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Samuel C. Pollina, DMD

I’ve been a dentist with a long history that you can review by scrolling through below. Over the years many of my dental patients were complaining of snoring or sleep apnea issues as we talked informally over the years. Being a sufferer myself I started researching the issue.

I found that there was a unique program for dentists at UCLA for a treatment for sleep apnea based on scientifically designed dental appliances. UCLA was offering a 6-month mini-residency for dentists to adopt this procedure. I completed the UCLA Mini-Residency Program, Dental Management of Sleep Disorders, in 2014.

I’ve now treated hundreds of patients using UCLA's dental appliance therapy. To increase the convenience and effectiveness of this treatment, our Annapolis and Easton offices use digital scanning to create each patient’s unique dental appliance. For our patients we offer the easiest and most comfortable way for you to treat snoring or sleep apnea. We not only treat our snoring and sleep apnea patients, but we continue the journey with them with followup exams once the appliance is complete.

Below is my work history for your review.

Thank you,

Samuel C. Pollina, DMD

 

EDUCATION

DENTAL
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 648-8616
DMD June 1983

UNDERGRADUATE
Clarion University
840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

March 1982
Eye & Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh
203 Lothrop Street, Suite 251
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 864- 1305

July 1982
Allegheny General Hospital- Oral Surgery
320 E. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 359-3685

1983-1992
Samuel C. Pollina, DMD Private Practice
580 South Aiken Avenue, Suite #620
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-5353

1983-2005
Consulted on an at will basis with Friend and mentor Andrew Michanowicz, DMD, founder of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Endodontics Department, International Speaker and Author

1984-1986
Expert Witness Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
State of PA, Investigating Dental Fraud in specific Pittsburgh cases

1984-1986
 General Dentist, Dental Care Associates
184 Old Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 832-3813

1984-1986
General Dentist for Arthur Battle, DMD
817 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

1985-1986
General Dentist, Southside Dental Pavilion for Dr. Ron DiCarlo
1408 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-6631

1986-1992
Shadyside Hospital Medical Staff, Department of Surgery
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John Pierce, DMD, Director
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2121

1986-1992
Dental Record Review, Medical Records Review Department
Shadyside Hospital. Third party record review of Dental Claims from work related dental injuries and motor vehicle accidents involving dental trauma-
Director, Jack Rogers
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2121

1986- 1992
Workman’s Compensation Dentist for the City of Pittsburgh and US Airways through Shadyside Hospital, focusing on dental trauma
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2121

1986-1992
Examination and treatment of patients in retirement home
The Heritage Shadyside- Nursing Home
5701 Phillips Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-5100

1986-1992
 House calls to patients that were unable to get out to a dental office examination, emergencies, denture fabrication

1986-1992
 Visited any retirement facility where a consult was needed by a Shadyside physician or risk management referral for lost denture

1986-1992
Make rounds with Oncology Team at Shadyside Hospital doing examinations and evaluations of oral conditions of cancer patients
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 623-2121

1987-1992
Shadyside Hospital in house patient consultation as needed for dental pain, oral lesions, denture problems/fabrications and general examination based on physician consult request
UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15231
(412) 623-2121

1987-1992
 Participated in Lecture series though Shadyside Hospital for pregnant women “Dental Pain and Treatment during Pregnancy”

1988-1992
Medical Staff at Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, Evaluation of head/ facial trauma patients as well as other patients at the center for dental evaluations and treatment
Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 828-1300

1992-1997
 Pollina Dental Associates
Richland Mall
Johnstown, PA 15904
(Mall was torn down)

1993-1994
 Medical Staff Conemaugh Hospital
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
(814) 534-9000

1993-1997
 Worked closely with Dr. Mamoun Nassif, Director of Children’s Hospital Dental Department, Pittsburgh, placing three different Pediatric Residents in my office to work and gain experience
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 692-5325

1998-2000
 Operate the Dental Implant Center, Johnstown PA with Daniel Pituch, MD, DMD, Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Jefferson, Mercy, and Shadyside Hospital as well as Staff Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh, clinical professor University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dental Implant Center
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 105
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 269-9731

1997-Present
 New Dimensions Dentistry- Private Practice Owner
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 105
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 269-9731

2012-2014
 New Dimensions Dentistry- Private Practice Owner/General Dentist
UPMC Shadyside
580 South Aiken Avenue, #620
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

2012-2015
 Member of Shadyside Hospital Staff. Provided consultation for the Oncologist, Dr. Andy Klump, at the Hillman Cancer Center. Patients with head and neck cancer were seen in my office, 580 S. Aiken Avenue, #620, to evaluate their dentition prior to head and neck radiation. Patients were treated & teeth restored or extracted with or without ability to pay for services. Thousands of dollars in free care allowed patients to proceed to immediate cancer treatment.
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 647-2811

2014-2015
 Designs in Dentistry- General Dentist for Tammy DeGregorio, DMD
5830 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-5353

2014-Present
 Western PA Dental Sleep Medicine- Owner/President, Fabricating Oral Appliances to help manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Western PA Dental Sleep Medicine
1253 Scalp Avenue, Suite 150
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 266-1070

July 2015
 Epoch Sleep Disorders Center
998 Donner Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062
(724) 684-7378
Discontinued due to sale of office

January 2016
 Became accredited DMEPOS Supplier with The Compliance Team
The Compliance Team
905 Sheble Lane, Suite 102
Spring House, PA 19477
(215) 654-9110

In Annapolis, I will be focusing exclusively on Dental Sleep Medicine. I trained at the UCLA Residency “Dental Management of Sleep Disorders” and will be sharing office space with John P. Davliakos, DMD at:
Annapolis Prosthodontic Associates
200 Westgate Circle, #106
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 268-7100

COMMUNITY SERVICE
 1984-1986 Shadyside Chamber of Commerce Board Member
1985-1986 Community Fundraising Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

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