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Dr. G Funari

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Devon, PA
46 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Oral and Facial Surgery of the Main Line

Devon, PA

Address

223 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA, US
Directions

Fax

6109710481

Insurances accepted

No Value

Aetna

Office

Devon, PA

About

Bio

<strong><em>During my career I have been dedicated to achieving the best training possible. My goal is to use these skills to provide state of the art full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services in a professional, respectful and compassionate manner.</em></strong> <h1>A POWEWRFUL EDUCATION</h1> “I have had a continuing professional relationship with many of the world’s most renowned dental academicians and clinicians for over two decades. These interactions have afforded me a broad and in-depth foundation and allow me to incorporate ‘cutting edge’ knowledge and skills in my daily practice. Attainment of Board Certification is validation of my professional pursuits.” B.S. from Villanova University (Villanova, PA), 1972 - 1976 M.S. from Villanova University (Villanova, PA), 1976 - 1979 D.M.D . from Temple University School of Dentistry (Philadelphia, PA), 1979 - 1983 General Practice Residency served at National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, MD) 1983 - 1984 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency served at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School / Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX), 1990 - 1994 Board Certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1997/ 2007 and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, 2005 “Top Dentist”: Philadelphia Magazine, Main Line Magazine, Suburban Times <h1>ACTIVE IN THE PROFESSION</h1> <h3>“Membership in leading dental organizations affords me the opportunity to establish relationships with other dental professionals and to contribute to the advancement of the specialty. These interactions allow me to gain from the knowledge and experience of my colleagues and to incorporate these innovations in my daily practice.”</h3> Fellow: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Diplomate: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow: International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Fellow: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Diplomate: National Dental Board of Anesthesiology Fellow: Academy of General Dentistry President: Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons President: Chester County and Delaware County Dental Society Delegate: Pennsylvania Dental Association Member: American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Academy of Stomatology, Main Line Dental Society <h1>SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ORAL SURGERY</h1> <i>“Mindful of the sacrifices and dedication others have made to the development of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I have accepted responsibility to inspire, guide and train</i><i> those who are the future of the specialty.”</i> Examiner: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, Navy Postgraduate Dental School, Bethesda, Maryland Previous Academic and Administrative Appointments: Associate Director, Specialty Surgery Services, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Head, Dental/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Site Director, National Capital Consortium Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Assistant Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia; Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Oral Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School <h2>National Lecturer</h2> <strong><em>.</em></strong>

