The Stars Align
Shining a spotlight on some of the area's most devoted dental health professionals.
by Bill Donahue

Dentists and allied health professionals have had an interesting year. Shutdown orders ushered in because of the COVID-19 pandemic caused most offices to close their doors, at least temporarily, or reserve care solely for urgent care and emergencies.
Despite the tough operating conditions, so many have remained available as resources to patients and the community at large. Some offered at-home tips to maintain dental health (and overall health). Others stepped up their involvement with local communities, by organizing drives to supply much-needed personal protective equipment to frontline hospital workers.
We salute these professionals with our Five-star Dentists, Class of 2020.
In addition to readersí suggestions, we included some selections of our own, based on recent stories we have written about dental professionals who have shown a high level of expertise and devotion to their vocation. From there, we vetted each individual on five distinct criteria:

* Are they licensed to practice and insured as dental professionals?
* Do they possess board certification or advanced training in specific areas of specialty?
* Are they affiliated with notable professional organizations such as the American Dental Association or the Pennsylvania Dental Association?
* Do they fulfill their obligation to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years?
* Do they ìgive backî to the community through philanthropy and public outreach, or even by providing dental services to those who could otherwise not afford care?

Slowly, and thankfully, dentists are reopening their doors, with some significant precautions in place to protect the health of patients and staff alike.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry
The evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders, and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body

Dr. Joseph Abrams
Abrams Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Kathryn Ames
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Philly Smiles

Dr. Nicole M. Armour
Nicole M. Armour, D.M.D.

Dr. Richard Bash
Bash Dental

Dr. Jeffrey A. Bellisario
The Office of Dr. Bellisario

Dr. Alex Benner
Dr. Racha Fouad
Dr. Simon Oh
Dr. Jaron Theis
American Dental Care

Dr. Ron Briglia
Briglia Dental Group
West Chester

Dr. Andrew E. Bruner
Dr. Beverley Crawford
Dr. Margrit Maggio
Dr. Francis K. Mante
Dr. Bari Steinberg
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

Dr. Andrew B. Cohen
Andrew B. Cohen, D.M.D.

Dr. Derek J. Conover
Noble Dental

Dr. Michael E. Docktor
Michael E. Docktor, D.D.S.

Dr. Pamela G. Doray
Pamela G. Doray, D.M.D.

Dr. Dilip N. Dudhat
Advanced Dental Esthetics

Dr. Christopher B. Ernst
Ernst Family Dentistry

Dr. David Faust
Dr. Howard Hopenwasser
Bucks County Smiles

Dr. Peter Flaherty
Main Line Smile

Dr. Eric Fort
Dr. Eric N. Shelly
West Chester Dental Arts
West Chester

Dr. Stephen J. Gershberg
The Art of Dentistry by Dr. Stephen J. Gershberg
Bryn Mawr

Dr. Jay Gohel
Media Dental Associates

Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg
Villanova Dental Group

Dr. Brent D. Guenthner
Dr. Murphy Ziesel
Westtown Dental Associates
West Chester

Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula
Chalfont Dentistry

Dr. Brian Handel
Wayne Dental Care

Dr. Matthew P. Heine
Heine & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Stephen P. Howarth Jr.
Dr. Stephen P. Stephen Sr.
Wallingford Station Family Dental

Dr. Joseph J. Iuliano
Newtown Smiles

Dr. Marta A. Kaczaj
West Avenue Family Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer Kalochie
Jennifer J. Kalochie, D.M.D., FAGD

Dr. Rande Kaminsky
Kaminsky Dental Associates

Dr. Ericka Klein
Ericka Klein, D.M.D., P.C.

Dr. Robert A. Lantzy
Robert A. Lantzy, D.M.D., LLC

Dr. Marc A. Levin
Marc A. Levin, D.M.D., FAGD

Dr. Andrew Lieberman
Dr. Damian Milillo
Dr. Merle Saldivar
Waterís Edge Dental
West Chester

Dr. Cary J. Limberakis
Dr. Jonathan C. Limberakis
Limberakis Family Dentistry

Dr. Edward Magida
Newtown Dental Care

Dr. Francis Matarazzo
Dr. Anita M. Milici
Matarazzo and Milici Group

Dr. Katharine Miller
Narberth Dental Group

Dr. Scott Nakamura
Integrated Dental Care

Dr. Abid Paghdiwala
Dr. Murtaza Paghdiwala
Pearl Dental Arts
Multiple area locations

Dr. Arpan N. Patel
Alpha Dental Excellence

Dr. Peter P. Patellis
Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry
Kennett Square

Dr. Jason Petkevis
Dental Distinction
Chester Springs

Dr. Jashank Sampat
Dr. Komal Sampat
Ambler Dental Care

Dr. Kiran Satashia
Dentistry by Design

Dr. Brian Shepanski
Dr. Jonathan A. Waasdorp
Dr. David J. Weinstock
Devon Dental Services

Dr. Drew A. Shulman
Drew A. Shulman, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Kenneth B. Siegel
Dental Excellence of Blue Bell
Blue Bell

Dr. Nelly Silva
Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Dr. Mark R. Simeone
Chester County Dental Arts

Dr. Beth Skovron
Heritage Dental

Dr. Beth Snyder
Beth Snyder, D.M.D. & Associates

Dr. Michael Sophocles
Michael Sophocles, D.M.D., and Associates

Dr. David Stall
David Stall Dental
West Chester

Dr. Brian Trachtenberg
Dr. Mark Tyma
Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health

Dr. Aaron Ufberg
Ufberg Dental P.C.

Dr. Thomas N. Verna
Lee Dental Associates Ltd.

