Dr. Kristen Frantz | Prosthodontist & Periodontist Dunmore PA

Dr. Kristen Frantz is a Periodontist and Prosthodontist Dual Specialist. Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Dr. Frantz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Rochester with a minor in Music. 

She pursued her doctorate of dental medicine degree from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. She finished at the top of her class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. She received numerous awards including the American Academy of Periodontology Student Achievement Award, Philadelphia County Dental Society Award, Julia Moran Scholarship, Kramer Award, and Dean’s Scholarship.

Following dental school, she pursued further education and received her certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics alongside a Master of Science degree at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester, NY. Her research was involving numerous attachment systems for dental implant overdentures. During this time in residency, she was the recipient of awards from the American Prosthodontics Society and the American Academy for Dental Research Gerald N. Graser Award for clinical case series.

Additionally, Dr. Frantz recently became board certified in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Frantz’s Board certification recognizes the achievement of in-depth knowledge in the specialty. It also is a professional commitment to the standards of periodontics. Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology are required to continually update their knowledge and skills through continuing education and periodic testing. 

Dr. Frantz is an active member in the American Academy of Periodontology, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Frantz and her husband, Dr. Brendan Matthews, who is a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the area, recently welcomed their daughter, Madison, to the family and are excited to be back in the Scranton area!

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