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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There : There are a number of diseases that cause open sores in the mouth from allergic reactions to cancers. Too little information to diagnose the problem.... Read More
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I : I assume that your root canal is completed. It is not unusual to have some pain after completion of the treatment due to residual inflammation of the ... Read More
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Lingual : Lingual braces tend to be more expensive because of the greater difficulty placing them. Routine appointments also take longer adding to the cost poi... Read More
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If : If you have not already done so, you should see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Six weeks is a long time for an infection to be spr... Read More
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Agree : Agree that what you are asking is a legal quesition not a medical question. I would contact your state dental association (not dental board) and inqu... Read More
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General : General dental exams vary little whether the patient is young or old. The health of the teeth, gums, and soft tissues are assessed. With children, t... Read More
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Not : Not enough information to answer the question, but generally rashes that do not resolve in a couple of days after keeping the area clean a dry should ... Read More
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There : There is no way to give an accurate time frame. I suggest continuing on the course you are taking then getting a lipid panel (cholesterol test) in ab... Read More
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This : This less likely than if you were struck in the midface. Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) can leak from the nose due to fracture of a thin plate of bone a... Read More
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Some : Some bruise take longer to resolve than others, particularly if they are located on extremities. From your description it appears that you may have br... Read More
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Antibiotics : Antibiotics are not effective against viral illnesses. As stated, antibiotics are occasionally prescribed to placate a patient and not treat the pati... Read More
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It : It is possible to have an allergic reaction to any restorative material, though this is rare. Usually the allergic reaction is limited to the immedia... Read More
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As : As with most things in life, you start out solving problems at the basic level. When complications develop or the case becomes more involved then it ... Read More
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As : As you can see, a long span bridge supported by only one tooth on each end leaves little in the way of options should there be problem with one of the... Read More
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Methicyllin : Methicyllin resistant staphylococcus aureus - a strain of bacteria, typically found on the skin, that has undergone an internal change that makes it r... Read More
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Agree : Agree w/ dr. Arden. If it is a sebaceous cyst it may continue to enlarge and may require surgical removal.
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There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is ge... Read More
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I : I agree completely with the information provided above. It is typical for pain from a lower tooth to radiate to the ear and temporal region. An inf... Read More
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Once : Once a dental infection leaves the confines of the jaw and extends into the soft tissues, especially in the back of the mouth, floor of mouth, or unde... Read More
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As : As stated above the choice of incision placement depends upon the surgeons preference, areas that need to be addressed, and whether there is the prese... Read More
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I : I would also recommend an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to rule out some pathology affecting the nerve distribution. Another factor... Read More
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Newborn : Newborn babies are not generally tested for drugs unless there is a suspicion that the mother had ingested some drugs or the baby is showing signs sug... Read More
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Agree : Agree with dr. Fowler. If the discharge continues for more than 7 days or other symptoms develop you should see your personal physician.
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This : This could indicate many things but is not a particularly good sign. This may be inflammation of the tissue around the implant or something completel... Read More
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You : You are obviously in a clinical setting such as a hospital. Each organization has guidelines on the management of patients, particularly ones with in... Read More
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Yes : Yes you can have an allergic reaction to orajel but what you are describing is most likely a progressive infection. This is one of the problems we as... Read More
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It : It could also be the permanent tooth erupting into the mouth.
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Contact : Contact your regular physician and describe your situation. They may want to do a pregnancy blood test prior to recommending an OB physician (this ma... Read More
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Tough : Tough to answer with out an examination and full history. Recommend seeing your personal physician.
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No : No one is immune from the damaging effects of the sun. Some people with dark skin, hair and eyes (fitzpatrick skin type 4) are less effected by the d... Read More
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Neti : Neti pots will relieve sinus pressure if performed properly, but they can cause problems. If you truly have a sinus infection, as opposed to seasonal... Read More
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Without : Without knowledge of why you may need a crown it is difficult to answer your question. Basically a crown is a protective casing that is placed on a t... Read More
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Taken : Taken from livestrong.Com. See link for full article. Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews.Com. Eating binges can ... Read More
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Patients : Patients who have been diagnoses with cancer are typically referred to a multi-disciplinary team for management of his disease. Make contact with thi... Read More
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You : You best course of action is to see your physician for a full evaluation so that he can offer an appropriate treatment.
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Sleep : Sleep apnea can be due to either a physical blockage of your airway (peripheral osa) or due to a central nervous system disorder (central os) where th... Read More
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You : You need to seek medical care for a number reasons: 1. To make sure you are up to date with your tetanus immunization, and if not, to get an tetanus t... Read More
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Chemical : Chemical peels vary in their degree of discomfort they cause depending upon the agent and depth of peels. For that reason some of the deeper peels ma... Read More
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This : This is most likely the prominent ridges of bone between the sockets where the teeth were. This bone will smooth out over time. Though bone is typic... Read More
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The : The use of compression bandages or garments is to control bleeding, in the event it should occur, prevent fluid accumulation between the skin and unde... Read More
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It : It is not clear why you thing you have thrush (candidiasis). It typically can manifest itself as red irritated tissues or a white coating on the tiss... Read More
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This : This could be an infection of the bone just behind the ear, mastoiditis, and is serious. You should seek care immediately to rule out this problem an... Read More
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The : The time it takes to heal is a function of how much surgery was performed and how the tissues were manipulated. Every dentist has their comfort zone ... Read More
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There : There are a number of reasons for abnormal bruising: 1. Dietary deficiencies 2. Hereditary diseases 3. Blood disorders 4. Liver disease 5. Medications... Read More
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For : For most patients this age, the initial visit to the pediatric dentist is an opportunity for you child to get acclimated to the exam process in a non-... Read More
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If : If this structure is in the middle of the back of the roof of the mouth (soft palate) it is a normal structure. If you can identify you uvula and wha... Read More
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The : The risk of transmission of the herpes virus can occur at any time, even when you are not symptomatic (asymptomatic transmission). Your boyfriend sho... Read More
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All : All skin incisions heal with a certain amount of fibrous tissue (scar). The good news is that the biopsy can usually be done with little or no notice... Read More
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Do : Do not delay seeking treatment. Since there appears to be sinus involvement the infection can spread to vital structures and potentially lead to a li... Read More
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Swallowing : Swallowing in and of itself should not cause a dry socket. "dry socket" refers to a condition where the blood clot that develops in the socket after ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. Funari is one of the best qualified and skillful Oral Surgeons with whom I have worked. I highly recommend him for all aspects of Oral Surgery.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. funari is a knowledgable guy. I've worked on an advisory board with him and know several patients who have had positive experiences with him.
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Funari is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable dentist with his patient's best interests at heart. I highly recommend and endorse Dr. Funari.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will have a doctor look at it, seems like more than epsom salt prob
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Thank you, your tip made me feel good! Thanks, can't afford weight watchers though. Don't eat fatty foods
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That's my sentiment exactly. It makes sense to wait for healing.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Villanova University
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Villanova University
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

Bethesda Naval Hospital

Residency

University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Awards

Top Dentist - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Dentist - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
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