Meetinghouse Dental Care
Mercury-Safe, Metal-Free, High-Tech Dentistry

Meet Our Dentists and Team





Wendy Beratan, DMD, AIAOMT, SMART

-  Matthew He, DMD, AIAOMT, SMART

No matter how fearful or apprehensive you may have felt in the past, you'll be at home with our dentists. They love spending time with patients, and it shows! Our doctors have been named to America's Top Dentists Award by Consumers' Research Council of America, to PA Best Doctors and Dentists Award by Time Magazine and PennsylvaniaDoctorAwards, to Leading Dental Experts in Pennsylvania by Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Magazine, to Patients' Choice Award by Opencare, to the Five-Star Outstanding Businesses Spectrum Award for Customer Satisfaction by City Beat News, by the International Association of Dentists to Top Dentists in Hatboro, by Expertise to Best Dentists in Lansdale.  They welcome your questions and strive to provide you with the information or resources you need to make informed decisions about your oral health.

Warm, compassionate, gentle, honest, Dr. Lou Trovato, Dr. Wendy Beratan, and Dr. Matthew He are enthusiastic advocates of holistic dentistry. They are trained in mercury-safe dental techniques, leading-edge technology, and biocompatible materials.  All three dentists are SMART-certified (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques/Technology) by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) for mercury-safe dentistry.  All three doctors are also IAOMT accredited for mercury-safe dentistry, having successfully completed required continuing education, the accreditation exam, and the presentation of cases to a professional board of peers.  

Our dentists participate actively in the community, supporting every fundraiser and community event of every patient, and the dental practice takes special interest in the local organization, Meals on Wheels.

A visit to Meetinghouse Dental Care is always a memorable, personalized, and comfortable experience!   




Raised in Richboro, Pennsylvania, Dr. Lou is a 1974 graduate of Council Rock High School, 1978 graduate of La Salle University, 1982 graduate of Temple University Kornberg School of Dental Medicine, and 2010 graduate - as a Board-Certified NMD - of the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry.  He shares his free time with family and friends.  He travels frequently for postgraduate education, enjoying opportunities for innovation in his dental art.  Dr. Lou has trained with the nation's foremost experts in integrative dental medicine, oxygen-ozone therapy, cosmetic dentistry, and neuromuscular occlusal health and has himself lectured on advanced topics to other general dentists and alternative health practitioners - especially on craniomandibular health and holistic, health-oriented dentistry.

Dr. Lou is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the American Academy of General Dentistry,1 and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.2  The distinction of three Fellowships ranks Dr. Lou among less than 1% of the dentists of America.  He is a Board Certified NMD, and he is SMART-certified and accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology for mercury-safe amalgam replacement.

  1The Academy of General Dentistry is considered one of the nation's premier organizations for general dentists, and a general dentist who has been made a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry is recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example in the field.  To earn a Fellowship, Dr. Trovato completed over 500 hours of postgraduate education in five years of continuous membership in the AGD and passed a comprehensive 400-question written exam.       2A Fellowship from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain indicates the extent of Dr. Trovato's studies, skills and experience in the field of temporomandibular joint health. To earn a fellowship, Dr. Lou completed five years of course work, an extensive mini-residency, rigorous case presentations to a panel of Fellows, and a four-hour comprehensive written exam.

Dr. Trovato's life philosophy is to give of himself freely, to stretch his boundaries constantly, to be intensely present in everything in which he participates, to laugh often, to promote harmony, and to be aware of and grateful for the simple gifts of life.

Other Degrees:

  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine

Professional Honors:

  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Past President of the Pennsylvania Craniomandibular Society

Professional Memberships (follow the links to learn more about any issues that pertain to you):

 Graduate of:

  • American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry
  • Olmos Institute for Advanced TMJ Studies
  • Rondeau Orthodontic Series
  • Misch International Implant Institute
  • Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study


  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology


  • SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques/Technology) Certified by the IAOMT
  • Applied Neural Biology
  • American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry
  • Certificate of Completion, School of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine (IBDM)
  • American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry - Ozone Certification
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Residency Certificate of Completion
  • University of Pittsburg School of Dentistry Periodontal Surgery Certification of Completion
  • Bio Research Associates Bio Pak Certification

Lectures on:

  • Atraumatic Health-Oriented Tooth Extractions and Healing Injections
  • Toxicity of Re-Infected Root Canalled Teeth
  • Diagnostic Capabilities of 3-Dimensional Cone Beam Scans RE Hidden Oral Infection
  • Implications of Heavy Metal and Mercury Compromise in Whole-Body Health
  • Safe Amalgam Removal Techniques and Technology
  • Dental Application of Medical-Grade Oxygen-Ozone
  • The Role of Low Level Lasers in Oral Health
  • Neurotransmitter Balance for Whole-Body Health
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry and Occlusal Health
  • Finishing-Stage Rehabilitative Dentistry Through Arch Expansion and Clear Aligner Technology

