Dr. Steven Hart

Cosmetic Dentistry
Wayne, PA
47 years experience male

Locations

Devon Dental Associates

Wayne, PA

Address

125 E Swedesford Rd, Ste 111, Wayne, PA
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
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Practice website

Fax

6106870057

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

I cherish the relationships I have developed based on trust and confidence with my patients over the years. Realizing that patients often bring to the dental office fear and mistrust, I pride myself on spending extra time listening to the patient in order to identify and overcome these obstacles. I make the effort to educate the patient, so that they can fully understand the benefits of their care and in turn become an active participant in improving their own dental and oral health. With our highly trained staff, I am consistently dedicated to my patients' comfort and satisfaction during their entire dental experience. When I'm not kept busy with my wife and 3 daughters (the loves of my life), I am golfing, playing guitar, hiking, exercising, travelling, reading, seeing a play or movie, or watching one of our great Philadelphia sports teams.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

DENTISTRY - Orthodontics

Doctor Q&A

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Over the counter: Over the counter products have some limitations. First and foremost you want to make sure your teeth are healthy enough to whiten. This means no too... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Possible bruxism: This could be due to a habitual bruxism (clenching or grinding). A dental appliance (such as a hawley bite plane) that separates the back teeth by pr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Absolutely! : Absolutely! allowing the decay to progress can weaken the tooth enough below the cap (crown) that the tooth can break off. If these are critical anc... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
It depends: It is common to have a follow up visit about 1 week after implant surgery. This is especially true if sutures were placed. The success of the dental... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Insurance clauses: Many dental insurance plans have exclusions that allow them not to cover procedures that they usually covered. In other words you may have coverage w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Typically : Typically when a tooth erupts (i.e., first enters the mouth) it has grooves, pits and fissures that can trap harmful foods that cause decay. This is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
There : There absolutely can be pain associated with erupting 3rd molars (or wisdom teeth). However, there are other possibilities for the cause of pain with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
If : If you are having difficulty swallowing due to an enlarged or inflamed uvula you should seek medical attention. I would suggest seeing an ear, nose a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Duralon : Duralon was a popular cement in dentistry. There are newer cements with different properties that may include stronger adhesion and Fluoride release.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Flossing : Flossing requires a special dexterity especially if you want to do it correctly. It is a difficult skill (and habit to develop) for an adult let alon... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
There : There are a number of possible diagnoses but clearly you need to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. For example, this could be a signal that... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
This can vary: This is up to the discretion of the dentist that removed the tooth. Some partial dentures may irritate the healing dental extraction site. In some c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Possible at any age: Teeth that are crowding can be a cosmetic and functional problem at any age. Older patients (although 50 is not old) become more at risk for periodon... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
It can vary.: Oral surgeons or periodontists often determine the waiting period based on a number of factors. If the tooth that was extracted was infected they wil... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
I : I agree with the other respondent that you should start with your dentist (or oral surgeon) to evaluate the swelling. If his or her finding is inconc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Results can vary: As you might know there are various methods to whiten your teeth including in office bleaching with an activating light (or laser), tray bleaching as ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Personal preference: I have found that this is personal preference. Both products are excellent as they do a much better job than manual toothbrushes. Our patients that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Home remedies: Wisdom tooth pain is more common with the lower jaw (mandible) wisdom teeth where the jaw bone is more dense. Pain usually radiates along the lower j... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Implant health: Dental implants in a healthy individual (non-diabetic, non-smoker) are more resistant to periodontal disease. A tooth has a space between the tooth r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Sealants : Sealants are more commonly applied to permanent posterior teeth (molars and premolars). The first of these teeth to erupt into the mouth occur at aro... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Localized Infection?: Because a piercing in the mouth could be equivalent to an open wound, there is a risk of infection. This can happen at anytime even if it hasn't been... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
A : A pulp cap is not a substitute for a tooth that may require root canal therapy. The necessity for root canal therapy is based on a number of factors i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
See : See your dentist for an examination and xray to determine if the tooth is indeed salvageable. If the tooth did not have a previous root canal (which ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Tooth size: Sometimes the total tooth width is too small to fill out the dental arch. Ask your dentist or orthodontist if this is the case. Sometimes an orthodo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
