Beautiful Minds
The Philadelphia region abounds with skilled cosmetic physicians and dentists who share a common goal: to help you look and feel your best
by Staff

To look good is to feel good, and sometimes we can all use a little help in both regards. Fortunately, the Philadelphia area possesses some of the country’s most gifted medical professionals who specialize in cosmetic enhancements. To find out who these doctors and dentists are, we went to the best possible source: the people who have benefited from their technique and expertise. During a two-months-long poll conducted through our websites, and, scores of our readers cast their votes for the region’s top cosmetic doctors and dentists. From breast augmentation to facelifts, from teeth whitening to dental implants, these medical professionals stand ready to bring out the best in anyone.


Dr. Natalie Ann Amann
Natalie Amann, D.D.S.
King of Prussia | 610-265-3939

Dr. Thomas J. Balshi
Dr. Glenn J. Wolfinger
Pi Dental Center
Fort Washington | 215-646-6334

Dr. Amir Barati
Peace Valley Dentistry
Fountainville | 215-345-1944

Dr. Frank Batastini
Frank Batastini Orthodontics
Philadelphia | 215-755-6262

Dr. Harold S. Baumgarten
Dr. Howard P. Fraiman
Dr. Jeffrey S. Ingber
Amsterdam Dental Group
Philadelphia | 215-568-8130

Dr. Donald Bedrosian
Dr. Marc Rosenberg
North Penn Pediatric Dental Associates
Lansdale | 215-855-4092

Dr. Jeffrey A. Bellisario
The Office of Dr. Bellisario
Ardmore | 610-810-2090

Dr. Mark L. Bidwell
Mark L. Bidwell, D.D.S.
Blue Bell | 610-279-4277

Dr. Michael Blasek
Dr. Paul Laurito
Aesthetic Dentistry
Maple Glen | 215-643-0666

Dr. David B. Block
Main Line Center for Dental Excellence
Narberth | 610-664-6061

Dr. Paul Britt
Paul W. Britt, D.D.S
West Chester | 610-399-0864

Dr. David Brown
CMB Family Dentistry
Broomall | 610-353-5990

Dr. George A. Bullock
Dr. Todd M. Welsh
Orthodontic Specialists of Bucks County
Doylestown | 215-348-9521

Dr. Steven C. Bunting
Center for Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry
Huntingdon Valley | 215-947-4111

Dr. Benjamin Cassalia
Benjamin A. Cassalia, D.M.D.
Chalfont | 215-822-6320

Dr. Gregory B. Chess
Dr. Harry S. Taub
Chess & Taub Family Dentistry
Jenkintown | 215-576-0421

Dr. Sara Cooley-Bentz
Cooley-Bentz Dental Associates P.C.
East Norriton | 610-272-6949

Dr. Louis A. D’Angelo
Simply Beautiful Smiles
Doylestown | 215-348-4494

Dr. Patrick E. DeForno
Dr. Richard E. DeForno
Thorndale Dental Associates
Thorndale | 610-384-2541

Dr. Mira Kharoti Della Croce
Eagle Family Dentistry
Chester Springs | 610-458-5165

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo
David DiGiallorenzo, D.M.D.
Collegeville | 610-422-3120

Dr. Dilip Dudhat
Dr. Marjana Knezevic
Dr. Aida Pasalic
Blue Bell Dental Associates
Blue Bell | 610-278-0420

Dr. Marianna Evans
Infinity Dental Specialists
Newtown Square | 484-420-4643

Dr. Anthony Farole
Anthony Farole, D.M.D.
Bala Cynwyd | 610-668-3300

Dr. David Faust
Bucks County Smiles
Yardley | 215-493-4021

Dr. Peter Flaherty
Main Line Smile
Wayne | 610-687-5360

Dr. Eric Fort
West Chester Dental Arts
West Chester | 610-696-3371

Dr. Eric Friedman
My Absolute Smile
Visit for details on multiple area locations.

