It’s All in the Family: Spotlight on Christine Parkes

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, front-desk specialist Christine Parkes was working for another dental practitioner back in 2007 when she decided to seek part-time employment elsewhere. “My mother, Barbara Conway, worked for Dr. Levine (founder of Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics) for 30 years,” explains Christine. “I had two young boys at...

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Gum Disease and the Rest of Your Body

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. It’s a great time to remind you of the not-so-great findings that link gum (periodontal) disease to a plethora of serious conditions including: Heart Disease Stroke Cancer Diabetes Alzheimer’s and Dementia Pregnancy Complications and Pre-Term Birth Respiratory Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis Erectile Dysfunction Osteoporosis Did You Know? You CAN pass...

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Busting Myths About Dental Implants

A common misconception about dental implants is that they don’t last long. NOT TRUE! Dental implants can last a lifetime. We’ll review your individual situation and strategically place high-quality titanium posts that replace failing or missing tooth roots. Through a totally natural process, the posts fuse with your jawbone. The new, sturdy foundation created will...

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Learn About Oral Health and Menopause

Menopause, the unavoidable ending of a woman’s reproductive cycle, occurs, on average, between the ages of 45 and 55. During this time, women may become more susceptible to other seemingly unrelated health issues, ones that can affect our teeth. Blame it on hormonal changes, the natural aging process and perhaps even decreased saliva if the...

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What is “Immediate Loading” and Are You a Candidate?

Immediate loading may sound like a shipping procedure that takes place on a dock, but it actually refers to a great dental implant process we offer. With immediate loading, we can often remove and replace from one to a full mouth of teeth with dental implants and temporary teeth, all on the same day. The...

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Spotlight on Dr. Dimitry Klass

They say that laughter is the best medicine. To Dr. Dmitriy Klass, our featured employee for January, laughter, or at least having a good sense of humor, goes a long way when treating patients. Dr. Klass says he tries to maintain a light touch when seeing patients who, understandably, are sometimes nervous and need extra...

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Family All Together At Christmas Dinner

Dental Implants to the Rescue

Gaps in your smile can occur for numerous reasons, as a result of untreated decay, accidental fracture and gum disease. These missing or failing teeth can lead to serious problems when you’re attempting to chew and even speak properly. Your self-esteem, especially if you’re missing a tooth in the front of your smile. Thankfully, we...

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Pursuing Excellence in Periodontics

Here we are at the end of another great year. We thank you for your confidence in our practice when it comes to gum disease treatment, dental implant services and more. We’re also happy to share with you this Suburban Life feature profile on our “Pursuit of Excellence.” Dr. Philip L. Fava II was interviewed...

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Innovations in Dentistry

Dr. Fava writes about “Exciting Innovations in Periodontics” in a recent online feature. Fluoridation Mid-20th Century One of the first innovations occurred back in 1945, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The city added fluoride to their drinking water supply as a test in what turned into a scientific breakthrough that decreased cavities by more than 60%....

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Give Yourself the Gift of a New Smile

Do you have damaged, missing or diseased teeth due to untreated periodontal (gum) disease or injury? It’s never too late to turn that unhealthy, non-functional and unattractive smile into one that’s healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing— with dental implants. Dental Implants in 2024 No matter your age, your missing or diseased teeth can usually be...

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