In March, Dr. Gradwell received the 2018 Service Award for Distinguished Service to Improve Oral Health of the Public. He was voted by his peers from the Lehigh Valley and Montgomery Bucks Dental Societies. Dr. Gradwell was very deserving of this award for his kind heart and giving to others.
In January, Dr. Gradwell went to Las Vegas for training on the surgical technique on the Hybridge Surgical Technique. This allows patients to have fixed teeth in a turn around period of about 8 weeks. Dr. Gradwell trained with Prosthodontist, Dr. Eric Marsh of the Lehigh Valley. While they were there they had the opportunity to meet Siegfried from Siegfried & Roy.
I went to California as a request of Implant Direct’s President, Mr. Tom Stratton. It was an honor to be invited to the corporate center as well as the manufacturing plant of the dental implants that we use here in our office. It dawned on me, while I was there, that the implants we use in our practice are state of the art and “made in the USA”.
I had the pleasure of meeting their research and development team. The Vice president of research and development, Ines Aravena shared with us the impressive ideas that are in the pipeline in Implant Directs future. I am so excited that I am part of the Implant Direct family and I appreciate all they do for us to allow for the best positive outcome for our patients.
Alison, Implant Direct Representative
Also, I had a tour of the manufacturing plant which mills 6,000 parts per day. Most of these parts are milled from Titanium and I saw the titanium rods that eventually become Dental Implants
Mr. Edward Novak, Implant Direct
With any good trip there is food.
I had a wonderful dinner with the Vice President of the company, Mr. David Painter. He is an insightful leader in the company and with his leadership Implant Direct will continue to be a leader in Implant Dentistry here and abroad. It was a wonderful couple of days in Thousand Oaks California. I concluded my trip to California by taking the train down to San Diego to attend the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. It too was a great meeting which I attended 15 hours of continuing education on the future developments in Implant Dentistry.
Scott Gradwell, DMD.
My call to mission work will take me to Malawi, Africa this May for 10 days. I will be the dentist on the team doing Oral Surgery and Emergency Dentistry. The photos below were sent from the medical team that is currently in Malawi. The medical team brought in a wheel chair for a 15 year old girl who was born with club feet. Her mom carried her to school on her back every single day because they had no other means to get her there. The other photo is of a man happy to brush his teeth for the very first time with a toothbrush and toothpaste. It truly is a blessing to be a part of helping people in need. We will update everyone with more photos when we return from our mission trip in May. The parable, “Stand on the shoulders of a giant to see a bigger horizon” reminds us that this is the work of our Lord, thanks be to God.
In January 2017, Dr. Gradwell got a new puppy! He is a Bouvier Des Flanders and he will be his therapy dog. At the moment he is 20 pounds, cute, fluffy and very loyal to his daddy. He will eventually grow to be about 80 pounds or more. So for now, we will take advantage of holding him in our arms!
PerioDerm is a user-friendly and easy to use dermis material for gum graft that does not require us to take skin from your palate, as typical grafts do. Symbois PerioDerm is an acellular dermal allograft designed for predictability in replacing damaged or inadequate gum tissue. In addition to replacing damaged gum tissue, PerioDerm also helps to repair gum recession. PerioDerm is a safe skin material that is harvested as a human allograft and has great results.
If you think that you can benefit from this new and exciting material and are interested in learning about the excellent results that we have achieved in our Gum Rejuvenation Surgery, please call our office for a consultation with Scott A. Gradwell, DMD, FAGD. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
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On September 24, 2016, Dr. Gradwell was certified in Los Angeles, California on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure. Chao pinhole technique is a new type of gum rejuvenation surgery that has been featured in Life After 50 Magazine, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Dr. Steve Show, ABC, NBC and The Doctors Show. The goal of this revolutionary technique is to treat gum recession without having to take tissue from the patients’ palate, which is typically done during normal tissue graft procedures. This is a scalpel free, suture free & graft free minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. In most cases, the pinhole technique heals within 24 hours and can achieve great results with no excess cutting or sutures. If you are interested in learning more about how this technique can help you, please contact our office for a New Patient Pinhole consultation.