Dr. Robert J. Funk
Robert J. Funk, D.D.S.
Royersford | 610-948-4010

Dr. Cathleen George
Cathleen George, D.M.D.
Richboro | 215-355-5995

Dr. Jason H. Goodchild
Jason H. Goodchild, D.M.D.
Havertown | 610-446-4225

Dr. Jamie Goodreau
Jamie N. Goodreau, D.M.D.
Chalfont | 215-997-0200

Dr. Jane A. Griffith
Griffith Dental Group
Hatboro | 215-672-2244

Dr. Robert Griffith
Abington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.
Abington | 215-887-2385

Dr. Andrew Halbert
Andrew M. Halbert, D.D.S.
Bryn Mawr | 610-527-8900

Dr. Wendy Croll Halpern
Plymouth Periodontics LLC
Plymouth Meeting | 610-825-4334

Dr. Gregory Hillyard
Gregory Hillyard, D.M.D.
Media | 610-566-0291

Dr. Howard Hopenwasser
Bucks County Smiles
Yardley | 215-493-4021

Dr. Henry L. Housman
Henry L. Housman, D.D.S.
Bala Cynwyd | 610-664-3740

Dr. Azad Iskender
Confident Smile Dental
Royersford | 610-489-8889

Dr. Maki Ishii
Dr. Lana Kim
Dr. Edward L. Woehling
Bryn Mawr Periodontal Associates Ltd.
Bryn Mawr | 610-525-8485

Dr. Marta A. Kaczaj
West Avenue Family Dentistry
Jenkintown | 215-885-7337

Dr. Sam Kadan
Sam Kadan, D.M.D.
Visit for details on multiple locations throughout the area.

Dr. Jared Kenwood
Dr. Joseph H. Musselman
Brandywine Dental Services Group
Glen Mills | 610-459-1344

Dr. Mark Kienle
Dr. P. Michael Schelkun
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centers
Visit for details on multiple locations throughout the area.

Dr. Ericka Klein
Ericka Klein, D.M.D., P.C.
Devon | 610-688-4100

Dr. Richard C. Kleiner
Richard C. Kleiner, D.M.D.
Bala Cynwyd | 610-660-6100

Dr. David J. Kopecki
Exton Dental Health Group
Exton | 610-363-2300

Dr. Kate Lembck
Kate Lembck Orthodontics
Audubon | 484-751-9184

Dr. Leonard Jensen
Leonard M. Jensen, D.D.S.
Philadelphia | 215-496-0481

Dr. Calvin Lee
Dr. Sam Meyrowitz
L&M Orthodontics
Doylestown | 215-348-5301

Dr. Marc Levin
Marc A. Levin, D.M.D.
Philadelphia | 215-241-0700

Dr. Marc F. Lipkin
Indian Valley Dental Associates
Souderton | 215-723-5531

Dr. Shireen Malik
Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center
Philadelphia | 215-279-1193

Dr. Leigh-Ann Maltz-Dichter
Narberth Dental Associates
Narberth | 610-667-3631

Dr. Gerald A. Markowitz
Main Line Center for Dental Excellence
Narberth | 610-664-6061

Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall
Lindsey Marshall, D.M.D.
Ardmore | 610-649-0696

Dr. Francis S. Matarazzo
Dr. Anita M. Milici
Matarazzo and Milici Group
Philadelphia | 215-389-3161

Dr. Stephanie McGann
Dr. Marie Scott
Brandywine Smile Center Family Dentistry
Glen Mills | 610-558-0416

Dr. Michael A. Mendlowski
Michael A. Mendlowski, D.D.S.
Doylestown | 215-345-8030

Dr. David Miner
David Miner, D.D.S.
Philadelphia | 215-342-2538

Dr. Ihab Naga
Gentle Dental
Philadelphia | 215-732-5000

Dr. Kenneth S. Pakman
Kenneth S. Pakman, D.D.S.
Hatboro | 215-675-4536

Dr. Keyur Patoliya
Dr. Dhaval Shah
American Dental Excellence
Limerick | 484-973-6567

Dr. Jeffrey N. Penfil
Gentle Dental
West Chester | 484-643-4417

Dr. Vincent C. Pepe
Vincent C. Pepe, D.D.S.
Clifton Heights | 610-626-0339

Dr. Lisa Perrotta
Manor Dental Associates
North Wales | 215-646-0616

Dr. Jason Petkevis
Jason Petkevis, D.M.D.
Chester Springs | 610-400-1459

Dr. Franco Pico-Fazzi   
Franco Pico-Fazzi, D.D.S./MEDE Aesthetic Institute
Plymouth Meeting | 610-628-4920

