Many people are living on fixed incomes. Of the US population people over 65 who have lost their teeth, 60% have an annual income of $35,000. Dental costs continue to rise in the US to the point that over 1/3 of Americans will not go to the dentist because the cost is unaffordable. As lifetime healthcare professionals, we saw a solution to this growing problem. After many months of extensive research we’ve concluded that people can save in excess of 50% of the cost of their dental care by traveling outside the US.
With 70 years of combined experience, Dr. Steven Geller (president of GDH) and Dr. Len Weldon (who serves in a volunteer capacity on the GDH advisory board) have been asked by many people what are the options to high quality and reasonably priced dental care - After years of research, Global Dental Healthcare is their response.
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Dr. Steven Geller is a graduate of City College of New York (magna cum laude) and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (cum laude). He was elected to the scholastic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Geller is certified In dental implantology by the American Academy of Implantology and in periodontology by the University of Pennsylvania School of Advanced Dental Studies.
He is also a certified Psychosynthesis practitioner. Dr. Geller has additional training in periodontal prosthetics, microscopic periodontal surgery, personal psychology and office management. During his more than 35 years of practice Dr. Geller held teaching positions at both Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania dental schools. In addition, he created and organized programs in both periodontics and implantology for several national clinical groups.
Dr. Geller takes great pride in his three beautiful children: Lauren, a registered dental hygienist, Rebecca a physician’s assistant and Jared, a dental officer currently serving In the US Navy. In his spare time Dr. Geller’s interests include gardening (especially the cultivation of roses), yoga, nutrition and integrative medicine and playing his hang drum. He recently completed a Hospice Volunteer training program. Dr. Geller brings to Global Dental Healthcare his extensive background in clinical periodontics and oral implantology. This enables him to offer a unique combination of practical knowledge in current clinical dentistry along with a passion and commitment to listening to peoples’ needs, educating them and assisting them in achieving their dental goals and improving the overall quality of their lives.
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Dr Len Weldon graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from the University of St Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in June, 1969. After various jobs he entered dental school at the University of MINNESOTA and graduated in 1975. Upon graduation, Dr. Weldon entered and completed a one year general practice internship in 1976 and a four year oral and Maxillofacial residency in 1980. He then took a fellowship, for additional training in England working for the National Health Service for 18 months. Dr. Weldon became board certified in 1986 through the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr Weldon taught at Marquette University School of Dentistry for 15 years and has been in private practice part or full time for 43 years. He is a member of OKU.
Dr. Weldon is married and has three adult children. He gives some of his time and energy doing free clinics in his community. He has been involved with providing oral surgery in El Salvador, Mexico and Haiti. Dr. Weldon wants to help all people to have good general health of which dental health is a part.