Meet Dr. Joseph Amalfitano
Periodontist and Dental Implants Specialist
Joseph Amalfitano has been providing the people of Traverse City and its
surrounding neighborhoods with advanced implant and periodontal care for over
20 years. Specializing in periodontics and dental implant 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’ , ‘All on 4”, and “Teeth in a
Day” treatments in Northern Michigan, having had extensive experience with
immediate implant full-arch reconstruction, as well as single and multiple
tooth immediate implant reconstruction with an immediate temporary. Dr.
Amalfitano has the verified experience and documented results to provide these
treatments predictably and comfortably.
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 established 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.
Amalfitano, attended South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores Michigan before
achieving his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of
Michigan, where he also began his dental training 1986. 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 skill set. He is fully
licensed to provide intravenous sedation and periodontics in both Michigan and
Wisconsin. Dr. Amalfitano strives to serve his patients by offering a level of
surgery and patient care that exceeds expectations.