Dr. Ari Pontikas
21 years experience male
SpecialtiesDoctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Pontikasanswered
Periodontics 21 years experience
Team work: A general dentist and a periodontist should work together to provide comprehensive care for patients. Periodontal disease is usually first detected by a general dentist during their initial exam. Depending on the degree and extent of disease the general dentist may start initial therapy or refer immediately to the periodontist for consultation if the disease is moderate to advanced.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Brighamanswered
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Treatment can work: The use of thick rectangular wires, a part of all orthodontic fixed appliance (braces) treatment, can normally provide the torque necessary to upright lingually displaced posterior teeth. In some instances, the use of elastics may be necessary to augment the uprighting forces. The doctor treating your case is in the best position to answer your question as it relates to your condition.
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Ask doctors free
in 24 hours or less
TestimonialsRecommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Pontikas is the premiere periodontist in the greater Phoenix area. His gingival grafts are the finest I have seen, truly an artist. His skill and attention to detail are unsurpassed. His office...Read More
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pontikas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
Education & Training
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
American Academy of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration
A T Still School of Dental Medicine