PHDI in The News

Dr. Kristen Frantz and Dr. Bryan Frantz

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Frantz, DMD, MS on her recent board certification in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry!

Dr. Kristen recently became board certified in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. 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.

Perio Health & Dental Implants is very proud of Dr. Kristen Frantz and her recent career advancements.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Kristen Frantz, call Perio Health & Dental Implants today at Dunmore Phone Number 570-344-3344!

DR. KRISTEN FRANTZ: EASTMAN INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH’S FIRST GRADUATE IN COMBINED PROGRAMDr. Kristen Frantz: Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s First Graduate in Combined Program

For Dr. Kristen Frantz (BS ’12, Perio ’19, Prostho ’21, MS ’21), it will be working with her friends every day that she will miss most after graduation.

The Scranton, PA native is wrapping up five and a half years at Eastman, earning a master’s degree and her Periodontics and Prosthodontics Certificates, the first one to graduate from the new combined program.

She began predoctoral studies at the University of Rochester, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Minor in Music in 2012. She then went to dental school at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and then returned to EIOH in 2016 for a combined residency program in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. During that time, she won the Gerald N. Graser Award at the AADR meeting in 2019 for Outstanding Clinical Case Series, as well as third place for Best Clinical Poster at the American Prosthodontic Society meeting in 2020.

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Dr. Thomas LanganThe Scranton District Dental Society is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Langan Jr. D.M.D., M.S., has assumed the Presidency for the 2021 term. A native of Clarks Summit, Dr. Langan has been practicing periodontics in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2016. He is currently serving patients at Perio Health and Dental Implants with locations in Dunmore and Honesdale.

Dr. Langan earned his D.M.D. from the Temple University after graduating from the University of Scranton with majors in Biology and Philosophy. He completed a residency in Periodontics at Temple University and completed a master’s in oral microbiology.

Dr. Langan lives in Clarks Summit with his wife Kristen Epting, their son Thomas III, and they are expecting a little girl in August 2021.

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Continuing Education: Navigational Surgery

Our team recently completed a navigational surgery course. This technology allows for very accurate and minimally invasive implant placement. We are excited to implement the awesome technology in our office.

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Periospectives Magazine: Looping Back:

 AAP presidents messagePresident’s Message: 2020 Vision:

As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, we are ideally positioned to make the Academy’s 106th year one of the most eventful and productive years in our history. As I assume the role of AAP president, which I consider to be one of the greatest honors of my thirty year periodontal career, there are a variety of initiatives I hope to accomplish in 2020 that will benefit our esteemed specialty and provide value to you – the individual AAP member….


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Leading Through ServiceLeading Through Service

In his personal life, in his practice, and within the Academy, newly installed AAP President Dr. Bryan Frantz has steadfastly been committed to both service and leadership. From his days in high school, when he was a starting guard on the Scranton Central Football team that went on to win the Eastern Pennsylvania state championship; to being elected the AAP Board of Trustees in 2012…

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Three-Dimensional Imaging in Periodontal Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Implant Therapy

Article about 3D images provided by CBCT

By Dr. Bryan Frantz, 
September 12, 2019

What are the upsides — and limitations — of diagnosing various stages of periodontal disease with CBCT imaging?

The 3D images provided by CBCT offer useful information that can guide clinical decision-making, periodontal diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical execution.

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ADHA Honors 2018 AAP at Dental Hygiene Symposium

Dr. Bryan Frantz AwardAt its 2019 annual conference in Louisville, the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) honored the AAP, Dr. Bryan Frantz with a presidential citation in recognition of the 2018 Dental Hygiene Symposium at the annual meeting in Vancouver. The symposium was planned in collaboration with the ADHA and Canadian Association of Dental Hygienists and attracted over 200 attendees.



Navigation Surgery for Dental Implants

Drs. Bryan Frantz and Thomas Langan are very excited to announce the introduction of navigational surgery for dental implant placement to their practice. Several cases were successfully completed today. This amazing technology allows for very precise implant placement, maximizes esthetic tooth accuracy, and minimizing surgical risk to the patient. Thanks to our patients, amazing team of assistants, Deb, Kym and Ashley, and to our instructor, Michele Sweet, from XNav Technologies.

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Awards & Recognitions

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  • Dr. Thomas Langan obtained board certification from the American Board of Periodontology and has also become a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. (PDF)
  • Dr. Bryan Frantz won a national election for officership in the American Academt of Periodontology. 
  • Dr. Bryan Frantz earned Diplomate status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) (PDF)


Academic Presentations

Dr. Frantz provides lectures on important dental topics. View the flyers below for more information!

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