Ready for Their Close-ups
Local leaders in dentistry treat patients’ smiles as kindly as they would care for their own.
by Bill Donahue

If the eyes are the window to the soul, the smile is the window into the mind and mood. As such, it should be treated with the care of a precious gem.
Lucky for us, the Philadelphia area is home to thousands of dentists and other dental health professionals. The challenge? Choosing the “right” dentist, one who you trust and also has the skill, expertise, and chairside manner to keep your pearly whites looking bright, feeling healthy, and operating at peak performance. 
Over the past several months, we asked our readers to cast their votes for local leaders in dentistry, meaning the men and women they rely on when it comes to all aspects of dentistry. Our readers’ selections are outlined on the following pages, along with some “votes” of our own, based on stories we’ve done over the past year about dentists who have earned five-star reputations.
These professionals come from various disciplines—general and cosmetic dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and prosthodontics, among others. Regardless of their differences, all share at least one commonality: They are devoted to caring for patients’ smiles as tenderly as they would treat their own. 
We present our Top Dentists, Class of 2021.
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. 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. Simon Oh
Dr. Jaron Theis
AC Dental of Langhorne
Fairless Hills

Dr. Ron Briglia
Briglia Dental Group
West Chester

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

Dr. Ken Cirka 
Dr. Mimi Jeon 
Dr. Evan Ridge
Philadelphia Dentistry

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

Dr. Derek J. Conover
Noble Dental

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
Dr. Bre Patel
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 Dentistry
(215) 885-7337

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

Dr. Rande Kaminsky
Kaminsky Dental Associates

Dr. Michael Kaner
Michael K. Kaner, DMD MAGD

Dr. George Kivowitz
Newtown Dental Arts

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. 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. Damian Milillo
Dr. Merle Saldivar
Water’s Edge Dental
West Chester

Dr. Katharine Miller
Narberth Dental Group

Dr. David J. Montgomery
Chester County Family Dentistry
West Chester

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. Meredith Slone
Lakeview 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. Lana Waibel
Waibel Dental

Dr. Bruce Wilderman
Artistic Expressions Dentistry

Dr. Edward D. Williams
Dental Care and Dental Implant Center

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

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

Dr. Sumin Lee
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple area locations

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

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. Andrea Appel
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
Cassalia Orthodontics
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. Neil Mandalia
My Smile Orthodontist

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 Bresler’s Cavity Busters
Multiple area locations

Dr. Dala Al Baroudi
Dr. Andy Dao
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. Debbie Pisarcik
Dr. Andrea Sinnamon
Dr. Nuthyla Skuja
Dr. Silpa Velivela
Children’s Dental Health
Multiple area offices

Dr. Paul Bahn
Dr. Sharon Hamilton
Dr. Noah Quinn 
Dr. Michael Rosenbaum
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

Dr. Abbey Sullivan Orozco
Top of the Hills Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

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. I. Stephen Brown
The Perio Group

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

Dr. Scott Garrison
Scott Garrison DDS, MSD, PC

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. 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, January 2021