Dr. Peter Certo

Dentistry
Aston, PA
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Aston, PA

Address

2940 Concord Rd, Aston, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
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Fax

6103641347

Insurances accepted

Aetna Dental

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna Dental

Delta Dental

MetLife Dental

About

Bio

I grew up in Marlton, NJ, where my parents still live. After graduating Cherokee High School 1985, I attended Albright College and then Temple University School of Dentistry. I started in private practice in July 1993 and ultimately opened Certo Dental August 2003. I currently live in Havertown, Pa with my wife Megan and our 4 children: Rebecca, Patrick, Peter III Kathryn.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

160 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Hep C & fillers?: They are not related. One is a virus and the other is use to fill deficient voids in the face. If your doctor is using unsafe protocols, you may contr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
No risk: If done by a capable doctor, there are no risks, only relief.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
My : My youngest was 3 in january. When she was about 9 months, her big brother, now 4, head butted her and chipped her front tooth. It still looks exactly... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
I : I agree whole heartedly with the other doctors. Do not waste any time in getting to your dentist!
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
RADIESSE® : Radiesse (dermal fillers)® volumizing filler is an injectable implant composed of synthetically produced smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (caha) micros... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Small bites: Small bites and soft diet. It will get easier with time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Absolutely. : Absolutely. The only issue is that the glaze will be removed. The can repolished with ceraglaze polishing tips. This should not weaken the veneers as ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not normal: Get back to the doctor that injected you. He should be able to prescribe eye drops that should help. Call immediately!
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse lasts, on average 18 months. I have had patients where it lasts over 2 years. The shortest was 18 months. Botox & Dysport only last 3 months.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Personal preference : Veneers are done for cosmetic reasons, mainly. If a tooth a too big a filling or cavity on the front surface, a veneer is indicated. Most ate done to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It sounds like your wife has a severe sinusitus-inflammed sinus, with an infection. I have allergies and suffer from sinusitus regularly, but luckily,... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It is impossible to say what would be best for you without seeing the teeth in question. Contact your local dentist for a consultation appointment to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Probably. : Probably. It is not recommended for the lips. Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm are the 2 choices for lips.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dental schools: Implants are the most expensive dental restorations, period. They are also the longest lasting. There are finance options through care credit and cit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
If : If your face is visably swollen, you need an antibiotic, stat, and you probably will have to have it drained. Take your oral tempature; if it is 101.5... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Yes. : Yes. To be extra safe, run the day of your appoint, before, of course, skip the next day and then run the day after that. That will give you a 2 day g... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
I : I totally agree with the other 2 responses, but in addition, you may want to consider a second opinion.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
You : You should get them, but most adults don't because of the cost. Your insurance pays for it until the teen years. Age 12-16, depending on the insurance... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Your : Your dental work should not interfer with normal life. The big no-no is finger nail biting. If you use your teeth for eating only, you should not have... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
18 : 18 is an average. An oral surgeon can give a better answer to this particular case because he/she can take the radiographs needed to check a growth ce... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Very little: Botox is delivered via an injection, so...Yes they do hurt, but very little. Steps can be taken to make those injections painless, like using topical ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
I : I have noticed with my patients that juvederm & Restylane (dermal fillers) usually last over a year, but the initial results usually lasts about 9-10 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
To : To me, there are both the same thing made by 2 different companies. Depending who you ask, depends on what is best. It is basically coke vs pepsi, the... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It sounds like you have a traumatic ulcer. The problem with them is that you probably keep biting it. Without the repeat trauma, they take 10-14 days ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not : Not really. You can eat and drink before. I tell my patients to avoid any over-the-counter medication that is know to thin your blood, like Aspirin an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Did : Did your dentist do a biopsy? If not, contact him to recommend an oral surgeon for the biopsy. Always better safe than sorry. Fyi, not all biopsies me... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse might be the safest to inject due to its lack of reactions/side-effects. The biggest problem with Radiesse is that it is not a reversible pro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It is very important to get the periodontal disease under control. It can lead, ultimately, to tooth loss. Talk to your dentist about feasible payment... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
If : If your doctor does your dermal filler correctly, you will not get lumps. After it is injected, the doctor is suppose to mold it with his/her fingers.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not : Not necessarily. Wisdom teeth extraction is a very traumatic process and it is very possible to have numbness for days or weeks. Almost all the time, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dr : Dr funari's answer is right on, for the usual case, we never know how a patient is going to react to surgery. Most people are fine after a few days, s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It's : It's best not to for a few hours, at least, especially if there is bleeding.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dental cleaning!: Get to a dentist and have your teeth cleaned is the only way to remove all the stain and build-up. By having this done, your gums can heal. In the mea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
I : I would just add to dr funari's answer. For the time being, take 2-200mg Ibuprofen tablets 1/2 hour before bed until you get a night guard made. This ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: Basically two names for the same discipline of dentistry...Like cap and crown.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
See your Dentist: The only way to get rid of decay is to see your dentist. Many Fluoride preparations can slow the process, but once the decay gets to a certain point,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Bruising: It is probably just some bruising and it should go away quickly. Get back to your injector and ask while the discoloration is present.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Crest : Crest whitestrips. You should be able to get them from your dentist. They have a higher concentration of the whitening agent. Always get a dental chec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
As : As the other dr said, I have not heard of that happening, but if it is not injected properly and the injector hits or traumatizes a nerve, it is possi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Basically, : Basically, yes. As we age, our teeth naturally darken by becoming denser, in addition to accumulating stain over the years. Through normal wear & tear... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Try : Try putting ice on the swollen areas and take anti-inflammatory medicine, like ibuprofen-if you can. This swelling is relatively normal, especially ar... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It shouldn't: Botox is used to paralyze muscles. So, the answer should be no, but if injected wrong, it could be painful after the inject, but this pain should be v... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Please : Please do not waste any more time and get to your dentist immediately! there are several reasons it feels that way and none of them good. It could be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Touch ups: Drink your coffee & tea with a straw. A glass of wine will not affect your whitening. Normal use will cause your teeth to become dense, thus giving th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Dr : Dr kaufman and dr funari gave you sound advice. I would strongly suggest you do what they suggest. You should not have had to wait that long. Sometim... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
TMJ : Tmj just stands for temporomandibular joint. We all have 2. The condition commonly referred as "tmj" is actually tmd meaning temporomandibular disorde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Bruising : Bruising is usually very minimal, if your dr is good. I see bruising in less than 5% of my patients. The bruising is so minimal that a little make-up ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It usually only takes a few minutes, so the answer should be yes, but it all depends on how busy the doctor is on that day. Personally, i always make ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
Any : Any time a tooth is removed that is not loose, we have to exert a great amount of force to loosen and remove a tooth, especially molars. It is possibl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 31 years experience
It : It is normal to have a little sensitivity after having the braces taken off, but sensitivity after minor tooth reshaping is not. Try using sensodyne o... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. an excellent dentist an a good guy who really cares about his patients capable of treating the most complex patient.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse Dr. Certo. His contributions are very thoughtful and knowledgable. LynAnn Mastaj, DMD
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Nice answer to read that directly answers my question. Restyl. varies.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Share thanks in your own words...
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Amen to that! I am enjoying the freedom of no teeth while my gums heal

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Acheiver in Business and Healthcare, Presidential's Who's Who
Top Dentist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Certo Dental
American Academy of Facial Esthetics
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