Our Doctors Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentists 2018

We’re thrilled and honored to announce that our co-directors, Dr. Fava and Dr. Levine, have both again been named Philadelphia magazine’s Top Dentists in the field of periodontics for 2018. Winners are peer-selected, with more than 5,000 votes cast and top vote-getters reviewed by a dental advisory board. Dr. Fava and Dr. Levine’s professional dental...

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Can Periodontic Treatment Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Research is teaching us more and more about the links between chronic periodontal disease and other systemic (of the body) diseases. Patients suffering from the painful autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be interested in a recent report in Clinical Oral Investigations (March 27, 2018) which covered a study on the relationship between non-surgical periodontal...

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Join us on Memorial Day

Dr. Levine marching in a past Memorial Day parade celebration in Bucks County While lounging around a pool, tossing hamburgers on the grill, or shopping for sales, it’s easy to forget that Memorial Day really signifies a solemn time to honor those who have died while serving in the military. On Sunday, May 27th at...

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We Were There! More Than 50 Countries Represented at ITI

From the left: Dr. Levine,Dr. Oates and Dr. Huynh-Ba Our globe-trotting doctors recently returned from Amsterdam after attending the 6th International Team for Implantology (ITI) Consensus Conference, a leading event held every five years for dental implant professionals. Both Dr. Levine and Dr. Fava are Fellows of this prestigious association. Dr. Levine was one of 155...

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Latest Findings

Every month —more and more studies linking severe periodontitis (gum disease) with cancer. The most recent study was huge, including more than 7,000 individuals from Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi and North Carolina who were studied between the late 1990s and 2012. The report, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showed that individuals with...

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A Mentor to Future Periodontists

As far as we’re concerned, “giving back” includes sharing our time and knowledge to inspire others in our field. Dr. Levine frequently serves as a guest lecturer throughout the country, sharing his expertise with post-graduate periodontal/implantology residents, dental students and faculty at universities and dental schools. Recently, he visited The University of North Carolina at...

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AND THE WINNER IS… YOU?

CONGRATULATIONS to our patient, Michelle Gromilovitz. We recently drew Michelle’s name in our Google Review drawing. As a result, she received a $100 certificate to Augusto’s of Madison (Avenue). The restaurant is an upscale Warminster BYOB that’s one of our team’s favorite dining spots. Zagat calls the “eclectic” restaurant “Center City cuisine in the suburbs.” Some recent...

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Research Proves People Are Happier with Implant-Retained Overdentures

Tired of unnatural-feeling dentures that slip? Not being able to bite into an apple? Having to remove your “teeth” for cleaning? You’re not alone! A Spanish study shows that quality of life is indeed better with implant-retained “overdentures“* versus conventional dentures. Also known as hybrid prosthesis, overlay dentures or tooth-supported dentures, overdentures rest directly on...

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I am Titanium— Interesting Facts About Your Dental Implants

Titanium is a popular word in our practice, and it has nothing to do with Sia and David Guetta’s 2011 song by the same name. Lightweight, yet strong as steel, titanium is an alloy that can be found in jet engines, body piercings, premium lacrosse sticks —and our dental implants. Named after the Titans, the...

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Stomach Cancer Linked to Gum Disease

Poor oral hygiene is now being linked to stomach cancer, also known as “gastric” cancer. Researchers studied 35 people with abnormal cells or sores in their digestive tract and compared them to a control group of 70 people who did not have these kinds of lesions. Thirty-two percent of the individuals with the abnormal cells...

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