“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question asked of thousands of dentists to help determine who the topDentists should be. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members honored in 2017 include:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- William Chung, MD, DDS, Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
- Bernard Costello, MD, DMD, FACS, Professor, the Chief/Division of Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery, and the Fellowship Program Director, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Charles Sfeir, DDS, PhD, Associate Dean of Research in the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, an Associate Professor in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an Associate Professor in the School of Dental Medicine (Departments of Oral Biology and the Department of Periodontology) and the School of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), and the Founding Director of the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration
The list is excerpted from the 2017 edition of topDENTISTS, a database which includes listings for more than 360 dentists and specialists in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The Pittsburgh list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and of course, physical results.
The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association as well as all dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in the list. A dentist’s inclusion on the list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists.