Top Dentists 2010

The 27 best in nine specialties.

The winners and runners-up of the 2010 Top Dentists poll are below. For the rest of this year’s nominees, click here.
 

Dr. Jonathan ScharfCosmetic Dentistry


Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Pennsylvania Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and Exton Dental Health Group, 101 J.R. Thomas Drive, Exton; (610) 363-2300, extondental.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1972)
Years in practice: 38
Of note: A recognized leader and educator in his field, Scharf is a past president and accredited fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He’s authored several articles on advanced dentistry, and has developed and patented various dental materials and techniques.
 

Runners-up

Dr. Hema Nair
Star Care Dental, 1101 Baltimore Pike, Suite 203, Glen Mills; (610) 358-5151, starcaredental.com
Education: DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry (2002)
Years in practice: 8

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Dr. Andrew Swenda Jr.
1595 McDaniel Drive, West Chester; (610) 436-4512
Education: DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (1981)
Years in practice: 29
 

Endodontics


Dr. Samuel Kratchman
Exton Endodontics, 665 Exton Commons, Exton, (610) 524-1610; West Chester Endodontics, 606 E. Marshall St., Suite 204, West Chester, (610) 431-7025; Ardmore Endodontics, 702 Times Building, Ardmore, (610) 649-5235, ardmoreendo.com
Education: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1989); Certificate in Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Years in practice: 19
Of note: Kratchman is an associate professor of endodontics and the assistant director of graduate endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s also on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
 

Runners-up

Dr. Kara Fraiman
Ardmore Endodontics, 702 Times Building, Ardmore; (610) 649-5235, ardmoreendo.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1992)
Years in practice: 16

Dr. Maria Concepcion
250 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 300, Paoli, (610) 644-8899
Education: DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry (1996)
Years in practice: 11
 

Dr. Joseph RavaGeneral Dentistry


Dr. Joseph Rava
Exton Dental Medicine Associates, 305 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, (610) 363-6870; Malvern Dental Medicine Associates, 32 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 296-3770, extondentalmedicine.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1991)
Years in practice: 18
Of note: A member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Chester/Delaware County Dental Society, Rava also donates his time at Community Volunteers in Medicine in West Chester.
 

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Runners-up

Dr. Sander White
2193 West Chester Pike, Broomall; (610) 353-6161, drwhitesmile.com
Education: DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry (1971)
Years in practice: 39

Dr. Amy Shoumer
Main Line Dental Group, 744 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 115, Wayne; (610) 971-0717, mainlinedental.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (2002)
Years in practice: 8
 

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Dr. Keith Silverstein (Photo by Shane McCauley)Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Keith Silverstein
Main Line Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, 21 Industrial Blvd., Suite 100, Paoli; (610) 644-6497, mloms.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1991); M.D. and Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pennsylvania.
Years in practice: 13
Of note: Before going into private practice, Silverstein was an assistant professor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
 

Runners-up

Dr. Robert Paolino
871 Baltimore Pike, Suite 15, Glen Mills; (610) 459-4179, drpaolino.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1983)
Years in practice: 27

Dr. G. Joel Funari
Advanced Oral and Facial Surgery of the Main Line, 223 Lancaster Ave., Devon; (610) 688-6682, funarioralsurgery.com
Education: DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry (1983)
Years in practice: 27
 

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Oral Pathology

 

Dr. Thomas Sollecito (Photo by Shane McCauley)

Dr. Thomas Sollecito
Penn Medicine at Radnor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 250 King of Prussia Road, Radnor; (610) 902-2100, pennhealth.com/radnor
Education: DMD (1989) and Certificate in Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Years in practice: 19
Of note: Sollecito is a 2006 recipient of the Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding performances by faculty in education, research, mentoring and the clinical setting. He’s currently director of clinical oral medicine at Penn.
 

Runners-up

Dr. Martin Greenberg
Penn Medicine at Radnor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 250 King of Prussia Road, Radnor; (610) 902-2100, pennhealth.com/radnor
Education: DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (1965)
Years in practice: 29

Dr. Amin Kazemi
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Chester County, 600 E. Marshall St., Suite 106, West Chester, (610) 431-2161; 630 Cope Road, Kennett Square, (610) 444-2818; oralsurgerychestercounty.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1996)
Years in practice: 11
 

Dr. Catherine FooteOrthodontics


Dr. Catherine Foote
101 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 320, Bryn Mawr; (610) 525-6142, footeorthodontics.com
Education: DMD (2004) and Certificate of Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Years in practice: 4
Of note: An Ardmore native and a third-generation dentist, Foote celebrates the one-year anniversary of her Bryn Mawr practice this month. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics and the Main Line Dental Society. She also serves as new member chair for the Academy of Stomatology.
 

Runners-up

Dr. Thomas Brady
80 W. Welsh Pool Road, Suite 203, Exton, (610) 363-2200
Education: DDS, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (1998)
Years in practice: 11

Dr. Normand Boucher
333 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 688-3355, boucherorthodontics.com
Education: DDS, McGill University Faculty of Dentistry (1974)
Years in practice: 26
 

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Photo by Shane McCauleyPediatric Dentistry


Dr. Jeffrey Melini (left)
795 E. Marshall St., Suite 100, West Chester, (610) 918-2400; 105 Dowlin Forge Road, Exton, (610) 363-2100, cckidsdmd.com
Education: DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry (1994)
Years in practice: 16
Of note: Mellini is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Society. He’s also a staff doctor at Chester County Hospital, where he serves as chairman of its dental department.
 
 

Runners-up

Dr. Benjamin McKee
890 Lancaster Ave., Devon, (610) 225-0500
Education: DDS, Ohio State University College of Dentistry (1999)
Years in practice: 10

Dr. Robin Harshaw
780 Lancaster Ave., Suite 100, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-2434
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1971)
Years in practice: 39
 

Dr. Steven AtlasPeriodontics


Dr. Steven Atlas
664 Exton Commons, Exton; (610) 524-2555, drstevenatlas.com
Education: DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry (1990)
Years in practice: 20
Of note: Atlas was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Dentists. He also specializes in dental implants and is certified in numerous systems.
 
 

Runners-up

Dr. Edward Woehling
Bryn Mawr Periodontal Associates, 1201 County Line Road, Suite 201, Rosemont, (610) 525-8485
Education: DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry (1977)
Years in practice: 30

Dr. Barry Weinstein
80 W. Welsh Pool Road, Suite 207, Exton, (610) 363-5997
Education: DDS, Emory University School of Dentistry (1980)
Years in practice: 30
 

Dr. David KopeckiProsthodontics


Dr. David Kopecki
Exton Dental Health Group, 101 J.R. Thomas Drive, Exton; (610) 363-2300, extondental.com
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1990); Certificate in Prosthodontics, Temple University School of Dental Medicine
Years in practice: 18
Of note: Kopecki is a certified specialist in the field of advanced restorative dentistry. He’s also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration and the American College of Prosthodontics.
 
 

Runners-up

Dr. James Gentile
120 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, (610) 565-7222
Education: DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry (1981)
Years in practice: 29

Dr. Howard Fraiman
1800 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, (610) 651-5611
Education: DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1991)
Years in practice: 16
 

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