Postgraduate courses/training include:

Whole-Body Holistic/Biologic/Integrative Dental Medicine, Mercury-Safe Technology, CEREC One-Visit Ceramic Crowns and Onlays, Nutrition, Advanced Concepts in Oxygen-Ozone Therapy, Laser and Light Therapy, Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Heart Rate Variability, Electrodermic Acupuncture According to Voll (EAV), Allergy Elimination Technique, Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Craniomandibular Occlusal Health, Advanced Treatment Methods and Case Finishing Procedures for Craniomandibular Disorders (TMD), Invisalign Technology, Functional Orthodontics, Sterilization and Infection Control, Anesthesia and Pain Control






Raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Beratan is a 1987 graduate of George Washington High School, 1991 graduate of Muhlenberg College, 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and 1996 graduate of the General Practice Residency Program of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. 

In her free time, Dr. Beratan loves to read.  She enjoys movies and Broadway shows.  The beach is her get-away during warmer months; weekends find her in the sand, in favorite restaurants, or on the boardwalk!  At home, Dr. Wendy is an innovative cook who watches the TV Food Network for ideas and experiments with flavors and textures.  She shares her recipes generously; just ask!  She loves food, especially chocolate, and is always delighted to dine with good company.  Her philosophy on life is to cherish family and friends, to care for those around her selflessly and with appreciation for their uniqueness, to maintain balance, and to take conscious pleasure in simple moments and little things.


  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology


  • SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques/Technology) Certified by the IAOMT

Professional Memberships:

  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • DAMS Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions
  • International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Philadelphia County Dental Society
  • Montgomery Bucks Dental Society

Recent postgraduate courses: 

Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry, Mercury-Safe Technology, Mastery Level II CEREC One-Visit Ceramic Crowns and Onlays, Management of Periodontal Disease, Sterilization and Infection Control, Occlusion and Treatment of Disorders of TMJ, Removable Prosthetics, and Anesthesia and Pain Control.






Dr. Matt He was raised in Upper Darby, PA.  Dr. Matt is a 2005 graduate of Upper Darby High School, received his undergraduate degree in biology from Temple University in 2009, graduated Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in 2015, and is a 2016 graduate of the General Practice Residency from Penn State Health St. Joseph’s in Reading, PA.  

In his free time, Dr. Matt loves being with family and friends. He enjoys nature centers, the beach, and biking through parks.  He also enjoys fishing (although he’s not very good at it yet!).


  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology


  • SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques/Technology) Certified by the IAOMT

 Professional Memberships:

  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • DAMS Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions
  • International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists

Recent Postgraduate Courses:

Ceramic Implant Placement, Oral Surgery, Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry, Advanced Techniques in Bonding, Mercury-Safe Technology, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Management  of Periodontal Disease, Sterilization and Infection Control, Anesthesia and Pain Control





You’re in the right place!

We are a private practice dental team devoted to restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the health and natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art, biocompatible procedures and materials in a warm and caring environment.  You are our reason for being here. From the proliferation of green plants to the constant aroma of freshly baked cookies to the overall Feng Shui design of the office, we consciously attend to details that put you at ease.

Dr. Lou. Dr. Wendy, and Dr. Matthew give you their attention fully when you are in their chairs.  They listen to your concerns, your hopes, your expectations, and they explain the options available to achieve the results you seek.  They honor all questions.  Experienced, multi-discipline team players, they believe in working closely with your healthcare provider(s).  They are committed to dialogue so that you have the information you need to make the decisions that best support your personal goals.  

For us, it comes down to one mission: warm, old fashioned patient care through new age techniques and technology!


