Shining Bright
Local dental professionals earn “five stars” for their devotion to improving patients’ health and making communities stronger.
by Bill Donahue

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful,” said Thich Nhat Hanh, a global spiritual leader, poet, and champion for peace.
A smile carries so much weight, capable of transforming your frame of mind, brightening someone else’s day, and signaling to the rest of the world that life is good. Therefore, a smile deserves the time, care, and attention of a skilled professional. Luckily, the Philadelphia area abounds with highly skilled, educated, and trained dentists who have expertise in everything from minor cosmetic restorations to complete smile makeovers.
We invited readers to share their thoughts regarding which dentists deserve “five stars” for their skill, compassion, and commitment to their vocation. In addition to readers’ suggestions, we included some select dental professionals who have been featured in the pages of this magazine. From there, we vetted these individuals 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 commit to continuing education to expand their knowledge base?
* Are they strengthening their communities through philanthropic endeavors or otherwise helping those most in need?

On the following pages, we present our Five-star Dentists, Class of 2021. While we salute these professionals, we also acknowledge that the Philadelphia area has many highly skilled dentists, not all of whom are featured here.

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 locations

Dr. Peter J. Bullock
Dr. Brian Trachtenberg
Dr. Mark Tyma
Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health

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

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

Dr. Barry Cohen
Timeless Smiles  
Drexel Hill

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
Bucks County Smiles

Dr. Peter Flaherty
Main Line Smile

Dr. Eric Fort
West Chester Dental Arts
West Chester

Dr. Irina Frolov
Miracle Dental Center

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. Howarth 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 K. 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
Simply Beautiful Smiles
Multiple locations

Dr. Ashley McDowell
McDowell Dental 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
Pearl Dental Arts

Dr. Murtaza Paghdiwala
Pearl Dental Monroe
Monroe, New Jersey

Dr. Arpan N. Patel
Alpha Dental Excellence

Dr. Carol Patel
Sunflower Family Dental
North Wales

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

Dr. Jason Petkevis
Dental Distinction
Chester Springs

Dr. Joseph P. Ritz
Joseph P. Ritz, DMD

Dr. Jashank Sampat
Dr. Komal Sampat
Ambler Dental Care

Dr. Kiran Satashia
Dentistry by Design

Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Exton Dental Health Group

Dr. Allen P. Shapiro
Dr. Brian S. Shapiro
Allen P. Shapiro D.D.S. Ltd.

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

Dr. Amy Shoumer
Amy Shoumer, DMD
Bryn Mawr

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 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. Leonard F. Tau
Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence

Dr. Aaron Ufberg
Ufberg Dental P.C. | Dentistry on the Hill
Berwyn and Drexel Hill |

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. Allyson Abbott
Allyson A. Abbott, D.M.D., P.C.
Plymouth Meeting

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

Dr. Sumin Lee
Penn Dental Family Practice
Multiple locations

Dr. Scott Levy
Media Endodontics

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

Dr. Michael T. Dachowski
Dr. Austin P. Daly
Dr. Michael D. Sock
The Oral Surgery Group
Multiple locations

Dr. Mohammed Erakat
Prestige Oral Surgery
Princeton, New Jersey

Dr. Dilshan Gunawardena
Dr. Mark P. Kienle
Dr. Andrew R. Steinkeler
Flagship Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery
Multiple locations

Dr. Amin Kazemi
Dr. Cynthia Trentacosti
Dr. Michael Walker
Chester County Oral Surgery 
West Chester and Kennett Square

Dr. Bryan Nack
Dr. Michael B. Salin
Dr. Adam Semanoff
Dr. Jared S. Weiner
Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery
Multiple locations

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 locations

Dr. Benjamin K. Azizi
Azizi Orthodontics
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  
Yardley and Richboro

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

Dr. Anthony L. Cook
Dr. Patricia D. Gutsche
Cook & Gutsche Orthodontics

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

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. Jamie N. Goodreau
Jamie N. Goodreau, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Sally Gupton
Sally A. Gupton, DDS
Fort Washington

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
Theodore P. Croll
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters
Multiple locations

Dr. Dala Al Baroudi
Dr. Carlos Gomez
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. Jennifer Pinero
Dr. Debbie Pisarcik
Dr. Andrea Sinnamon
Dr. Nuthyla Skuja
Dr. Silpa Velivela
Children’s Dental Health
Multiple locations

Dr. Paul Bahn
Dr. Noah Quinn 
Dr. Michael Rosenbaum
Pediatric Dental Associates
Multiple locations

Dr. Roshni Dhruva
Heine & Associates Family Dentistry

Dr. Gregory Gagliardi
Children First Dental

Dr. Michael A. Koumaras
Best Dentist 4 Kids
Hatboro and Philadelphia

Dr. Christine Landes
Newtown Dentistry for Kids

Dr. Rachel A. Maher
Dentistry for Children
Wilmington, Delaware

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

Dr. Abbey Sullivan Orozco
Dr. Jacob Orozco
Top of the Hill 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. Philip L. Fava II
Dr. Eric F. Schoenebeck
Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics
Ambler and Philadelphia

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. Lon R. Kessler
Kessler Dental Associates 

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

Dr. Jay B. Laudenbach
Laudenbach Periodontics and Dental Implants

Dr. Anita M. Milici
Simply Beautiful Smiles
Multiple locations

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

Dr. Miriam Ting
Think Oral Implants and Periodontics

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
Simply Beautiful Smiles
Multiple locations

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

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life magazine, June 2021.