Dr. John Thaler

Prosthodontics
King Of Prussia, PA
43 years experience male

Locations

By Design Dental Implant Center

King Of Prussia, PA

Address

234 Mall Blvd Suite 180, King Of Prussia, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

Specialist in reconstruction and replacement of missing teeth. Full-time practice in Pennsylvania. Prosthodontist for By Design Dental Implant Center, where we do full mouth extractions and immediate implant placement and placement of temporary fixed teeth in the same day -- life changing treatment. Also, certified USAT Level I triathlon coach. Retired U.S. Navy Dentist with 35 years of service. Taught Dental school at Temple, Penn, and Southern Illinois University. I enjoy teaching, coaching, carpentry, reading, competing in triathlon and marathon events, and family. I believe we should always help one another, whether it is as simple as holding the door for someone, or providing counsel and advice.

Specialties
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Prosthodontics

Dentistry

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Team approach: See a prosthodontist for consultation. You will be best served if all dental treatment can be done in one place. That is, extractions, implant placeme... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
A few: Depends on frame of reference. Falls are high on the list. Certainly combat /assault related causes. Ignorance of safety guidelines -- wearing helmet ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
20 - 30 mins/day: The predominant rule of thumb is 20 -30 minutes per day , 3 - 5 days per week. Of course, it all depends upon the exercise, the intensity, your metabo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Walk,ride: If it is not painful, you might try walking, or riding a reclining cycle at the gym. Nothing too strenuous which would jar the clavicle. You must rest... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Not likely: Never heard of any association of the two, much less a direct link. Cannot imagine how they could be related. You might check online for any info. Goo... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
2-3: Typically it takes 2-3 hours to wind down the body's chemistry to allow normal sleep.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Low impact: A major benefit of swimming is that it is low impact. The only common injury is shoulder type, and this is usually overuse and strain with competitive... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Absolutely: Should be on your medical update. This is extremely important. If the dentist contracts this, then they may infect others, as well as lose their care... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Hard to say: You need to have a full exam completed for her. Rarely will the insurance accept a "medically necessary" diagnosis. However it is not unheard of. One ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Slowly: You cannot heal these fast. They usually result from overtraining or trying to do too much too fast. Also can occur if changing running surfaces and s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See podiatrist: You will need rest and medical attention to correctly diagnose and treat the problem. May have to pick another marathon to allow recovery time . You C... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
NO : Sargenti paste should never be used in this day and age. It is not taught in any U.S. Dental school. Do not let someone use this for your root canal t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
No: The implant is a titanium cylinder replacing a tooth root. The bone is yours, unless they graft bone. Then it can be from many sources, including arti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Breast feeding: Typically it is the newborns natural search for the nipple in order to nurse.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Supernumerary: The 4 would count as the wisdom teeth and any others are termed supernumerary. Not as uncommon as you would think. Good Luck.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
No: You might lose weight, but only exercise will improve your fitness. You might be healthier, but not more fit.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Might be: Could be a blister or a clogged salivary duct or an ulceration. Most common = ulceration. Rinse with warm salt water and keep an eye on it. If it wor... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Serenity: When your body is well tuned from exercise there is a feeling of peacefulnes that comes from within. The exercise itself provides improved circulation... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
More info: It is easy to ingest far more fluid that you expend, depending on your pace, weather conditions, hydration level pre-race, efficiency of metabolism, e... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Varies: All the experts tell us that everyone needs at least 8 hours of sleep for maximum health. Many get less, but at what cost ? Typically it does have neg... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
May Vary: Not sure exactly what program you are referring to. However,there MUST be a demonstrated need for this for it to benefit you. So, unless you have been... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
They aren't: Chewing the ice in the cold drinks is bad for your teeth, but cold liquids are not a risk. Sugar and acids in the drinks are bad , but the cold part i... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See specialist: Start with your ENT physician for reevaluation and treatment options. They should be able to team up with whomever to address your combined problems. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Sure: Any uvula can do this. See ENT MD as well as Speech Pathologist / Therapist , and their referrals as needed. Good Luck.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See Prosthodontist: See a Prosthodontist to evaluate your bite. You may be overloading the tooth with normal closing or when you go into parafunction. Might have a "cross... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Sure: Just don't get water in your mouth. Good Luck.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Not likely: In the healing phase with a dressing in place , you might have a slightly different speech sound, but after removal of the dressing, you should be bac... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have gum disease, then there is research indicating the potential harmul effects on the heart. Your teeth may be ok , and you may still have gu... