Meet Dr. Joseph Amalfitano
Periodontist and Dental Implants Specialist
Dr. Joseph Amalfitano has been providing the people of Traverse City and its surrounding cities with advanced implant and periodontal care for over 20 years. Specializing in periodontics and dental implant placement and reconstruction, Dr. Amalfitano’s expertise lies in performing specialist treatments, for which he has earned his reputation. He is the most experienced provider of the ‘Teeth in an Hour’ , ‘Fixed Full Mouth Dental Implants”, and “Teeth in a Day” treatments in Northern Michigan, having had extensive experience with immediate implant full-arch reconstruction. His practice is one of the few practices in the world that can provide Zygomatic Implants which are reserved for those patients with the most severe forms of bone loss. With this procedure he can restore cases that seemed impossible a few years ago. Dr. Amalfitano has the verified experience and documented results to provide these treatments predictably and comfortably.
Dr Amalfitano is one of the few surgeons in the world who not only completes the surgery for full arch reconstruction but can also complete the restorative phase as well. His state of the art dental laboratory complete with high precision optical scanners, 3D printers, sophisticated 5 axis milling center and state of the art CAD/CAM software allows him to control the entire process of surgery through reconstruction all in one office !
Dr. Amalfitano is driven to provide the people of Northwestern Lower Michigan with the most up to date surgical techniques for the treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. He is the first specialist in the area to provide LANAP, Laser assisted new attachment procedure. This procedure is an equivalent alternative to standard periodontal flap surgery with less pain, less bleeding and no sutures required. Dr. Amalfitano is fully trained and certified to provide this FDA cleared, patented procedure.
No matter the procedure, Dr. Amalfitano is known for his caring and respectful attitude towards his patients, who he enjoys connecting with while discussing their dental care, regardless of their backgrounds. Dr. Amalfitano helped establish a Dental Clinic that provides dental care for people who live in poverty and cannot obtain Medicaid benefits. This clinic has provided free dental care for hundreds of patients in the Grand Traverse Area over several years. He has also held the position of board member of the Traverse Health Clinic, a free clinic that provides comprehensive medical care for the uninsured and those living in poverty in the Grand Traverse area.
Dr. Amalfitano, received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, where he also began his dental training. During this time, he participated in various research projects studying the microbiology of periodontal disease. Dr. Amalfitano then went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Oral Microbiology, before moving to the Department of Periodontics, where he received advanced surgical training in the treatment of various forms of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. Dr. Amalfitano continues to actively discover the newest developments in research and widen his surgical and restorative skill set. He is fully licensed to provide intravenous sedation and periodontics and also holds a general dental license. Dr. Amalfitano strives to serve his patients by offering a level of surgery and patient care that exceeds expectations.