Nov 8, 2012 9:43:00 AM

ACP Annual Session with Dr Thomas Balshi and Rob Slauch
Dr. Thomas Balshi stands with Rob Slauch in front of their poster presentation

Dr. Tom Balshi, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics since 1976 presented a lecture entitled “The Zygomatic or Pterygoid Implant: Guided and Unguided Strategies” at the annual scientific session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Balshi presented his findings in successfully treating patients having extreme upper arch bone loss with a sound non-removable prosthesis using the Teeth in a Day protocol.  The procedure, which is patient friendly, eliminates more invasive bone grafting and allows for a rapid treatment option.

The Pi Dental Center was represented at the 42nd annual session of the American College of Prosthodontists in other ways.  Former Pi research intern and current dental student at the University of Maryland, Mr. Rob Slauch competed in the poster presentations, examining mechanical and biomedical complications of temporary prostheses using the All-on-4 dental implant protocol. The poster research was a collaboration of Drs. Balshi and Wolfinger, Stephen Balshi, the director of Research for the Pi Dental Center, and Mr. Slauch.

Drs Balshi and Wolfinger at New Beauty Magazine Display
Dr. Glenn Wolfinger and Dr. Thomas Balshi at New Beauty Magazine Display

New Beauty Magazine, a Sandow Publication, was showcased in the Exhibit Hall. The Magazine, devoted to healthy beauty innovations, has a single philosophy: Always Exceed Expectations. Dr. Balshi, who serves on the magazine’s editorial advisory board, believes that the specialty of Prosthodontics holds the keys to providing the most innovative, healthy and esthetic smiles.

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"The Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implant: Guided and
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Pi Dental Center is a specialty practice committed to providing our dental patients with the highest possible standard of dental care available. Our mission is to go beyond the preservation and maintenance concepts of general dentistry; our dentists design each individual treatment plan to provide for an uncompromised clinically functional and esthetic dentition. Pi Dental Center operates all facets of its dental care center with focused team energy for excellence in treatment of the whole patient from cosmetic dental care to tooth implants and more. We strive to provide a level of care that encompasses every dimension of the patient's well being, technologically and in the human arena. No effort is spared to assure that the treatment environment is comfortable, comforting and strictly sterile. Our goal is to inspire the confidence and trust that bring character to an artistically restored, healthy smile.

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A New Smile in Just One Day? YES

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Sep 14, 2012 2:23:00 PM

A new smile in just one day!

Look for us in the October Issue of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Women’s Day.

Meet the doctors who developed the revolutionary methods to make it happen.

The staff at world-renowned Prosthodontics Intermedica (or “Pi”) knows that a new, permanent smile is life changing -- and they offer it in just one day.

“We developed Teeth In A Day® 20 years ago and have been training doctors to offer it around the world ever since,” says Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, who pioneered the dental implant protocol with Dr. Thomas Balshi.

How it works: after a thorough examination and customized treatment plan, doctors remove diseased teeth and place anchors into the jawbone. A sophisticated laboratory team prepares temporary, non-removable teeth so that patients leave with a sturdy, natural-looking smile. Once the implants have fused to the natural bone, the permanent prostheses are positioned.

No Bone Solution™

Dental implants are vastly superior to dentures-aesthetically and functionally.

“In many cases, the constant rubbing of dentures causes the jawbone to retreat, requiring comprehensive preparation prior to placing implants,” explains Dr. Balshi. The customary answer is bone grafting, a risky, invasive process. Pi offers a better option.As seen in Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Women's Day

“The No Bone Solution™ is a zygomatic implant that combines computer-guided surgery with fixed prosthodontic rehabilitation,” says Dr. Balshi.

An advanced CT scanner gathers radiographic information in just seconds. “By recreating the patient’s skull virtually, we can guide the exact positioning of the implants,” says Dr. Wolfinger. “This approach is avant-garde, blending industry technology with dental medicine.”

The benefits are enormous,” adds Dr. Balshi. “It is drastically faster with less risk of infection. Pi is among only a few centers nationwide with this technology.”

The combination of No Bone Solution™ and Teeth In A Day® yields immediately functional teeth in a single procedure.

Treating the Whole Person

An exceptional experience begins the moment patients walk in: “We’ve created a welcoming ‘oasis’ to make patients feel comfortable. We want them to know we really care about them,” says Joanne Balshi, director of public relations.

Concludes Dr. James Bowers: “We love seeing patients leave with restored teeth and self-esteem.”

Hope for a Healthy Future

The affects of anorexia and bulimia nervosa are detrimental to teeth, and Pi Dental Center is passionate about helping these patients heal-physically and emotionally.

“Giving these patients a healthy mouth restores their ability to chew properly and gives them confidence,” says Dr. Balshi. “It jumpstarts the road to recovery.”

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Good Dental Care When One Has Poor Credit

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Aug 18, 2011 12:32:00 PM

Staff discusses available treatment optionsMany of today’s cutting edge dental care solutions are costly by their very nature. They require experience and precision from an entire team, including sophisticated laboratory support to ensure results that both look and function like natural teeth.

Many prioritize a healthy smile and will forego some other luxury to invest in their well being, but for individuals struggling with poor credit, the approach may need to be somewhat different.  Since unhealthy teeth have a marked influence upon overall systemic health, it is important not to carry disease in the mouth for an extended period of time. Staging treatment so that the most affected areas are restored first is one way to approach dental fitness. 

When dental disease is widespread, dentures may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone. They are significantly less costly (and less functional) than fixed teeth, but the extraction of all decayed teeth will improve the health of the mouth, allowing the dentures to be placeholders until such time as more stable technology becomes affordable. The “All-On-4” dental implant protocol is the least costly option to build a smile on dental implants, and can be accomplished one arch at a time.  It can also be upgraded later.  Additionally, prosthetic teeth can be made of various materials, some less costly than others.  The Pi Dental Center team explores all options in consultation with our patients to make treatment affordable for those who desire it.

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Teeth In A Day® – Exclusive to Philadelphia’s Dental Center

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Jun 7, 2011 11:59:00 AM

When the cast of the Broadway show, Annie, danced their way across the globe singing “You are never fully dressed without a smile,” they touched a chord of wonder about human well-being. Having a healthy smile is key to overall fitness and longevity. Having a beautiful smile has psychological value beyond compare.

Comprehensive high quality dental care that can measurably change one’s life is now very affordable. The All-On-Four<sup>®</sup> system for dental implants, which utilizes the Teeth in a Day<sup>®</sup> treatment protocol, is gentle on one’s time schedule and one’s finances.  And it pays positively priceless lifelong dividends.

No dental office in America has more collective team experience than the Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Recently named among Philadelphia’s top dentists for cosmetic dentistry and Prosthodontics, the Pi doctors embrace patients from around the globe and every state in the USA.

Pi is committed to first class care for every patient with cutting edge dentistry, meticulous attention to detail, and old-fashioned compassion. We don’t  treat teeth; we treat people.

Kassee from Seattle, Washington

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