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See Dentist: Ultimately you should seek advice from your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to evaluate this and discuss your options. Typically this "linea alba" or white... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Not really: These are viral, chlorhex is for bacteria. Try warm salt water rinses. Mostly a matter of waiting 10 -14 days to go away. Good luck.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Usually: Depends on your particular coverage just how much, but all I know of has some coverage for an extraction. Check with your representative. Good Luck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Should be no problem. Most temporary crowns are made of acrylic or resin -- no metal involved. However some Dentists use a metal band and build acryli... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Normal: If at base of bone behind front teeth then it is the bony attachment point for your muscles under the tongue and the floor of the mouth. If it is in t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See Orthodontist: See the Orthodontist for a complete work-up and diagnosis for answers to your questions. Good Luck.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Use 5-7 days -- plenty. Good Luck.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Maybe: First, if you are cut, then you might need stitches and should see a MD. Second, if you are having any vision problems, dizziness, nausea, or extreme ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Extremely unlikely: Sounds like an aphthous ulcer. Warm salt water rinse 4-5 times/day when possible for the next 4-5 days will help. It may look worse before it gets bet... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Frenum: You may have overly stretched the thin band of muscle between your lip and gum tissue in front of your bottom teeth. This can appear red and/or white.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Possible UTI: What you describe sounds very much like the classic symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection. Up your fluid intake, check your temperature and if the sym... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Orthodontist: Speak with your Orthodontist. There may be options as long as you are compliant. Good Luck.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See Specialist: See the expert in skin disorders - the Dermatologist. Impossible to diagnose without seeing it, but it may be psoriasis, or eczema. Get the appointmen... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Hard to say: Need to see what it is that you are referring to. The loss of enamel and resultant defect is called abfraction. Typically the tissue is very healthy i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See Dentist: See the Dentist ASAP. If what you are describing involves painful areas all inside your mouth and you feel sluggish, cranky, and it hurts to eat, and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
See MD: Best to get in to see your ENT MD for exam, diagnosis and tx. Meantime try a warm salt water gargle and rinse. Good Luck.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Specialist: See the GI specialist for full work-up and blood work. Months is far from acceptable. May be other things going on that must be identified/diagnosed a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Could be: Day three is the start time for dry socket symptoms in general. See your surgeon as soon as you can. Meantime , keep it clean, don't poke around in th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Monitor/seek help: I would monitor this -- keep a diary for 1 week. You do not know how many hours you may be straining this area and you should be concerned. Obviously,... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
3-5 days: If placement surgery was not complicated and tissue reflection not extreme, then 3-5 days should suffice. If pain becomes an issue, 400 mg 3xday shou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Yes , Yes: If you are not already infected, continued contact will put you at greater risk. You may not be infected, so stay away while he gets on meds and recov... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Yes: Depending on the amount of tissue and bone remaining at the time of surgery and their contours, and your post-op compliance, this can be very common. ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
2.3K
Thank you notes
Dec 24, 2012
I commend Dr. Thaler for his consistently informative, to the point and articulate answers. It's obvious that he practices quality dentistry and cares about the well being of his patients.
Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Thaler among the best prosthodontists I know. I wish he was closer to the area where I practice. I trust Dr. Thaler to get optimum results even with difficult cases.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr Thaler was an instructor of mine at Temple Dental School that I often saught out for help and guidance.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Now I understand + Middle class will drive up big credit bills---implants not for them. Insurance typically does not cover--even part of the implant crown. Outrageous. S...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My key is to get a general dds and specialist that are on my large group PPO plan that present dds's see themselves. Gen. dds not on my plan.Want to replace present peri...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My periodontist likes the 3i and says it is so easy for him to use. Restorative is not familiar with 3i. Perio did Straum. & had a problem. Called lab rep. Could not rea...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Naval Post-Graduate School, Bethesda, Maryland
Completed 1987

Residency

Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va
Completed 1981

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist, Delaware Today Magazine
American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, Master

Affiliations

ADA - Member
Academy Of Stomatology Of Philadelphia - Member
USA Triathlon -- Certified Level I Coach

Publications

The Strength Of The All-porcelain Facial Margin in Cemented Anterior Ceramometal Crowns
Spark-Erosion Implant Supported Overdentures, Clinical And Laboratory Techniques
The Dual-Tray Impression Technique For Implant Retained Overdentures
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