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25 years
In April, Dr. Gradwell celebrated his 25th year of practice! He actively volunteers his time and talent at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Dental Clinic in Allentown. That was a very proud milestone in his professional life. Dr. Gradwell is very thankful to all those who have supported him along the way including the many referrals that were sent his way. Best wishes for many more years!
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Happening List
This year, our office was 2016’s Happening List winner for Best Dental Office! The happening list is a local contest in the Lehigh Valley where people can go to vote for multiple categories.  Many people voted and chose Dr. Scott Gradwell as the winner! How refreshing to see so many patients truly love their experience here with us. Thank you to all those who voted! See you next year!
Periodontics & Implants in Lehigh Valley Since 1990. Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs

American Academy of Dentists

On Thursday November 5th, Dr. Scott Gradwell was inducted into the American College of Dentists. He was nominated by two fellow dentists and selected by the Board of Regents of the American College of Dentists. This foundation was created in 1920 to recognize dentists with superior professionalism, ethics, exceptional leadership, achievements and involvements in the dental profession and in the community. The Convocation ceremony was an exciting time for Dr. Gradwell as he was honored by this prestigious award.
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Dental Anxiety

Many people suffer from dental anxiety and/or dental phobia. Most of this is due to poor dental experiences as a child. People over the age of 40 are mostly effected by this because they did not have the benefit of local anesthesia as a child that is prevalent today. As a result, they may have suffered through dental procedures, making them too nervous to have any additional treatment done now.
My staff and I provide extra special care in dealing with patients who have dental anxiety and dental phobic patients. We pride ourselves in providing as much comfort to patients as we can throughout their entire dental experience. One way in which we do this is through oral sedation. We can prescribe an anti-anxiety pill for the patient to take the day before and the day of the treatment. Another way that we provide comfort in a more advanced way is through intravenous conscious sedation.
According to the standards of the State of Pennsylvania, a patient is monitored appropriately by a dental assistant and myself. Medications such as Versed and Fentanyl are utilized for light conscious sedation through an IV in the arm. I have been providing sedation in my office for 17 years now.
We also specialize in the treatment of periodontal diseases and the placement of dental implants for missing teeth. If you have any questions please call our office at 610-770-1050.

Dutton Mill Farm Party 2015

Dr. Gradwell hosted an anniversary party for his barn on his property of Dutton Mill Farm in Fogelsville, Pa. The barn was built by Henry and Mary Rupp in 1915 and celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 10, 2015. Along with a crowd of 150 people there was entertainment, a delicious barbeque spread by Mr. Barbeque 911 and a wonderful firework display by Dr. S. John Salivonchik. Dr. Salivonchik provided the fireworks under his trade name, ” Fireworks by Dr. Serge.”
One of the unknown tidbits about Dr. Gradwell is that he enjoys pyrotechnics with one of his best friends, Dr. Salivonchik, and they have a yearly display on July 4th. Occasionally will be found at special venues such as the one at Dutton Mill Farm on July 10, 2015.

Iron Pigs Game 2015

 On Monday April 27th, Dr. Gradwell and his staff along with Dr. Bob Dashbach and his staff attended an Iron Pigs game together. We enjoyed wonderful food and association with our family and fellow coworkers as we cheered on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Dr. Dashbach had the privilege of throwing out one of the first pitches and he did awesome!
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Being at the baseball game together was a good opportunity to mingle with those we knew well but also to get to know some of the other staff members of the other office. Dr. Gradwell and his staff enjoy networking with other dental offices as a way to stay close with other doctors. It was a good night to enjoy ourselves and hang out with the team’s mascot… Ferris!
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Go Iron Pigs!!   


