Please review my professional and charity related experiences below.


University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
DMD June 1983

Clarion University
840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214

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2014 UCLA Dental Management of Sleep Disorders

Work Experience

March 1982
Eye & Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh
203 Lothrop Street, Suite 251
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

July 1982
Allegheny General Hospital- Oral Surgery
320 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Samuel C. Pollina, DMD Private Practice
580 South Aiken Avenue, Suite #620
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Consulted on an at will basis with friend and mentor Andrew Michanowicz, DMD, founder of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Endodontics Department, International Speaker and Author

Expert Witness Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
State of PA, Investigating Dental Fraud in specific Pittsburgh cases

General Dentist, Dental Care Associates
184 Old Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

General Dentist for Arthur Battle, DMD
817 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

General Dentist, Southside Dental Pavilion for Dr. Ron DiCarlo
1408 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Shadyside Hospital Medical Staff, Department of Surgery
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John Pierce, DMD, Director
UPMC Shadyside 
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Dental Record Review, Medical Records Review Department
Shadyside Hospital. Third party record review of Dental Claims from work related dental injuries and motor vehicle accidents involving dental trauma- 
Director, Jack Rogers
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

1986- 1992
Workman’s Compensation Dentist for the City of Pittsburgh and US Airways through Shadyside Hospital, focusing on dental trauma 
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Examination and treatment of patients in retirement home
The Heritage Shadyside- Nursing Home
5701 Phillips Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

House calls to patients that were unable to get out to a dental office examination, emergencies, denture fabrication

Visited any retirement facility where a consult was needed by a Shadyside physician or risk management referral for lost dentures

Make rounds with Oncology Team at Shadyside Hospital doing examinations and evaluations of oral conditions of cancer patients
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Shadyside Hospital in house patient consultation as needed for dental pain, oral lesions, denture problems/fabrications and general examination based on physician consult request
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15231

Participated in Lecture series though Shadyside Hospital for pregnant women “Dental Pain and Treatment during Pregnancy”

Medical Staff at Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Evaluation of head/ facial trauma patients as well as other patients at the center for dental evaluations and treatment
Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Pollina Dental Associates
Richland Mall
Johnstown, PA 15904

Medical Staff Conemaugh Hospital
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905

Worked closely with Dr. Mamoun Nassif, Director of Children’s Hospital Dental Department, Pittsburgh, placing three different Pediatric Residents in my office to work and gain experience
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Owned and operated the Dental Implant Center, Johnstown PA with Daniel Pituch, MD, DMD, Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Jefferson, Mercy, and Shadyside Hospital as well as Staff Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh, clinical professor University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. 

Performed over 40.000 root canals and 50,000 crowns during this time.

Dental Implant Center
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 105
Johnstown, PA 15904

New Dimensions Dentistry- Private Practice Owner
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 105
Johnstown, PA 15904

New Dimensions Dentistry- Private Practice Owner/General Dentist
UPMC Shadyside
580 South Aiken Avenue, #620
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Member of Shadyside Hospital Staff. Provided consultation for the Oncologist, Dr. Andy Klump, at the Hillman Cancer Center. Patients with head and neck cancer were seen in my office, 580 S. Aiken Avenue, #620, to evaluate their dentition prior to head and neck radiation. Patients were treated & teeth restored or extracted with or without ability to pay for services. Thousands of dollars in free care allowed patients to proceed to immediate cancer treatment.
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Designs in Dentistry- General Dentist for Tammy DeGregorio, DMD
5830 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Western PA Dental Sleep Medicine- Owner/President, Fabricating Oral Appliances to help manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Western PA Dental Sleep Medicine
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 150
Johnstown, PA 15904

July 2015
Epoch Sleep Disorders Center
998 Donner Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

January 2016
Became accredited DMEPOS Supplier with The Compliance Team
The Compliance Team
905 Sheble Lane, Suite 102
Spring House, PA 19477
(215) 654-9110


1984-1986 Shadyside Chamber of Commerce Board Member
1985-1986 Community Fundraising Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Pittsburgh Mission of Mercy Participating Dentist
2017 Pittsburgh Mission of Mercy Participating Dentist
2019 Pittsburgh Mission of Mercy Participating Dentist