Dr. Robert A. Levine is an internationally acclaimed dental implant surgeon and board-certified periodontist as well as one of the pioneers of the “immediate load” (“SameDay Smile®”) revolution in dental implants. He founded the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Philadelphia in 1981. He is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He is Chairman Emeritus, Division of Periodontics, at Albert Einstein Medical Center (1984-2003).
Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia (FCPP), President and Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons (FISPPS), and a Fellow and a Board of Director of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). Additionally, 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 the ITI 4th Consensus Conference (Bern, Switzerland, 2013), the ITI 5th Consensus Conference (Stuttgart, Germany, 2008), the 6th ITI Conference (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018) and the 7th ITI Consensus Conferences in Lisbon (2023) to establish treatment protocols for implant dentistry worldwide.
He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, serves on the editorial boards of numerous international scientific dental journals and has authored close to 90 articles and five book chapters on periodontics, periodontal and regenerative surgical procedures, oral plastic surgery, dental implants and LANAP® periodontal therapy.
He is Founder and Co-Director of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club. Additionally, Dr. Levine shares his knowledge and 37 years of clinical experience with periodontal, prosthodontic and general practice residencies throughout the United States and abroad as a visiting professor and mentor.
Dr. Levine is also involved as Co-Director of the “Growing Smiles Foundation,” which he co-founded in 2013 with daughter, Dr. Bari Levine-Lev, and wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin. This is a non-profit organization which provides comprehensive free dentistry to children and adults to which they would not otherwise have had access in Lima, Peru. In August, 2017, Dr. Levine, his daughter, Dr. Bari Levine-Lev, his son, Dr. Ross Levine, and Dr. Levine’s wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, along with dental students from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University and UPC Dental School (Lima, Peru), provided comprehensive dental services to more than 350 children. They performed over $160,000 of free dental services. In 2019, prior to COVID, the group again traveled to Peru to partner again with UPC Dental School to provide free dentistry at the Jose Maria Arguedas School of 1,000 children.
A special passion is Dr. Levine’s 25+ year involvement with the 69th Pennsylvania Regiment Civil War Reenactment Group. Dr. Levine plays guitar with the 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers – a Civil War Band. The regiment and band have raised more than $100,000 from performances and the production of two acclaimed musical Irish Civil War CDs, “Rock of Erin” (2002) and “In Their Honor” (2006). The band was also featured in the locally produced feature film “Placebo” (2006, Anomaly pictures). All proceeds are donated for Civil War battlefield preservation, Civil War tombstone dedications on Veterans’ Day (over 100 to date) and educational grants to promote the teaching and preservation of American and Irish history.
Dr. Levine presently leads a clinical research team from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and Dr. Mauricio Araujo from University of Maringa, Brazil on a series of retrospective studies on immediate implant placement in the maxillary central incisor region from cases treated in private practice with a series of clinical research studies which have been published in high impact dental implant journals that have given the dentist a check-list in the avoidance of dental implant complications which has been coined in the dental literature, “The 10 Keys Concept.”