Meet Dr. Alan Meltzer
Dr. Alan M. Meltzer D.M.D., M.Sc.D
Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Division of Post Graduate Periodontics
Dr. Meltzer received his dental degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He completed his certification training in Periodontics & Oral Medicine and received his Master of Science in Dentistry (M.Sc.D.) at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He pursued training in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint at Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine in Washington DC and his surgical and prosthetic implant training at the Branemark Clinic in Goteborg, Sweden.
Dr. Meltzer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, where he serves on its Research and Education Committees. Dr. Meltzer has also served as chairman of the Department of Graduate Periodontics at Temple University. He is past president of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.
While Dr. Meltzer's training and dual board certifications attest to his knowledge and training, his reputation is based upon his outstanding clinical skill and patient care. He has been featured in New Jersey Magazine as a Top Doc and Dentistry Today magazine as one of the Top 100 international leaders in dentistry.
Dr. Meltzer's Leadership Roles and Fellowships
Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Active Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (board certified).
Fellow of Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Meltzer has also received international acclaim through his numerous publications and by presenting his innovative techniques and knowledge before various professional academies including:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- International College of Oral Implantology
- European Academy of Osseointegration
- Australasian Society of Dental Surgeons
- Italian Society of Periodontists
- Korean Society of Periodontists
- French Society of Periodontists
- German Society of Periodontists
- Japanese Dental Association
- British Periodontal and Implant Society
- Western Society of Periodontists
- Northeast Society of Periodontists
- Delaware Society of Periodontists
- Pennsylvania Society of Periodontists
- Connecticut Society of Periodontists
- Massachusetts Society of Periodontists
- Illinois Society of Periodontists
- Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration
Dr. Meltzer has been a worldwide lecturer on periodontology and dental implant procedures on six continents, at numerous dental and medical institutions across the country and around the world; a partial list is provided below:
- University of Naples, Naples, Italy
- University of Milan, Milan
- University of Washington, Seattle
- University of Miami, Miami, Florida
- University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
- Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
- The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Singapore Medical Center, Singapore
- New York University, New York, New York
- Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Television Appearances as Dental Expert
- Italy NBC 10 News
- Washington Fox News
- Good Morning America
- Inside Edition
Dr. Alan M. Meltzer's Top Doctor Awards
SJ Magazine-Recognized as one the best in Periodontics / Implants Dentistry for the year 2015
New Jersey Monthly-Recognized in the list of ‘603 Top Dentists’ for the year 2015
Philadelphia Magazine-Recognized as one of the 'Top dentists' in the ‘Best of Philly’ list for the year 2014
Institute of Stomatology, Nanjing University Medical School-In recognition of being an Oral Presenter 2013
Philadelphia Magazine - Top Dentists 2012 Award - The Very Best In The City & 'Burbs 2012
Be Well Philly Magazine - Top Dentists 2011 Award - Best Dentists in the Philadelphia Region, as chosen by their peers 2011
Philadelphia Magazine - Top Dentists 2010 Award - Region's Best Dentists 2010, as chosen by their peers 2010
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Guide To America's Top Dentists 2008 Award - Consumer's Research Council of America 2008
Dr. Alan M. Meltzer's Detailed Curriculum Vitae - Table of Contents
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Advanced Surgical Training in the IMZ Implant System November 1989
University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden Advanced Surgical Certification in the Brånemark Implant System April 1988
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas U.S. Certification in the Brånemark Implant System August 1985
University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden Surgical and Prosthetic Training in the Brånemark Implant System March 1984; April 1988
Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine Washington, DC Certification in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint June 1982
The American Board of Periodontology Full Board Certification Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology April 1981
The Academy of Osseointegration Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration
Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry Boston, Massachusetts Certification in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, M.Sc.D.
National Institute of Health Fellowship for Bone Grafting Research May 1974
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Doctor of Medical Dentistry (with honors) May 1971 (completed four-year curriculum in three years)
New York University New York, New York BA 1967
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Guest Lecture Appointments
Guest Lecturer, Implant Surgery University of Naples Naples, Italy 1997
Guest Lecturer, Implant Surgery University of Milan Milan, Italy 1997
Guest Lecturer, Implant Surgery University of Washington Seattle, Washington 1996
Guest Lecturer, Implant Surgery University of Miami Miami, Florida 1995-Present
Consultant, Periodontics and TMJ Therapy Independent Medical and Dental Consultants Medford, New Jersey 1984-Present
Guest Lecturer TMJ Diagnosis and the Clinical Management of Craniofacial Pain
Guest Lecturer, Periodontal Surgery University of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia 1975
Guest Lecturer, Osseous Surgery Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota 1975
Instructor in Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum in Periodontology Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry Boston, Massachusetts 1974
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Johnson and Johnson The Effect of a Variety of Interproximal Cleaning Devices on the Removal of Supragingival Plaque. 1973-1974
The National Institute for Dental Research The Use of Bone Grafts for the Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease. 1973-1974
The National Institute for Dental Research The Microvascular Healing of Autogenous Free Gingival Grafts as Compared to Split Thickness Pedicle Grafts. 1969-1971
University Teaching Affiliations
New York University School of Dentistry Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Postgraduate Continuing Education 1993-Present
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine for the Postgraduate Periodontal Program Clinical Professor 2016 - Current
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Alan M. Meltzer DMD, MScD Voorhees, New Jersey Private Practice 1988-Present
Alan M. Meltzer DMD, MScD Stratford, New Jersey Private Practice 1978-1988
Alan M. Meltzer DMD, MScD Willingboro, New Jersey Private Practice 1974-1988
Edward I. Wheeler DDS Lynn, Massachusetts 1971-1973
Harold Shpeen DDS Westmont, New Jersey 1971-1972
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Baumgarten, H., Meltzer, A., Walker, L., del castile, R., Lee, E. Advances in Implant Therapy: Immediate Implant Placement and Restoration” Dental Learning. September 2013 Volume 21, Issue 5
Meltzer, Alan. Immediate Implant Placement and Restoration in Infected Sites. JIRD( Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry); 2012; Volume 32 Number 5
Meltzer, Alan. Primary Stability and Initial Bone-to-Implant Contact: The Effects on Immediate Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants. JIRD (Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry); 2009; 1(1):35-41.
