Periodontal Health and its Effect on Kidney Disease

Over the last two years, we’ve highlighted research pointing to the relationship between oral and systemic health – serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more. The belief is that bacteria from periodontal inflammation is transported to other areas of the body via influencing factors in the blood. Now new research also links periodontal...

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Fourth Annual Gala for Smiles—Can You Attend or Contribute?

On Saturday, September 29th, the Growing Smiles Foundation will hold its 4th annual “Gala for Smiles” event to raise funds to provide free dental care to underserved children in Peru. More than 200 local dentists and dental students are expected to attend the special evening to be held again at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. Tickets...

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Dr. Fava Shares His Professional Skills

Dr Philip Fava now manages a SPEAR Study Club, a professional group dedicated to providing members with excellence in continuing education through meetings and presentations. All meetings actively promote the “Team Approach” of sharing knowledge and expertise. The club’s objective is to constantly improve treatment methods for the benefit of our patients.  The Study Club...

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The Spotlight’s on Erika!

We’re thrilled to bring back our “Spotlight” feature and offer interesting tidbits about members of our team at The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics. This month’s spotlight is on 22-year-old Erika Geer, one of our more recent surgical assistants. Erika hails from Richboro and has been with us for nearly two years.  Favorite...

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Will My Insurance Pay for Dental Implants?

Dental insurance can be very different from regular medical insurance. It serves a good purpose —providing full or partial coverage of routine maintenance, like cleaning and x-rays, and sometimes partial coverage of more extensive procedures. This “use it or lose it” concept can encourage patients to keep up with preventative services. And that’s great! But,...

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On the Road Again… With Dr. Levine

Dr. Levine shown with some of the Einstein Dental Medicine residents. Dr. Levine recently conducted two half-day local seminars. At Philadelphia’s Einstein Medical Center (where he was honored to be Chair of Periodontology for 20 years) he spoke to dental residents. At Temple University (Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry) he lectured to periodontal as...

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Assembly Line Implants? Not Here!

Any business needs to pay the rent, and a dental practice is still a business after all. But when the focus changes from personalized attention to assembly-line volume, there’s something wrong. At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics we provide INDIVIDUALIZED care. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to...

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It’s a Girl!

Dr. Levine is a proud grandfather —for the second time this year! His daughter, Dr. Bari Levine-Lev, and her husband, Dr. Yair Lev, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Aviv, born June 13th at Abington Hospital weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz.  Dr. Bari Levine-Lev is a pediatric dentist and recent graduate of Temple University’s...

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How much do Dental Implants Cost?

One of the first questions we get asked by prospective patients is, unfortunately, one of the most difficult to answer. “How much will my dental implants cost?” Giving you a price for your dental implants over the phone is like you asking a realtor to appraise your home without seeing it first. The simple truth...

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Dentists Need to be Judicious When Prescribing Painkillers

It’s been called the worst drug crisis in our history. In a 2015 report, more than 12 million people were found to have misused prescription opioids. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 100 people die each day from overdoses. The opioid epidemic is striking individuals of all ages and...

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