Pi Dental Center Year-End Roundup

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Dec 30, 2019 12:42:36 PM

Year-End Round Up Collage for Pi Dental Center.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.

Photo of Dr. Thomas Balshi with Dr. Robert SlauchFour 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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Main Line Today Top Dentist 2019

Posted by Chris Raines on Jun 27, 2019 12:37:25 PM

Dr. Glenn Wolfinger has been voted Main Line Today Top Dentist as a Prosthodontist for 2019

Pi Dental Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Glenn Wolfinger has been voted Main Line Today Top Dentist as a prosthodontist for 2019! Wolfinger is the owner of Pi Dental Center and a board-certified prosthodontist.

Recipients of this award are nominated by their peers for their advanced skill, experience and leadership in the dental community. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Wolfinger has been awarded this distinction.

Prosthodontists are called, “the architects of the smile.” These ADA recognized dental specialists have advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, crowns, bridges, TMJ therapy, facial prosthetics and total mouth rehabilitation.

Dr. Wolfinger grew up in North East Philadelphia, where he attended LaSalle College High School then Villanova University. He attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and specialized in prosthodontics at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. In 1993, Wolfinger became a Diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Wolfinger joined Pi Dental Center in 1963. He was a clinical professor at Temple University and Director of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Dr. Wolfinger has received numerous awards and honors. He’s been a Philly Magazine as well as Main Line Today Top Dentist, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration, and the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Wolfinger and his colleagues at Pi Dental Center conduct ongoing research for dental implants, dental products, and dental treatment for patients with medical diagnoses such as diabetes and osteoporosis. Dr. Wolfinger is particularly interested in dental treatment using the Teeth in A Day® protocol and treatment of patients who have very little bone.

Dr. Wolfinger was asked why he believes he was chosen for this award. He said, “I was voted by my peers, who refer their complex patient treatments to me. It is a true honor to be voted by my peers, those who understand the quality of services my office delivers.”

Improving Patients' Lives

 Dr. Wolfinger continues, “It is a great feeling when you can make a big difference in the life of a patient. Many of the procedures we do improve the quality of patients’ lives.”

“Our goal is to provide patients with predictable treatment options that meet their goals and expectations,” Dr. Wolfinger states.

Dr. Wolfinger and all of the staff at Pi Dental Center have a caring attitude toward patients. They go above and beyond standard care with advanced dental skills and expertise in dental technology, often treating patients with special needs. They strive to make every patient’s appointment convenient and comfortable. Give them a call if you would like to schedule an appointment or simply discuss your dental health.

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