Educating Patients and Beyond

“As periodontists, we’re truly physicians of the mouth,” says Dr. Eric Schoenebeck in a recent feature in Suburban Life magazine. Indeed, we take the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease seriously. In the article, Dr. Schoenebeck describes how the inflammation of gum disease can be successfully treated, noting that “you can control a lot of the symptoms and problems to make sure the patient doesn’t lose any more teeth.”

At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, our growing team of periodontists and dedicated hygiene and administrative staff work together to educate patients about the importance of a healthy mouth, not just in terms of the teeth but the entire body. We also liaise closely with a large network of referring dentists to make sure our treatment philosophies are closely aligned.

Continually Learning, Sharing Ideas and Educating

Speaking of education, we note that Dr. Fava was recently appointed East Regional Education Chair of the prestigious International Team for Implantology (ITI) where he’ll work with ITI leadership to re-conceptualize the group’s educational programs. The practice runs study clubs for fellow clinicians around the world where they share treatment protocols, research and practice-management guidelines with other practitioners.

Says Dr. Fava, “My goal is to get to the point where I have a team of great periodontists that allows me to do surgery three days a week and spend the other two making an impact on the field and our community.”