Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all Read More …

Help Us Support Local Families

This holiday season, Perkins Dental Associates will once again partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help support needy families in our area.  We will be accepting non-perishable food items now through November 22nd.  Cash donations will also be accepted and Perkins Dental will match all funds collected.  Each cash donation enters you Read More …

OBI Foundation – Continuing Education

Drs. Gretchen and Tom along with the entire team, are currently attending a hands-on continuing education course through the OBI Foundation (Occlusal Bioesthetic Institute). Bioesthetic dentistry is the process that includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning in order to provide the patient the opportunity for “optimal biologic form” – a chewing system that is functional, Read More …