Prosthodontist Appointed to Board of Oral Implantology Group

VOORHEES, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 – Dr. Jack Piermatti, a prosthodontist and managing director of Dental Arts of South Jersey in Voorhees, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He presently serves as an examiner for the organization, and is on its Test Construction Committee.

One of seven board members, Dr. Piermatti will begin his seven-year term on Jan. 1, 2011.

Dr. Piermatti has performed more than 13,000 dental implants during his career. As an examiner, he is approved to administer the oral section of the exam for Board Certification in Oral Implantology. In October, he was named a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

“It’s exceptionally gratifying to be selected for the board of such a prestigious organization, and as such help shape, guide and maintain the standards of oral implantology for years to come,” said Dr. Piermatti.

Dr. Piermatti is one of just eight prosthodontists in the world to be double board-certified as a diplomate by both the American Board of Oral Implantology and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is also on the faculty of UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School.

Implantology is a huge discipline which interfaces with the specialties of Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Prosthodontics, focuses on dental implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry.

Dental implants are an extremely popular alternative to dentures and bridges for replacing missing teeth. A permanent solution, a dental implant actually bonds with the surrounding gum and bone. The result is not only an improved smile, but enhanced self-esteem and improved nutrition with the restoration of full chewing capability.

Dental Arts of South Jersey offers a full range of general and specialty dental care at its 16,000 square-foot South Jersey Professional Center on Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees. The dentists in the practice use fine-grain porcelains and precious alloys in crafting crown and bridge restorations by master laboratory technicians. They also utilize the i-CAT 3-D imaging system, which delivers three-dimensional pictures of the face and jaw areas for precise mapping prior to a dental implant surgical procedure. For more information about Dental Arts of South Jersey, call 856-783-5777 or visit http://www.dentalartsofsouthjersey.com.
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