Helping the Homeless

Recently, Philadelphia Dentistry personally handed out over 100 duffel bags to the homeless. These bags had many items in it that would be able to help the homeless during their difficult time. The duffel bags contained a water bottle, food, shampoo, body wash, towels, blankets, socks, scarfs & of course a toothbrush & toothpaste! Our employees took several bags each to hand out to the homeless whenever they had a chance. Personally, I would use the time during my lunch break to find a homeless person to give a duffel bag to. The look on their face when they see … Read more…

Fun Facts About Dr. Ken Cirka

Here are some fun facts and a little history about the owner of Philadelphia Dentistry, Dr. Ken Cirka. In 1987 he had his first real job at Burger King where he worked for 7 years throughout high school, college, and until he left for dental school. At 18 years old, he was a manager and at that time it was one of the highest producing Burger Kings on the East Coast. Dr. Cirka’s mom is a simple woman, a retired high school cafeteria lady. Growing up in Baden, a small town on the bank of the Ohio River, he was … Read more…

Fun Facts about Dr. Meier

If you were curious about our doctors here at Philly Dentistry here are some fun facts about Dr. Jessica Meier. Dr. Meier went to Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City for her undergrad and majored in Neuroscience. She graduated in 2007. In between graduating college and starting dental school she worked as a research fellow at Columbia Medical Center to Dr. Richard Axel, who is famous for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Meier graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and has been practicing dentistry since then. She is from Closter, … Read more…

Fun facts about Dr. Jeon

Dr. Mimi Jeon was born in Indiana, but grew up in King of Prussia which is about 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. She has an older brother who works in finance in New York City and a younger sister who is a pharmacist in St. Louis. “I am the middle child, can you tell?” Dr. Jeon went to the University of Pennsylvania for her undergrad and majored in Biology and minored in Music, Chemistry and Asian American studies, graduating in 2010. After her undergrad, Dr. Jeon graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2014. She completed a 1-year … Read more…

Fun Facts About Dr. Smith

Our newest doctor, Dr. Stephanie Smith started with our practice in August of 2018. She grew up in New York in a very large and loud Italian family. She went to college at Villanova during the hey-day of Rollie Massimimo, Ed Pinckney, and Gary McClain. After Villanova, she went to the University of Pennsylvania for Dental School and graduated in 1987, she has been practicing dentistry for 32 years! Dr. Smith was commissioned into the Navy Reserve Dental Corp. and went to boot camp at the age of 51. She has two grown children and from that two adorable grand-daughters. … Read more…

Are your teeth sensitive?

Do your teeth hurt when you take a sip of hot coffee or when you taste ice cream? When you brush or floss do you experience any pain? Well, if so you could have sensitive teeth. Some possible causes to your sensitive teeth may include; tooth decay or cavities, fractured teeth, worn out fillings, gum disease, worn down tooth enamel, and exposed tooth roots. When you have healthy teeth, there is a layer of enamel that protects the crowns of your teeth (above the gum line.) Underneath the gum line there is a layer called cementum with shields the tooth … Read more…

What You Need to Know To Restore Healthy Teeth & Gums

Periodontal Disease Did you know that 47% of adults are affected by gum disease? Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, teeth, and the bone that supports the teeth. It is caused by a growing colony of living bacteria in your mouth known as plaque. Plaque produces toxins under your gums causing bone loss and is the greatest cause of tooth loss in adults. In the beginning of periodontal disease there is little, if any pain so you may not even know that you have it. The early stages you may notice some occasional bleeding along … Read more…

2018 Spectrum Award Winner

Philadelphia Dentistry is proud to have won the 2018 Spectrum Award for excellence in customer service. By winning this award Philly Dentistry earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This generous award was presented to Philadelphia Dentistry by City Beat News. The Spectrum Award is only given to businesses who have demonstrated excellence in customer service in their business and or industry. The way City Beat News awards the winner is by researching the overall customer satisfaction performance of businesses across the country. They use an exclusive algorithm that provides an unbiased rating for the year. City Beat … Read more…

Care to Share Backpack Program

Imagine less fortunate children not being able to have a backpack and school supplies for when they start their first day of elementary school. This is the case for many children starting school in some local Philadelphia communities. Recently, Philly Dentistry and Dr. Ken Cirka decided that we wanted to start a “Care to Share Backpack” program. This program is designed to give the less fortunate backpacks filled with everything they’ll need to start their school year. Philadelphia Dentistry is teaming up with KIPP Philadelphia Elementary School, located in West Philly to help their newly enrolled students start off the … Read more…

Facts About Your Pets Dental Health

Everyone loves their pets, but often times we forget about their oral hygiene. Once a year you should have your pet get their teeth and gums checked by your veterinarian. This is to check for any signs of an unhealthy mouth and prevent any problems they may be experiencing. Veterinary dentistry can include anything from cleanings and fillings, to extractions. When your pet gets to the veterinarian they will begin with an oral exam of the animals’ mouth to evaluate the health of the roots below the gumline. A typical dental cleaning for your pet will include scaling because most … Read more…