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Dr. Peter Certo

Dentistry
Aston, PA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Aston, PA

Address

2940 Concord Rd, Aston, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Halitosis: If you are asking if an MRI caused you to have bad breath, the answer us no. Sometimes when a cat-scan is taken, you are made to drink "contrast" or g... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Absolutely: Using any neuromodulator is more affordable than dermal fillers for 1 treatment. Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) & Dysport are less expensive than botox... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
To : To date, the company has not reported any serious adverse reactions. Radiesse (dermal fillers) is widely considered the safest to inject. The problem ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Most composite filling materials do have bisphenol as an ingredient.
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
All : All the dermal fillers can help with that. Radiesse is nice because of the up to 2 years.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Any : Any antibiotic will help with a dental infection, but ciprofloxaxin is not the first choice, Amoxicillin is. Now, about your issue; it sounds like yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Simple : Simple swallowing is allowed. What is not is vigerous rinsing and spitting; drinking through a straw and smoking are the two biggest no-nos. "breaking... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
If : If you get no numbing, then yes, they hurt, a lot! and, yes, the pain goes away, almost immediately. Ice helps greatly. I have never had a patient com... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
It : It is worth the additional cost. Compared to it sibling, restylane, (dermal fillers) it lasts 6 months to a year longer. Medicis-the company that sell... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
I : I agree, but- you may be having an allergic reaction to an ingredient in your toothpaste. I have had a few patients over the years show an adverse rea... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Prevent oral disease: Preventative dentistry is where we try to prevent decay and gum disease through proper home care, including the use of chemotheraputic agents that can... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Too : Too many to count. Prior to modern medicine, not so many. There are so many side effects with the food and drugs we intake and many show themselves in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Abdolutely: Clenching of your teeth is a migraine trigger! your dentist can fabricate an appliance to wear while you sleep. If you do it during the day, try chewi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Enamel : Enamel does not grow back. Some dental bonding should fix the chip quite easily.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
What : What it really comes down to is how well your dentist numbs you. With proper dental anesthesia, the procedure should be painless. Post-operatively you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes : Yes you can as long as it is within the first 24-36 hours. If your filler is not smooth immediately after the injection, gentle massage the area until... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
If : If you mean drug interactions, the answer is no. The only problems associated with Radiesse (dermal fillers) is bruising and swelling. Any medication... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
The : The company that produces Radiesse (dermal fillers) does not recommend that it be placed under the eyes. The hyaluronic fillers are much better. Perla... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Allergies : Allergies are rare to dental materials, but I have come across a couple. One is to nickel and the other to an acrylic temporary material. Nickel is a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
It : It is most definately better to have a specialist look at it. Most general dentists are not equiped to handle these difficult cases. Most won't even t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
I : I have to agree with the other answer in the way of not giving you a yes or no answer. The is no way to tell considering the age of your daughter. Onc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
You : You can get dentures made at any time, but the longer you go without, the tougher your gums will get and the better the final fit will be. Depending o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
A : A bridge is not considered a cosmetic service. Have your dentist send out a pre-determination of benefits first, so you know how much it will cost and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Any : Any thing is possible if not injected properly, but highly unlikely. Make sure your doctor is experienced with injectibles. Ask to see before and aft... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Without : Without a visual and/or radiographic examination, it is impossible to say. With that being said, it would be a good idea to get to a dentist asap. Sof... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Appearance: Quite simply to look more youthful. We also inject the forehead as part of migraine treatment.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Go to Dentist: You need to have that cyst evaluated by a dental professional, wether it is ur general dentist or oral surgeon. There is no saliva gland inside ur low... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Try : Try crest or colgate whitening. Also, get listerine whitening. The use of these 2 products should help, but, the best is always start with a professio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Same effects: Dysport is not the whole toxin, like botox. That is the difference. It is a protein chain of the toxin that binds to a neuroreceptor that prevents mus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Absolutely : Absolutely yes! i always bring my patients back after 2 weeks for evaluation and touch-ups, if necessary.
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
First sign of teeth: Once your child start to 'cut' teeth, start brushing them to get them used to having it done. Ada saying 18 months...Good luck with that. Best advic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
YES!: That main idea behind cosmetic dentistry is to improve your smile.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
YES: From what I have experienced with my patients over 20 years of pulling teeth; the ones who get dry sockets say it is the worst pain ever and it never ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possible: yes: Nausea after numerous extractions can come from the blood that you swallowed, antibiotics, pain meds or from meds used to sedate you. Probiotics, whet... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
If : If that is your only apprehension with getting a dermal filler and you want the longer lasting result, then get perlane. It can be reversed with anoth... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Are : Are your lines present when not making expressions? If so, then dermal filler is your treatment of choice. If not, Botox ot Dysport is recommended. As... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
If : If the bridge is made correctly, you will actually chew much more effieciently. It may take a few meals to get used to it, but ideally, other than not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
The : The type of pain is important. If it is still a stapping, sharp pain, there might be something else going on. If the pain is more of a throbbing ache,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cone Beam X-ray : Cat-scan & MRI have use in dentistry in helping to diagnoses TMJ issues, but cone-beam radiography has completely taken over. It gives us 3-d images l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, any time you get an injection it is possible to have numbness due to the needle possibly piercing and damaging a nerve. The feeling alm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
According : According to their companies, Radiesse lasts up to 2 years, Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm lasts up to 12 months and Perlane lasts up to 18 m... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Herpes test: A blood test done through your medical doctor is the only way to know for sure.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
I prefer Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Over my 20 yr career, i've always prescribed fioricet/fiorinol for migraines. Fioricet contains tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) caffeine and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
Try flouride rinses: Are you bulimic? Reflux? High acid diet? Or just decayed? If you have acidic saliva, from diet or regurgitation, your teeth will continue to erode un... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
None I know: I have never heard of a vitamin supplement helping with tooth sensitivity. You really need to see a dentist to make sure it is not a cavity or gingiv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 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
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
No: Basically two names for the same discipline of dentistry...Like cap and crown.

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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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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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