Dr. Andrew Pratt
Chadds Ford Dental Associates
Chadds Ford | 610-558-5699

Dr. Frank C. Prezioso
Frank C. Prezioso, D.M.D.
Yardley | 215-493-9325

Dr. Geoffrey Rabie
Geoffrey Rabie, D.D.S.
Drexel Hill | 610-446-3990

Dr. David Recigno
Willow Grove Dentistry
Willow Grove | 800-975-2503

Dr. Kiran Satashia
Dentistry by Design/Bucks Dental Associates
Warminster | 215-957-0700

Dr. Antonino G. Secchi
Devon Orthodontics
Devon | 484-320-7392

Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Exton Dental Health Group
Exton | 610-363-2300

Dr. Eric N. Shelly
West Chester Dental Arts
West Chester | 610-696-3371

Dr. Brian Shepanski
Williamsburg Dental
Broomall | 610-353-2700

Dr. Gary Shmurak
Apex Dental Care
Blue Bell | 215-996-9968

Dr. Kenneth Siegel
Dental Excellence of Blue Bell
Blue Bell | 610-272-0828

Dr. Nelly Silva
Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville
Collegeville | 610-489-5555

Dr. Alan M. Smolen
Yardley Dental Arts
Yardley | 215-504-2400

Dr. Jeff Snider
Main Line Dental Health Associates
Wynnewood | 610-628-3534

Dr. Beth Snyder
Beth Snyder, D.M.D.
Doylestown | 215-348-9922

Dr. David E. Stall
David Stall Dental
West Chester |610-590-4568

Dr. Laurence H. Stone
Laurence H. Stone, D.D.S.
Doylestown | 215-230-7667

Dr. Peter Susanin
Devon Periodontal Associates
Devon | 610-687-0339

Dr. Leonard F. Tau
Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence
Philadelphia | 215-969-4400

Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci
Family & Spa Dentistry
Pennington, N.J. | 609-818-9797

Dr. A. Joseph Venneri
Dr. Joseph P. Venneri
Dr. Doreen A. Venneri
Venneri Dental Group
Hatboro | 215-675-4090

Dr. Louis Vida
Vida & Knight Dental Associates P.C.
Doylestown | 215-348-1192

Dr. James A. Vito
James A. Vito, D.M.D.
Wayne | 610-971-2590

Dr. Chris Wahlers   
Pottstown Family Dental Spa
Pottstown | 610-323-1633

Dr. Mark A. Weglos
Comprehensive Family Dentistry
Langhorne | 215-860-0738

Dr. Barry Weinstein
Barry Weinstein, D.D.S.
Exton | 610-363-5997

Dr. John Whytosek
Main Line Periodontics & Dental Implants P.C.
Bryn Mawr | 610-527-6061

Dr. Bruce Wilderman
Artistic Expressions Dentistry
Doylestown | 215-792-6151

Dr. Michael I. Wollock
Dentistry at Suburban Square P.C.
Ardmore | 610-649-0313

Dr. Oluwakemi Awopetu
American Laser Skincare
Philadelphia | 215-987-3272

Dr. Lance Becker
Dr. Chad Brecher
Dr. Kurt Muetterties
The Vein Center of Brinton Lake
Glen Mills | 610-579-3516

Dr. David Bottger
David A. Bottger, M.D.
Newtown Square | 610-355-1929

Dr. Scott Chapin
Chapin Aesthetics
Doylestown | 267-880-0810

Dr. Steven E. Copit
Dr. James W. Fox IV
Dr. Patrick J. Greaney Jr.
Jefferson Plastic Surgery
Philadelphia | 215-625-6630

Dr. Steven L. Davis
Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Cherry Hill, N.J. | 856-424-1700

Dr. Glenn A. DeBias
The Institute for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine
Doylestown/King of Prussia | 215-230-1804

Dr. Ted Eisenberg
Ted S. Eisenberg, D.O.
Philadelphia | 215-969-2005

Dr. Raphael Gabay
Gabay Cosmetic Surgery
Philadelphia | 215-969-5650

Dr. Joseph Gallagher
Gallagher Medical Institute
Bala Cynwyd | 610-667-3900

Dr. Bruce Genter
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center
Jenkintown | 215-572-7744

