At Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics in Braintree, MA, our cosmetic dentists are dedicated to providing our patients with the very best dental care available. In fact, each dentist on our team regularly pursues continuing education to strengthen clinical skills and expand knowledge.
Each of the cosmetic dentists have taken numerous courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the world renowned center for aesthetic dentistry.
LVI dentist Dr. Clark Ingoldsby is a graduate of St. Francis University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Dentistry where he served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral Medicine. In private practice for over 30 years, and after numerous hours of continuing education including graduate training at LVI, his favorite aspect of dentistry is in the area of cosmetics where he feels the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives is very rewarding.
Dr. Ingoldsby also has extensive training in Neuromuscular Dentistry for the treatment of TMJ disorders. He has successfully treated many patients with headaches as well as neck pain. Sometimes Neuromuscular treatment goes “hand in hand” with giving the patient the perfect smile.
Dr. Ingoldsby treats each patient as he would a family member, with a gentle and caring manner. He understands that each person is an individual with their own unique concerns.
Dr. Ingoldsby is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Ingoldsby lives on the South Shore with his wife and their five daughters. He enjoys fishing and lobstering off of Gun Rock Beach as well as skiing and golfing.
LVI dentist Dr. Steve Bergman is originally from Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He received his dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in 1981 and later served as Associate Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry.
In addition to the practice of general dentistry, for over 30 years Dr. Bergman’s private practice has emphasized the cosmetic and restorative aspects of dentistry, and through his extensive training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), has achieved a level of clinical proficiency and artistry in aesthetic dentistry that few dentists have obtained. In fact he has attained Fellowship status from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
In addition, his background includes treatment of neuromuscular disorders commonly associated with TMJ problems. This in-depth knowledge in treating cosmetic and occlusion problems is the basis for Dr. Bergman’s practice focus. His ability to give his patients the beautiful smile they have always wanted is the most rewarding aspect of his practice.
Dr. Bergman’s professional associations include membership in the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, and has worked with the W.I.N. Foundation, a charitable organization which benefits women of abuse. When Dr. Bergman isn’t practicing dentistry, his time is spent with his wife and three children and indulging his hobbies – golf, skiing, and travel.
LVI dentist Dr. James Zonghetti has been committed to improving smiles and reducing TMJ pain for his patients for over 20 years. His dedication began at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received several awards, including the Dentsply International Merit Award for Removable Denture Prosthodontics, the Murray Massler Award for Restorative Dentistry, the Tufts Alumni Award for Restorative Dentistry and the Tufts Alumni Award for Full Denture Prosthodontics.
Immediately upon graduating Tufts in 1989, he began teaching as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater and began his private practice. Most recently, he trained in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
With skill and compassion, Dr. Zonghetti treats his patients with a comprehensive approach, taking care to listen to their individual concerns and providing them with specific customized solutions. His friendly and approachable demeanor puts his patients at ease and his expertise and perfectionism ensures excellent results. Passionate about his work, Dr. Zonghetti’s ultimate reward is the improved self-esteem and self-confidence his patients gain from their new smiles.
Dr. Zonghetti is proud to give back to the community as a participant in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give Back A Smile” Program to help victims of domestic violence. He is also a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association and The Massachusetts Dental Society.
Outside of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Zonghetti enjoys fly-fishing, boating and spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Epstein earned his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and his Doctorate in Dentistry from the Medical College of Virginia. He then went on to complete his periodontal residency at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Epstein has limited his practice to Periodontics and Implantology for over 25 years. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, bone and soft tissue regeneration and implant dentistry. In addition, Dr. Epstein performs cosmetic periodontal procedures to help patients enhance their smiles. His commitment to excellence is recognized by his patients as well as his warm and caring approach. Dr. Epstein is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Massachusetts Periodontal Society and the International Team for Implantology. In his free time Dr. Epstein enjoys the outdoors including running, hiking, biking, tennis and traveling with his family.
For more information about how one of our experienced doctors can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted, contact our office today.