Meet the Dentists


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Dr. Steven J. LoCascio

Dr. Steven J. LoCascio isn’t the type of person who likes to trumpet his accomplishments. Unless you know one of his patients, you might have no clue that he has been quietly transforming lives in the East Tennessee area for more than a decade.

Many dentists and prosthodontists perform cosmetic procedures that give their patients a boost in confidence, but few are willing to take on the complicated reconstructive procedures that transform a patient’s life. Take, for example, the patient that lost half of her jaw to an aggressive tumor and, as a result, was too embarrassed to interact with family and friends. Dr. LoCascio collaborated with a remarkably talented team of oral surgeons and other medical professionals to help this patient overcome her functional and cosmetic problems. At the end of the process, she wasn’t ashamed of her appearance and could once again sing in her church choir.

You can’t put a price tag on giving someone his or her life back, and this story is just one out of many. Facilitating this kind of transformation is Dr. LoCascio’s great passion in life.

He received his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans and completed a General Practice Residency at the Medical Center of Louisiana, Charity Hospital. After returning to LSU to pursue advanced training in restorative dentistry, he earned specialty certificates in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

All dental treatments are not created equal, and Dr. LoCascio’s extra education and specialization in complex procedures, such as fabricating dentures, designing smile makeovers, and restoring implants have enabled him to offer enhanced results and the type of personalized service that patients need to get back to living full, healthy lives.

A member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. LoCascio also loves to teach. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was inducted into the American College of Dentists in October of 2013, an honor awarded to those dentists that have demonstrated and promoted excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry.

As a thought leader in implant dentistry and an educational mentor for Biomet 3i, Dr. LoCascio has given hundreds of lectures around the nation to teach dentists advanced clinical procedures. His techniques have been published in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. LoCascio lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Christl and his two sons, Steven, Jr. and Brandon and maintains a private practice with a focus on prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. If you are curious about the benefits of seeing a prosthodontist, in contrast to a regular dentist, then give Dr. LoCascio a call at 865-769-0886.

 


 

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Dr. Matthew L. Bobbera

Dr. Matthew L. Bobbera recently moved to Knoxville following completion of a residency in prosthodontics and is excited about the opportunity to offer high-quality care to the residents of East Tennessee.  Dr. Bobbera’s passion in dentistry is transforming smiles and he is willing to take the time to make sure his patients understand and are satisfied with the treatment plan.  For Dr. Bobbera, seeing his patients light up when they receive their final prosthesis is the most rewarding part of dentistry.

He received his dental degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Following completion of dental school Dr. Bobbera worked in private practice before returning to West Virginia University to complete a residency in prosthodontics.  Dr. Bobbera is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and the Academy of Osseointegration.

The additional education which Dr. Bobbera received has given him the confidence to tackle most esthetic and functional challenges in dentistry from single crowns to full-mouth rehabilitations.  He is proficient in both complete denture and removable partial denture fabrication.  He is also well versed in implant dentistry.

Dr. Bobbera lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth.  If you are interested in seeing Dr. Bobbera or have questions about what a prosthodontist can offer, please call East Tennessee Prosthodontics at 865-769-0886.