Dr. Marc K. Ginsburg
Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
Glen Mills/Media | 484-352-3524

Dr. Timothy M. Greco   
Eastern Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Bala Cynwyd | 610-664-8830

Dr. Edward S. Kole
Kole Plastic Surgery Center
Southampton | 215-354-1010

Dr. John Lee
John J.W. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Havertown | 610-789-6701

Dr. Sherman Leis
The Center for Plastic and Reproductive Surgery
Bala Cynwyd | 610-667-1888

Dr. Marlene Mash
Marlene J. Mash, M.D., & Associates General and Cosmetic Integrative Dermatology
Plymouth Meeting | 484-351-8268

Dr. Marie Gallup Scott
Dr. Stephanie H. McGann
Brandywine Smile Center
Glen Mills | 610-558-0416

Dr. Craig Mezrow
Philadelphia Cosmetic Surgery Center
Bala Cynwyd | 610-664-8888

Dr. R. Barrett Noone
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Bryn Mawr | 610-527-4833

Dr. Michael P. Ondik
Bucks Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery
Langhorne | 215-752-4020

Dr. Jonathan Pontell
The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.
Media | 610-403-6303

Dr. Kathy L. Rumer
Rumer Cosmetic Surgery
Ardmore | 855-782-5665

Dr. Michael Stefan
Michael Stefan, M.D.
Exton | 610-873-7200
Dr. Robert J. Skalicky
Bucks County Plastic Surgery Center
Newtown | 215-702-8600

Dr. Jonathan Wolfe
Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting | 610-828-0400

Dr. Thomas E. Young
Young Medical Spa
Center Valley | 484-357-1636

A Heavy Price
Local author’s “Food Triggers” offers insight into America’s struggles with weight loss

When someone speaks of their demons almost ruining their life, they most likely aren’t referring to problems with overeating. Yet food addiction does exist, and Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., knows of its insidious effects all too well. In her newly published book, “Food Triggers,” Epstein details how her childhood preoccupation with food—sweets, in particular—led to a full-blown compulsion and eating disorder that nearly derailed her adult life before it even started.

“People don’t realize how damaging [food addiction] can be,” says Epstein, a psychologist with Life Counseling Services in Paoli, where she provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy. “Someone who might be a normal-looking person may be trying to do the right thing but can’t and they lose control. It’s like being a drug addict. … The amount of hours and time and energy that goes into trying to overcome the problem is robbing people of much of their life. It’s a 24-hour problem.”

It’s also an increasingly prevalent dilemma. Data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that nearly 70 percent of adults age 20 years and older are overweight or obese. In other words, most Americans struggle with weight issues, some of which are being influenced by food addiction. The price is a hefty one, as excess weight can lead to not only a raft of health problems, ranging from diabetes to heart disease to certain kinds of cancer, but also poor self-esteem.

Her book explains how certain foods can trigger overeating in a countless number of people. Whereas sweets such as ice cream and doughnuts triggered her impulse, others are drawn to salty, crunchy, fatty or starchy foods. She says that understanding the body—and how certain foods can affect the brain’s chemistry—can help people overcome problems with impulse eating, which is not only a physical problem but also an emotional and spiritual one.

Weight-loss programs from local specialists such as Philadelphia-based Robert Fortino, M.D. (, Downingtown-based Vince Fraumeni, D.C. (, and Exton-based Marcus R. Williams, M.D. (, can help people lose the weight that has been dragging them down. Epstein suggests any program to help someone who struggles with obesity and food addiction should enlist the aid of a 12-step program designed to reinforce behaviors that can lead them toward a healthier lifestyle.

“There is hope if you are struggling, and hope is the most important thing,” she says. “People use food to calm their nerves, to deal with boredom and to feel better about being sad or heartbroken. And it works; it does change your brain and make you feel better. It’s a hard thing to turn around, and that’s where therapy comes in. … It’s about learning to cope without the coping mechanism.”

Epstein describes the old her as “completely out of control”—a bulimic who would have been severely obese if not for the cycle of binge eating and starvation. Her turnaround came 30 years ago, when she discovered a recovery group, and she’s happy to report that she hasn’t had a binge or an obsession with food since. —Bill Donahue