I want to share with you an amazing technology  that we recently have added to our office. It is called the DEKA CO2 Laser.
It has virtually eliminated the need for scalpel surgery in our office.  The treatment of periodontal disease using the laser is called, Laser-Assisted Minimally Invasive Periodontal Therapy.   It allows us to do periodontal (gum) treatments such as Scaling & Root Planing, Frenectomies, Laser Assisted New Attachment, assist in Soft Tissue Grafting surgery, Biopsies of soft tissue, Gingivectomies to correct a gummy smile, and removal of Pre-Cancerous lesions in the mouth. The Deka Smart Laser was a big investment to our office but it allows us to deliver the most advanced care to our patients.
If you have been informed that you are in need of periodontal treatment, our office staff would be happy to discuss your options using the DEKA CO2 laser.  Most of the time, we can provide the necessary services for you faster and with minimal to no pain post-treatment.
The DEKA CO2 Laser can assist in making your teeth look radiant as well as assist in repairing any problems associated with bone loss around an existing dental implant (which is called Peri-Implantitis). By using the Laser instrument, we can provide a laser assisted surgery to rescue your implant.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The use of the DEKA CO2 laser has transformed the quality of care that we provide to our patients and we are proud of our training and skill.  We would be happy to answer any questions about this and to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Scott Gradwell to have an evaluation.

Operation Christmas Child

Our office staff put together a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. A little boy in another country will be receiving our box. We are hoping this makes his Christmas extra special!
Today we were notified via email that the Christmas box our office staff  put together for a special little boy is on its way to Namibia, Africa. Also, the Christmas box that Heather and her family put together for a special little girl is being sent to the Ukraine. Together, we helped to make their holiday a little more brighter and put a big smile on their face.
Maliya was very excited to fill her box to make a less fortunate child feel loved.

LV Phantoms vs. Hershey Bears

On Wednesday, November 19th, Dr. Gradwell hosted a wonderful evening  at the PPL Center. Some of his staff as well as some great local dentists attended the Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Hershey Bears hockey game. Not only did the Phantoms win…..they won in overtime and a shootout! It was a wonderful environment to interact with local dentists and enjoy a relaxing evening.  It was Dr. Gradwell’s way of showing his appreciation to his referring doctors. The evening had a wonderful turnout and a great time was had by all! Dr. Gradwell is looking forward to cheering the Phantoms on to many more wins!!

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Agri-Plex at the Fairgrounds
Allentown, PA.
On Saturday September 13, 2014, Dr. Gradwell and his entire staff volunteered their time and services to help people have a better smile. We arrived bright and early at the Agri-Plex in Allentown, PA for the Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic. This was a 2-day event that helped thousands of people in need of Extractions, Cleanings, Restorative Dentistry, Root Canals and Pediatric Dentistry. People were grateful and appreciative of our willingness to help them. We all agree that this was a humbling experience to be a part of, to see so many people in need of extreme dental care and we were able to help. Hopefully next year will be an even bigger success for MOM-N-PA. Enjoy these pictures that we took throughout the day!

Dr. Scott Gradwell- Oral Surgery

Heather- Dental Surgery Assistant

 Rachel- Dental Surgery Assistant

Kathy- Patient Escort, Radiology

Jasmine- Patient Escort, Radiology

Lori- Dental Hygienist

Sandy- Hospitality, Lay Volunteer

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My Trip to Africa!

I traveled to Malawi, Africa from July 19th to August 1st for a Dental Mission Trip. Alongside me were my daughter Lauren, and friends of mine from here. During this trip I was able to experience the vast culture of the Malawians as well as perform many surgeries that changed people’s lives. Throughout that process my life was changed as well.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my Malawi Africa Trip through financial donations and prayer. The 10 days were a very humbling experience in which I performed 200 surgeries with a Malawian dental technician who extracts teeth in the villages. We did not have access to a dental chair or even electricity, so we used a plastic patio chair and a headlamp from Cabela’s as our dental operatory. The medical team as a whole saw 1,971 patients which included home visits when necessary. The Malawian people are peaceful and thankful for what little they have and they were thankful for the attention and care that we provided throughout our trip. Those who made contributions, whatever they were, made it possible for us to have medications and supplies necessary to make this opportunity happen.

One of the many blessings I had was to work with Wellington, a dental technician who extracted teeth with me. He is a 27 year old man with a wife and an 8 month old daughter. He was accepted into the Dental School Program in Tanzania and would love to go but has no financial means to get there. After prayerful consideration, Eileen and I have decided to commit to paying for his schooling for the next four years. Wellington, as well as the African trip in general, made that much of an impact on our lives. We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers as the Lord continues to call us and work through us as only He can do. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. Thank you all for your generosity, prayers, thoughts and words, it was greatly appreciated!

My Daughter Lauren

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The Clinic I was working at

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