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Dr. Arnold Malerman

Orthodontics
Fort Washington, PA
54 years experience male

Locations

Fort Washington Oerhiodontics/Oaks

Oaks (Phoenixville), PA

Address

450 Cresson Blvd, 2nd floor, Oaks (Phoenixville), PA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 2:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Fort Washington Orthodontics

Fort Washington, PA

About

Bio

Orthodonic specialist. We do Orthodontics exclusively. Dento-facial Growth and Development Supervision. Braces and so much more. 5+ decades experience in clinical practice and in teaching both here and abroad. Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, U of PA School of Dental Medicine. Come sere us for (free, no obligation) Orthodontic Evaluation preferably by 7th b'day. We Make Smiles!

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Wisdom teeth: You will have to be examined and imaged to determine the status of your wisdom teeth, but it sounds like they should have been removed years ago. Pain... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Serious?: Can't tell without an examination. Could be an infection that requires treatment. See your Dentist (not your pharmacist) for a knowledgeable opinion.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Laterjet: Your Orthopedic Surgeon can determine the success or failure of your procedure. As no two people are alike, if you have questions as to recovery, phys... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Elective: The CDC is requesting that all elective reasons for leaving your house be put off for awhile. If your dental appointment is for routine care (exam, cl... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Lump: Any pain, bleeding, or as in your case, swelling, deserves investigation. Probably not cancer (unless you smoke or abuse alcohol). May be infection re... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Stuck canines: I assume it was over-retained baby canines that were removed and the permanent canines have not fully erupted. They may be ankylosed (fused to bone), ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Not good idea: Drugs are antagonistic. Check w your Dentist as to your total medicine panel. In the meantime try 2 200mg Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) plus 1 350mg Acetam... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Vegetables: That doesn't seem to be the route of infection. It is always prudent to thoroughly wash all uncooked fruits and vegetables.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Possibilities: Neurological, cardiovascular, systemic, etc. time for a full evaluation. See your GP.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Can't answer you: This site is designed to provide general health care information. We have no insight into your insurance. You can either contact the plan administra... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sore throat: Unfair to both you and the dentist to subject him/her to your throat infection. Next time consider rescheduling elective procedures until you feel be... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
NO: Coconut oil does not reverse tooth decay. And if you see black, the cavity is well advanced. You can't reverse tooth decay by any means currently avai... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No: The enamel of your permanent teeth was fully formed before they ever erupted. Acids, sugars, starches, eating disorders, pernicious habits, excessive... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Pain: You had surgery. By the 4th day the pain should be beginning to ease off. If not, call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon that did the procedure and report... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Ear ache: It may be ear or it may be jaw-joint (TMJ). See yourPhysician to rule out ear infection or anatomic abnormality. If cleared, then see your Dentist to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Skin changes: Could be environmental, allergic, genetically driven, or other causes. Please see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist, to have your problems evaluated ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No: No actual evidence that cell phones cause anything except an addiction to using the phone, can't get along without it. It's not good for your phone ba... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Trauma: Important that you check in with your Dentist, especially if ou have missing teeth that have never been replaced, or a malocclusion (bad bite) that ha... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Daunting task: First had to identify the virus, then determine it's genetic make-up, then create a system to test samples for the proteins that identify the virus, t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Symptoms: Could indicate COVID-19, Flu, common cold, infected sinus Nd/or throat. Call your General practitioner and follow his/her recommendations to the lette... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Wise choice: Implants/crowns are a more stable and esthetic solution than a Maryland Bridge. If the roots of the teeth adjacent to the planned implant space are im... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sore tooth: Recommend 2 evaluations. See a specialist Endodontist to determine if tooth can be saved with root canal treatment. If not salvageable, see an Oral Su... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Joint dysfunction: Sounds like the cartilaginous disc in your jaw joint is out of place. Important that you bed seen by an Oral Surgeon immediately to see if it can be r... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Probably not: Although teeth should not feel loose, there is a little play in their suspension system. Of concern is excessive movement which signals bone loss. Thi... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Node: First, the totality of the radiation you received is probably less than a normal day's background radiation. Second, painful node usually means infect... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Toothache: Whoever told you that should be admonished for practicing Dentistry?Obstetrics without licensure. Toothache usually usually means infection. Infection... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sore teeth: Can be from malocclusion, pernicious habits, infection, systemic factors, and so many other causes. Please schedule an appointment with your Dentist t... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Symptoms: Please call your General Physician and report your symptoms. They may want to see you, send you to be tested, or may give you other advice. Please cal... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Rash: Often associated with teething. Should disappear when the tooth erupts. Once it does, make her an appointment with a Pedodontist, a Pediatric Dental S... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Yes: Safe. Please make appointment for wisdom tooth removal. And please make sure you're seeing your Dentist for regular care...don't skip visits. Also you... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
