News from the LANAP & Implant Center April 2024

April 2024 Newsletter
Join us in Celebrating our Hygiene Team
During April’s National Dental Hygienist Month
Our distinguished team of dental professionals is ready to partner with you in your dental care within our two officesOur team has years of certified licensed training and continued education courses in the most up-to-date dental periodontal procedures to be in their roles as your registered dental hygienist at the LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania. We are excited to see that April is National Dental Hygienist Month so that we can recognize and share more about the leaders in your dental care. Our team is trained and certified in Periodontal Laser Pocket Disinfection therapy from Millennium Dental Technologies.

We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our offices. Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing epidemic in our society. Understanding of this disease has increased greatly over the last few years. We now know that Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection in the pockets around teeth. As such, we now not only treat Perio with removal of mechanical irritants and diseased tissue (your normal cleaning) but are also addressing the underlying infection that causes the disease.

With that thought in mind we recommend that all of our patients have Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD) therapy, prior to their cleaning appointments. Three of the major reasons for we recommend this therapy are below:

1. To reduce or eliminate bacteremias. During the normal cleaning process most patients will have some areas that may bleed, this allows bacteria that are present in all of our mouths to flood into the bloodstream and sometimes settle in weakened areas of our body such as a damaged heart valve or artificial knee or hip etc. We pre-medicate those patients that we know have a heart condition or artificial joints with antibiotics so that these bacteria can’t cause harm to these areas. Latest research shows that these oral pathogens have now been linked to a number of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, low birth weight babies, diabetes etc. Needless to say anything that we can do to reduce or eliminate these bacteremias is a positive for our patients.

2. To prevent cross contamination of infections in one area of your mouth to other areas. Decontamination minimizes the chance that we may inadvertently pick up bacterial infection in one area of your mouth and move it to others.

3. To kill periodontal disease bacteria and stop their infections before they cause physical destruction or loss of attachment around your teeth. The laser disinfection process is painless and normally takes about 5-10 minutes. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this service as part of your routine cleaning.

Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania
Montoursville Office

Registered Dental Hygienist – Karen graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1993 with an associates degree in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene. Karen has specialized in periodontal care for the last 30 years. She enjoys meeting new patient’s, educating patient’s on their oral health needs and providing periodontal treatment specific for each patients individualized needs. Karen likes spending time with her son and grandkids. Her hobbies are spent outdoors bird watching, swimming, camping, walking and going to the beach.

Registered Dental Hygienist – Marta possesses and is always adding to her extensive knowledge in her field of practice as a hygienist. Marta has been with our office for over 10 years. During this time she has helped numerous patients with their dental concerns and partnered with them to achieve better dental health with her elite skill set. Marta keeps her focus on expanding her dental knowledge and continues her certifications with training and continued education. Marta is certified in Periodontal Laser Pocket Disinfection therapy from Millennium Dental Technologies. Her patients have had outstanding treatment success while limiting their potential to greater Periodontal Disease factors.

Marta is a leader and shares her vast knowledge with all her patients in a calm, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Marta loves gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her family and dogs.

Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania
Collegeville Office

Registered Dental Hygienist -Alka majored in Chemistry and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Saurashtra University. When entering the dental field she trained in Hygiene at New York City College of Technology. She is consistently expanding her dental knowledge and continues her certifications with training and continued education. Her advanced knowledge in the field of Periodontal Disease allows her to effectively communicate how the effects of the disease can be harmful if left untreated. Alka specifically enjoys working with her patients and partnering with them on improving their dental health by remitting periodontal disease and their root causes. Alka is a leader in our practice as a hygiene educator sharing best practices, clinical knowledge and her extensive expertise. Patients are always commenting on how informative she is and how caring and gentle her cleanings are. When not working she enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and practicing yoga.

The South Williamsport Office is Moving
to a New State of the Art Facility on May 8, 2024


1010 N Loyalsock Avenue
Montoursville, Pa. 17754
Phone: 570-322-4741

Hello to our South Williamsport office patients,

As mentioned last month we have exciting news to share regarding our South Williamsport office.

Beginning May 8, 2024 we will be moving from our current location at 2685 Euclid Avenue to a new state of the art facility located in Montoursville, Pa.

The transition will be seamless and you will love the new environment and the new items we will be able to offer in the coming months. The drive is 11 mins from the old office. We will continue to see patients in the South Williamsport office through May 5th.

Help Your
Friends & Family
Improve their Oral HealthThe next time a family member, friend or coworker asks if you know a great dentist tell them about us! This Gift of Health entitles the new patient to a $50 credit toward any dental fee.
Raising awareness about IBS and other gut-related disorders is an important part of helping society understand the uncomfortable and often painful repercussions that seemingly minor issues can have on our lives.

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the disorder disproportionally affects women, and the root causes are still unclear but thought to be multifactorial. To manage IBS symptoms, some people make drastic changes to their diet, lifestyle, and stress levels. But these changes aren’t always enough.

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, around 10% to 15%* of the US population suffers from IBS, which equates to at least 1 in every 10 people! However, only around half of them (7% – 8%)* have been diagnosed. That means there may be up to 24.5 million people struggling with IBS every day that aren’t aware of their condition, and most of them are women.

Although there are no anatomical differences between the intestines of men and women, statistics show that 2 out of 3 IBS reports are from women in the US.

Immune enhancement and rebalancing can include :

  • Supportive biohealth iv or oral supplementation and nutrition including high dose Vit D3/K2, VIT C, GLUTATHIONE, PROBIOTICS, COQ10, and B VITAMINS.
  • Stress reduction protocols/meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Ozone
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Infrared sauna
  • Organic diet
Dr. DiGiallorenzo
and Dr. Hsu
are pleased to announce our practices were voted
“2023 Best Dentist”
in Main Line Today’s
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We have received this recognition in 2022,
2021, 2020, 2019,
2018, 2016, 2015,
 2014 & 2008.
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Collegeville Office
184 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: (610) 409-6064
Fax: (610) 409-2783
Williamsport Office
2685 Euclid Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17702
Phone: (570) 322-4741
Fax: (570) 323-6110