A Positive Experience

  • As a team, we believe preventive care promotes optimal dental health.  We focus on thorough routine exams and professional cleanings to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Whole food nutrition is foundational to holistic dentistry.  We can help you bring your pH back into balance so your saliva can effectively remineralize your tooth enamel.
  • We offer VELscope oral cancer screening blue light technology for early detection of precancerous tissue for high-risk patients.
  • We provide low-exposure digital x-rays.  (Ask us how to protect against free radical generation, or read our webpage on radiation protection under the button "Holistic Dentistry.") 
  • We practice mercury-safe dentistry.
  • We offer integrative  health services integral to holistic dentistry like nutritional counseling, medical-grade oxygen-ozone therapy, therapeutic massage, EMF remediation counseling, low level laser therapy, and more.  Ask us!
  • We use biocompatible, non-metal, xeno-estrogen-free dental materials to support whole-body health.
  • We are fluoride-free.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control is important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination procedures using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

Training & Expertise

As a team, we stay on the leading edge of dental-health research, techniques, materials, technologies and integrative therapies in order to provide you with an astonishing level of care.  We prioritize continuing education for all of us, and we are members of multiple professional dental and integrative dental medicine associations: Academy of General Dentistry, American Naturopathic Medical Association, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists, DAMS, American Dental Association, Price-Pottenger Foundation, Weston A. Price Foundation.








Meetinghouse Dental rocks my socks! I love it here. Your staff is always so great, friendly, and accommodating. I've been here since I can remember! I LOVE you guys! Thanks for everything!

Casey Kelby, North Wales

I just want to say how fantastic your team is . . . especially when it comes to children.  We bring our seven-year-old grandson with us, and Laura, our hygienist, treats him to the dental chair with teeth cleaning and lots of talking.  He feels like a king! He loves to come to the office.  All due to the care and patience of Laura and your two doctors.  Thank you for your outstanding team from the front door to the dental chair! "

Lenore Guthrie, West Chester PA

I have been one of Dr. Trovato's patients for 20 years. After bad experiences with another dentist, a friend recommended Lou. I made my first appointment and have not looked back since. During these 20 years, I think I have taken advantage of most procedures the practice provides. Each time I walk into Meetinghouse Dental Care, I am greeted by friendly and knowledgeable people who make me fell at ease. I like that any question asked or concern expressed is always addressed. I especially like that Dr. Trovato and Dr. Beratan use the latest techniques in denistry. Since everyone works together, it has been easy to get appointments - even with the more than one emergencies I have had. I remain a satisfied and loyal patient of Meetinghouse Dental Care!

Betsy Stein, Maple Glen PA

Meetinghouse Dental care is by far the best dental office I've ever visited. The team is friendly and helpful, the office is clean and safe, and the appointments are always on time. Each hygienist I have seen has been more gentle and professional than the last; especially Heather, she is the best! I have already recommended this office to my family and friends and will continue to do so in the future...after all, how can you beat a comfortable exam chair with a flat screen TV!

Gary Sullivan, Willow Grove PA

"A smile is the universal welcome." - Max Eastman


Thank you so much for a job well done! I've finally found a dentist office where I don't feel uncomfortable or unwelcome! All of your team is extremely pleasant and professional! Thank you for accommodating me, and giving me the professional opinion I needed. I have never felt so confident about my teeth, and now I can't stop smiling! Special thanks to Dr. Trovato and Brooke. My teeth look AMAZING!

Kelly Loudenslager, North Wales PA

When I was 12, I had one tooth that was sticking out a little and an eye tooth that was up too high. I had gone to the dental office alone for a cleaning, and the dentist decided that the only thing to do was to pull all my teeth. I was 12, remember. My mother came home from work that evening, and when she saw me, all she could do was cry. I've had dentures since I was 12. I feared the dentist so much I never went back after that. I was deathly afraid. My friend kept urging me to see Dr. Lou. I got so tired of listening to her that I finally went. Dr. Lou made me feel like I'm part of the family. I feel at home. I just knew he would make me look 10 years younger. He has the most gentle touch. He answers all my questions, and he explains everything so patiently as he goes along. You never have to be afraid to see Dr. Lou. I got two new overdentures, and I look and feel so good - not only mentally but when I get all fixed up with my hair done and lipliner . . . you don't even know I'm the same person. The girls on the team are wonderful. Dr. Lou can't possibly get a better bunch of girls. They all work together. There's no jealousy, and everyone is so helpful. If you're afraid of something, and you call on the phone - they calm you down just by the way they talk to you about things. And that's just on the phone! Can you even imagine what it's like when you're here in person in the office? Dr. Lou is the best dentist I've ever known, anywhere. I don't even have the words to describe how he is. You have to experience it for yourself. Thank you so much. Thanks to him, and thanks to the team!

Maria Nicastro, Southampton PA

With being a television news reporter, having a great smile is important. That's why I go to Meetinghouse Dental Care. Dr. Trovato has been my dentist for as long as I can remember, and I won't go anywhere else. In fact I drive over 4 hours every six months to get my teeth checked! It sounds crazy I'm sure, but there is no other dentist out there like him. The office technology is unprecedented, the staff is always friendly, and I feel comfortable being there. (Not too many can say that about their dentist!) I have a great smile, and it's because of Dr. Trovato's artistry and his team at Meetinghouse Dental Care.