Meltzer, Alan. Implant Success Rate: Factors Which Can Influence Implant Success. Dear Doctor - Dentistry & Oral Health; Spring 2007; 1(1):42.
Meltzer, Alan. Placement of a PREVAIL® Implant in the Posterior Region: A Case Presentation. Implants, International Magazine of Oral Implantology; April 2006; 7:20-22.
Baumgarten H, Cocchetto R, Testori T, Meltzer A, Porter S. A New Implant Design for Crestal Bone Preservation: Initial Observations and Case Report. Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry; November/December 2005; 17(10):735-740.
Lazzara, R, Testori T, Meltzer A, Misch C. Immediate Occlusal Loading™ (IOL™) of Dental Implants: Predictable Results Through DIEM™ Guidelines. Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry; May 2004; 16:1-15.
Testori T, Meltzer A, Fabbro MD, Troiano M, Francetti L, Weinstein, RL. Immediate Occlusal Loading of Osseotite Implants in the Lower Edentulous Jaw: A Multicentre Prospective Study. Clin Oral Impl Res 2004; 15:278-284.
Meltzer A. Osseotite NT Implants for Optimal Stability and Aesthetics. Implantology 2003; 5-12.
Bain C, Weng D, Meltzer A, Kohles S, Stach R. Risk for Implant Failure in Patients Who Smoke. Compendium; August 2002; 23:695-706.
Meltzer A, Murphy K. Clinical Guidelines for Guided Tissue Regeneration. Published by 3i Implant Innovations, Inc.; December 1999 for 2000.
Meltzer A, Edenbaum D. Three Dimensional Microplate-Enhanced Alveolar Ridge Augmentation: An Alternative to Nerve Transposition. Int J Periodont Rest Dent 1997; 17:273-281.
Meltzer A. Membrane-Assisted Guided Bone Regeneration: Stabilization and the Avoidance of Micromovement. Dent Implantol Update 1995; 6:45-48.
Meltzer A. Membrane-Assisted Guided Bone Regeneration: Microscrews, Microplates, and Reinforcement. Dent Implant Update 1995; 6:53-56.
Meltzer A. The Keyes Technique: A Critical Evaluation Based Upon Current Scientific Evidence: Part II. J Dent Soc of So New Jersey 1983; 54:419-422.
Meltzer A. The Keyes Technique: A Critical Evaluation Based Upon Current Scientific Evidence. J Dent Soc of So New Jersey 1983; 52:380-385.
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Consultant - Testing and Development of Clinical Bioabsorbable and Inert Bone Cements and Bioactive Glass Bone Substitutes Orthovita Malvern, Pennsylvania 1997-Present
Implant Site Development System Implant Innovations Inc. West Palm Beach, Florida 1993-Present
Consultant - Development of Titanium-Reinforced ePTFE Membranes W L Gore & Associates Flagstaff, Arizona 1993-Present
Consultant - Testing and Development of ITI HS Implant ITI, Straumann Basel, Switzerland 1994-Present
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The Implant Site Development System Patent currently licensed to Implant Innovations, West Palm Beach FL Osseofix System Biotac System
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Editorial Board (Implantology) of Dear Doctor, Dentistry and Oral Health Patient Education Magazine written by Dental Professionals 2009
Editorial Advisory Board of 3i's new clinical journal, Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry™ (JIRD) July 1997-Present
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American Dental Association
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Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration
- Secretary 1991-1995,
- Vice President 1996, President 1997
New Jersey Outlook and Bulletin, Scientific Editor
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
American Academy of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration
- Education Committee 1998-present
- Research Committee 1998-present
- International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants Award Committee 2001-2004
Joint Commission AAP, ACP, AAMOS for Joint Meeting, AO Boston, 2003
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania #DS-018710-L (1971-Present)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts #119821972 (Inactive Status)
State of New Jersey #D109236 (1971-Present)
State of New Jersey Specialty License #2289 (1977-Present)
State of New Jersey CDA Narcotics #DO61804-01)
United States DEA Narcotics #BM2601133, NE Regional Board (1971)
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