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

Meet Our Dentists

 

 

 OUR DENTISTS

Lou Trovato, DDS, NMD, FAGD, FICOI, FAACP, IBDM, AIAOMT, SMART

Wendy Beratan, DMD, AIAOMT, SMART

-  Matthew He, DMD, 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 are named year after year to America's Top Dentists Award by Consumers' Research Council of America and by Time Magazine and PennsylvaniaDoctorAwards to PA Best Doctors and Dentists Award.  In 2016, we were awarded Leading Dental Experts in Pennsylvania by Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Magazine, and we received a 2016 5-Star Outstanding Businesses Spectrum Award for Customer Satisfaction from City Beat News.

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 (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Techniques/Technology) certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) for mercury-safe dentistry when old silver fillings break down. Drs. Lou and Wendy are also IAOMT accredited for mercury-safe dentistry, and Dr. Matt is in the final stages of completing his own accreditation.  Our doctors are committed to ongoing post-graduate education.  Continually learning themselves, they welcome your questions and strive to provide you with the information or resources you need to make informed decisions about your oral health.

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!  


 

 


ABOUT DR. LOU TROVATO

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 also travels frequently for postgraduate education, enjoying opportunities for innovation in his dental art.  Dr. Lou has trained extensively 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 when old silver fillings break down.

  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

Accreditation:

  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Certifications:

  • 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

 


  

 


ABOUT DR. WENDY BERATAN

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.

Accreditation:

  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Certification:

  • 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.

 


  

 


ABOUT DR. MATTHEW HE

Dr. Matt He was raised in Upper Darby, PA.  Dr. Matt is a 2005 graduate of Upper Darby High School, received his bachelors of science 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.  Dr. He is actively engaged in earning accreditation by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology for mercury-safe dentistry when old silver fillings break down, and he is SMART certified by the Academy.


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!).

Certifications:

  • 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, 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

 


 

IN CONCLUSION:

You’re in the right place!

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 to which you aspire.  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.  It's that easy.

Plan your visit to our beautiful, state-of-the-art, high technology facility today!

We look forward to meeting you!



 TESTIMONIALS:

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


TESTIMONIALS

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

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