Danielle Krout, Ebensburg, PA

I have known Dr. Lou personally for over 25 years. As my primary Dental Care Physician, his skills and expertise are only exceeded by the care and understanding that he gives his patients.

Berne Siergiej, Amber, PA

Dr. Trovato takes the time to explain the procedures he will use. He and his staff exude the professionalism that makes me comfortable with my office visits. I have been his patient for almost 10 years now.

Anne Dunnington, Ambler PA

In my 85 years, Dr. Trovato is the only dentist I have not minded coming to. He's absolutely the best. Thanks!

Ruth Lynch, Bryn Athyn PA

I just wanted to say I never felt so at home at a dentist before. Not only did I feel comfortable the first time, but I never had such an in-depth examination! Dr. Lou took time to explain everything to me. Everyone is so friendly. This is how every dentist/doctor's office should be. You really set the bar high! Thank you so much!

Tammie Dowd, Philadelphia PA

I was humbled by the gratitude I felt when I saw the difference that Dr. Lou made in my smile. It brought tears to my eyes.

Joan Riccio, Downingtown PA

Dear Lou: Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for what you have found room for in your heart - creating an exceptional dental practice that utilizes state-of-the-art technololgy and concepts. I have so appreciated the way you have cared for my family members and me. Your practice is all about options and excellence, and I so appreciate that! You are simply the best! Thanks.

Dr. Luanne Fisher, Horsham PA

                                                            "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."  - Mother Teresa


I am 73 years old. All my life I was so afraid of the dentist. I had a lot of dentists in my life. They hurt me and told me it was all in my head. I'm a baby, etc. All of a sudden, I came to Meetinghouse Dental Care. Came in fearful, but I couldn't believe how wonderful everyone was to me. Dr. Wendy is the greatest, so kind, gentle and never hurt me. Believe me this was an experience. I want everybody everywhere to come here. You'll love to go to the dentist again. Believe me, from my heart. Thank you.

Ernie Petrilak, Warminster PA

The staff, from the front desk to the back office, is very nice and always professional. My dental care is excellent. Dr. Beratan placed veneers in the front of my mouth that were a perfect match!

Cindy Wilson, Huntingdon Valley PA

I was a dental phobic until some of my employees, Dick Morgan and Sara Bean, recommended Meetinghouse Dental Care. They are the finest bunch of pro's I've ever met. Between their customer service, pain management, and expert care - my whole family is so pleased to be here. I gave up my company-provided dental DMO and purchased my own insurance just so our family could come to Meetinghouse Dental Care. Good going Dr. Wendy and the entire team!

Barbara Jadczak, Horsham PA



When it comes to my health and the well-being of my family and myself, I must be an analytical perfectionist. I was a patient at my previous dentist for approximately 23 years. He was very good, but lacking in something I could not explain. When I entered Meetinghouse Dental Care for the first time, the void was instantly filled. Further into this experience, I met Barb, who cleaned my teeth. That was an experience on its own. She introduced me to a whole new level of hygiene.  
Dr. Trovato is the Picasso of Dentistry! I will need an entire book to really explain myself regarding his expertise.
Finally, you must experience this for yourself to fully understand my words. This facility must be the warmest, most caring, state-of-the-art group of individuals I have ever met in the medical field.
My wife and two sons are patients as well! I love my family with all my heart, and I fully trust Meetinghouse Dental Care to care for them for the duration of their lives. Thank you sincerely. It is a true honor to be part of Meetinghouse Dental Care.

David G. Butkiewicz, Philadelphia PA

I have a long standing fear of the dentist, most of which has been put aside in my two short visits here. Dr. Beratan was spectacular. Not only did she treat my emergency, but did so with such care and speed. While a lifetime fear of the dentist may not be 'cured' in a visit or two, the staff at Meetinghouse Dental Care has gone a long way in helping me put those fears aside and treat my teeth as something I should address in a preventive, not emergency, manner. Thank you!

Brendhan Fogarty, Trevose PA

My family and I have been patients of Dr Trovato's for over 20 years. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of care and professionalism that we've experienced from Dr Trovato, Dr. Beratan and the entire staff at Meetinghouse Dental Care. Their attention to detail for every aspect of dental care from routine cleanings to emergencies is exceptional. Appointments are always timely and treatment options thoroughly explained in a way that is easy for patients to understand. Meetinghouse Dental Care also makes great efforts to offer patients new and better ways to maintain their dental health. We are confident that we are receiving the best in dental care and treatment.

