In The News

January 2022

Dr. Robert Slauch appeared in Dentaltown’s recent e-newsletter for his online course called, “Clinical Considerations and Troubleshooting Techniques For Anterior and Posterior Crowns.” Students can earn 1.25 CE Credits. Dr. Robert Slauch is a surgically trained board-certified prosthodontist at Pi Dental Center.

December 2021

Dr. Robert Slauch presented a lecture called, “Edentulous solutions: Predictable planning, surgical and restorative execution” on November 12th at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, NJ.

The course covered mandatory variables to be considered during treatment planning, surgical execution and restorative phases of care, with the overall goal of predictable esthetic and functional outcomes. The course explored the history of full-arch immediate loading and how the protocol has evolved over time to today’s current trends. The course was sponsored by Nobel Biocare.

September 2021

Wolfinger and Son Volunteer at MOM-n-PA – Dr. Glenn Wolfinger and his son, Dan, volunteered their time on Friday, September 24th, to treat patients at the Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, as part of the 8th MOM-n-PA program. MOM-n-PA is an annual two-day free dental clinic for underserved Pennsylvanians. Treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care.

This year, MOM-n-PA served 900 individuals with a goal to get them back on track to good oral health.

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Winter 2017

Publication: Blending Digital Dentistry and Implant Prosthodontics, ACP Messenger

April 2015

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

Sunday, April 12, 2015 begins the annual celebration of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week. In an era of extraordinary technological advances, many highly educated consumers remain unaware of the difference between their neighborhood dentist and the specialty of Prosthodontics. This week, across the nation and with the bountiful support of the American College of Prosthodontists, those professionals who have earned board certification with rigorous additional training will invite the public to don something like 3D dental glasses and to look into a mysterious part of the dental world that has the power to change a life.

In Fort Washington, PA, the Pi Dental Center, celebrating thirty years of Prosthodontic care in the community, has themed the week, Keep Your Smile In Mint Condition. That sums up the primary role of this specialty—to provide the vision for long -term dental health. Visitors to the center will receive tours and giveaways throughout the week and have questions answered by triple board certified prosthodontists, Thomas J. Balshi, founder, Glenn J. Wolfinger and Stephen G. Alfano.

For more information and to set up a personal tour, phone us at 215-646-6334 or email [email protected]

Dr. Stephen Alfano appeared on CBS Philly

Dr. Alfano discussed Avadent Digital Dentures with Pat Ciarrocchi on CBS Talk Philly This new technology is available at Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington.

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Published Again!

Drs. Glenn Wolfinger, Thomas Balshi and Stephen Balshi of Pi Dental Center with Drs. Al-Thobity and Flinton RJ, published, “Zygomatic implants as a rehabilitation approach for a severely deficient maxilla” in the Journal of Maxillofacial Implants, describing dental implant treatment using zygomatic implants for a gunshot victim with extreme bone loss in the upper arch of the jaw.

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April 2015

A is for AvaDent – D is for Digital Dentures – Win-win Technology for Doctor and Patient 

Friday, February 6, 2015 is the scheduled grand debut of the art and science of AvaDent Digital Dentures for dentists in the Philadelphia community eager to absorb this revolutionary new technology.  The Fort Washington academic hub known as The Institute for Facial Esthetics will embrace its first classroom of cutting edge practitioners, and will demonstrate with an actual patient, the most sophisticated denture protocol available anywhere on the entire globe.

Developed by Global Dental Science, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona by a team of engineers, the almost indestructible denture created totally by computers and then milled by robots is designed to make both treatment and ongoing maintenance uncomplicated for both doctor and patient.  The physical properties of the denture, manufactured from a solid block of bio-compatible resin, lend themselves to a consistently snug fit that helps preserve bone from atrophy with no esthetic compromises.  The strength of the denture resists breakage both inside and outside the mouth, but perhaps the most valuable asset of the digital denture is the ease and speed of replacement should the denture be damaged, misplaced or lost. Once the file is created, a spare denture is never more than a day away. For both the treating doctor and the patient, the delivery of a digital denture is predictable, streamlined, and surprisingly cost effective.  Experts believe in time, all dentures will be digital as the laborious process of building the traditional version is destined to be replaced by the more sophisticated technology.

