Dr. G Funari

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Devon, PA
47 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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Leukoplakia : Leukoplakia is a clinical term to describe a white patchy presentation on tissues. This is not a tissue diagnosis and my represent something as simpl... Read More
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First, : First, a lay individual performing surgery on themselves is highly discouraged. Without proper knowledge of anatomy and proper equipment could lead t... Read More
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Without : Without out further information, such as the events surrounding your injury, and a physical exam including radiographs, it is impossible to diagnose a... Read More
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The : The only way to determine if you have sleep apnea, as opposed to a sleep disturbance, is to have an assessment by a obstructive sleep apnea team. The... Read More
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A : A certain percentage of the population develop exophytic (outgrowths) of dense normal bone know as tori or exostosis (depending upon their location). ... Read More
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You : You need an evaluation by a sleep specialist. During the evaluation you lifestyle, habits, medication and medical history will be reviewed to determi... Read More
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The : The criteria for bone marrow donation is more stringent, so no you will probably not be acceptable as a marrow donor due to the history of recurrent c... Read More
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I : I agree that you are best waiting 6 to 8 weeks prior to moving forward as the gums to need to heal completely prior to preparing the tooth for the cro... Read More
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The : The most common reasons for this smell is decay, tooth infection, or gum infection. Other possibilities include sinus infection or lung infection. T... Read More
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Snoring, : Snoring, though frequently associated with sleep apnea, is not always amenable to treatment by an oral appliance. Snoring is frequently due to elongat... Read More
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Ameloblastoma : Ameloblastoma is a benign growth that developes from the soft tissue that was involved with the formation of teeth. Though not malignant, it is an ag... Read More
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As : As with any medical or dental problem, it is almost impossible to determine the cost of treatment without a proper assessment of the problem. For you... Read More
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The : The time can vary depending upon the nature and degree of the injury to the nerve. Of more concern is whether the damage to the nerve is reversible o... 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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An : An alteration in taste or smell may be a secondary process in various disease states, or it may be the primary symptom. The distortion in the sense of... Read More
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An : An impacted tooth is one that has not fully erupted into the mouth and is, to some degree, still covered gum tissue and / or bone. A fully impacted to... Read More
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One : One added benefit of the dental implants is that they help to preserve your jaw bone. Once teeth are extracted mother nature begins a resorptive proc... Read More
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Over : Over the past 10 years specific research has been ongoing which is looking at the specific risks and benefits of removal of asymptomatic third molars ... Read More
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I : I agree with the above comments. To help with your understanding of the situation you have to understand that healthy gum tissue has a small sulcus o... Read More
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This : This is impossible to quantify. You may get diseases from bacteria, viruses, autoimmune diseases, benign and malignant growths, and from systemic man... Read More
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Any : Any injection irregardless of medication administered can cause a bruise due bleeding from a vessel or other tissue like muscle. This bruise typicall... Read More
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Bleeding : Bleeding gums is a hallmark of gum disease. That being said there are other causes for bleeing from the gums including medications, disease, and even... Read More
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Yes : Yes it could be a spider bite. It could be an infection from a tooth, hair follicle, or sebaceous gland. Recommend that you see your physician as so... Read More
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It : It is possible that you are having a reaction to environmental mold or are developing asthma. The only way to determine this is to be examined by you... Read More
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The : The flu is caused by viruses, as such antibiotics will not be effective in treating the infection. It is not typical for the flu to last in excess of ... 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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You : You should be symptom free by three months after extraction of third molars. Morning pain in the oral region is usually due to two things...Poor oral... Read More
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Several : Several factors come into play here. The age of the child, which tooth, the amount of decay in the tooth, can the tooth be restored. The only way to... Read More
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It : It can take 24 to 36 hours to see any benefit from the antibiotics so it is not surprising that the swelling is increasing. My recommendation is to t... Read More
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You : You need a full evaluation by your physician to determine whether you truly have a yeast (candida) infection or something else is happening. Six mont... Read More
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A : A good place to start is by looking for a local dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is a member of the american academy of dental sleep medi... Read More
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I : I agree with dr. Neil mcleod. Unfortunately until you reach the "age of majority" your parents are the responsible decision makers for your health ca... Read More
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I : I agree totally w/ dr. Mcleod. One additional suggestion to help with the stomach problems is to use a probiotic. These come in the form of pills an... Read More
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Typically : Typically you cannot put a "filling" on a crown the same way you can a tooth. That being said, it may be possible, though difficult to repair the chi... Read More
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You : You cannot construct a building if the foundation is not sound. The gums and bone are the foundation for the teeth. Spending large sums of money on ... Read More
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As : As a surgeon, i agree with the information provided above. Accelerated orthodontics is performed for two primary reasons: to shorten the treatment ti... Read More
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Yes. : Yes. Treatment of a fungal infection requires anti-fungal drugs. Taking antibiotics at the same time will make it more difficult as your natural bac... Read More
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Information : Information taken from mayo clinic website. Taste changes are rarely a sign of a serious underlying problem. However, they are annoying and can impai... Read More
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Without : Without an exam it is difficult to determine the nature of the problem. There may be several reasons for the symptoms ranging from gum disease exposi... Read More
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A : A labial frenectomy is generally recommended for three reasons: 1. There is a prominent fibrous attached on the ridge of the jaw that prevents the ce... Read More
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Another : Another issue with burnt popcorn is that the kernel may not have popped completely leaving a hard core. If you bite down on this unexpectedly you run... 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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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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You : You should be evaluated by a dermatologist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine the exact nature of the problem.
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It : It is time to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation and biopsy of some representative tissue to determine a diagnosis.
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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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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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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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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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