Course Instructor Bios
Dr. Thomas J. Balshi is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and the Founder of The Institute For Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. His forty year career in dental medicine includes graduate and post-graduate degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry and prosthetic implant training at both the University of Toronto and The Institute For Applied Biotechnology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Balshi is a devoted clinician, avid researcher, and seasoned academician. He has lectured internationally from the Royal Academy of Medicine in London, to world congresses in Paris, Munich, Bologna, Athens, New Delhi, and Sydney, as well as in many cities in both North and South America.
Considered an expert in dental implant prosthodontics, his trademarked Teeth in a Day protocol has served patients from around the globe. He has authored numerous scientific articles published in professional journals as well as co-authored the handbook titled A Patient’s Guide To Dental Implants. He has appeared accomplishing live dental implant surgery on Good Morning America and on NBC’s The Today Show.
Dr. Balshi is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics as well as a member of numerous other professional organizations. In addition to his scientific awards, he holds a United States Army Medal of Commendation, a Freedom Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, and has been recognized in the Congressional Record of the United States of America. He was recently appointed to the advisory board of New Beauty Magazine.
Dr. Balshi received a Citation of Recognition from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, and the Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Honor Medal for excellence and individual achievement in the dental field. In 2004, Dr. Balshi was selected to be in the book, “The Best Dentists in America.” Dr. Balshi was voted a TOP DENTIST in Philly Magazine in 2010 and received an Honorary Doctorate from Cabrini College, Radnor, PA. In 2014, Dr. Balshi was honored for 40 continuous years of service to The American College of Prosthodontists.
Dr. Balshi established, Pi Dental Center, one of the first dental implant treatment centers in the United States, utilizing the Brånemark System of osseointegrated implants. The center focuses on advanced clinical treatment, extensive research with osseointegrated dental implants, and private clinical training programs.
Dr. Balshi lectures globally at meetings on the subject of osseointegrated dental implants, and has published landmark articles on the subject. He participates in the Temple University School of Dentistry Continuing Education Program. He has created a video to instruct implant patients on oral hygiene procedures, and has published a comprehensive cookbook entitled FROM SOUP TO NUTS, designed for patients going through implant treatment. Dr. Balshi has taught graduate and postdoctoral students from Harvard, Tufts, and many other dental schools, the protocols developed at PI for TEETH IN A DAY and TEETH IN AN HOUR. He has also appeared on numerous national television programs, explaining the value of permanent teeth supported by dental implants, and he has directed the PI Team in the production of several patient information videos, including A WHOLE NEW WORLD, and PREDICTABLE MIRACLES.
Dr. Glenn Wolfinger is a Board Certified Prosthodontist practicing at Prosthodontics Intermedica in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolfinger is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Osseointegration. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and then completed a residency in combined Prosthodontics through the VA and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Nova Southeastern University and Co-Director of the Institute For Facial Esthetics. He is a Past-President of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontic Association, and a member of numerous other dental organizations. He has participated in critical research projects, has lectured internationally, and has had many articles published in refereed journals.
Stephen F. Balshi, MBE received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was awarded a Master’s Degree at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA with a published thesis on the stability of Brånemark implants and immediate function.
He is the President of CM Prosthetics Inc., a dental laboratory that focuses on the rehabilitation of the fully edentulous, utilizing state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology. He is also the Director of Research for PI Dental Center at the Institute for Facial Esthetics.
He has been published in several refereed journals including, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry.
He has lectured at national and international meetings including the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the International College of Prosthodontists on immediate function, computer guided surgery, and the CM Prosthetics line of fully edentulous restorations.