Drs. Tom Balshi, Glenn Wolfinger and biomedical engineer, Stephen Balshi will serve as faculty for this inaugural education to the digital denture technology. Registration is at capacity for this Philadelphia launch of AvaDent; however a second date for training has been set for April 17, 2015.

December 2014

Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington creates smiles, changes lives

October 2014

Teaching Center to Showcase High Demand All-On-4™ Treatment Concept

Fort Washington, PA-September 22, 2014 – The sudden surge of patients seeking dental implant rehabilitation with the All-On-4™ treatment concept has led board certified prosthodontists at the Pi Dental Center to share their expertise.

The Institute for Facial Esthetics, the educational arm of the Pi Dental Center, routinely offers advanced courses in implant therapies to professionals worldwide; The All-On-4™ course will, however, be an entry level single day exposure to the implant solution most patients ask about, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to see a live surgical demonstration of this technology.

The All-On-4™ course will take place in the Viewpoint Teaching Complex at the Pi Dental Center on Monday, October 6, 2014, beginning at 7:30 AM.  For questions or registration contact Linda Maroney at (215) 646-6334.   The Pi Dental Center is located at 467 Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington, where in addition to a comprehensive dental care facility, a full roster of CERP approved CE courses in implant dentistry for dental professionals is annually offered.

Dr. Alfano discusses AvaDent Digital Dentures LIve on CBS Talk Philly

June 2014

Pi Dental Center Partners With AvaDent

NEDAWALK at the Philadelphia Zoo

Dr. Glenn Wolfinger of Pi Dental Center appears on CBS Talk Philly

May 2014

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

April 2014

NEDA Feeding Hope Benefit Dinner

March 2014

Philadelphia Top Dentist For The Specialty of
Prosthodontics Philly Magazine 2014

November 2013

Beaten Wawa worker gets a new smile

October 2013

AAID Annual Meeting 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona

Temple University Gallery of Success

September 2013

Community Helps Boy With No Nose

May 2013

Patty Jackson’s Dental Journey

The Pi Dental Center and Foundation sponsored the 24th Annual Cabrini Classic
on May 6 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

February 2013

Smiles by Design

The Beth Sholom & Adath Jeshurun Players Presented Annie at Gratz College

January 2013

Addressing the “Mission Impossible”

December 2012

Tackling Problems That Make You Look Older – Replace What’s Lost

November 2012

Philadelphia Life November 2012

October 2012

The Pi Foundation Puts Sparkling Smiles on Many Face

A new smile in just one day? YES!

42nd Annual Session

August 2012

Dr. Balshi In Lehigh Valley Style Magazine

All Family and Restorative Dentistry

Cutting Edge Care With Old Fashioned Compassion

June 2012

All Smiles – Meet the suburbs’ top oral-health professionals
Suburban Life Magazine – June 2012

May 2012

Home Of Teeth In A Day

April 2012

Dr. and Mrs. Balshi Celebrate With Scholarship Recipient Janae Kane

National Eating Disorder Awareness Benefit

March 2012

Advanced Guided Surgery With Zygoma Implants

Top Dentists in the Area of Prosthodontics 2012

We’ll Take Manhattan

February 2012

Visit Philadelphia’s Prestigious Dental Center

January 2012

Charitable Endeavors, New Beauty Magazine – Fall-Winter 2012

October 2011

Delivering Smiles
Discerning Patients Turn to the Pi Dental Center for superior dental care

