Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP
Board Certified Prosthodontist
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. Dr. Wolfinger 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.
Robert W. Slauch, DDS, MDSc
Dr. Robert Slauch will join Pi Dental Center on July 22nd, 2019. Dr. Slauch will provide quality restorative patient treatment including placement of dental implants and our trademarked Teeth in a Dayâ protocol. In addition, he will provide esthetic crowns, bridges, veneers and state-of-the-art digital dentures.
Dr. Slauch is not a newcomer to the Pi Dental Center. Since 2012, he has been engaged in scientific research with the Pi Team and published in several dental journals. In addition, he has achieved recognition from the American College of Prosthodontists and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics for his research.
The Pi Team has been eagerly awaiting Dr. Slauch’s full-time presence. Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, Director of the Pi Dental Center, expresses his excitement to fill the vacancy of recently retired Dr. Thomas Balshi, the Founder of Pi. “I have personally witnessed Dr. Slauch’s professional development and believe he will be a future leader in the specialty of Prosthodontics. Our patients will quickly benefit from his gentle and compassionate nature along with his prosthodontic skill.”
Dr. Slauch grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and attended Perkiomen Valley High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, where he also played baseball. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and will complete both his residency in Prosthodontics and his Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center in July 2019. He is a candidate for board certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics and has already successfully completed half of the board examination.
“I am beyond excited to be joining a practice that has so much history and has made so many contributions to the specialty of Prosthodontics and to implant dentistry,” says Dr. Slauch. “It is my goal to continue this tradition by providing excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, outgoing environment. I look forward to being involved with this great community and with helping people find real joy in their smiles.”
FOUNDER OF Pi DENTAL CENTER (RETIRED)
Dr. Thomas J. Balshi is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and the Founder of The Institute For Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. His forty-five 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 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.