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Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Education for All

Posted by Chris Raines on Mar 27, 2018 2:30:00 PM

The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics presented Dr Wolfinger with a Certificate of Appreciation for significant contributions to dental profession and the public and for sharing knowledge and wisdom with Academy.Dr. Glenn Wolfinger and the team at Pi Dental Center are committed to educating both dental professionals and the general public about the ADA recognized specialty of prosthodontics, digital dentistry, and the newest technologies in dental implant treatment.

This winter, Dr. Wolfinger energetically educated prosthodontists and dental surgeons in advanced dental implant treatment. In February, Wolfinger presented, “The Evolution of the Teeth In A Day® Protocol” at the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics Annual Scientific Session in Chicago. The presentation chronicled the history and evolution Teeth In A Day® and highlighted how advancements in technology have helped to improve the accuracy and predictability of the protocol. In March, Wolfinger gave the “Evolution of Teeth In A Day” presentation to The Chesapeake Implant Study Club in Annapolis, Maryland.

Photo taken at the AAFP February 2018: Drs Sangeetha Raghavendra and Avi Bidra, Prosthodontists from Connecticut pictured with Dr. WolfingerTeeth In A Day® allows Pi Dental Center’s busy patients to have successful dental implant treatment with little interruption in their schedule.

To say that Dr. Wolfinger has extensive training and experience in dentistry is an understatement. Wolfinger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral lmplantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. He has served on several committees within the Academy of Osseointegration and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Wolfinger graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and then completed a residency in combined Prosthodontics through the VA and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Wolfinger is a Past-President of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association and has participated in numerous research projects, lectured internationally, and has had many articles published in refereed journals.

Next month, Dr. Wolfinger and the Pi Dental Center will be celebrating National Prosthodontics Awareness Week. On Thursday, April 12th, we will be holding an Open House to help raise awareness of prosthodontics and inform the public about the advanced skills and expertise that prosthodontists offer. Visitors will learn what a prosthodontist does and how prosthodontic skill exceeds that of general dentistry. New technologies will be on display with a focus on dental implant education and digital dentistry. The event will include tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Come to Pi Dental Center on April 12th for a complimentary exam.

Feel free to contact Pi Dental Center to sign up for the Open House or to schedule an appointment.

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Tags: dental implant treatment, National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, digital dentistry, prosthodontists

Prosthodontists: A Pathway to Smile Longevity

Posted by Joanne Balshi, Director of Public Relations on Jul 1, 2016 4:16:00 PM

Prosthodontists provides a long lasting smile for beautiful patientBefore the Pi Dental Center became known as a mecca for superior dental implant care in suburban Philadelphia, it enjoyed a robust reputation for very esthetic, comfortable and long lasting restorative dentistry, accomplished with notable time efficiency.  Dr. Tom Balshi, the founder, always an architect and sculptor at heart, designed and built crowns and bridges that could never be recognized as anything but natural teeth.  More importantly, these restorations, whether a single tooth or the restoration of an entire arch, always went off the charts with longevity, often lasting the patients years beyond predictability while conserving both their funds and their time spent in a dental chair.

One of the pleasures of restoring smiles lies in the mail that the Pi Dental Center steadily receives from patients who are genuinely grateful for our care.  Last week we received a handwritten letter from a former patient, now eighty-seven years of age, and living across in the state in Western Pennsylvania.  Dr. Balshi restored her entire mouth with crowns exactly thirty years ago.  Visiting a new dentist for a teeth cleaning and check-up, she wrote to tell us of his amazement that her thirty year old dental work was still in pristine condition with perfect margins and no underlying decay.  She was writing to express the pride she felt in Pi’s behalf and the gratitude she felt for her comprehensive care that has richly endured.

The pathway to smile longevity is the mantra of the prosthodontist.  The additional training in “precision” that a prosthodontist receives translates directly into the quality of restorative dentistry.  When crowns and bridges fit like a glove and the “bite” that is established is as perfect as possible, the teeth stand up to the most rigorous attacks of bacteria and trauma.  A well designed and engineered smile tends to be a healthy smile, and a healthy smile impacts whole body wellness.  The prosthodontist is committed to that pathway and will try to steer all patients in the direction of long term function alongside natural esthetics, whether with crowns, bridges or today’s state of the art dental implants.

By Joanne Balshi
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
At Pi Dental Center, Fort Washington, PA
piteam@pidentalcenter.com

 

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Tags: dental implants, restorative dentistry, prosthodontists, smile longevity