in a warm, culturally rich environment
Suburban Life Magazine

June 2011

Teeth In A Day – Exclusive to Philadelphia’s Prestigious Dental Center

Philadelphia Top Doctors 2011

April 2011

Smile: You Can Have New Teeth in a Single Day

March 2011

Posters Presented At The Academy Of Osseointegration Annual Session

February 2011

National Business Aviation Association Forum at the Boca Raton

No Bone Solution™ — ABC Channel 36

Mrs. Joanne Balshi on 2011 Trailblazer Selection Committee

November 2010

Dentists Visit From India

February 2010

The Vitamin D and Sunshine Dilemma

Health Spotlight: Dental Profiles

January 2010

New Beauty Magazine – Restore Lost Teeth

November 2009

Creating Better Smiles and Better Lives

June 2009

Main Line Today Dentist Profile

Team of 41 Creates Excitement at Pi Dental Implant Center

February 2009

Columbia University Students Learn Cutting Edge Implant
Techniques in Fort Washington, PA

January 2009

3-D Case Study: From Dental Disability to Extraordinary Dental Health

Fort Washington’s Space Age Dentistry
Travels to Florida’s Space Coast

December 2008


November 2008

First Place Table Clinic Poster Presentation Dental Student
Competition at the American College of Prosthodontists
38 Annual Session in Nashville, TN Oct 29-Nov 1, 2008

October 2008

New Beauty Magazine

August 2008

A smile tells it all – August 19, 2008

He triumphs over pain – August 18, 2008

May 2008

Today Show: Teeth In An Hour

February 2008

December 2007

Repairing More Than A Broken Smile, TheHeroldOnline, Rockhill, SC

June 2007

Setback helps success take root for dental student pursuing family profession

April 2007

Computer Technology and Beautiful Smiles

Simply the Best

February 2007

Tufts Dental Magazine

October 2006

Sky Magazine (Special Feature)

Philadelphia Magazine

September 2006

Temple Review

July 2006

Makeover Stars

May 2006

Tooth or Consequences

January 2006

Pearly Whites in a Flash

December 2005

Delaware Online News Article

October 2005

Dr. Thaler Joins Practice

Don Polec’s World

May 2005

Dental Implants at the Root of a New Smile

March 2005

More Americans Are Choosing Dental Implants

October 2004

by S. Robert Davidoff

July 2004

Teeth in a Day – by Lucy Ferreira/Natural Health Web

May 2004

Teeth In A Day! Health News Digest

Mother’s Day Health and Fitness Gifts

March 2004

When Your Toothache Becomes a Headache

February 2004

DR. BALSHI DISCUSSED PROSTHODONTICS WITH STUDENTS of Malvern Prep and presented a slide show.

November 2003

IF YOUR MOUTH GOES SOUTH published in Escapees Magazine discusses dental treatment in Mexico.

DOROTHY GLEASON RETIRED to Florida, but she came back to Fort Washington for a revolutionary procedure that would replace her top dentures with permanent dental implants.

Health Check Reports

July 2003

SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” has a new set of teeth to help him on his way to a diplomatic career.

August 2002

CITIZEN OF THE WEEK Dr. Thomas Balshi makes people smile with fund-raising and pro-bone dental work

February 2002


January 2002

The Intelligencer – The Record Event honors Sept 11 victims

September 2001

Ambler Gazette Fort Washington Dentists help Ukrainian woman

April 2001

December 2000

Philadelphia Inquirer A gift guaranteed to make the Christmas spirit smile

The Reporter – Sharing the Joy


From His Patient’s Mouth to God’s Ears


Soup to nuts: Soft food with a tasty bits


Touching People’s Lives

Upper Darby Press – Joanne Balshi featured in Good Times Magazine


Nun-dentist to take skills back to ex-Yugoslavia

Sr. Josepha Beslic visits Prosthodontics Intermedica

Educating The Public Of Dental Procedure


Television show “Philadelphia Health Care”


Presentation of Honorary Membership to Acad of OI to Dr. Ingvar Brånemark


Nobelpharma Brånemark System
Italian Version
L’odontoiatria ricrostruttiva ad una svolta decisiva


Dental Talk – During meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists Dr. Balshi
discussed prosthodontic dentistry with Catherine Pratt on morning television.


Global Visit – July 19, 1984 (Ambler Gazette)


The $15,000 Smile


Braces Not Only For Kids (Evening Bulletin)



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