Dr Frankel was born in Cleveland. He received his High School diploma from Shaker Heights High School and then went on to attend Miami University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and then to Case Western Reserve University where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Following one year of a residency in General Dentistry and Anesthesia at the Mt. Sinai Hospital of Cleveland Ohio he worked as an associate in a general dental practice. This is where he discovered his true passion for Periodontics and then pursued and obtained a Masters Degree at Case Western Reserve in Periodontics.
Dr Frankel is a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, the American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association and the Cleveland Dental Association. He is a former Ambassador for the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He holds an academic appointment at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine as an Associate Clinical Professor. He also sponsors a Spear Study Group training dentists in the latest techniques with a focus on comprehensive care. Implant dentistry has become a focus of his practice along with dental medicine as it relates to the overall health of patients. He has received the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring award and has been recognized as a “Top Dentist” by both the Cleveland Magazine and by America’s Top Dentists.
Dr Frankel resides in Gates Mills with his wife Bonnie and proudly serves on the Village Council as Councilman. His community service also includes working as a volunteer for Med Wish International, Med Works and has performed dental care on medical missions to Honduras. When relaxing from dentistry Dr Frankel enjoys cooking, biking, hiking and skiing.
- American Academy of Periodontics
- Former Ambassador American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
- Member of American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Cleveland Dental Association
- Member of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
- Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Periodontics Case Western Reserve University
- American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring 2008
- Cleveland Magazine Top Dentists
- America’s Top Dentists
Dental Implants :
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.
Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.