A : A recommendation from another dentist is a great place to start. General dentists who refer children (of their patients) to a pediatric dentist want ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibilities: White spots on the teeth (within the enamel) can have a few possible causes. - if you received too much Fluoride (between supplements, toothpaste, a... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
It : It would be advisable to seek the care of a pediatric dentist (hopefully, your child has already seen a pediatric dentist) in order to have and examin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Solutions vary: There is a wide range of smiles that look "uneven" in appearance. Solutions can vary depending on the severity of the unevenness. Teeth can be recon... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Various options: There are various options and the best solution will depend on how large the gap is and whether you are happy with the size shape and appearance of yo... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Xrays can determine: Sometimes the dental xray or panorex xray is inadequate to determine whether a sinus lift is necessary. In cases where the surgeon is unsure he/she m... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Extra care: If the wisdom teeth are in your mouth and are not decayed you need to ramp up your level of oral hygiene. They will often come in a difficult to reac... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Most : Most primary ("baby") teeth will loosen and fall out on their own and will not need to be removed by the dentist or pediatric dentist. There is no ne... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Your : Your pediatric dentist can give you various options to treat your child. Let's assume that your child requires dental treatment that if left untreate... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
I : I agree with the other responders that an xray evaluation by your dentist or pediatric dentist can determine whether these teeth are simply delayed in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Short : Short term you can use Ibuprofen elixir (a dose recommended by your physician or dentist) and an over the counter topical anesthetic (such as oragel) ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
You : You absolutely should get this investigated. A physical examination, comprehensive medical history (and dental history) as well as blood tests might ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
This : This is not unusual. In most cases the tooth will eventually achieve its final ideal position. However, in rare instances a tooth develops in a less... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
You : You do seem to have a good understanding of your problem. The initial advice and treatment recommendations your were given are appropriate and are of... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
It : It is not possible to determine from your description whether this is a recurrent herpes virus, although that is one of the possible diagnoses. You c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Whitening?: All teeth are potentially bleachable, but the results achieved can vary from tooth to tooth. This may depend on whether the discoloration is "deeper"... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
It can vary.: Depending on how extensive the surgery was your post-operative signs and symptoms can vary. Different locations (sites) in the upper and lower jaw ca... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Not advised: For peace of mind, you should have a comprehensive dental exam, appropriate xrays and dental cleaning. Proper prevention and routine professional car... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Should not affect: Oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy will not prevent you from getting a dental implant. If you are unsure check with your physician. U... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Jaw growth: Many surgeons will wait until bones including the jaw bones have stopped growing. For your son this will be in a couple of years. In the interim th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Born-the right time: Modern dentistry has the best prevention available. However, parental education is also important. Knowing how to take care of your child's teeth be... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
A matter of degree: Bruxism refers to tooth grinding (but also encompasses tooth clenching). It is the habit that produces extra tooth to tooth contact. With tooth grin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Crowded : Crowded teeth can be a functional and/or esthetic dental problem. It occurs most commonly due to a discrepancy between the jaw size and the number an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
You : You likely have a number of options that can be addressed by a qualified restorative dentist. If you are looking to restore the cosmetic appearance o... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Curcumin : Curcumin does claim to have anti-inflammatory properties. When gums bleed it is because bacterial plaque (food and bacteria) that is not brushed or f... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Sealants : Sealants are the best prevention for cavities on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. It is advisable to apply the sealants as soon as the teeth are er... Read More
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Testimonials
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I have known Dr Hart for many years, ever since he was a resident in our program at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. As the director of that program , I found him to be not only a very fine clini...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Hart is an outstanding dentist with wonderful skills. He has the ability to maintain patients in preventative recalls in good dental health and he also is compasionate with the ability to treat th...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I have known Dr. Hart for many years. In that time, patients have praised his gentle touch, thoroughness, delightful personality and treatment outcome. Specialists and I have praised his excellent ...Read More
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Never smoked and will finally do a consult with an oral/max DDS. Bye.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Association
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