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 is presently a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill 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, a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology 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) and the ITI 5th Consensus Conference (Stuttgart, Germany, 2008) 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 80 articles and four book chapters on periodontics, periodontal and regenerative surgical procedures, oral plastic surgery and dental implants.
He is President, Founder and Program Chairman of the Northeast Philadelphia Dental Implant and Perio-Prosthesis Study Club, Co-Founder of the Greater Philadelphia Dental Hygiene Study Club and Co-Director and Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Tri-State ITI Study Club. Additionally, Dr. Levine shares his knowledge and 30 years’ experience with periodontal, prosthodontic and general practice residencies throughout the country as a visiting professor and mentor.
Dr. Levine is also deeply involved as Co-Director of The Growing Smiles Foundation which he co-founded in 2016. 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. The most recent outreach mission in August 2016, Dr. Levine, his daughter, Dr. Bari Levine, and his wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, along with dental students from Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University and UPC Dental School (Lima, Peru) provided comprehensive dental services to more than 350 children and performed over $140,000 of free dental services. In August 2017, the group will once again travel to Peru and 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 20+ 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 musicians 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 made feature film “Placebo” (2006). All proceeds are donated for Civil War battlefield preservation, Civil War tombstone dedications, and educational grants to promote the teaching and preservation of American and Irish history.