An Academic and Research Organization

The Institute aims to promote the concept of multidisciplinary patient care, emphasizing the importance of medical and dental specialties, such as Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Maxillofacial Surgery, and also Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Radiology and many more specialties dedicated to Oral and Facial Esthetics.

Extensive clinical research is ongoing at the Institute in conjunction with Pi Dental Center, focusing on new applications for dental implants and the “permanent” replacement of missing teeth.

The Institute for Facial Esthetics offers training programs in dental implant treatment for both basic and advanced procedures. The protocols are scientifically based techniques including Teeth In A Day®, All-On-4® Treatment Concept, as well as the No Bone Solution™ with placement of implants in the pterygomaxillary and zygoma regions. Clinicians from across the globe have benefited from training with efficient and minimally invasive protocols employed at the Institute. Courses conducted teach both surgical and restorative aspects of osseointegrated dental implant procedures. The Institute for Facial Esthetics is located just minutes from Philadelphia in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.


AvaDent Training course photo, Balshi, Wolfinger, Strong and Balshi
AvaDent Training Program presenters, Stephen Balshi, MBE, Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, Dr. Thomas Balshi with course participant, Dr. Samuel Strong from Little Rock Arkansas who is 2nd from right.

Prosthodontic Insights, a newsletter produced three times yearly, is a digest of recent trends, techniques, and clinical concepts of dental and facial esthetics. The newsletter summarizes significant research studies in the area of prosthodontic, implant dentistry, and dental hygiene. Each issue profiles a significant clinical treatment experience for patients who have undergone prosthodontic rehabilitation.

CT Scanning Technology and Advanced Diagnostic Service

The Institute For Facial Esthetics now offers area doctors the opportunity to send their patients to our center for an i-Cat CT scan and complete diagnostic evaluation of the scan by a maxillofacial radiologist. The report includes all significant findings along with detailed images. A CD containing DICOM files is included in the cost. Read more about this service.