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Dr. Pistolas, D.D.S.
NJ License #12474
NJ Specialty #3047

Pediatric Dentist
& Orthodontist

Sparta, NJ


Dr. Philip J. Pistolas, D.D.S is a Member of the American Association of Functional Orthodontics. He is also a charter member of the Functional Freedom Corporation. He has published numerous articles for the international publication, The Functional Orthodontist. He has been a key note speaker at the National AAFO meeting. He has recently been elected to a six member national advisory board for the Functional Freedom Corporation (FFC). Dr. Pistolas is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Pistolas was born and raised in Dover, New Jersey. He graduated from Delbarton School 1971. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from St. Vincent College in 1975, he continued his education at NYU Dental School, where he graduated in 1979. He then received his specialty in Pediatric Dentistry from the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY 1981.

Dr. Pistolas has been in practice in Sparta since 1985. He decided to pursue his orthodontic training by attending orthodontic seminars. Almost all of his post graduation training since that time has been devoted to orthodontics. He favors the Functional Orthodontic school of thought.

Before his Sparta office opened its doors he was employed at the Family Dental Center of Rockaway, New Jersey. During that time he also worked for two years for an Orthodontist in the area two days a week. At that office he received a great deal of his Orthodontic training seeing an average of 80 patients a day. There, his responsibilities included diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic adjustments.

After he opened his own office, Dr. Pistolas decided to pursue his orthodontic training by attending orthodontic seminars. Almost all of his post graduation training since that time has been devoted to orthodontics. He favors the Functional Orthodontic school of thought.

A proud husband and father, Phil has been married to his wife, Cathy, since 1977. Cathy is also the office manager. His son, Thomas, was born 1987 and his daughter, Cathlyn, was born 1992.

Clinician Of The Year


In March 2005, Dr. Philip J. Pistolas was awarded the AAFO Clinician Of The Year Award. This has been given to only 19 members over a 20 year period. Dr. Pistolas is only the second Pedodontist to receive the award.


Dr. Pistolas was recently elected to represent the AAFO in the TMD Alliance. He was also given the AAFO Mastership Award representing over 700 hours of post graduate Orthodontic training.



ACCREDATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of  Functional Orthodontics
Clinician Of The Year 2004

The Functional Orthodontist
International Publication Writer

National AAFO Meeting
Keynote Speaker

Functional Freedom Corporation
National Advisory Board Member

American Alliance of TMD Organizations
AAFO Representative

American Association of  Functional Orthodontics
Current Member

American Academy of  Pediatric Dentistry
Current Member

American Dental Association
Current Member
 
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