Hot Spot for St. Patrick’s Day Music

150th Anniversary of Appomattox Surrender It’s that time of year again! Come hear Dr. Levine and the 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers, as they perform their annual, lively St. Patrick’s Day medley of classic Irish folk songs, ballads and original tunes. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to civil war battlefield, tombstone dedication and...

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Put Your HEART into Brushing

We’re celebrating National Heart Month by reminding you that your oral health is closely connected to the health of your entire body. Over the last few years there have been many studies linking gum disease to other serious “systemic” diseases like heart disease, cancer and even dementia. Some more recent findings: • A statement by...

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Farewell and Best Wishes to Maggie!

After providing top quality dental hygiene care for our patients for more than a decade, Maggie Rutherford, RDH, PHDHP (Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner), will be moving on to a new career as a health and wellness coach. She’ll be helping people who suffer from chronic illness by improving their health with nutrition and lifestyle...

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LANAP Can Save Your Smile

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since we introduced the LANAP protocol at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics. LANAP (short for laser-assisted new attachment procedure) is a fabulous, minimally invasive way of treating gum disease. The laser absorbs inflamed and infected tissue, leaving behind and actually helping rejuvenate healthy tissue....

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A Taste of Europe

Sasha, Maggie, Doug and Christina had plenty to smile about – it was almost vacation time! The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics team enjoyed a fabulous holiday party at Augusto’s of Madison in Warminster. The restaurant’s website promises “the very best in Mediterranean, Latino, French bistro and American cuisines” – and we certainly...

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Achieving Long-Term Periodontal and Systemic Health for our Patients

Tune into a free international webinar1 presented by Dr. Levine and Dr. P.D. Miller who will discuss the Miller-McEntire Periodontal Prognosis Index (MMPPI).2,3  This index combines 7 factors (age, smoking, diabetes, molar type, probing depth, furcation and mobility) which provides the means to give the patient an actual percentage of the likelihood they will keep...

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The “Write” Way is the Right Way!

Dr. Levine was co-organizer and editor of a special September issue of the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, honoring the 30th anniversary of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons (ISPPS). He is presently vice-president of the organization.  The issue additionally featured an article in which Dr. Levine was lead author, with co-authors Dr. Fava and...

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News, Moos and Dancing Shoes

Our dance break at Top Hat Studio We recently bid a fond farewell to our long-time dental hygienist, Barb Irizarry, who left to move to Puerto Rico. Barb will use some of the wealth of information she gained at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics during her mission to help those less unfortunate....

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Dr. Levine Presents Cutting-Edge Topic

Dr. Levine recently spoke at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology held in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Presenting along with his colleague, Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles, Dr. Levine discussed his initial experiences to a clinical research group who are testing an exciting new material,  Fibro-Gide®, a thickened collagen material by Geistlich Biomaterial. The...

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Big Congrats to Dr. Philip L. Fava II!

On September 29th, during an intimate celebration with close family and friends, our fave Dr. Fava married the love of his life, Leigh. The couple were married at Germantown’s St. Vincent de Paul Church and under a “huppa” at the Barnes Museum. They enjoyed a (too brief!) honeymoon in Greece. In their spare time, the...

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