Kevin Guers, Langhorne PA

Hi Barb! Besides being professional and knowledgeable, my hygienist, Heather was very attentive to my concerns. She did a very thorough job and went out of her way to explain what she was doing. Thank Dr. Lou, Kelley and Heather for a great job. They all were great. I think you folks make going to the dentist a pleasurable thing and not something to be dreaded. When you have a great staff that knows what they are doing and are able to do it pain-free, it is no chore to sit there and let them do their thing! Barb, thank you for all your hard work arranging things to fit my schedule. It was much appreciated. Be sure and tell your team 'Well Done!'.

Dave Nay, Newtown PA

I highly recommend Meetinghouse Dental Care to anyone! Not only have I received the most up-to-date and finest dental care, but I have always been treated with compassion and respect by both Dr. Trovato and his team. It is comforting to know that if I am having a dental emergency I will be seen that day - one of the doctors will always make him/herself available to treat me!

Laraine Hesser, Southampton PA

I could not let the service I received at your facility go unrecognized.  From the time of my very first call, I have received nothing but professional, engaging, sensitive, and teaching services.  I talked with Donna.  She was very pleasant.  When I arrived for my first appointment I met Amber.  She took my x-rays and was very informative.  After my x-rays I met with Dr. Jose Alvarez.  He answered all the questions I had and more.  I asked him if it was practice policy to always be so caring and informative with the patients.  He replied that they are our clients, and they should be educated as to what we are doing for them.  During my checkout I talked to Tara. She was personable and friendly.  I was extremely impressed with the staff and their spirit of compassion and commitment. 

Steven Mobley, Doylestown PA

"All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile." - Chris Hart



For over 6 years I've experienced nothing short of a high level of expertise, professionalism, and comfort. What used to be horrifying (seeing a dentist) has becomes a wonderfully happy experience. No other dental practice can match this environment. I highly suggest others experience the quality work and ethical standards Dr. Lou and his team offer.

Paul Rothrock, Kennett Square PA

Asking us, "What can we tell you about Meetinghouse Dental Care?" is more like saying, "What can't we tell you about them!" Recommended by a friend who knew I had "bad experiences" with dentists in the past, we tried Meetinghouse Dental Care. Who knew that the latest in technology and some pampering could be had at this wonderful business?! It doesn't even look like an office from the outside. It looks just like it feels, like a family's home, and that's what we consider them to be. They are all about making you feel comfortable and at home while you're with them. That means so much to our family.
    We've been coming to Meetinghouse Dental Care since before our kids were born, and we would never think to change. We even moved to Maryland four years ago and still make a three hour trip for our whole family to come visit two times a year.
    Both our children have been coming since they were three years old. They LOVE it there and look forward to the visit every time! From the smell of fresh baked cookies to playing in the totally kid-friendly playroom while waiting for their appointment, they thoroughly enjoy every minute. They also love the fact that the team and doctors -- Lou Trovato and Wendy Beratan -- are so nice to them. Our four-year-old son says that they are his friends and they care about him. He also loves the video games and movies in the playroom. Our seven-year-old daughter always says she likes that she can watch television when she gets her teeth checked, and "the presents they give are great!." She means the many product samples, toys from the treasure chest, and the fact that she gets a fresh-baked cookie and drink to take with her when she's done. Wonderful teams and doctors like ours are truly needed in this industry!
    Mark and I love coming there too. Not only do they have a caring and committed staff that treats you like you're an old friend, but the doctors are wonderful and do fantastic work!
    As I mentioned, I had "bad experiences" before and was really frightened of needles. Meetinghouse Dental Care eased all my fears. The doctors and team are very sensitive to your feelings too. If you feel any discomfort at all, they'll stop and take the time to make certain you are 100% comfortable before continuing to work on your teeth. They don't use needles. They use the Wand. It looks like a glowing blue tongue depressor that makes a soothing sound as it administers the anesthesia.
    I remember once I had a chip of porcelain lodged between my teeth. Dr. Trovato stopped packing for a family trip and took the time to come in after hours to help me. Now that's what I call dedication, and I really was grateful for his caring so much.
    What else can I tell you? From the first moment you walk into the door to the moment you leave, you'll be glad you chose to go there. I know we are!

Tracy & Mark DiNezza, Hagerstown MD

There's a great playroom for the kids! And you can pick out something to drink from the refrigerator! And you get a cool toothbrush when you leave. I like Dr. Lou a lot. And everybody is so nice. I like the feeling of clean teeth!

Jessica, West Chester PA, age 7

Wow! My teeth are happy!

Kris Soffa, Philadelphia PA

You guys all are a blessing! Thank you so much!

Kathy Ventresca, Doylestown PA

"Smile. It increases your face value." - Anonymous