One symptom does not a diagnosis make. His runny nose is more probably due to a cold, the flu (especially if he didn't get a flu shot), seasonal aller... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics will control severity and spread of dental infection, not cure it. You must see Dentist for appropriate treatment and/or change of antibio... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Cracks: May be what's called angular chelitis (google it). your hormonal swings may facilitate the problem. Try taking once daily B-complex vitamins for two... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Pain: If your Dentist has a baseline, physical examination and x-rays, go back for a reexamination. See if there have been any changes when comparing now to... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Ear infection: Unfortunately we live in an era of bacterial resistance to infection because of over-use or improper use of the medications. You failed to mention who... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Locked jaw/TMJ: Sounds like you may have a disc out of position. There are exercises/meds/biofeedback that will not cure, but may help you feel better. You might bene... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Hole: Is this new? Size? Exact location? Yes, it can be treated, but first the cause has to be determined.Would suggest evaluation by an Oral Surgeon and/or... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Abdominal pain: To many possibilities to list here. To determine cause of pain requires physical examination, medical history and medication review. May also need lab... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Trauma: You may have broken teeth and/or broken bone. Another possibility is devitalization of the nerves of one or more teeth. Please see your Dentist for ex... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Normal: At age 6 it's perfectly normal for baby teeth to loose and fall out on their own. It's fine to get your Dentist’s assessment of the situation, however... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Trauma: Lake any other traumatic injury it should be evaluated. Risks can include fracture of bone, fracture of tooth root, infection, migration of adjacent t... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Bleeding: Probably from gum disease. This is an infection that must be treated immediately. If you have been seeing your Dentist regularly, brushing twice daily... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics should never be taken unless under supervision of Dentist or Physician. You must take appropriate amount and for the entire course of the... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Lesion on palate: Guess it's safe to say it won't self cure. Any oral lesion present for longer than 2 weeks demands immediate evaluation. You're overdue. As you have h... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Absolutely: The Dentist will either treat yo9uy or refer your to an Oral Surgeon, depending on the degree of difficulty of the extraction. He/she will probably ne... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Lots: Lots of reasons for gum recession, including improper brushing, gum disease, trauma,etc. See your Dentist to determine the cause and to administer th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Return: return to your dentist for a reevaluation. Our bodies change with time. Yu may have some gum problems that need to be addressed. See your Dentist fo... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Anesthesia: Anesthetic techniques and meds will vary according to the surgery to be accomplished. Please schedule time with your Surgeon to discuss your concerns.... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Rinses: No longer necessary. What you need to do is brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes BY THE CLOCK w a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste, and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
You're overdue: Any bleeding, pain, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please see your Dentist as most often your problem falls within a Dentist's... Read More
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Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Malerman is an invaluable resource for his thorough, sound advice. He has mastered the art of dispensing a large amount of wisdom in 400 words. As he says,medical docs don't know much about matt...Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
Jan 11, 2013
Dr. Malerman is a very wise doctor. He understands the questions posed, and is very direct, precise and perfectly sensible in his advice. I would certainly feel comfortable referring to a clinician of...Read More
Jul 11, 2014
Dr. Malerman is not only an expert in his field but knows a lot about everything! He is a welcomed asset to Healthtap and a great patient advocate. Highly recommended.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was told by ENT and 2 other dentists that mucoceles do happen on palate from trauma. I injured my mouth with end of toothbrush. Had ct scan done. Showed sinus infecti...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Had this pain for 4 years now. Had the upper teeth removed thinking this was problem. Still have it. Had them pulled back on dec 4th. Theres an area behind where wisdom...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Arnold Malerman thank you for your experienced professional answer. You made very good points,i have dented my Dentist Ego and is annoyed with me somewhat but i d...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University), PA
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

U of PA, 1972

Awards

Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
John Coleman Society of Oral Medicine
James R Cameron Oral Surgery Society

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association

Publications

Hallerman-Streiff Syndrome: Report of a Case
Early Orthodontic Treatment, Part 1
Early Orthodontic Treatment, Part 2
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