January is a great time to look back at the previous year to see what has been accomplished and spell out goals for the new year. Two-thousand-fourteen was a year of “news” for Pi Dental Center: new faces, new research, new innovations, new technology, new presentations and just plain news.
Dr. Stephen Alfano , board certified maxillofacial prosthodontist, joined Pi Dental Center in October.
Dr. Alfano is a Board certified prosthodontist who has who served as Chairman of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. In October, he appeared on CBS Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi to discuss Avadent Digital Dentures.
The doctors at Pi Dental Center continued their long-standing mission to conduct relevant research and publish scientific articles in the field of dental implants. In June, Dr. Glenn Wolfinger of Pi Dental Center talked with Pat Ciarrocchi. He discussed how the Teeth In A Day® process can transform a person’s mouth and life.
Diverse areas were analyzed, such as implant placement protocols, dental implant success rates, patients with special needs, patient treatment methods and laboratory techniques.Articles were published in Implant News, the International Journal of Maxillofacial Implants, Implant Dentistry, the Journal of Oral Implantology, Inclusive Magazine, The Journal of Prosthodontics, and Periodontology 2000.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONS Pi Dental Center is part of The Institute For Facial Esthetics, an established training center, educating dental specialists and students in dental implant technology and offering numerous courses throughout the year. Pi and IFFE welcomed dental students from university dental schools and dental programs, including Temple University: Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Four Chinese doctors from Chongqing Medical University came in April to observe surgery in the Viewpoint surgical center and work one-on-one with our talented team learning hands-on techniques. Dr. Thomas Balshi became a career coach in the Temple University Alumni Network advising students about the finer points of a career in prosthodontics. After careful evaluation of research and hands-on assessment, Pi Dental Center embraced the AvaDent Digital Denture as a superb treatment option for any patients where cost is an issue. Dr. Thomas Balshi and Stephen Balshi MBE presented a program called, “What Do a Gun, Malignant Tissue, and a Hyena Have in Common?” at ACP 2014 – 44th Annual Session in New Orleans in November. They discussed engineering principles for dental implant prosthodontics when restoring dental and facial deficiencies.
Fox 29 News aired a documentary in February about Monique, a young woman diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia and cleft lip and cleft palate at birth. Ectodermal Dysplasia causes missing teeth and reduced jaw bone. Pi Dental Center gave Monique a new smile with a non-removable set of beautiful teeth supported by Brånemark dental implants using the No-Bone Solution Protocol. In reviewing last year’s exciting accomplishments, Pi doctors and staff made an undeniable difference for patients by delivering numerous dramatic new smiles and transforming countless lives. They made rewarding scientific discoveries and increased awareness about dental implants among professionals, students, patients and the general public.