Dr. Christopher Wahlers
Wahlers Family Dentistry
East Norriton

Dr. Bruce Wilderman
Artistic Expressions Dentistry

The branch of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues

Dr. Jeremy Aczon
Dr. Ken Lin
Dr. Martin Trope
Dr. Maobin Yang
TEC Endodontics

Dr. Ada Greenfield
Lower Gwynedd Endodontists P.C.
Lower Gwynedd

Dr. Sumin Lee
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

Dr. Scott Levy
Media Endodontics

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region

Dr. Russel S. Bleiler
Russel S. Bleiler, D.M.D.

Dr. Lee Carrasco
Dr. Steven Wang
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

Dr. Michael T. Dachowski
Dr. Austin P. Daly
Dr. Michael D. Sock
Pennsylvania Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Associates
Multiple area locations

Dr. Mohammed Erakat
Prestige Oral Surgery
Princeton, N.J.

Dr. Dilshan Gunawardena
Dr. Mark P. Kienle
Dr. Andrew R. Steinkeler
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centers
Multiple area locations

Dr. James F. Gustainis
Dr. Amin Kazemi
Dr. Cynthia Trentacosti
Dr. Michael Walker
Oral Surgery Associates of Chester County
West Chester, Kennett Square

Dr. E. Steven Moriconi
E. Steven Moriconi, D.M.D.

Dr. Michael B. Salin
Dr. Adam Semanoff
Dr. Jared S. Weiner
Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery
Feasterville and Newtown

A dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures

Dr. Andrew Appel
Dr. Steven Appel
Appel Orthodontics

Dr. Alexander C. Apple
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

Dr. Benjamin K. Azizi
Advanced Orthodontic Care of Ambler | Advanced Orthodontic Care of Abington
Ambler and Glenside

Dr. Benjamin A. Cassalia
Benjamin A. Cassalia, D.M.D.
Chalfont and Ottsville

Dr. Daniel Cassarella
DCO Orthodontic Specialists

Dr. Jordan Cogan
Dr. Cathleen George
CG Orthodontics | Cathleen George, D.M.D., P.C.
Yardley and Richboro

Dr. Steven M. Cohen
Steven M. Cohen, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Tanja J. de Marsche
Dr. William Roberts
Roberts & de Marsche Orthodontics
Philadelphia and Lawrenceville, N.J.

Dr. Marianna Evans
Infinity Dental Specialists
Glen Mills†and Newtown Square

Dr. Shawn M. Faust
Faust Orthodontics

Dr. Christine Ferrell
West Chester Orthodontics
West Chester

Dr. Catherine Foote
Foote Orthodontics
Bryn Mawr and Wayne

Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Mastaj Orthodontics
Bryn Mawr

Dr. Anna Morrison
Heine & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Antonino G. Secchi
Devon Orthodontics

Dr. Orhan Tuncay
Rittenhouse Orthodontics

Dr. Todd M. Welsh
Bucks County Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry
An age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special healthcare needs

Dr. Jason M. Bresler
Dr. Jill Bresler
Dr. Joshua A. Bresler
Dr. Rachel L. Bresler
Dr. Tracey Bresler
Doc Breslerís Cavity Busters
Multiple area locations

Dr. Dala Al Baroudi
Dr. Andy Dao
Dr. Matthew Frey
Dr. Carlos Gomez
Dr. Marcela Herrera
Dr. David Igelwicz
Dr. Robyn Ivker
Dr. Yvonne Kwong
Dr. Malay Mathur
Dr. Steven Melnic
Dr. Anthony Monteiro
Dr. Kay Myrum
Dr. Lisa Myrum
Dr. Sarah Pavlow
Dr. Jennifer Pinero
Dr. Lucienne Pino
Dr. Debbie Pisarcik
Dr. Andrea Sinnamon
Dr. Nuthyla Skuja
Dr. Blaire Stoveld
Dr. Silpa Velivela
Dr. Hilda Villegas
Dr. Adam Wolf
Childrenís Dental Health
Multiple area offices

Dr. Paul A. Bahn III
Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton
Dr. Michael Rosenbaum
Dr. Noah Quinn
Pediatric Dental Associates
Multiple area locations

Dr. Roshni Dhruva
Heine & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Gregory Gagliardi
Children First Dental

Dr. Rachel Maher
Dentistry for Children
Wilmington, Del.

Dr. Jeff Melini
Pediatric Dental Associates of Glen Mills
Glen Mills

A specialty of dentistry that encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues

Dr. Andrew B. Diamond
Andrew B. Diamond, DMD, BS
Willow Grove

Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg
Villanova Dental Group

Dr. Hanh Bui Keating
Dr. Edward L. Woehling
Bryn Mawr Periodontal Associates
Bryn Mawr

Dr. Jonathan M. Korostoff
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

Dr. Jay B. Laudenbach
Laudenbach Periodontics and Dental Implants

Dr. Anita M. Milici
Matarazzo and Milici Group

Dr. Peter B. Susanin
Devon Periodontal and Dental Implant Center

Dr. Scott K. Smith
Scott K. Smith, D.D.S.
King of Prussia

Dr. James A. Vito
James A. Vito, D.M.D.

Dr. John Whytosek
Main Line Periodontics and Dental Implants, P.C.
Bryn Mawr

The dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes

Dr. Rohini Bhatia
Dr. Sadhu Kataria
Chester County Prosthodontics
West Chester

Dr. Joseph B. Breitman
Prosthodontics Limited PC

Dr. Bruce A. Chernow
Bruce A Chernow, DDS
(215) 855-3233

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo
DiGiallorenzo DMD & Associates

Dr. Ernesto A. Lee
Advanced Esthetic & Implant Dentistry
Bryn Mawr

Dr. Francis Matarazzo
Matarazzo and Milici Group

Dr. James A. Vito
James A. Vito, D.M.D.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life magazine, June 2020.