Dr. Gary S. Kreps received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Dental Degree from the University of Detroit, where he received the Lambda Chi Alpha International Scholarship for academic excellence. He completed a one-year General Practice residency at Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit and a three year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, and has been specializing in oral surgery for more than 20 years. Dr. Kreps is currently on the Adjunct Teaching Staff at Allegheny General Hospital and he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel Medical School.
Dr. R. Kent Galey received his bachelors degree in Biology from Denison University in Ohio and his Dental Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was class president for four years. After graduating early from the dental school, he completed a 4- year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Presbyterian University Hospital, UPMC, and has been specializing in oral surgery for over 32 years.
Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain. Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That’s the natural consequence of missing teeth – the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss.
Drs. Galey, Kreps, Roccia , Tunder and Bentjen are highly trained surgeons, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a "hands on" experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient?s long term function and appearance. Drs. Galey, Kreps, Roccia , Tunder and Bentjen meet and exceed these modern standards. They are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma.