Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, FACP
Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP
Gary T. Morreale, DDS
James R. Bowers, DDS., PC
Robert Winkelman, CDT, MDT
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE
Robert J. Braun, BA., DDS, MPH
Meet the Clinical and Administrative Teams
Dr. Thomas J. Balshi is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and the Founder of The Institute For Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. His forty year career in dental medicine includes graduate and post-graduate degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry and prosthetic implant training at both the University of Toronto and The Institute For Applied Biotechnology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Balshi is a devoted clinician, avid researcher, and seasoned academician. He has lectured internationally from the Royal Academy of Medicine in London, to world congresses in Paris, Munich, Bologna, Athens, New Delhi, and Sydney, as well as in many cities in both North and South America.
Considered an expert in dental implant prosthodontics, his trademarked Teeth in a Day protocol has served patients from around the globe. He has authored numerous scientific articles published in professional journals as well as co-authored the handbook titled A Patient’s Guide To Dental Implants. He has appeared accomplishing live dental implant surgery on Good Morning America and on NBC’s The Today Show.
Dr. Balshi is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics as well as a member of numerous other professional organizations. In addition to his scientific awards, he holds a United States Army Medal of Commendation, a Freedom Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, and has been recognized in the Congressional Record of the United States of America. He was recently appointed to the advisory board of New Beauty Magazine.
Dr. Balshi received a Citation of Recognition from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, and the Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Honor Medal for excellence and individual achievement in the dental field. In 2004, Dr. Balshi was selected to be in the book, “The Best Dentists in America.” Dr. Balshi was voted a TOP DENTIST in Philly Magazine in 2010 and received an Honorary Doctorate from Cabrini College, Radnor, PA. In 2014, Dr. Balshi was honored for 40 continuous years of service to The American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Balshi established, Pi Dental Center, one of the first dental implant treatment centers in the United States, utilizing the Brånemark System of osseointegrated implants. The center focuses on advanced clinical treatment, extensive research with osseointegrated dental implants, and private clinical training programs.
Dr. Balshi lectures globally at meetings on the subject of osseointegrated dental implants, and has published landmark articles on the subject. He participates in the Temple University School of Dentistry Continuing Education Program. He has created a video to instruct implant patients on oral hygiene procedures, and has published a comprehensive cookbook entitled FROM SOUP TO NUTS, designed for patients going through implant treatment. Dr. Balshi has taught graduate and postdoctoral students from Harvard, Tufts, and many other dental schools, the protocols developed at PI for TEETH IN A DAY and Computer Guided Dental Implant Treatment. He has also appeared on numerous national television programs, explaining the value of permanent teeth supported by dental implants, and he has directed the PI Team in the production of several patient information videos, including A WHOLE NEW WORLD, and PREDICTABLE MIRACLES.
Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP
Dr. Glenn Wolfinger is a Board Certified Prosthodontist practicing at Prosthodontics Intermedica in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolfinger is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and then completed a residency in combined Prosthodontics through the VA and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Nova Southeastern University and Co-Director of the Institute For Facial Esthetics. He is a Past-President of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association, and a member of numerous other dental organizations. He has participated in critical research projects, has lectured internationally, and has had many articles published in refereed journals.
Dr. James R. Bowers graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973 majoring in biology. He then graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1977. His main interest has always been in the advanced restorative and esthetic phase of dentistry where he has devoted almost forty years of his life.
Dr. Bowers maintained a private practice for almost thirty years in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. In 2006, he joined the Pi Dental Center at The Institute For Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
In addition to his full-time practice at the Pi Dental Center, he lectures and serves as the Director of Continuing Education at the Institute. Dr. Bowers was an Associate Professor at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in the Fixed Prosthodontic Department until he retired from that position in December 2014. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society, the Philadelphia Stomatognathic Society, the Delaware Valley of Osseointegration, and has served as a past President of the Monroe County Dental Society. In 2004, Dr. Bowers served as Secretary of the Foundation Board of the Pocono Medical Center. He has been the recipient of America’s Top Dentists Award for the past two decades, and is a lifetime recipient of Who’s Who for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry.
Dr. Bowers received the “Top Dentists of Philadelphia” in 2010 and 2012 as published in Philadelphia Magazine. This honor holds a special recognition, since the votes are received from peer dentists in the surrounding five counties. He was also honored as a Top Dentist in the Mainline Today Magazine in 2013. He is so proud to be a member of the Pi family of dentists.
Robert J. Braun, B.A., DDS, MPH, focuses onOral Medicine at Pi Dental Center. Dr. Braun is a consultant for the Medical Center of Delaware. Additionally, Dr. Braun is former Director of Advanced and Graduate Education at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, and Assistant Secretary for the Commission on Dental Accreditation for the American Dental Association. Dr. Braun participates in ongoing research, lectures and presents courses and videos. He received a Masters Degree in Public Health and Health Service Administration from University of California, Doctor Of Dental Surgery at Marquette University and Clinical Fellowship at John Hopkins University. Dr. Braun is licensed to practice in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Morreale received his DDS dental degree in 1985 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with minors in Periodontology and Oral Medicine. After completing a General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia and practicing dentistry for several years in Chicago, in 1991.
Dr. Morreale completed a Post Graduate Program in Endodontology at Temple University. He has continued there as a Clinical Assistant Professor, directing, co-directing and lecturing in several didactic courses such as “Advanced Emergency Endodontics”, “Systemically Related Diseases” and “Pharmacology”. Dr. Morreale supervises both undergraduate dental students and graduate Endodontology residents at Temple University and is a Dental Consultant at the Veteran’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Morreale has treated patients at PI since 1997. Professional Affiliations: American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and Philadelphia Dental Society.
Community Service: Chester Columbus School literacy volunteer, Swarthmore Public Library volunteer, various local fundraisers. Dr. Morreale enjoys cooking and has won several first and second place awards at local competitions.
Director of Fort Washington Dental Lab; Mr. Winkelman graduated New York University as a master dental technician and received dental implant training at Northwestern University. He has lectured in the United States, Europe and South America and published a text book entitled, “Dental Implants: Fundamental and Advanced Laboratory Technology.”
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION DIVISION
AT Pi DENTAL CENTER
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was awarded a Master’s Degree at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA with a published thesis on the stability of Brånemark implants and immediate function.
He is the President of CM Prosthetics Inc., a dental laboratory that focuses on the rehabilitation of the fully edentulous, utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology. He is also the Director of Research for PI Dental Center at the Institute for Facial Esthetics.
He has been published in several refereed journals including, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry.
He has lectured at national and international meetings including the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the International College of Prosthodontists on immediate function, computer guided surgery, and the CM Prosthetics line of fully edentulous restorations.
Director of Public Relations, The Pi Dental Center,
Vice-President, B&B Medical Marketing
Trustee, The Prosthodontics Intermedica Foundation
Joanne Balshi was born, raised and educated in Eastern Pennsylvania. She raised three children while teaching creative writing, free lancing in various mediums and collecting prizes for poetry.
Founder of B & B Medical Marketing, she has written scores of patient education brochures and served in editorial capacity for social, religious and healthcare newsletters.
Her first full length book, Smile Your Heart Out, is available for purchase at www.smileyourheartout.com.