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Professional Education

Dr. Fox received his B.A. degree in 1976 from Clark University, in Massachusetts, and a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine in 1980.  He received awards in dental school for outstanding achievement in endodontics and for being the best in his class in all phases of clinical dentistry.

This was followed by a year of advanced training in hospital dentistry and general practice, as a resident at the world famous Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. (There only 879 hospital residency positions like this available each year in the United States, and more than fifteen  dentists apply for each of these coveted slots).

He returned to the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, where he was awarded a fellowship for completion of combined post-doctoral specialty training in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis (Fixed Prosthodontics), finishing the equivalent of four years of training in three years.

In addition to his formal training, he has continued his education by completing over 2,500 hours of accredited continuing education courses around the country.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Fox was active in dental education for over twenty years at the University of Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and Temple University's School of Dentistry. He has instructed dental students, taught dental medicine to hospital general practice dental residents, trained dentists to become specialists in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis, and conducts continuing education courses for dentists. He has to date presented over 330 hours of continuing education to other dentists .

Professional Honors & Distinctions

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Elected by other dentists for listing in The Best Dentists in America   since 2004,

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Elected to membership in the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

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Elected to membership in the Joseph E. Ewing Dental Study Group.

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Earned the Graduate Periodontics Outstanding Teaching Award (Academic Years 1989-1991) School of Dental Medicine, Division of Advanced Dental Education, University of Pennsylvania.

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Earned Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Awarded  Post-doctoral Fellowship in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Division of Advanced Dental Education.

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Louis I. Grossman Award for the student in the graduating dental school class with the highest scholastic standing and greatest clinical ability in Endodontics.

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Henry B. Robinson Award for the outstanding student in the graduating dental school class with highest proficiency in all phases of clinical dentistry.

Licensure

Dr. Fox is a licensed dentist in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Illinois.

 

He also holds a special Pennsylvania license in conscious and intravenous sedation  to safely administer:

 Nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia

Also called "sweet air," "laughing gas" or "gas"

Sedation with oral medications

Special relaxing medications can be taken by mouth either at home, or in the office, to assure a stress free treatment experience

Intravenous conscious sedation

For people who are find the above methods ineffective in maintaining their stress in the dental office, Dr Fox offers safe, comfortable treatment using intravenous medications.  This method of sedation eliminates extreme anxiety effectively.

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  1021 Old York Road - suite 201
Abington, PA 19001

 

David J. Fox, D.M.D., P.C.

Quality Dentistry for Discerning Adults ®

Telephone: (215) 481-0441

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