Dr. Robert A. Levine maintains a full-time private practice in the Einstein Center One Building in Northeast Philadelphia focusing on surgical implant placement, cosmetic oral plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive and regenerative therapy. He is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is past chairman of the Division of Periodontics at Albert Einstein Medical Center (1984-2003) and past Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics in the Post-Graduate Department of Periodontics, Periodontal Prosthesis and Implantology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1984-2010). Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has been featured on several local and national television and radio shows discussing dental implant therapy, smile makeovers, reconstructive periodontal therapy and the link between periodontal disease and heart disease, low birth weight, cancer and other serious systemic diseases.
Dr. Levine serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of numerous international scientific dental journals including Journals of Periodontology, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Oral Implants Research, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Inside Dentistry. He has authored close to 70 articles and four book chapters on periodontics, periodontal and regenerative surgical procedures, oral plastic surgery and dental implants. He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel, Switzerland and was one of 100 representatives from around the world invited to participate in both the ITI 4th Consensus Conference in Stuttgart, Germany (2008) and the 5th Consensus Conference in Bern, Switzerland (2013) to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide. In June 2010, he was honored as the Distinguished Speaker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Periodontology’s 13th Annual Straumann Lecture Series on Dental Implants and was again chosen as the guest lecturer in October 2011 for the 1st Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture by the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. In 2010, Dr. Levine was inducted to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry’s Gallery of Success. He is past President of Kornberg’s Alumni Association (2014-2016) and is presently on Temple University’s Board of Directors, Directors-At-Large and Community Service Committee representing all 17 colleges under the University. Dr. Levine was chosen by his peers as “Top Doc in Periodontics” in Philadelphia Magazine (2010, 2012, 2014). Most recently, Dr. Levine was honored by Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honor society of dentistry, to recognize and promote outstanding scholarship and exemplary character development within dental education. He will be inducted into Temple University’s chapter, Kappa Kappa, in the spring of 2016.
Dr. Levine is President, Founder and Program Chairman of the Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant and Perio-Prosthesis Study Club since 1984 which is dedicated to providing cutting-edge continuing education courses to the area’s dental community. In 2009, he founded and is Co-Program Director for the Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club committed to advancing the professional careers of dental hygienists and assistants through educational courses. Since 2007, Dr. Levine has been Director and Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State Study Club, one of the original six ITI Study Clubs in the United States. One of the pioneers of the “immediate load” revolution in dental implants, Dr. Levine is one of only a handful of periodontists nationwide who have been performing this procedure since 1994. His SameDay Smile® concept allows patients to complete an implant surgery and leave the dental chair with beautiful, functional teeth in a single visit. Additionally, Dr. Levine is a leader in performing the “All-On-4™” treatment option using Nobel Biocare and Straumann implants, providing the immediate benefits of fewer implants, less surgery, lower costs and reduced healing time for patients.
His wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, has a pediatric state-of-the-art dental practice at Floral Vale in Yardley, Pennsylvania and they have two children who are also dentists. When time allows, Dr. Levine enjoys skiing, hiking, photography and scuba diving. He has coached soccer, baseball and softball for his children. Dr. Levine’s passion, as a visiting professor, is mentoring and teaching post-graduate dental residents at numerous university dental schools throughout the country. In addition to lecturing/teaching/mentoring locally at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Levine’s travels have taken him to the Schools of Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale), University of Florida (Gainesville), University of Oregon (Portland), University of Indiana (Indianapolis), Harvard University (Boston), New York University (New York), Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), Georgia Regents University (Augusta), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Dentistry and the University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland). Another special passion is his 20 plus year involvement with the 69th Pennsylvania Regiment Civil War Reenactment Group. Dr. Levine plays guitar in the “69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers – a Civil War Band” and with the band, has raised over $40K for the production and recordings of 2 acclaimed Irish Civil War CDs, “Rock of Erin” (2002) and “In Their Honor” (2006). All proceeds are donated for Civil War battlefield preservation, educational grants to promote the teaching and preservation of American and Irish history and Civil War tombstone dedications (close to 80 to date) which are placed yearly on Veteran’s Day. The band plays at Irish pubs, Celtic Irish festivals, Civil War Reenactments and has also been featured in the movie and sound track of “Placebo” (released 2008 – Anomaly Films). Dr. Levine and his wife have personally become actively involved in preservation efforts at numerous Civil War sites including Gettysburg, PA; Raymond, MS; Franklin, TN; New Bern, NC and Glendale, VA. In 2015, along with his wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, and their children, Dr. Bari Levine and Dr. Ross Levine, “Growing Smiles Foundation,” a non-profit organization was formed which on a yearly basis (since 2012) provides comprehensive dental care to orphanages in Lima, Peru. Also accompanying Dr. Levine and his family on these charitable missions are many dental students from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Read feature story about Dr. Levine that appeared in Doctor of Dentistry magazine, including details about his involvement in the 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers.
Education, Professional Affiliations and Honors
- B.S. University of Maryland, College Park (1977)
- D.D.S. Temple University School of Dentistry (1981)
- Certificate in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1984)
- Board-Certified (Diplomate), American Board of Periodontology (1988)
- Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Implantology, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (2009-present)
- Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2004-present)
- Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dental Medicine (2011-present)
- Chairman Emeritus, Division of Periodontics, Albert Einstein Medical Center (1984-2003)
- Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel, Switzerland (1998-present)
- Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- Fellow, International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons
- Distinguished Speaker, 13th Annual Straumann Lecture Series, University of North Carolina Department of Periodontology (2010)
- “Top Doc in Periodontics,” Philadelphia Magazine, 2010, 2012, 2014
- Distinguished Speaker, 1st Annual Straumann Lecture Series, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (2011)
- Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant Study Club, Founder and Professional Program Chairman (1984-present)
- Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club, Founder and Professional Program Chairman (2009 to present)
- Philadelphia Tri-State Area ITI Study Club, Director and Professional Program Chairman (2007-present)
- Philadelphia Society of Periodontology, Past President
- Eastern Dental Society, Past Program Chairman
- Academy of Osseointegration, Clinical Innovations Committee (2011 to present)
- Manor College Dental Hygiene School, Teacher, Mentor (1999-present)
- Gallery of Success Inductee, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (2010)
- Program Chair of the Annual Straumann Distinguished Speaker Lecture in Implantology, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (2011-present)
- Past president of Kornberg’s Alumni Association (2014-2016)
- Temple University’s Board of Directors, Director-At-Large (2014-2016) representing all 17 colleges under the University
- Visiting Lecturer at the following Schools of Dentistry: Nova Southeastern (Ft. Lauderdale), Harvard University (Boston), University of Florida (Gainesville), University of Oregon (Portland), University of Indiana (Indianapolis), Georgia Regents University (Augusta), Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University of Illinois (Chicago), Temple University (Philadelphia), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)